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

Buio Omega (aka Beyond the Darkness) (Joe D’Amato, 1979)

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Gore? Check. Necrophilia? Check. Adult breastfeeding? Check. Torture? Check. Cannibalism? Check. Depraved love & obsession? Check. This little transgressive horror ‘sploiter will knock your dick in the dirt! Duane: Ah, Buio Omega. Arguably one of D’Amato’s most notorious films that … 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

Night Train to Terror (1985)

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God and Lucifer discuss the fate of several unfortunate souls while traveling on a doomed train plagued by what could very possibly be the most heinous band ever produced. This one belongs firmly in the “what the fuck did I … Continued

Without Warning (aka It Came Without Warning) (Greydon Clark, 1980) Part 2 in a series of collaborative Love/Hate Reviews

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A giant alien comes to the backwoods of Earth to hunt long pig. Jocelyn:  I hate science fiction, I hate aliens & I hate outer space. That being said, I hate this fucking movie. It has no plot beyond what … Continued

The Cannibal Man (aka La Semana Del Asesino, L’appartamento del 13° piano) (Eloy de la Iglesia, 1971)

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After accidentally killing a cab driver while protecting his fiancée, a young man spirals further and further into a web of murder in an effort to cover up his crime. As much as the overly sensationalistic international title would like … Continued

Emanuelle Escapes from Hell (Emanuelle fuga dall’inferno) (aka Emanuelle in Prison, Women’s Prison Massacre, Blade Violent) (Bruno Mattei, 1983)

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Intrepid reporter Emanuelle finds herself incarcerated in a women’s prison after threatening to expose a corrupt official. Humiliated and tortured by the sadistic penal staff, things take a turn for the worse when the prison is taken over by a … Continued

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