Shadow, directed by Federico Zampaglione


October 22, 2016 Matt Blake 0

Shadow is one of the better Italian horror films to have emerged over the past few years. Within the context of a genre that is now generally characterized by stilted acting, implausible dialogue and an over-indebtedness to past glories it scores points for being modern, well made and believable (if not realistic).

Spooky goings on in Blackwood


October 16, 2016 Matt Blake 0

Blackwood is the kind of tasteful, competent ghost story which would fit in comfortably with the assorted productions being made by the revived Hammer Films.

Dark Touch

Dark Touch

October 11, 2016 Matt Blake 0

Dark Touch is a kind of ghost story which isn’t really a ghost story, a poltergeist movie with elements of Carrie thrown in for good luck.

Gian Maria Volonte in his normal restrained mode in The Working Class Goes to Heaven

Elio Petri: The Working Class Go To Heaven

October 6, 2016 Matt Blake 0

Volonté and Petri joined forces again for 1971’s The Working Class Goes to Heaven and, impressively, they managed to concoct something that was even more hysterical than Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion.