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When You Get To The Door, Tell Them JESUS Sent You… Two FRANCO Monster Mash-Ups On Nucleus Blu-Ray

THE DEMONS THE EROTIC RITES OF FRANKENSTEIN BD. Region B. Nucleus. 18. Just as you were bracing yourself for their long-trailered restorations of Giulio Questi’s surrealistic giallo Death Laid An Egg (1968) and Mel Welles’ Lady Frankenstein (1971), the boffins from Nucleus outflank you with a couple of unexpected corkers from Jesus Franco. The Demons and […]

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A Zed & Two Noughts… Franco Prosperi’s WILD BEASTS Reviewed

BD. Region Free. Severin. Unrated. “Their madness engulfs everything and affects innocent victims such as children or animals…” Francis Thrive (Who he? *) “I believe that research is taking place and it will show that these films (‘video nasties’) not only affect young people but I believe they affect dogs as well… it goes far […]

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“Oh, Soledad Mio…” A FISTFUL OF FRANCOS on BD From Severin

Vampyros Lesbos. Blu-ray. Region B. Severin. 18.  She Killed In Ecstasy. Blu-ray. Region B. Severin. 18. Bloody Moon. Blu-ray. Region B. Severin. 18. Devil Hunter (c/w Alain Deruelle’s Cannibal Terror… “Two Gore Horrors To Rip Out Your Guts!”) Blu-ray. Region free. Severin. Unrated. The Freudsteins barely had a chance to recover from Birdemic: Shock And Terror before those Severin boys had […]

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(Not) Mucho Denero… DE NIRO AND DE PALMA, THE EARLY FILMS Reviewed

BD. Arrow. Region B. 15. For some time now, I’ve been promising / threatening “a major piece” on Brian De Palma (“major” in terms of the amount of time I’ve devoted to drafting and redrafting it, if nothing else) but every time I think I’ve got a handle on this subject, some new subtlety or […]

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The Mystery Of The Elusive Auteur… THE CASE OF THE SCORPION’S TAIL Reviewed

BD. Region B. Arrow. 15. The Case Of The Scorpion’s Tail (1971) plays out in familiar globe-trotting style, kicking off in a London that is still just about swinging (and in which Fulci’s Lizard In A Woman’s Skin was shot, the same year) before relocating to Greece, where this film was released as “Dawn Of […]

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DEATH Winks At Weirdness And SMILES ON A MURDERER… Joe D’Amato’s Gory Gothic Folly Reviewed

BD. Region B. Arrow. 15. Life certainly smiled on Joe D’Amato (b. 15.12.36), a man who spent most of it consummating his love for Cinema, cranking out literally hundreds of movies in various genres and of varying merit, under scores of pseudonyms, travelling the world and disregarding the strictures of censors, taste makers and film […]

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Dead Ringer… THE BELL FROM HELL, Reviewed

“La Campana Del Inferno”. DVD. Pathfinder. Region 1. Unrated. When I asked Paul Naschy about the difficulties of making genre films under the Franco dictatorship, he told me that he had encountered far more problems since the democratisation of Spain. I guess that his simple-minded paeans to the glory days of Universal horror were never going to […]

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Dildos and Dildon’ts… Enzo Milione’s THE SISTER OF URSULA reviewed

DVD. Severin. Region Free. Unrated. DVD. Region Free. Shameless. 18. “Who is the sister of Ursula? A nymphomaniac? A girl without scruples?” – trailer. Yep, it’s giallo time again… these violent Italian whodunnits are frequently praised for their sexy stylishness but there exists within the genre a grotty ghetto of grubby ghastliness. Prime specimens within […]

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Liberté, Équalité, Fraternité Über Alles… FRONTIERS Reviewed

DVD. Region 2. Optimum Home Entertainment. 18. Since the days of Méliès, France has made a considerable contribution to genre cinema,  albeit one that is often glossed over in the standard Anglo-Saxon accounts. In terms of horror and suspense,  Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Les Diaboliques (1955) exerted a massive influence over what are probably Hitchcock’s two greatest […]

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Hampstead Smiles On A Murderer… My Breakfast With JOE D’AMATO

This account of a “most unusual dining adventure” (to paraphrase Faces Of Death) was originally filed in the aftermath of Eurofest ’95, held in Hampstead on 7th October that year. Thanks are due to the organisers. Both of them. Aristide Massaccesi, Michael Wotruba, Tom Salina, John Bird, Michael Holloway, Alexandre Borsky, Hugo Clevers, Pierre Bernard, […]

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