Superargo and the Faceless Giants (1968)

In 1966, Nick Nostro wrote and directed Superargo Versus Diabolicus. It must have done well, because this sequel came out two years later, except that it has a totally different cast and crew. Paolo Bianchini wrote and directed, with Ken Wood (Giovanni Cianfriglia) -- Steve Reeve's body double -- taking over as Superargo. He'd go on… Continue reading Superargo and the Faceless Giants (1968)

BIKER WEEK: She-Devils on Wheels (1968)

Herschell Gordon Lewis pretty much invented gore. But with this movie, he showed us all how to make a biker movie that takes it to the limit and way beyond. The Maneaters are the secret that Karen keeps from her family. They're a rough, tough and ready to rumble group of female motorcyclists who… Continue reading BIKER WEEK: She-Devils on Wheels (1968)


Satanik isn't a hero, but it is based on an Italian comic book which was part of the fumetti neri (black comics) phase that Danger: Diabolik inspired (which is why Satanik is spelled that way). Marnie Bannister is a biologist and chemist who earned her Ph.D. at a young age. While a technically brilliant scientist, she is… Continue reading LEAGUE OF FORGOTTEN HEROES: Satanik (1968)

SARTANA WEEK: If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death (1968)

For the first film in what would come to be the Sartana series, star Gianni Garko wanted a character whose motivation was more than just vengeance. After turning down script after script, Renato Izzi's take on the character -- a man free from sentiment who pits rivals against one another -- Sartana was born. What breaks… Continue reading SARTANA WEEK: If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death (1968)