Archive for January, 2014

Alice, Sweet Alice

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 by C. John Archer -

Alice, Sweet Alice   ASW vhs 74x120 thriller reviews reviews horror drama Director: Alfred Sole
Writer: Rosemary Ritvo and Alfred Sole
Release year: 1976
Aka title: ‘Communion’ aka ‘Holy Terror’

The guy who narrates the trailer has clearly never seen the film…?

Following the murder of her sister (played by a young Brooke Shields) twelve-year-old Alice Spages (Paula Sheppard) becomes the suspect in the ensuing investigation.

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Black Christmas

Friday, January 24th, 2014 by C. John Archer -

Black Christmas   BC dvd 82x120 thriller reviews reviews horror Director: Bob Clark
Writer: Roy Moore
Release year: 1974

And this is why we invented Caller ID

The girls of a sorority house are being tormented by a twisted prank caller who continually calls to convey increasingly vile and abusive sentiments. What at first appears to be a sick joke eventually turns to violence and murder as the girls are terrorized during the supposed season of goodwill and merriment.

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The Strange Vice Of Mrs Wardh

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 by C. John Archer -

The Strange Vice Of Mrs Wardh   Mrs W dvd no shame 84x120 thriller reviews horror Director: Sergio Martino
Writer: Vittorio Caronia, Ernesto Gastaldi and Eduardo Manzanos Brochero
Release year: 1971
Italian title: ‘Lo Strano Vizio Della Signora Wardh’
Aka title: ‘Blade Of The Ripper’

When you think one of the men in your life is a serial killer it’s time to find new friends

Italian giallo stalwart, Edwige Fenech stars as Julie Wardh, a beautiful woman with a colourful past, trapped in a dull marriage and stalked by her sadistic ex-lover, Jean (Ivan Rassimov). All the while, a series of savage murders are taking place in the city eventually drawing Julie into a twisted game.

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Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I have The Key

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 by C. John Archer -

Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I have The Key   Your Vice french poster 76x120 thriller reviews reviews horror Director: Sergio Martino
Writer: Adriano Bolzoni, Ernesto Gastaldi, Sauro Scavolini and Luciano Martino, based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe
Release year: 1972
Italian title: ‘Il Tuo Vizio È Una Stanza Chiusa E Solo Io Ne Ho La Chiave’

Beware of those who call their cat Satan.

Oliviero (Luigi Pistilli) is an alcoholic, sadistic and despicable has-been writer, whom has recently lost his mother, regularly abuses and humiliates his wife Irina (Anita Strindberg) and engages in illicit relationships at any given opportunity. When one of his mistresses is found brutally murdered, the suspicions of both the police and his wife fall on Oliviero whose problems are confounded by the arrival of Floriana (Edwige Fenech), his young and beautiful niece with an unclear agenda.

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