Three young people - Roy, Linda and José - who become pirates because they end up involved in the drug traffic. Out of need and greed, they find themselves caught up in something much ... See full summary »
Enzo G. Castellari
Vik C. Ryan,
Maximiliano Hernando Bruno
Respectable lawyer Peter picks up Anna, an Italian woman of dubious virtue, from the club and takes her back to his Uncle's place. They soon discover they are not alone. A gunman Quill (Julian Mateos), is waiting for them.
Hoping to overthrow his brother as ruler of the planet Metropolis, the evil Graal enlists the help of the insane Dr. Kraspin, who has invented a chemical capable of turning an ordinary ... See full summary »
Carlo Antonelli, an engineer from Genoa, gets mugged and decides to take justice into his own hands. At first the muggers seem to get the upper hand, but then he's helped by Tommy, a young robber who takes his side.
I watched this film years ago and then re-watched it recently. I had remembered little about the film's story, but recalled some of the vivid imagery: the film's heroine riding her motorcycle around the village, the black lake surrounding the villa, the sex scene in the graveyard, a Wicker Man style carnival, and of course the climatic cat fight. On second viewing I knew why the story didn't stay with me, it's not that memorable.
A young woman returns to the country château where her mother drowned years ago. There is something haunting about the place, a supernatural ambiance. A wild young woman with a similar name holds the key. Meanwhile, every villager our heroine sleeps with meets a strange accident. Also, why does the heroine have a psychic-sexual link with the wild woman? All is explained by the end, if not satisfyingly. In fact, the entire ending feels rushed and hap-hazard as if the production ran out of money. However, what The House by the Edge of the Lake misses in narrative coherence it more than makes up for with an atmospheric location, a handful of off-kilter scenes, and a fair amount of sex. The storyline seems like something Jess Franco would have written. Since Enzo Castellari is directing the film, House is fun to watch in ways that Franco films usually are not.
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