22. A Horror Film that Michele Soavi Appears In.
I’m trying to do all new movies for this challenge which makes this hard because I’ve already had so many Michele Soavi movies that he acted in on the site, like Alien 2: On Earth, City of the Living Dead, Absurd, The New York Ripper, Tenebre, Caligula…The Untold Story, A Blade In the Dark, Endgame, Atlantis Interceptors, Blastfighter, Phenomena, Demons, Stage Fright, The Church, The Mask of Satan, The Sect, The Black Cat and Cemetery Man.
Franco Nero is private eye Larry “Cobra” Stanziani, who even gets his own song that says, “I don’t give a damn, I am the Cobra.” He returns to Italy hired to discover who killed a narcotics agent and reconnect with his young son who — spoiler warning — gets murdered and then we get to see lots of people get killed by Cobra.
Enzo G. Castellari wanted to make this as a tribute to Chandler. That’s not why it has a fistfight in a disco, but I’m good with it. Also this movie was selected specifically because — in addition to Soavi — it has Sybil Danning in it.
I can watch Franco Nero lose his mind and murder criminals all day. I am a very simple film watcher.