I would really like to give a positive review of Nazi Vengeance, after all it (a) doesn’t despite the title, feature yet more zombie nazies (zombezies), which is a good start and (b) it was filmed almost dead on my doorstep.
If The Working Class Goes to Heaven was a pretty idiosyncratic affair, Elio Petri’s next film, Property is no Longer a Theft (La proprietà non è più un furto, 73) is simply bonkers.
Low is a fairly good example of the recent micro-budgeted horror films which have recently been springing up in the UK. Good in that it exemplifies many of their strengths and failures, and good in that it’s one of the more interesting and better made of its type.
Tulpa – Perdizioni mortali is another in the series of ‘yeah, it’s OK but…’ giallos released in Italy over the last decade or so, this time out directed by Federico Zampaglione of Shadow
The Drummond Will is a comedy thriller that taps into the ambiguous relationship that we have with the countryside in Britain, throwing in a little bit of the Coen Brothers and a large dash of Withnail and I for good measure.
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).
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.