Archive for May, 2012

SAMANKA (aka) CEYLON MY LOVE (1982)

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

From what I gather this is a rather lurid Joe D’Amato-style affair with the dramatic onus being on the erotic, vaseline-lensed adventures of two nubile models against the sweaty, picturesque backdrop of a rather exotic locale; I can imagine far worse ways to spend 90 mins!

PREMONITION (1972) #psychedelic horror oddity!#

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Cautionary tale about the prospective nightmare of heavy pot psychosis. A potent strain of mystical Mexican hashish is ingested by various unsuspecting hard-rock hippies which engenders far more of a debilitating freak-out than they had originally bargained for. Solid, gonzoid material for the midnight movie obsessive in us all.  It should be noted that the heavy-vibe electronic score is an acquired taste; personally, it upped the overall nutball quotient of the surreal proceedings. (but there really aren’t that many horror titles from this period that relied so heavily on analogue synths to create disorientating mood music; be interesting to see if John Carpenter saw this?)

COLPO ROVENTE (1969)

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Classic euro-cult title with euro-babe Barbara Bouchet and one seriously righteous score!

SAVAGE ENCOUNTER (1980)

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Rare revenge pot boiler.

BRUTE CORPS (1972)

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Primo grindhouse for the Drive-In connoisseur!

NIGHTMARE HONEYMOON (1974)

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

An entertainingly grungy, nicely paced, hard-boiled melodrama from the noirish pen of much respected crime writer Laurence Block. This is an all-round zippy affair and not to be missed!

THE DEVIL’S HONEY (1986) (aka) IL MILELE DIAVOLO

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Solid Fulci thriller from ‘86. It should no doubt prove an interesting viewing for Fluci completists!

EXPULSION OF THE DEVIL (1973)

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Hugely atmospheric proto-Poltergeist effort from Bunuel Jnr, utilizing many of the familiar cinematic tropes found within the idiom, that are still readily appropriated by many genre film makers today.The zesty ‘Expulsion of The Devil’ features a modest contribution by a youthful Gerard Depardieu as a cynical TV sound-recordist who is abused by a sizeable pot of boiling French onion soup; if this terrible scalding asn’t due to an excess of claret, satanic tomfoolery may ell be afoot! Fans of euro-shock will certainly find much to enjoy here.  I know I did!

WOMEN IN CELL BLOCK 7 (1973)

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Zesty W.I.P action from 1973 starring Anita Strinberg and Eva Czemeys.