Tag Archives: Italy

Minneapolis! St. Paul! You’re covered

Twin Cities Psychotronic Film Society The latest PFS has been given our blessing and they’ve already had our buddy David “The Rock” Nelson up for a special show. Now they’re ready for their first big event, a 35mm screening of … Continue reading

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B-fest 2014 line-up (spoilers)

We are proud to represent the Psychotronic Film Society (original Chicago chapter) at the annual B-fest 24-hour schlockarama again this year. Go to www.b-fest.com for more details. We have the latest line-up right here under the break:

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Killer Nun DVD

Un-convent-ional entertainment George W. Bush squeezed by John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential Election on the votes of millions of born again evangelical Bible-quotin’ churchified Christians. So how will we be celebrating in the first DVD review since Election Day? … Continue reading

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The Card Player

A winning hand This 2004 Italian thriller represents both a step forward and a return to form for writer/director Dario Argento. In recent years, fans of the Poe of Cinema have been wanting him to return to the kind of … Continue reading

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Gladiator DVD

Bread and circuses 2000 The plot of the film is pretty much wrapped up in DreamWorks’ “General… slave… gladiator…” taglines, and can roughly be divided into these three acts. In the first, we’re introduced to Roman General Maximus (Russell Crowe), … Continue reading

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Lady Frankenstein DVD

Only the monster she made could satisfy her strange desires! One need only view the trailer to see why Lady Frankenstein jumps to the top of monster fans’ “guilty pleasures” lists. Rarely are so many strange and eccentric elements contained in … Continue reading

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Hannibal

Tasty Thomas Harris wrote his first two novels featuring incarcerated psycho Dr. Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter for fun. The third was written under pressure. Though Harris claims to care little for public acclaim, preferring to live as a semi-recluse, the … Continue reading

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Nightmare City DVD

Where the rent is an arm and a leg One of many zombie pictures made in the wake of Dawn of the Dead, this Italian epic by director Umberto Lenzi is known under many titles: City of the Walking Dead, … Continue reading

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Kill Baby Kill! DVD

Follow the bouncing ball The march of Eurothrillers onto American DVD continues with this Mario Bava classic, originally known as Operazione Paura. The opening of the film echoes Dracula, with a handsome young foreigner (Giacomo Rossi-Stuart) arriving by coach to … Continue reading

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The Beyond on DVD

Injury to Eibon This 1981 Lucio Fulci gorefest followed his success with Zombie, and can be seen as a companion feature to his City of the Living Dead (aka Gates of Hell), and perhaps even Dario Argento’s incomplete Three Mothers … Continue reading

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