La bestia en calore (1977)
Film / Horror

La bestia en calore (1977)

Luigi Batzella’s contribution to the thankfully short-lived “Naziploitation” cycle of the mid-1970s has languished under the titles S.S. Experiment Camp 2 (cashing in Sergio Garrone’s Lager SSadis Kastrat Kommandantur (1976)) and Horrifing [sic] Experiments of the S.S. Last Days (that’s not a typo, it really is written that way on screen) but is perhaps best … Continue reading

Cannibal Holocaust (1979)
Film / Horror

Cannibal Holocaust (1979)

Ruggero Deodato’s largely misunderstood return to the territory he had tentatively mapped out in 1976’s inferior Ultimo mondo cannibale/Last Cannibal World/Jungle Holocaust was one of the first and most reviled of Britain’s “video nasties”. A clever, brutal movie, its in-your-face, pseudo-documentary approach gave it a fearsome reputation that still evokes disgust at the very mention … Continue reading

Apocalypse domani (1980)
Film / Horror

Apocalypse domani (1980)

Antonio Margheriti’s Apocalypse domani (aka Cannibal Apocalypse, Invasion of the Flesh Hunters and Cannibals in the Streets) is arguably the most fun of the European cannibal films that proliferated briefly in the late 70s and early 80s. An unholy assortment of various bits and pieces filched from David Cronenberg’s Rabid (1976), George A. Romero’s Dawn … Continue reading