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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then a 1989 Italian film called Shocking Dark pays James Cameron the ultimate compliment: it openly steals from not one but two of his 80s hits.
Now, it’s no secret that B-movie filmmakers have long taken ‘inspiration’ from hit genre movies - Star Wars, Alien, Jaws and Mad Max are some of the most imitated films of the 70s and 80s, spawning such cult B-movies as StarCrash, 1990: Bronx Warriors and Contamination.
Shocking Dark, on the other hand, occupies its own special place in movie history. We’re not just talking about an attempt to evoke the general atmosphere of a successful film here - we’re talking about the wholesale recreation of entire sequences. As an example, consider the following »
"Nightmare at 20,000 Feet", "Time Enough at Last", "To Serve Man", and "The Invaders" are some of the most memorable episodes of Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone, and Fright Rags is commemorating their enduring entertainment values with a new collection of T-shirts. In our latest round-up, we also have details on the recently announced UK Blu-ray of Zombie Flesh Eaters 2 (aka Zombi 3) and the upcoming high-definition home media release of Vampire Hunter D (1985).
The Twilight Zone T-Shirts: Available to pre-order beginning Friday, April 24th at 10:00am Est, Fright Rags' The Twilight Zone T-shirt collection comprises five shirts and one custom-made Invader figure. The collection is priced at $160.00 and is expected to ship out in early June.
- Derek Anderson
(La morte ha fatto l’uovo a.k.a Death Laid an Egg, A Curious Way to Love & Plucked)
1968, dir: Giulio Questi
Jean-Louis Trintignant (The Great Silence) stars as Marco, a wealthy man who runs a high-tech chicken farm (living the dream right there!) with his wife Anna, played by Gina Lollabrigadia (Beat the Devil). When not taking care of business, Marco has a nasty little habit. He likes to murder prostitutes. Yep, a guy who breeds chickens with no bones or heads for a living needs some sort of distraction right? Not only that, but he also has a thing for his lovely young and nubile secretary Gabrielle, played by Ewa Aulin (Death Smiles at Murder). She lives with the married couple in their grandiose estate. Unsurprisingly, Anna is rather suspicious of her husband and his hobbies. Uncertainty in relationships becomes a running theme with pretty much »
- Mondo Squallido
3 items from 2015
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