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

The Love Cult (Barry Mahon, 1966)

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A down on his luck television hypnotist starts a sex cult to bilk people out of their hard earned cash and bang sluts.  American war hero turned director Barry Mahon was definitely no stranger to sleazy cinema, having been behind … Continued

The Candy Snatchers (Guerdon Trueblood, 1973)

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A trio of miscreants kidnap a schoolgirl intent on ransoming her back to her family. A nosy autistic boy becomes the only witness to the crime. Heralded by many as one of the greatest exploitation films of all time, Guerdon … Continued

Date Bait (O’Dale Ireland, 1960)  

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A teen couple runs into trouble when the girl’s ex-boyfriend returns home from rehab and takes exception to her dating another lad. Car chases, switchblades and awkward dance sessions ensue. O’Dale Ireland returns after the not-so-classic High School Caesar with … Continued

Nightmare Beach (Umberto Lenzi, 1989)

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A year after a big bad biker named Diablo is executed for the murder of a young woman, a nutjob on a motorcycle starts killing coeds during spring break in Daytona. Could it truly be Diablo back from the grave … Continued

House on Straw Hill (aka Trauma, Exposé) (James Kenelm Clarke, 1976)

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A reclusive writer struggling to piece together his second novel enlists the help of a young female secretary to assist him. He soon falls into a quagmire of lust, debauchery and murder. Here’s yet another film to have landed on … Continued

So Sweet, So Dead (aka Rivelazioni Di Un Maniaco Sessuale Al Capo Della Squadra Mobile, Bad Girls, Penetration, The Slasher… is the Sex Maniac!) (Roberto Bianchi Montero, 1972)

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A maniac is killing married women who have been unfaithful, leaving pictures of their sordid affairs at the scene of the crime. Slut-flesh meeting cold steel ensues. Roberto Bianchi Montero’s much overlooked little giallo owes a lot to Mario Bava’s … Continued

Malabimba: The Malicious Whore (Andrea Bianchi, 1979)

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  A sixteen year old girl is possessed by what appears to be the evil spirit of her deceased mother. Her recent lascivious behavior causes all manner of problems for her family as they struggle with financial issues and a … Continued

Giallo in Venice (Giallo a Venezia) (Mario Landi, 1979)

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When a husband and wife are discovered murdered on the shores of Venice, it’s up to a hard-boiled detective to determine who committed the heinous act as the bodies continue to pile up in increasingly deplorable ways. This one surprised … Continued

The Night of the Sorcerers (La Noche De Los Brujos) (Amando de Ossorio, 1974)

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A group of researchers travel to Africa to determine the cause of the strange disappearance of elephants in the area. With their sluts in tow they soon discover the truth; a voodoo tribe resurrects itself nightly complete with vampiric leopard … Continued

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