Archive for July, 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!
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!)