Island of the Living Dead (aka L’isola dei morti viventi) (Bruno Mattei, 2006)

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A group of treasure seekers shipwreck on an uncharted island inhabited by the living dead.  Considering this was Mattei’s penultimate work (followed by the equally heinous Zombies: the Beginning) one would naturally keep expectations very low as ill-fated directors in … Continued

Cementerio del Terror (aka Cemetery of Terror) (Rubén Galindo Jr., 1985)

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A group of teens revive a recently deceased serial killer via a mysterious book of rituals found in an abandoned house. Teenagers are stupid.  I went into this having very low expectations – trash and sleaze being an almost every … Continued

They Don’t Cut the Grass Anymore (Nathan Schiff; 1985)

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Two unkempt southern boys cut a swath of destruction through Long Island suburbia when mowing lawns proves to be less than fulfilling. Nathan Schiff’s third (and arguably best to date) feature is a blood-soaked romp filled with nasty mutilations, long … Continued

Recap! Rewind! Redux! July 2015

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Satan’s Blade (L. Scott Castillo Jr., 1984) – This rambling attempt to capitalize upon the early 80s slasher boom couldn’t be more of a mess. The plot involves a bank robbery which awkwardly leads into some bullshit about an evil … Continued

Exterminators of the Year 3000 (aka Il Giustiziere Della Strada, Death Warriors) (Giuliano Carnimeo, 1983)

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After a nuclear holocaust, earth’s water supply is decimated. A small group of survivors attempt to locate a well in order to replenish their dwindling reserves amidst a war-torn wasteland terrorized by a group of sadistic bandits. This Italian/Spanish ripoff … Continued

Recap! Rewind! Redux! – April 2015

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Raiders of Atlantis (Ruggero Deodato; 1983) – In an attempt to retrieve a sunken Russian submarine, scientists inadvertently cause the lost continent of Atlantis to rise back to the surface. Naturally, the Atlanteans are feral punks with death machines straight … Continued

Cut-Throats Nine (aka Condenados a Vivir) (Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, 1972)

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A military sergeant and his daughter are tasked with marching a chain gang of convicts though a desolate mountain pass, with tragic results. Billed outright as a violent exploitation film (complete with a “terror mask” gimmick being distributed to audiences … Continued

Recap! Rewind! Redux! – March 2015

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We thought we’d start a monthly(ish) series where we reflect on recently watched films that have had a significant impact on us, whether they be mind-blowingly brilliant or so god-awful that we just can’t help but blather on about it. So … Continued

The Centerfold Girls (John Peyser, 1974)

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  A psychopathic serial killer butchers women who appeared nude in a girlie magazine – and anyone else who gets in his way.  More exploitation flick than slasher and too overt to be approaching giallo territory, John Peyser’s The Centerfold … Continued

Love Angels (aka Prostituzione) (Rino Di Silvestro, 1974)

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A maniac is offing hookers in Italy. Will the police be able to stop him before these unsuspecting ladies of the night become a faded memory?  That’s the best synopsis I could muster for this nonsensical mess. Having enjoyed several … Continued

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