A young woman teams up with an adventurer to find her missing sister in the jungles of New Guinea and they stumble upon a religious cult led by a deranged preacher whom has located his commune in an area inhabited by cannibals.
The intercut story of two women: a nearly-mute beauty queen who descends into withdrawal and madness, and another who captains a ship laden with candy and sugar, luring men and boys aboard ... See full summary »
Researching a book that takes her to Bali and the black magic cult of Leák, Cathy meets an evil witch which promises to train her in the dark arts. Tricked, Cathy is turned into a ... See full summary »
H. Tjut Djalil
Ilona Agathe Bastian,
Olaf and his mother run a boarding house and a white slavery ring. They also smuggle heroin to keep the addict girls happy so they do not try and escape. A young couple move into the house ... See full summary »
Ilsa is an evil Nazi warden at a death camp that conducts "medical experiments". Ilsa's goal is to prove that women can withstand more pain and suffering than men and therefore should be allowed to fight on the front lines.
Four girls go on a romping weekend at a lake, and have car problems on the way home. A nice local boy takes them back to his farm, where he lives with his father. Something ghastly happens,... See full summary »
James Carroll Pickett,
Loved this film: a campy modern fairytale and quirky melodrama with dark undertones. There is some mostly awful acting, a lot of it clearly improvised, but interspersed with moments of sheer brilliance. Eugene Levy is awesome, with little glints of the talent evident in his later more memorable roles. The Reverend Alex St. John has a Jim Jones aura about him and holds the town in thrall, although Jonestown was still 5 years in the future. (I guess this movie was way ahead of its time in several ways?). The wintry Ontario scenes and stark minimalistic directing deliver a sustained sense of foreboding and unease that something is very, very wrong in the town of Farnhamville. The degree of gratuitous violence and gore is quite surprising for its time. The femme fatales are deliciously sensual and alluring, and their victims appropriately chauvinistic (and hairy!). Yet there are also some delightful subtle touches, like when the mechanic at the local gas station places a for sale sign on Clifford's car that is in for repair: the message is simple- once you arrive, you can never leave. The atmosphere is relentless and for me, genuinely scary.
Twilight, eat your heart out!
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