Posts Tagged "european"

Obsessions (1969)

Believe it or not, a film co-written by Martin Scorsese with music from Bernard Herrmann (Hitchcock’s main composer, De Palma used him too) went unreleased in the U.S. until now. The film, Obsessions, was released in 1969 and is considered the first Dutch horror film and was the first Dutch film sold in numerous territories […]

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Cinema Paradiso (1989)

Cinema Paradiso is a film that I’ve heard and read about for years. It often lands on Best Of lists and can be found in many film books. For whatever reason I never checked it out. I never really knew what the movie was about and the poster art left me cold. Something about the […]

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Fascination: The Celluloid Dreams of Jean Rollin (2016)

I’ve got to be honest when it comes to Jean Rollin and Eurohorror in general. It’s a blind spot for me. Sure, I’ve seen tons of Italian horror flicks and love ’em, but as far as gothic/creepy castle type Eurohorror it’s not a big draw for me. I’ve only seen The Grapes of Death and […]

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Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)

The second film in the deluxe boxed Black Cat set from Arrow Films is a giallo with a most wonderful title. Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972), might just be the longest title of a giallo that has ever existed. I’m not a scholar on the subject but […]

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Vampyros Lesbos (1971)

Jess Franco is a divisive director. Over several decades of film making he has cultivated an incredible cult following of die hard eurosleaze fans that voraciously collect everything he has done. This is no easy feat as he has 203 directing credits according to the IMDB. I am not a Franco fanatic. I’ve seen a […]

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Bloody Moon (1981)

Jess Franco is a divisive director. Peddling smut and sleaze, he has a rabid following. A cult that has to have every release possible by him. I have never been a part of that cult. I’ve seen a handful of his films, some entertaining, some not so much. It all hinges on whether or not […]

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Countess Perverse (1973)

Can I be honest and admit something to you? Ok. Here I go. I’m not a fan of Jess Franco. There. I said it. I’ve seen a handful of his films, probably not the high water marks, but all the films I’ve seen have been for me dull. Not enough action, and too much nudity […]

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