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reviewed The Cat o' Nine Tails. July 19, 2012
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The Cat o' Nine Tails
***1/2 out of ****    The blind Franco Arno (Karl Malden) is taking a nightly stroll with his young niece Lori (Cinzia De Carolis) when they pass by a car where a man sits discussing …
reviewed Cannibal Holocaust. March 15, 2012
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Cannibal Holocaust
**** out of ****    "The one that goes all the way!" "The Most Controversial Film of All-Time!" "Ripout! Barbeque! Devour! How long can you take it?" So goes just three of the many …
reviewed Opera. January 28, 2012
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Dario Argent Opera
*** out of ****    As the opening credits for "Opera" begin to roll, we get a glimpse of a black bird, a Raven; perched somewhere in an Opera House. We learn that they serve somewhat …
reviewed Demons 2. January 28, 2012
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Demons 2
** out of ****    In Lamberto Bava's "Demons", a private showing of a never-before-seen horror film at a city theater called "The Metropol" meant death for all those who attended the …
reviewed The House by the Cemetery. January 28, 2012
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The House by the Cemetery
*** out of ****    "The House by the Cemetery" is an exceptional example of a movie so bad that it's actually pretty good; perhaps even great. Under the direction of Lucio "Godfather …
reviewed The Beyond. October 25, 2011
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**** out of ****     How can something as violent, gruesome, disgusting, and relentlessly grotesque as "The Beyond" also be so mysteriously beautiful? As a film directed by Lucio Fulci …
reviewed The Bird with the Crystal Plumage. October 15, 2011
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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
**** out of ****     "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" was the directorial debut of the great Dario Argento; a filmmaker from Italy who primarily enjoyed working in the horror and …
reviewed Demons (Demoni). October 02, 2011
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Demons (Demoni)
**** out of ****     Lamberto Bava's "Demons", also known as "Demoni" in its native land, is pure cinematic fun. To most, it isn't a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, …
reviewed Four Flies on Grey Velvet(4 mosche di.... August 30, 2011
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Four Flies on Grey Velvet(4 mosche di velluto grigio)
** out of ****     There are moments where I love Dario Argento ("Deep Red", "Suspiria", and "Phenomena") and then there are also these little moments where I just don't ("Inferno"). …
reviewed Phenomena. April 10, 2011
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Phenomena
*** out of ****     While not as great as past efforts such as "Deep Red" and "Suspiria", Dario Argento's "Phenomena" is still a damn fine horror film. It's not a genre classic, and …
reviewed Cannibal Holocaust. February 09, 2011
Cannibal Holocaust
I have been on a quest now, for the past decade or so, to watch every off the cuff, exploitative, Avant-garde, artsy, cult and B movie out there.  I would have to say, for the most part, I have done …
reviewed House on the Edge of the Park. December 03, 2009
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House on the Edge of the Park
   Any true fan of David Hess or Giovanni Lombardo Radice is already cognizant of this exploitation classic & has probably seen it several times. Deodato doesn't make …
reviewed House on the Edge of the Park. November 06, 2009
House on the Edge of the Park
Alex (David Hess) is a sociopath/mechanic who raped and strangled a young woman on his way home from work one evening.  One night after work, Alex and his co-worker and best friend Ricky (Giovanni …
reviewed The Beyond. November 05, 2009
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   WARNING Due to its SHOCKING and VIOLENT subject matter, no one under 17 should view this film.      Roger Ebert, THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES   "THE BEYOND does …
reviewed The House of Exorcism. October 28, 2009
The House of Exorcism
Lisa Reiner (Elke Sommer) has been taken to the hospital.  She's in a real foul mood, swearing and cursing like a sailor. Nobody seems to know what's wrong with her. After screaming at the hospital …
reviewed Lisa and the Devil. October 28, 2009
Lisa and the Devil
Lisa Reiner (Elke Sommer) is a tourist who gets lost in an old Italian village.  Along the way she meets a strange individual named Leandro (Telly Savalas) who seems to recognize her.  His appearance …
reviewed The Bird with the Crystal Plumage. October 28, 2009
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante) is an American living in Italy. One day he comes across the near slaying of a woman named Julia (Suzy Kendall).  A mysterious figure clad in black is seen running away from …
reviewed The House by the Cemetery. September 05, 2009
The House by the Cemetery
The House by the Cemetery was another film in Lucio Fulci's Lovecraft phase of film making. I wish he had stuck to this genre because he was quite good at it. Just like his other films, these were made …
reviewed Massacre in Dinosaur Valley. September 04, 2009
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Massacre in Dinosaur Valley
Pros: it is boob-a-licious     Cons: far too many to mention, yet I recommend it to the chosen few     The Bottom Line: A movie you have to keep abreast of at all …
reviewed Zombi 2. May 12, 2009
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Zombie is a cheesy horror film that features West Indian zombies and the power of voodoo. The movie was also an unofficial sequel to the European hit DAWN OF THE DEAD. Since it was called ZOMBI in Italy, …
reviewed Cannibal Holocaust. May 05, 2009
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Cannibal Holocaust
Call me crazy if you must but I love the mondo-canibale genre & will buy any film made by Lenzi or Deodato which exploits cannibalism. This, by far, may be one of the most difficult ones for …
reviewed The Gates of Hell (Paura nella citta .... May 05, 2009
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The Gates of Hell is name of the version of this film that I saw. It was a gore fest with very little or no plot. When I have seen the original version of this film I will do a review on that but this …
reviewed Deep Red (Profondo rosso). May 02, 2009
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Deep Red  is one of Dario Argento's best work. A Bavarian psychic senses a murderous killer in attendance of one of her exhibitions and witnesses her own bloody demise. A wimpy music composer (David …
reviewed Demons 2. May 01, 2009
Demons 2
Demons 2  is a more accomplished film than part one. Instead of taking place in a movie theatre, this one is featured inside a state of the art apartment complex. The direction is more up to par …
reviewed Demons (Demoni). May 01, 2009
Demons (Demoni)
Demons is a movie that has to be seen with a nice stereo sound system because the music rocks. It's a gooey and bloody. It's also nicely accompanied by an awesome soundtrack. Argento wanted to produce …
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