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A Taste of Blood (1967)
Like others on this site, I really like low budget gore movies from the 1960s and 1970s. I can usually look past the terrible sets, dialog and acting if there's a sufficient amount of blood and guts.
Sadly, I must say this movie is the weakest of the H.G. Lewis films I've seen. To repeat what other people have said, it is WAY too long for this type of movie. The acting itself is no worse than his other movies. And the plot is similarly ridiculous. But there's almost no blood or other ghastly effects at all. Some seriously twisted gore would have made this more bearable. Graphic violence made "Blood Feast", "The Wizard of Gore", and "The Gore Gore Girls" pretty entertaining viewing experiences.
Maybe he was trying a more serious approach with this film. Who knows? I love his films, but I don't recommend spending 118 minutes of your life watching this one.
The Omen (2006)
I went to see this expecting another average 21st century rehash of an older film. It delivered.
While the acting and the effects were fine, this film relied way too much on today's horror film standby gimmicks. How many more films will be saturated with loud, jolting sounds coupled with things jumping out at you? This is the cheapest way to scare people. If moviegoers like it, that's fine. But it's still cheap.
Without going into detail, the bathroom mirror "shock" in this film is at least 20 years old.
The film is adequately entertaining, but far from genuinely scary.