Posts Tagged "italy"

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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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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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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Blue Movie (1979)

Sex plays a large part in our lives. We go out in the world to seek a person with which to spend the rest of our lives with and along the way many of us get caught up with a wide variety of relationship types. Some of us get into what most would consider to […]

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Death Occurred Last Night (1970)

When it comes to classic Italian cinema, I only have a cursory knowledge. I’ve seen all the Argentos and Fulcis, a handful of the Martinos and Lenzis, a smattering of Bava (father & son), and bits and pieces of other film makers canons. I enjoy Italian horror, giallos, and crime films but honestly they are […]

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