Archive for September, 2013

OPEN SEASON (1974)

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

I had this on big-box VHS many moons ago, and I still have great affection for it. The UK filmmaker  Peter  Collinson is a true maestro of hard-boiled sleaze, and he really delivers on the film’s grungy premise. (not one for the faint of heart!) Nice ensemble acting from an impeccable who’s-who of cult cinema. Never really understood why this film remains such an obscurity, as it is truly gonzoid material!

MARK OF CAIN (1986)

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Obscure Canadian horror from 1986 that might have a wee debt to John Carpenter’s burnished, and much-imitated slasher, ‘Halloween’. Probably of most interest to those singular individuals who obsess over canuxploitation in all its myriad forms.

FIVE WOMEN FOR THE KILLER (1974)

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Little-seen gialli from bravura euro-cult director Stelio Massi. The international cast includes Francis Matthews and Howard Ross. The primo lounge grooves are provided by cocktail-hour maestro Giorgio Gaslini. Dig in!

THE MAN WITH TWO HEADS (1972)

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Possibly my favorite Andy Milligan production, and might well be the best, and most consistent  of his theatrical, full-bodied Gothic Horrors, that along with ‘The Body Beneath’, is a film that even non-Milligan freaks can enjoy without too much liquid encouragement! Denis DeMarne equips himself well as the dastardly Hyde, ably disguising his malevolence as the urbane, but entirely obsessive Dr. Jeykll. Milligan regular Berwick Kaler is on fine form here.

DARK BAR (1988)

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Another neglected neo-gialli from the late 80’s well worthy of re-discovery.

THE HOUSE OF THE BLUE SHADOWS (1988)

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Atmospheric, late-cycle gialli from Bepe Cino. A worthwhile view for discerning Gialli-fans.