Jodorowsky at Severin

Severin has recently released my favorite Alejandro Jodorowsky film on DVD, the magnificent Santa Sangre (1989). Santa Sangre has been one of my favorite films since I originally saw it on video back in 1990. It had an extremely limited theatrical run and hasn't been available on DVD in the US until now. Severin did … Continue reading Jodorowsky at Severin

31 Films That Give Me the Willies

Top: House with Laughing Windows (1976), Deep Red (1975) Middle: The Seventh Victim (1942) Bottom: Black Sabbath (1963), Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) I wasn't going to participate in Ed Hardy's 31 Flicks That Give You the Willies List due to suffering massive list-making burnout following the recent Favorite Foreign Language Film poll (which I … Continue reading 31 Films That Give Me the Willies

A Spaghetti Western Top Ten

I love Spaghetti Westerns. The best ones are what I would call "gothic westerns" since they combine some of the best aspects of Italian gothic horror films and literature with classic American westerns and western novels. They are filled with high drama but laced with subtlety. They offer romantic views of the west but they're … Continue reading A Spaghetti Western Top Ten

Perversion Story

I don't know if I'll get around to writing about all the Lucio Fulci films that have recently been released and re-released on DVD anytime soon, but I recently wrote about Fulci's Perversion Story (Una sull'altra, 1969) for Cinedelica which was released by Severin Films late last month. Perversion Story is a great erotic thriller … Continue reading Perversion Story

Lucio Fulci – A Look Back

Lucio Fulci b. June 17, 1927 - d. March 13, 1996 Today is the 11th Anniversary of Italian director Lucio Fulci’s death. To celebrate the life of one of my favorite filmmakers I thought I would share a brief overview of Fulci’s early career in cinema, which is often overshadowed by his later years as … Continue reading Lucio Fulci – A Look Back