Why would a warlock let a little thing like decapitation by religious zealots keep him down? When the warlock in question is Alaric de Marnac (Paul Naschy), he doesn’t! In medieval times, Alaric is found guilty of witchcraft. He and his beautiful witch assistant Mabille De Lancré (Helga Liné) are put to death by a […]Read more "Do Not Call Up What You Cannot Put Down: Horror Rises from the Tomb"
Dan Kristensen (Klaus Tange) returns home from travels abroad to find his apartment door chain still engaged. His wife Edwige (Ursula Bedena) is gone. He gets a drink and goes looking for her, drinks some more, gets belligerent. The building he lives in is home to cranky tenants, gorgeous art nouveau design, and shadows. Lots […]Read more "Surrender, But Don’t Give Yourself Away: The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears"
Today, we take a look at the third film in the Forgotten Gialli, Volume 3 limited edition Blu-ray boxed set from Vinegar Syndrome. That collection brings together the psychological suspense (and possible cosmic horror) of Autopsy (1975), the Eurohorror/giallo/weird menace hybrid Murder Mansion (1972), and this, Crazy Desires of a Murderer (1977), which is a […]Read more "The Eyes Have It: Crazy Desires of a Murderer"
Today, we continue our exploration of the Forgotten Gialli, Volume 3 Limited Edition Blu-ray boxed set from Vinegar Syndrome with the second of the three included pictures, Murder Mansion (1972). The film starts out as a competition of sorts, motorist Mr. Porter (Franco Fantasia) and motorcyclist Fred (Andrés Resino) struggling to get ahead of one […]Read more "Befogged and Benighted: Murder Mansion"
Charles Blakey is a guy with no job and no prospects. He lives in the family home, but he doesn’t have the income to pay the mortgage. Once, he had a job at a local bank, but due to circumstances he was forced to leave that job and his actions there (a kind of dalliance […]Read more "A Good Citizen and the Worst Demon: Walter Mosley’s The Man in My Basement"
Today, we kick off a look into the third volume of the Forgotten Gialli boxed sets from Vinegar Syndrome. These boxed sets are limited editions, and each contains a trio of little seen European mysteries from the 60s or 70s, which appeal in some way to the perverse murder mysteries made popular by Italian filmmakers […]Read more "Warning: Sunspots Can Induce Murderous Behavior: Autopsy"
When they were children, Kitty and her sister Evelyn Wildenbruck never really got along that well. This might have had to do with sisterly rivalry or it might have had to do with an ancient curse in which, generations before, one of the Wildenbruck sisters (dubbed the Red Queen) went mad and murdered six people […]Read more "By Her Cackle Shall You Know Her: The Red Queen Kills Seven Times"
American writer Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante) came to Rome in search of inspiration or at least freedom from writers block. Nothing happens in Italy, he was told, so it’s a terrific place to escape from life’s worries. However, while returning home one evening he discovers the lie to this advice. In an art museum, he […]Read more "What We See When We Witness Attempted Murder: The Bird With The Crystal Plumage"
When Nora Drowson (Letícia Román) comes to Italy, she has a head full of romance, murder mysteries, and wonderful assumptions about the beautiful country she will be visiting. These will all be challenged during her stay. Nora has come to see her sick relative, only to learn she is in far more dire straits than […]Read more "What She Thought She Saw: Evil Eye"
When horror journalist Joel (Evan Marsh) suspects the weirdo guy his roommate Sarah (Alexa Rose Steele) is dating not just a weirdo in a fast car but also a secretly married man, he tails the guy with the hopes of catching a confession on tape. If Joel plays that for his roomie he might save […]Read more "One Hell of a Business Retreat: Vicious Fun"