The story of a hideous monster who takes the form of a beautiful, seductive woman who in a torrent of special effects, beauty and monster transform into a climax of pure evil. For years ... See full summary »
The story of a hideous monster who takes the form of a beautiful, seductive woman who in a torrent of special effects, beauty and monster transform into a climax of pure evil. For years this monster woman has cursed a small village, and to this day her deadly grasps holds the peaceful residents in fear. This ferocious, feminine fury possesses a shocking sensual appetite and she can only satisfy her lust when passion consumes her, by striking where a man is most vulnerable.... and the results are deadly! Written by
Wouter Nederlof <email@example.com>
Not exactly good, but certainly interesting and not dull
Italy is known for many great things. The Romans, their cuisine, grand architecture, beautiful people, etc. Another thing the country is known for is great cinema, which includes some fabulous additions to the Horror genre. After seeing so many Italian Horror films from various directors, one thing appears to be present in all of them, and that's that they're truly bizarre. Films like Dario Argento's 'Suspiria' and Lucio Fulci's 'The Beyond' are like trippy nightmares, not like anything seen here in the States. However, like we see here, there are some examples of the genre from Italy that aren't exactly of high quality. 'Evil Clutch,' a little known film from 1987, is one of these kinds of movies. It's not altogether bad, but it's also not something you should go out of your way to find.
Pros: Performances aren't bad. Some really beautiful scenery. A decent score. Moves at a good pace. Make-up and special effects are pretty good, especially for such a low budget production. Lots of blood and gore. The woods and village are really spooky at night. A fair amount of cheese for lovers of bad Horror movies.
Cons: Plot is thin. Blatantly rips off 'The Evil Dead.' Not at all scary or suspenseful. Some major plot holes. One really poor visual effect that's used a couple times. The ending is not only anticlimactic, but doesn't make any sense either.
Final thoughts: I didn't really know what to expect from this film and what I got was nothing special. It's really not such a bad film and will certainly keep b movie lovers entertained. However I wouldn't recommend it for fans of 'The Evil Dead' or those who want something with a little substance.
My rating: 2.5/5
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