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Posts by Rob Wrigley

Review: City of the Living Dead (1980)

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Italian exploitation director Lucio Fulci created a number of graphic horror films in the 1970's and 80's. Riding the coattails of George Romero's Dawn of the Dead, Fulci's films featured graphic gore and the 'living dead'. They were released in the United States under different names, often with the credits anglicized to disguise their foreign origin. They were also badly cut, and often released on cheap, grainy, third-generation prints. One of the most infamous of the these films, City of the Living Dead, has been recently restored and released by Anchor Bay, providing a fresh look at a flawed splatter classic.(read more...)

Review: The Blood Spattered Bride (1972)

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The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) is Spanish director Vicente Aranda's entry into the popular 'Lesbian Vampire' cycle of films popular in Europe at the time. It played to moderate success overseas, and was badly cut and retitled Till Death Do Us Part for the American exploitation circuit. Anchor Bay has recently released a remastered, widescreen, and uncut edition on video and DVD, showcasing a unique and disturbing meditation on sex and marriage.

The film begins as a study of a young brides fear of sexuality. Maribel Martin plays a naive and virginal girl, recently married to an older man (Simone Andreu), whose sexual desires frighten her. She even dreams of being raped, in a chilling early fantasy sequence.(read more...)

Review: Autopsy (1975)

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Originally titled Macchie Solari (Sunspots), and retitled Autopsy by its American distributors, Armando Crispino's giallo has long been available on video, but little seen by the American audience. Anchor Bay's recent restoration and re-release on DVD and video has again brought this film to back into the spotlight, revealing a taught, beautiful, and grisly giallo.(read more...)

Review: Cannibal Ferox (1981)

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Cannibal Ferox (1981) is what could be the 'last great' or 'last worst' film in the popular catalogue of Italian cannibal films. It is often a contender with Ruggero Deodato's repulsive Cannibal Holocaust as the most revolting film ever made. While neither of them have any right to that title, they are both two of the worst good films ever made. While Cannibal Ferox may not be everyone's idea of a good time at the movies, it is one of the grimmest, most harrowing horror films ever made.(read more...)

Review: Vampyres (1974)

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Vampyres (1974) is Spanish director Joseph Larraz's entry into the 'lesbian vampire' cycle of films popular in Europe at the time. Full of nudity and violence, the movies were exploitation house favorites, though most have fallen into deserved obscurity. Anchor Bay has recently released Vampyres as part of its 'eurohorror' line of videos and DVD.(read more...)

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