The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire (1971)

Other than The Ghost, I hadn't seen many Riccardo Freda films before, only really knowing him from not finishing both I Vampiri and Caltiki – The Immortal Monster, films which Mario Bava took to completion. After The Bird with the Crystal Plumage made giallo into a box office success, Freda decided to try his hand at the form. While… Continue reading The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire (1971)

The Champions of Justice (1971)

What do Blue Demon, Mil Mascaras, El Medico Asesino, La Sombra Vengadora, Tinieblas and Black Shadow do in their downtime when they're not wrestling? They ride motorcycles. And when they're not doing that, what do they do? They fight terrorists, mad scientists and monsters. As you do. If you're not prepared for the world of… Continue reading The Champions of Justice (1971)

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

Church of Satan founder Anton Szandor LaVey claimed that the main character in this Vincent Price film was based on him. Well, his name is Dr. Anton Phibes and he's an organist, researcher, medical doctor, biblical scholar and ex-vaudevillian who has created a clockwork band of robot musicians to play old standards at his whim. Seeing as… Continue reading The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

Four Flies On Grey Velvet (1971)

After The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and The Cat o'Nine Tails, Argento had one more movie left in his "Animal Trilogy." Luigi Cozzi (Starcrash) would both write and assistant direct the film and the results are...interesting. It's a lot funnier than his other giallo and was considered his swan song to the genre until his movie The… Continue reading Four Flies On Grey Velvet (1971)