Half-breed Keoma returns to his border hometown after service in the Civil War and finds it under the control of Caldwell, an ex-Confederate raider, and his vicious gang of thugs. To make ... See full summary »
Sister Cristina (Florinda Bolkan) plays a nun who takes the teenage girls in her care to a remote house where they rehearse A Midsummer Night's Dream. Three thugs show up, brutally raping ... See full summary »
Two brothers camping with their cousin try to frighten each other by telling stories. There are two main narrations: one involves strange happenings at an elementary school; the other, a ... See full summary »
A young boy witnesses his parents' murder. Later, as he grows up, he befriends a bear in the wilderness and the chief of a local Indian tribe, and he stays with the Indians, but makes an ... See full summary »
Enzo G. Castellari
Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman
John Slade is hired to rescue a journalist named Frank Morris from a Sandanista prison in Nicaragua. He teams with Marta, a local woman, to carry out this mission, but then he's captured, ... See full summary »
Enzo G. Castellari
In Venice a detective is on the trail of a killer who commits a double murder (a married couple) then more grisly killings occur. sex, drugs, gore and perversions are ingredients of this sadistic and sleazy giallo.
In 1864, mercenary Clyde MacKay leads a squad of hard-case cutthroats on a mission for the Confederate high command: infiltrate an enemy fortress and steal a million dollars in gold from the Union Army.
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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