Archive for June, 2012

LOOK WHO’S TOXIC (1990)

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

This is the horror-comedy prequel to the, as-yet un-produced ‘Look Who’s Toxic Too?’ (The venerable Adam Sandler is rumoured to be interested in optioning the material, fingers crossed!)

NIGHT TIDE (1961)

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

A youthful Curtis Harrington directs an equally short-toothed, cherubic Dennis Hooper in this atmospheric mermaid yarn. Sailor boy Hooper meets this pretty aquatic bird by the sea shore (LINDA LAWSON), who seems up for it; he falls in love with the watery bint; but is she real or fantasy? (Scorpions reference is, of course,  completely intentional, and is not featured in said production!)

UNA DONNA CHIAMATA APACHE (1976)

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Sleazy Italian western with the ubiquitous Al ‘Zombie’ Cliver.

DOMINIQUE IS DEAD (1978)

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Creaky British Gothic melodrama from 1978 with a quality cast that, frankly, outshines the rather lacklustre material; that said, I am a total geek for atmospheric, haunted house spookshows, and ‘Dominique’ proved to be wholly entertaining; even though the plot is derivative and the twists might not be as entirely unpredictable as the writer might’ve hoped! The fault is in the hackneyed, uninspired writing, as the direction really is first rate, and the moody lighting is quite exceptional, reminding one of Argento’s bar-raising ‘Suspiria’. For those more unforgiving souls seeking some late night horror hokum, you certainly could do far worse than ‘Dominique’.

THE MAN WITH THE GLASS EYE (1969) #EDGAR WALLACE#

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

A rumbustious Edgar Wallace with all the suitably camp ingredients in place,including yet another killer score from Peter Thomas.

WHITE SPIDER (1963) #EDGAR WALLACE#

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Rare Krimi with the truly delicious Karin Dor and equally handsome Joachim Fuchsberger. As ever, the talented Peter Thomas supplies a suitably jazzy score.  (English language Dub)

DEAD BOYZ CAN’T FLY (1992)

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

A real oddity this; this gonzoid actioner has much to please the more adventurous viewer of US schlock!

ONE MAN AGAINST THE ORGANISATION (1975)

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Obscure euro-crime with the extremely rugged Howard Ross plus yet another exemplary score from the mighty Luis Bacalov!

ANGEL ABOVE DEVIL BELOW (1974)

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Obscure and considerably ribald exorcist parable!

A COMPLICATED GIRL (aka) Una Ragazza Piuttosto Complicata (1969)

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Another late-60’s gem from the maestro Damiani, starring the magnificent Jean Sorel and equally delicious Florinda Bolkan.