La casa nel vento dei morti

La casa nel vento dei morti

September 30, 2017 Matt Blake 0

There’s more than a hint of Pupi Avati about La casa nel vento dei morti, the 2012 release directed by Francesco Campanini. It’s not just the title, with it’s deliberate echoes of La casa dalle finestre che ridono…

Van Heflin and Gil Roland in The Ruthless Four

The Ruthless Four

September 25, 2017 Matt Blake 2

Here’s a neat little film that encapsulates just about everything that’s good about the Spaghetti Western. There’s a twisty, no-nonsense script (by the reliable Fernando Di Leo and Augusto Caminito, who also collaborated on the twisty, no-nonsense Poker With Pistols)

A photo that makes Alien Exorcism look vaguely interesting... don't let it fool you.

Alien Exorcism

August 26, 2017 Matt Blake 0

Director: Varo Venturi Writers: Varo Venturi, M. Luisa Fusconi, Giacomo Mondadori Stars: Massimo Poggio, Laura Roman, Marina Kazankova Being a bit of an idiot, I […]

George Martin, Edd Byrnes and George Hilton in Red Blood Yellow Gold

Professionals for a Massacre

August 22, 2017 Matt Blake 1

Well, if you like Spanish actors playing ugly, insane Mexicans this is the film for you. Laughing maniacally with chicken gizzards dripping from their lips and stale tequila encrusted on their beards, this lot are the most sanitorially challenged bunch I’ve seen

Gil Roland shows his bedside manner in Any Gun Can Play

Any Gun Can Play

August 5, 2017 Matt Blake 1

aka Vado… l’ammazzo e torno (It), Je vais, je tire et je reviens (Fr), Leg ihn um, Django! (WG), Go Kill & Come Back (UK video), […]

George Hilton strikes a familiar pose in George Hilton

Last of the Badmen

July 13, 2017 Matt Blake 1

Last of the Badmen is a bit of a favourite of mine, and shows George Hilton at his best with a performance that seems to encapsulate the intriguing divisions within his acting persona.

Murderous games are afoot in The Sweet Body of Deborah

The Sweet Body of Deborah

July 8, 2017 Matt Blake 2

In many ways The Sweet Body of Deborah can be seen as an archetypal pre-Argento giallo. The motivating factors are greed, lust and hatred rather than pseudo-psychological disturbance.