GETTING INTO HEAVEN (1970)
D/W: Edward L. Montoro
More Something Weird stupidness with Uschi Digard who seduces a nerdy nervous cop, romps naked in fields and screws an old guy. "Heaven" in the title is her character's name. Get it?
THE NIGHT VISITOR (1971)
Max Von Sydow makes a daring escape from a mental institution (and then sneaks back in) in order to frame the people who framed him for a murder that landed him in there. He sneaks into a wimpy doctor's house…Continue
I just saw this in a theater on the big screen in 2012 (!?) Three very Italian-looking tough hussies do a Dadaist theater piece. The butch Albina heckles them, throws tomatoes and starts a big prison brawl. There's lesbian shower scenes (as required by statute 43:3425 of the exploitation code) where modern audiences are treated to the sight of actual female pubic hair (now as extinct as the Tyrannosaurus Rex) The guards wear what look like Italian fascist-era tab collar black uniforms, yet…Continue
This 45 minute documentary doesn't have a whole lot of new revelations and seems to have been quickly slapped together to cash in on the release of Gods and Monsters. There are interviews with Sarah Karloff and Dwight Frye's son. If you didn't know about the influence of German expressionism on the Frankenstein series or that Bela Lugosi was originally tapped to play the monster then this might have something for you. Apparently Mary Shelly's book was adapted into a few…Continue
It's been called "the best movie Warren Beatty ever starred in." It's a very arty and well done almost surreal crime story about a drunk comedian from Detroit who wakes up and finds out he owes the mob an unspecified but really huge sum of money. He runs, becomes a hobo and ends up in Chicago. In a junkyard he sees some bums beating up a guy and snatches his social security card. He seemingly gets chased by crushed cars and machinery as a cop narrates about how you can dispose of a body. He…Continue
The great John Cusack as Edgar Allen Poe and the plot straight outta Theater of Blood! This doesn't have a whole lot to do with the poem. It's about a serial killer recreating Poe's own stories--"Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar", "Masque of the Red Death" etc.
The Baltimore Police pull him in on the investigation and, like From Hell there's a lot of 19th century forensics and more than a few iffy but cool leaps of logic. The killer…Continue