2022 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 19: The Green Slime (1968)

19. DRIPS: Blood, sweat, goop, tears, slime, or questionable muck is a must here. Known in Japan as Ganmā Daisan Gō: Uchū Daisakusen or Gamma 3: The Great Space War, this was directed by Kinji Fukasaku (Battles Without Honor or Humanity, Battle Royale, Message from Space) and written by American screenwriters Tom Rowe, Charles Sinclair and Bill Finger, the uncredited […]

CANNON MONTH 2: Jungle Raiders (1985)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jungle Raiders was not produced by Cannon but was theatrically distributed by Cannon Releasing Corporation. Cannon released several Italian films that they didn’t have a hand in making, like this one, directed by Antonio Margheriti (Cannibal Apocalypse, And God Said to Cain, Yor Hunter from the Future) and written by Giovanni Simonelli (John Travolto da un […]

Nude… si muore (1968)

Naked…You Die (AKA The Young, the Evil and the Savage) is a pretty fun early giallo with good direction by Antonio Margheriti. Yet it was very nearly was a Mario Bava movie. According to Tim Lucas’ Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark, Bava was hired by Lawrence Woolner — the distributor of Hercules in the Haunted […]

APRIL MOVIE THON DAY 14: Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)

Whether you call it Apocalypse domani, Cannibals In the Streets, Invasion of the Fleshhunters or another of the many titles this movie has been given, you have to respect the vision of Antonio Margheriti who continually brings something amazing to each of his movie, no matter if they’re in science fiction (Assignment: Outer Space, The War of the […]

Philippine War Week II: Tornado: The Last Blood (1983)

When people discuss the greats of Italian genre film, Antonio Margheriti usually doesn’t get mentioned. But man, he made some great movies, like And God Said to Cain, Cannibal Apocalypse, Code Name: Wild Geese and, of course, Yor Hunter from the Future. Giancarlo Prete (Escape from the Bronx) is your hero, Sgt. Sal Maggio, and he’s been […]