Posts Tagged "italian"

The Black Cat (1981)

The name Lucio Fulci looms large over the world of horror cinema. Images of incredibly gory deaths, fog, great music, and lots of make up effects jump to my mind when I hear the name. Director of horror classics like Zombie, The Beyond, City of the Living Dead, not mention his forays into every other […]

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Infidus (2015)

Necrostorm films, based in Italy, have one mission: to make innovative ultra gory flicks. Up until now, their films were heavily influenced by films made in the 80s and tried to capture the fun gooey vibe of said decade. So far they have achieved their goal. The films I’ve seen that they have produced have […]

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Giallo Meltdown (2015)

It’s been awhile since I’ve watched any giallo films in earnest. For a while, I couldn’t get enough but after seeing a few misfires in a row I suppose I moved on to other interests. Author Richard Glenn Schmidt did not. His obsession with gialli is like an ever burning flame and that flame can […]

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Killer Cop (1975)

Eurocrime films have been reviewed here but not en masse. It’s a genre that has yet to find it’s rabid cult fan base. The films were plentiful but their reach was shallow as American cinema continued to dominate box offices here in the states (and still do) and the genre was pretty much dead by […]

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Day of Anger (1967)

For a while now Arrow Video has dominated dvd/blu ray releases in the U.K. Savvy film buffs have been importing them to the U.S. and playing them on region free players but now Arrow Films has decided to break into the U.S. market and one of their very first releases is the spaghetti western, Day […]

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Stunt Squad (1977)

As I said in my review for the documentary Eurocrime, Italian crime films from the 70’s were largely ignored by American audiences. Stunt Squad is no exception, garnering only 82 reviews on imdb.com despite it recently being released on Blu in the states recently by Rarovideo. It seems that despite the efforts of Blue Underground […]

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Eurocrime (2014)

Eurocrime is a subgenre of Italian film that usually only serious film fanatics ever dig into. Usually it’s horror fiends that start to dig into some of the other films horror guys did (notably Umberto Lenzi and Lucio Fulci) and suddenly they’ve stumbled onto something almost no one has heard of outside of Italy the […]

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Werewolf Woman (1976)

Italy made a name for itself in the 70’s for producing some of the most over top, graphic, bizarre films the world had ever seen. Eurocrime flicks, sexploitation, and yes horror films were filled with odd setups, hyper violence, nudity, and depravity. Add Werewolf Woman onto the long list of extreme Italian cinema. Werewolf Woman […]

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Gang War in Milan (1973)

Italian crime action flicks of the 70’s are the best! Also known as Poliziotteschi, these films were made by the bundle and featured action, sleaze, and lots of machismo. I’ll admit I’ve probably only seen about a dozen of them but I’m always on the lookout for more. Gang War in Milan was directed by […]

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The Gestapo’s Last Orgy (1977)

There was a time about 10 years ago that I was obsessed with the Video Nasties. I wanted to know why they were banned and if they were really all that awful. So, I found a list online and I went through as many as I could get my hands on. I believe I watched […]

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