Slasher Month: Sick-o-pathics (1995)

Okay, so let me get this straight in my head: This is a 55-minute, Italian-made anthology horror of three tales consisting of a killer sex doll, a killer handbag . . . and a parody of Joe D’amato’s Anthropophagous. And — being ever the good sport — Dardano Sacchetti, the writer of, well, a large portion of our favorite films at B&S About Movies, appears in the frames.

If it came out of Italy, Sacchetti, across his 1000 credits, wrote it — everything from The Cat o’ Nine Tales (1971), to Mario Bava’s A Bay of Blood (1971), to Giannetto De Rossi abysmal Cy Warrior (1989). Then, in between, Sac’s rattled off stuff like the incredible Shock (1977), the influential Lucio Fulci’s Zombie (1979), Cannibal Apocalypse (1980), and our most beloved apoc’ers 1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982), Exterminators of the Year 3000 (1983), and Rome 2072: The New Gladiators (1984).

Just wow. You made my youth worth living, Dardano!

But Sacchetti isn’t the only Italian icon, here: Underground horror greats Linnea Quigley (recently of The Good Things Devils Do), David Warbeck, and Sergio Stivaletti appear, as well as directors Joe d’Amato, Luigi Cozzi, and Lucio Fulci; the late maestro’s daughter, Antonella, has a cameo as a pregnant lady . . . whose fetus is blown out of her vagina into the air. Yes, it’s like that. No, really. And it’s all very dumb, and it’s all very cheap, and it’s all very sloppy . . . and it is extremely sick. So, hell yes, we love it!

Just wow. We never heard of this one. We never once seen it on a U.S. video shelf. And here we are, 26 years after the fact, lovin’ it, over on You Tube.

Look, if the trailer doesn’t sell it . . . turn in your B&S membership card. For we never knew ye. If it does, well, pair this up with Nigel the Psychopath for a Halloween double feature.

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