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It was a running joke among Italian exploitation filmmakers in the 70s and 80s that if you wanted to know what your next film was going to be, you only had to look at Hollywood’s box office. While Hollywood made The Exorcist, Jaws and Star Wars, Italy made Beyond The Door, Tentacles and Starcrash.
Jump forward a few decades and Hollywood appears to be the new Italy, relentlessly ripping off its own back catalogue. The problem is, the Italians did it so much more entertainingly.
Elsewhere, the reboot of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was just like the TV series – a so-so spy caper that didn’t have the budget to compete with James Bond. »
- Ian Watson
“If you have a gun, shoot ’em in the head. That’s a sure way to kill ’em. If you don’t, get yourself a club or a torch. Beat ’em or burn ’em. They go up pretty easy.”
With 8-years olds watching The Walking Dead today with Mom and Dad today, it’s hard to convey just how grossed out and appalled people were when Night Of The Living Dead started popping up on movie screens back in 1968. Variety wrote back then: “No brutalizing stone is left unturned: crowbars gash holes in the heads of the living dead, monsters are shown eating entrails, and – in a climax of unparalleled nausea – a little girl kills her mother by stabbing her a dozen times in the chest with a trowel.” Yep, Night Of The Living Dead »
- Tom Stockman
2 items from 2016
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