Film Review: Touch of Death (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Getting bored with the dating game and racking up a series of hefty gambling debts, a slobby middle-aged man begins murdering women then stealing their money and valuables afterwards. But Lester Parson is no average murderous thief – he takes great pleasure in his imaginative acts of violence, gruesomely bludgeoning his victims to death or casually roasting their heads in an oven. Lester’s troubles worsen when a copycat strikes, repeating his crimes and implicating … Continue reading

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‘Zombie Flesh Eaters’ Coming in Limited Edition Blu-ray from Arrow Video

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For those of you in the UK, the fine folks over at Arrow Video are releasing a painstakingly restored version of the Lucio Fulci classic, Zombie Flesh Eaters to Blu-ray and DVD on December 3rd. This film with many aliases, known here in America as Zombie, in its native Italy as Zombie 2 due to George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead titled as Zombie over there, this was an unofficial sequel to that film, and as … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Sweet House of Horrors (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: A murdered couple return from the beyond to care for their two young children, as well as seek revenge against their killer, accept their children’s step parents, and try to prevent their house from being sold. REVIEW: Lucio Fulci’s “The Sweet House of Horrors” was part of a four part Italian cable TV series, that never aired due to their violent nature. Fulci directed two of the pieces, while the other two entries were … Continue reading

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Film Review: Manhattan Baby (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: An archaelogist opens an Egyptian tomb and accidently releases an evil spirit. His young daughter becomes possessed by the freed enity and, upon arrival back in New York, the gory murders begin. REVIEW: Written by Elisa Bruganti Directed by Lucio Fulci Starring: Christopher Connelly, Laura Lenzi, Brigitta Boccoli I was talking about some old-school entertainment with my co-worker the other day. He’s a younger guy who, when I asked him if he’d seen any … Continue reading

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Film Review: City of The Living Dead (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from the grave REVIEW: Directed by: Lucio Fulci Starring: Christopher George, Catriona MacColl, Carlo De Mejo, Antonella Interlinghi, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Fabrizio Jovine “The soul that pines for eternity shall out span death. You dweller of the twilight void come Dunwich.” From the get-go we’re served a … Continue reading

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Video Nasties

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‘Video Nasty‘ was a term coined in Britain around 1982 which applied to certain films distributed on video cassette that were criticised by the media and various religious organisations for their violent content. While cinema violence had been regulated by the British Board of Film Censorship for many years, the lack of regulations for video sales (combined with the claim that any film could be viewed by impressionable kiddies) sparked a massive public debate. Most … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Beyond (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: The cellar of an old hotel is built on top of the door to the beyond. Bloody zombies roam there. A young woman who is heir of the hotel wants to restaurate it. She is confronted with strange events. A painter has a lethal fall, the plumber vanishes and her friend breaks his neck. When she escapes to the hospital of a friendly doctor she doesn’t know what a nightmare is waiting there… REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Film Review: The House Of Clocks (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: Three lowlife punks are trapped in a posh villa while trying to rob it and become at the mercy of the murderous owners whom have the power to stop and reverse time via their mystical clocks. REVIEW: Director – Lucio Fulci Starring – Keith Van Hoven, Karina Huff, Paolo Paoloni From famed Italian horror director Lucio Fulci comes The House Of Clocks, a somewhat tame Italian horror movie (though considering it was shot for … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: After a New York harbor patrolman is murdered at the hands of a flesh-hungry ghoul aboard an abandoned yacht, Anne (Tisa Farrow) — the daughter of the ship’s missing owner — teams with a newspaper reporter (Ian McCulloch) for a private investigation. Clues eventually lead them to a Caribbean island where the dead refuse to stay dead. A voodoo curse is at work, and battle with the bloodthirsty zombies must be joined.

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Film Review: Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered – vol1 (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: The life & times of the “Godfather of Gore” as seen through the eyes of his colleagues & peers. REVIEW: Wikiepedia lists Legend Fulci with the following description: Lucio Fulci (June 17, 1927 – March 13, 1996) was an Italian film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is perhaps best known for his directorial work on Gore films, including Zombi 2 (1979) and The Beyond (1981), although he made films in genres as diverse as … Continue reading

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Film Review: Door into Silence (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: After leaving his father’s funeral, businessman Melvin Devereaux (John Savage) sets off on a long drive home through the Louisiana back roads. Along the way, he finds himself ensnared in a horrifying labyrinth of absolute terror. Released in 1991, this psychological thriller is the last film written and directed by Lucio Fulci, the notorious B-movie legend known as the “Godfather of Gore.” Sandi Schultz co-stars. REVIEW: Starring: John Savage, Sandi Schultz Director: Lucio Fulci … Continue reading

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