Archive for July, 2012

THE NET (aka) DAS NETZ (1975) #KLAUS KINSKI#

Monday, July 16th, 2012

A truly succulent morsel of rare, protein rich, euro-cult goodness with Klaus Kinski, Elke Sommer & Mel Ferrer; an opportunist Thespian who appears to have starred in every single obscure, European genre film from the 1970’s! Quality score from top German composer Klaus Doldinger.

NIGHT OF THE ZOMBIES (1981)

Friday, July 13th, 2012

An entirely arbitrary title for this amusing pot-boiler from iconic horror director Joel M. Reed. Well, iconic is a bit much; but he did unleash the fecund pile of delirious cinematic ordure that was the mighty ‘Bloodsucking Freaks!’ I enjoyed this work, and Jamie Gillis is flawless as a stoic hard-boiled C.I.A operative. The man actually had some solid acting chops along with his renowned fucking prowess!

BLOOD BEAST OF MONSTER ISLAND (1976)

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Essential viewing for those that pine for the halcyon days of Sasquatch-sploitation!

THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN ALIVE (1961)

Friday, July 13th, 2012

“50% Hard-Nosed Mobster, 50% Atomic Douche-bag…100% F%$KIN’ DANGEROUS!” - Watch aghast as this Molotov cocktail of inhuman vengeance explodes across mob town!

DEMON RAGE (1982)

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Britt Ekland & Lana Wood make for sterling eye-candy in this forgotten spook show from 1982. There’s no need to mention that it stars John Carradine since he was in pretty much in every cheap jack horror flick during this period!

DAS PHANTOM VON SOHO (1964) bryan edgar wallace krimi

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Pacy, atmospheric and surprisingly grisly Krimi from the lurid pen of Bryan Edgar Wallace. The burlesque jazz sounds of Martin Bottcher are utterly sublime and not only are the performances uniformly excellent, the brutal stabbings have a decidedly proto-gialli feel.  ’Das Phantom Von Soho’ is an absolute must for Krimi-headz. While the campness is considerably muted, the grisly, sordid atmosphere, thankfully isn’t. This grungy little thriller was a real corker, and one of the rare Krimi’s that I would happily watch again! I heartily approve of the lead actresses’s spicy moniker: Barbara Rutting! “Oh, I say!” (Most appropriate for one so lithe!)