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

Death Curse of Tartu (William Grefe, 1966)

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A group of archaeology students have an impromptu dance party on the burial mound of a long-dead Indian witch-doctor in the Florida everglades. What do YOU think happens? I was going to title this piece “Death Curse of Tartu OR … Continued

Lust For Freedom (Eric Louzil, 1987)

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After a drug bust goes bad, an undercover female cop gets framed and imprisoned by a corrupt sheriff. On the inside she is forced to endure all manner of abuse and degradation, but nothing can deter her lust for freedom! … Continued

Bloody Pit of Horror (aka Il Boia Scarlatto) (Massimo Pupillo, 1965)

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A group of vapid assholes break into a remote castle in order to take cover pictures for trashy novels. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is inhabited by a reclusive sadist with a mandate for punishing dirty whores and their ilk. … 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

Ricco (aka The Cauldron of Death, The Dirty Mob, Mean Machine) (Tulio Demicheli, 1973)

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A young man fresh out of prison discovers that his Mafioso father has been murdered. Embarking on a journey to discover who is behind the slaying, he finds himself entangled in a web of betrayal and violence. Talk about misleading … Continued

Killing American Style (Amir Shervan, 1990)

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Robert Z’Dar stars (that’s really all we need to say here) as the leader of the most idiotic gang of thugs to ever rob a payroll, plan a prison-bus breakout and take a family hostage. You can actually taste the … Continued

Bloodsucking Freaks (aka The Incredible Torture Show, Sardu: Master of the Screaming Virgins) (Joel M. Reed, 1976)

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A modern-day Grand Guignol theatre run by Master Sardu and his dwarf assistant Ralphus perform shows of sadism and torture for a sold out audience. Ironically, what the patrons of this twisted art show don’t realize is that the atrocities … Continued

The Driller Killer (Abel Ferrara, 1979)

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A struggling artist in desperate need to sell a painting finds his mind beginning to unravel as day to day annoyances build and weigh on his subconscious. He takes to the streets of New York with a power drill, annihilating … Continued

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