Who's that behind you..? The Case of the Scorpion's Tail

The Case of the Scorpion’s Tail

April 15, 2019 Matt Blake 0

Several cast members from The Sweet Body of Deborah were reunited a few years later for The Case of the Scorpion’s Tail, an above average giallo which boasts groovy London locations (again demonstrating that Euro-filmmakers were far better at using English settings than native ones) and a script that is so convoluted that you could stuff it in your chest cavity and use it to digest food.

A gift from the lady upstairs, Last House on Cemetery Lane

The Last House on Cemetery Lane

April 10, 2019 Matt Blake 0

Although it’s not exactly a good film, The Last House on Cemetery Lane is a surprisingly likable affair. The plot is old hat and the script littered with insane dialogue, while nothing much actually happens for large stretches of the running time

Is it a bird, a plane, a... tank? Soldiers of the Damned

Soldiers of the Damned

April 5, 2019 Matt Blake 0

Despite the fact that this is a rather flat looking production – given the locations and the plot the lack of visual style is a real missed opportunity – Soldiers of the Damned is a surprisingly effective little film, one of those productions that has the ability to lodge in the mind after its conclusion.

George Hilton in They Call Me Hallelujah

They Call Me Hallelujah

April 1, 2019 Matt Blake 0

Despite featuring many of the same people both in front of and behind the cameras (cinematographer Stelvio Massi, scriptwriter Tito Carpi, actors Barberito, Sini & Southwood), They Call Me Hallelujah represents a considerable evolutionary step from the previous Carnimeo / Hilton production, A Fistful of Lead.

Science Fiction, Italian Style - The new book from The WildEye Press

Out now – Science Fiction, Italian Style

March 21, 2019 Matt Blake 3

Apologies for the silence over the last few months: The WildEye has been on something of a hiatus while I put the finishing touches to my new book (yes, another one)… Science Fiction, Italian Style is 287 pages long, covering all science fiction films made in Italy between 1958 and 2000.

Science Fiction, Italian Style - The new book from The WildEye Press

Science Fiction, Italian Style – Coming very soon

March 17, 2019 Matt Blake 0

Apologies for the silence over the last few months: The WildEye has been on something of a hiatus while I put the finishing touches to my new book (yes, another one)… Science Fiction, Italian Style is 287 pages long, covering all science fiction films made in Italy between 1958 and 2000.

Adrian Bouchet in Morning Star

Morning Star

June 6, 2018 Matt Blake 0

It’s fair to say that there’s not a great deal of plot in Morning Star, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Instead its a traditional quest story which is stripped down to the bare minimum and then given a supernatural slant.