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.
Going by the title, I expected Enzo G. Castellari's House by the Edge of the Lake to be some kind of trashy Italian Last House on the Left rip-off.
I should be so lucky.
What I actually got was a thoroughly incomprehensible supernatural head-scratcher, a film so packed full of random characters and events that it makes one wonder whether the whole thing was completely made up on the fly.
Although undeniably atmospheric at times, largely thanks to its rural medieval town location, the film made no sense to me whatsoever; in fact, if it hadn't been for the regular bouts of sex featuring the gorgeous Leonora Fani (from sleaze classics Naked Masscare and Giallo a Venezia), I would have ranked this right alongside the very worst efforts of Jess Franco, Jean Rollin and Joe D'amato. Fani being a total babe and regularly stripping off just about makes the film worthwhile. Just about.
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