Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Death Smiles On A Murderer (Aristide Massaccesi, 1973) Blu-Ray Review

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“So many corpses, and every death a mystery.” Most commonly known as Joe D'Amato, the prolific director Aristide Massaccesi (Emmanuelle and The Last Cannibals) only attached his real name to just one of his cinematic endeavours, the turn-of-the-century ghoulishly Gothic supernatural giallo Death Smiles On A Murderer. The Italian giallo movement wasn't best known for rock solid plotting logic, but Massaccessi's film dives head first into a zone of storytelling that can only be described as utterly baffling. Prepare for copious plot holes, taboo subject matter, an ethereal sense of time, and Klaus Kinski 'doing science'...

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Sunday, 31 January 2021

Flavours of the Month: December 2020/January 2021

Demon slaying, hammering the keyboard, and a litany of streaming darkness is just some of what's been setting the tone of my December 2020/January 2021...

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Monday, 11 January 2021

Day of the Warrior (Andy Sidaris, 1996) Review

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“Bring him in from the cold? That's real spy talk – I love it when you do that.” Having sat out the previous two entries in the 'L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies' franchise (handing the reigns over to his son), writer/director Andy Sidaris returns to wreak merry havoc across America as the buff dudes and buxom gals of 'The Agency' take on a mastermind smuggler, who just so happens to be a full-blown championship wrestler...

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Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Hot Dog … The Movie! (Peter Markle, 1984) Review

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“Rotate outta here, Jack!” Coming atcha from the hedonistic era of 1980s sex comedies, Hot Dog … The Movie! is, simply put, a mix of gratuitous nudity and even more gratuitous skiing. On the crisp white slopes there will be saucy goings-on and searing competition between the boozing Americans and their devious European counterparts – but who will be victorious?...

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Monday, 30 November 2020

Flavours of the Month: October & November 2020...

Struggles continue to be endured, but we're still standing and putting one foot in front of the other. Anyway, spooky doings, a Russian snail, and an exceedingly colourful 1947 are just some of what's been setting the tone of my October & November 2020...

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