The Beast in Heat (1977)
Film / Horror

The Beast in Heat (1977)

Original title: La bestia en calore 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 … Continue reading

SS Experiment Camp (1976)
Film / Horror

SS Experiment Camp (1976)

Original title: Lager SSadis Kastrat Kommandantur As noted in the review of Abel Ferrara’s The Driller Killer (1979), some of the early casualties of the UK’s “video nasties” scare of the early 1980s were victimised as much for their lurid advertising as for their actual content. The video sleeve for Ferrara’s film boasted a close-up … 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

Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)
Film / Horror

Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)

Original title: Apocalypse domani Antonio Margheriti’s Cannibal Apocalypse¬†(aka 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 … Continue reading