The Sister of Ursula (1978)

After their father’s death, two gorgeous sisters – the sensitive Ursula (Barbara Magnolfi, Suspiria, Cut and Run) and promiscuous Dagmar (Stefania D’Amario, Zombie, Nightmare City) decide to escape to the seaside resort town Amalfi. Oh, if they only knew the madness that waited there! The island is quite literally awash with the wrong guys, the… Continue reading The Sister of Ursula (1978)

Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll (1974)

This movie is also known as House Of Psychotic Women, which is an edited version for U.S. audiences. There's also an even further edited TV version called House of Doom. I'll tell you, this is the only movie I can think of where the children's song "Frere Jacques" plays during murders. It was directed by Carlos Aured,… Continue reading Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll (1974)

Francesca (2015)

Fifteen years ago, Francesca disappeared, leaving her father, the well-known storyteller, poet and dramatist Vittorio Visconti behind. Ever since, the community has been haunted by a killer who wants to clean the city of the impure and the damned. The police are baffled and now, it seems like Francesca has finally returned. The Onetti Brothers… Continue reading Francesca (2015)

Obsession: A Taste for Fear (1988)

Pathos: Segreta Inquietudine, the original Italian title for this movie, means Passion: Secret Anxiety. That pretty much sums it up, as this giallo feels closer to one of those Cinemax After Dark films that mixes up murder with softcore sex. Well, this movie also has Lou Gramm's "Midnight Blue" in it, which is a first… Continue reading Obsession: A Taste for Fear (1988)

The Killer Wore Gloves (1974)

I am consumed by near-constant nerves and worries, pains that can only be assuaged by late-night viewings of only the rarest and most deranged examples of film. So when I see a movie with the titles of Hot Lips the Killer, Le Calde Labbra del Carnefice (The Hot Lips of the Executioner), La Muerte Llama a las 10 (Death Calls… Continue reading The Killer Wore Gloves (1974)