The benefits of being the BFF of the Marquis De Sade are numerous. In the case of The Crimson Executioner, the most notable perk is an endless supply of nubile young lasses. See, if you're the Crimson Executioner, you have your work cut out for you. The impure must be cleansed and removed from the general population. Oh those problematic young beauties...flaunting their bodies and spreading immorality throughout society...yep...The Crimson Executioner is just the guy to restore morality and purity throughout Europe. Today we look at an Italian horror film from 1965, "Bloody Pit of Horror." Oh yes! This cinematic masterpiece is filmed in PSYCHOVISION!!!
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Ghosts! Murder! Sabotage! Insanity! Conspiracy! Oh yes, a good one today. Set in an old lighthouse off the coast of Wales, we have 1935's "The Phantom Light." Dark nights, raging seas, claustrophobic settings highlight this horror/mystery tale. Throw in a ditzy blonde, who may know a lot more than she is letting on, and plenty of nefarious lighthouse staff folk, and we're ready to go.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Ahhh, pigs and the psychos who love them. We will avoid dissecting a 1970s drive-in film for the social commentary and take a literal look at 1972's "Pigs." Who among us hasn't scrambled for a quick and easy way to get rid of a corpse? As our friends in the 4H Club will tell us, feeding human remains to pigs is the only sure fire way to do just that. So, in cities or suburban areas, we still rely on vats of acid, but in rural areas...well...you use what you have...pigs!
Friday, February 17, 2017
How can a 1992 film utilizing clay-mation and stop-motion f/x for the creatures be bad? Exactly! "Winterbeast" may be low-budget and suffer from sub-par acting and writing, but it is so much fun. In an age of overused CGI, this Massachusetts made horror film is so refreshing. Fans of Ray Harryhausen will love the effort by film-maker Christopher Thies.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The very beautiful Tawny Kitaen has a ferocious side. In 2002 she kicked the daylights out of her husband, Major League pitcher, Chuck Finley. 15 years previous, in the 1986 film "Witchboard," a possessed Kitaen would do the same to actor Todd Allen. I'm not saying that playing around with a Ouija board in that horror film doomed Finley's fate, but one never knows about that paranormal stuff. We can say that no one has ever used a Ouija board and later remarked, "...gee, I'm so glad we thought of using a Ouija board, that worked out well."
Monday, February 13, 2017
She's all grown up! America's favorite macabre kiddo...Wednesday (Lisa Loring) from the 1960's hit show, "The Addams Family." In 1988's "Iced," Lisa Loring delivers a mostly nude and very bouncy performance before meeting an icy demise...also in the nude. Like skinny dipping, nude romps in hot-tubs are never survived. In this slasher film, set at a ski resort, will anyone survive?
Saturday, February 11, 2017
They're beautiful. They're blonde. They wear tight satin pants, high-heeled boots and leopard print tops. They will make you forget about ABBA and Roxette. The Swedish all-girl band Rock Cats! Uh oh, these damsels will be put in great distress and might not survive a Swedish slasher. Today we peek at a slasher film from Sweden, 1983's "The Bleeder" (aka "Blodaren").