THE MAN WHO WOULDN'T DIE (1989)
Here's another unreleased Lamberto Bava thriller appearing in English for the first time. Four creeps break into a villa and steal a bunch of works of art. One guy decides to rape the maid while he's there and gets himself seriously wounded. The other 3 guys decide to dump him in the woods to die but he recovers and begins getting his revenge in a very gory fashion!
THE MONK (1972)
Franco Nero, Nathalie Delon
Excellent horror film that features a tour-de-force performance by Franco Nero. He plays the titular character who discovers one of his fellow brothers is actually a dynamite piece of ass (Nathalie Delon) who's there to tempt him in the ways of the flesh. She's actually in league with the Devil and slowly but surely turns Nero into a wanton sadist and murderer.
THE MURDER CLINIC (1966)
William Berger, Francoise Prevost
Excellent gothic thriller starring William Berger as a troubled doctor who runs a clinic for the insane. When a new nurse arrives on the scene, patients are mysteriously murdered in their sleep. Francoise Prevost co-stars
THE MURDER SECRET (1989)
Gabriel Tinti, Jessica Moore
Directed by Mario Bianchi and supervised by Lucio Fulci, this gory exercise in horror (parts of this also turn up in NIGHTMARE CONCERT) stars Gabriele Tinti as a man who brings his family to meet his Aunt Martha, recently released from an insane asylum. Before too long Tinti's family begin to be ritualistically slaughtered for a crime Tinti took part in when he was a child. Has Aunt Martha returned with vengeance on her mind? Beheadings, throat slittings and a graphic shower murder (featuring buxom Jessica Moore star of D'Amato's 11 DAYS 11 NIGHTS) are just a few of the graphic highlights.
THE NIGHT OF A 1000 CATS (1978)
Rene Cardon Jr
Hugo Stiglitz. Annette Comer, Christa Linder
Here's a gory Mexican horror film that was released here in a heavily censored form (it ran under 70 minutes!). Well now it's available in all its gory glory with an extra 10 minutes of nudity and violence. rene Cardona Jr directs and Hugo Stiglitz stars as a crazed serial killer who feeds his cats the remains of his female victims. Eventually they prove to be his undoing. Annette Comer and Christa Linder co-star
NIGHT OF THE EXECUTIONER (1994)
In Spanish with English subtitles.
Paul Naschy directs and stars in this unreleased, gory remake of DEATH WISH. A gang of scumbags break into his house, brutally rape his wife and daughter and then kill them in front of his eyes. Naschy recovers and becomes a one-man killing machine as he spends the balance of the film gorily dispatching the murderers of his family. Lots of nudity and quite violent
THE NUDE BEAST (1967)
In Spanish with English subtitles.
This over the top trash spectacle is from Argentina and one of that country's wildest films. A masked psychopath is killing strippers in a downtown theater. The highlight of the film is when the strippers attend a psychedelic party that features lesbians and a guillotine climax! By Emilio Vieyra, the director of THE CURIOUS DR HUMPP.
THE PENTHOUSE (1967)
Suzy Kendall, Martine Beswick
OK, here is a film that if you haven't seen then, YOU MUST SEE THIS FILM!! I loved it and it lived up to the buildup I had given it in my mind over the years!! Suzy Kendall is a frustrated lover living in a high-rise penthouse with a boring businessman. Soon their comfort zone is invaded by 2 thugs and before too long, they unleash the nymphomaniac that was Suzy Kendall!! She is screwing both men one at a time 2 at a time all the while her husband looks on!! Kendall seems to revel in the degradation much to her lover's disgust. Wait till you see who plays the third thug Harry!! There a bunch of twists and turns as director Peter Collinson never lets things get dull. A great 60s film.
THE PREMONITION (1992)
In Swedish with English subtitles, letterboxed print.
Mikaela is a beautiful blonde highschool student who begins to have visions of people she knows dying and experiencing Deja Vu. She also becomes obsessed with her language teacher who may be into things on the kinky side. Before she knows it a serial killer has targeted her and fellow students as his next victims. This is a great little film, well directed and stylishly photographed. All that cold weather must do something to inspire these Nordic directors.
THE PERFECT MURDER (1993)
English subtitles, letterboxed print.
A terrific thriller from Norway about an actress, who looks like Greta Garbo, starring in a film about a woman serial killer obsessed with Greta Garbo (reality and fantasy mix quite often in this film!). When the director begins receiving weird messages and a real female serial killer begins acting out the screenplay, you have to wonder if the actress is taking her part too seriously. Well directed, great score, a beautiful lead actress and nudity, all mix to make this one worth a look
THE PRINCE OF TERROR (1989)
Tomas Arana, David Brandon
Tomas Arana plays a director who hates his screenplay writer (David Brandon) so much he gets him fired from his latest horror film. Soon his life begins to resemble one of his films as he and his family are under siege by a pair of maniacs. Is Brandon trying to gain the ultimate revenge? Features one of the most offbeat endings involving the game of golf and gory demises! Sergio Stivaletti designed the effects and Lamberto Bava directs, Carol Andre co-stars.
THE RED MONKS (1987)
Lara Wendell, Malisa Longo
A man follows a nude woman into an old castle where he's promptly decapitated. Flashback 50 years where we discover a young woman (Lara Wendel) marries a strange man who lives with his equally weird housekeeper (Malisa Longo). Unfortunately for the new bride, her husband has to sacrifice her to satisfy a cult of monks he belongs to.
THE ROAD BUILDER (1971)
Patricia Neal, Pamela Brown, Nicholas Clay
British made psychological thriller about a macabre love that turns very deadly. Alastair Reid directs and Patricia Neal, Pamela Brown and Nicholas Clay co-star
THE ROOM NEXT DOOR (1994)
Italian horror film shot in Chicago by Pupi Avati's production team (he wrote and produced). Director Fabrizio Laurentis does an excellent job of transferring Avati's best known horror film THE HOUSE WITH THE WINDOWS THAT LAUGHED to an American perspective. A young man returns to a house from his childhood that holds some dreadful secrets that he must uncover to be able to get on with his life. Mary (PERVERSE ATTRACTION) Sellars co-stars.
THE SANDMAN (1994)
In German with English subtitles, letterboxed print.
Gotz George plays a suspected serial killer in this mixture of HENRY PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER meets MY DINNER WITH ANDRE! A very bleak and pessimistic film that really explores the inner workings of the mind of a psychotic killer
THE SHE RAT (1997)
Matthias Habich, Sunnyi Melles
In German with English subtitles. An excellent black humored sf/horror film about people terrorized by a gian rodent who may be someone they know. Violent and definitely a cult film inthe making! Matthias Habich and Sunnyi Melles co-stars, directed by Martin Buchhorn.
THE SLEEPING CAR MURDERS (1966)
Jean Louis-Trintignant, Michel Piccoli, Simone Signoret, Yves Montand
Excellent French thriller with an allstar cast and it marks the debut of director Costa Gravas. Yves Montand plays a world weary cop investigating the murder of a woman inside a sleeping car on the train. Pretty soon, the other people in the compartment are also turning up dead. Very much in the style of an Italian Giallo, the B&W cinematography really adds to the film's mood. Also starring Jean Louis Trintignant, Simone Signoret and Michel Piccoli. The final car chase complete with surf guitar score is a riot.
THE SPIDER'S LABYRINTH (1988)
If you haven't seen this excellent and quite creepy Italian horror film, then now's your chance. Professor Whitmore is sent to Hungary to find a missing colleague. As soon as he arrives, shit happens and the man is found hung by the neck. Everyone around him acts suspiciously and he begins to fear for his own life. He uncovers an ancient cult who worship an elder spider god. If Argento ever returned to making Supernatural horror films, they would look something like this stylish exercise. Letterboxed print
TO THE LIMIT (2000)
In Spanish with English subtitles, letterboxed print. An excellent Spanish thriller with a terrific plot that twists and turns throughout! Beatrice Dalle plays a sleazy radio talk show host who is chosen by a sick psycho to be his obsession. He calls her show and kills his female victims right on her program!! Believe it or not Bud Spencer has a great part as a tough cop.
TOMB OF THE LIVING DEAD (1984)
Eduardo Fajardo, Lina Romay
In Spanish with English subs,letterboxed print.
Here's a Jess Franco film thought to be lost. Many people confuse this with OASIS OF THE LIVING DEAD which was directed by Marius Lesoeur, took some scenes from TOMB and then added new characters to it. This is the original Franco version as it features Lina Romay and Eduardo Fajardo, who were not in OASIS...Fajardo steals a fortune hunter's map that reveals the whereabouts of hidden Nazi gold. Unfortunately it's guarded by Zombies from the 3rd Reich.
Franco Nero, Deborah Moore, George Kennedy, William Berger
Stupid title for this action film that halfway in turns into a ripoff of THE TERMINATOR and ALIEN. Franco Nero stars as an alcoholic journalist trying for a big story about the South American drug wars. Instead he finds a spaceship, robot and monster. Director Nello Rosatti also made DJANGO STRIKES AGAIN with Nero and does a great job here. deborah Moore, William berger and George Kennedy also star.
UNMAN, WITTERING AND ZIGO (1971)
David Hemmings, Carolyn Seymour
David Hemmings plays a new school teacher who discovers to his horror that he has replaced someone who may have been murdered by his own students. Extremely creepy, you will be caught off guard throughout by the many plot twists. A suspenseful little masterpiece, Douglas Wilmer and Carolyn Seymour co-star.
UNTIL DEATH (1984)
Gioa Maria Scotese, David Brandon, Urbano Barberini
This is one of Lamberto Bava's better horror efforts. Gioia Maria Scotese (a beautiful brunette) teams up with her lover (played by David Brandon) to kill her husband. A stranger (OPERA's Urbano Barbieri) shows up and seems to know every move they make. When he starts to exhibit tendencies of the living dead, the couple begin to worry for their very lives.
HOUR OF FEAR (1986)-IN PORTUGUESE WITH ENGLISH SUBS. director: Francisco Cavalcanti and Jose Mojica Marins, starring: Marie Edelgunde Plautz · Alberto Karlinski · Ely and Darcey Silva · Francisco Cavalcanti · Clery Cunha. This 1986 Erotic/Gore Thriller is the legendary collaboration of Brazilian directors Francisco Cavalcanti and Jose Mojica Marins, telling the story of Alberto, an insane sadist that brutally slaughters women, and his mother who helps clean up the mess afterwards. This is truly a remarkable film, in the bloody tradition of Herchell Gordon Lewis [indeed, inspired by GRUESOME TWOSOME ] starring Marie Edelgunde as Mom with Alberto Karlinski as her son, also featuring Brazilian starlets Ely & Darcey Silva and director Cavalcanti as the concerned investigator Salvator.
David Hemmings, Gayle Hunnicut
VERY RARE BRITISH HORROR FILM! David Hemmings and Gayle Hunnicut star in this Ghost film centered around an old house. Hunnicut is convinced she hears the voices of the dead, but Hemmings just thinks she's overly sensitive. He slowly comes over to her way of thinking once he sees a series of shadowy figures traipsing through the house. What the Hell is going on. Very rare print.
VOODOO PASSION (1977)
Vicky Adams, Jack Taylor, Karine Gambier
English language version of Jesus Franco's DER RUF DER BLONDEN GODDESS, is one of the Great Man's sleaziest films. Vicky Adams plays a young wife who visits her rich husband (Jack Taylor) on a tropical island. As soon as she arrives, she gets an eyeful of Jack's nympho sister (Karine Gambier) who screws anything that walks (thank God there are no horses or dogs on this island!). Taylor's housekeeper is into voodoo and casts a spell on Adams to gain revenge on the evil man. Lots of nudity and sleaze in this one!
WHAT BECAME OF JACK AND JILL? (1976)
Little seen Amicus Studio film that stars Vanessa Howard, the Lolita-like slut from MUMSY, NANNY SONNY AND GIRLY. A young man wants his Grandmother's fortune and devises what he thinks is a full-proof plan to get it. He convinces her that a youth movement is out to kill her to make room for those much younger than her. She has that fatal heart attack but is still able to deny him what he wants from beyond the grave