I love Lenzi's gialli offerings, or at least the one's I have experiences! I still need to see KNIFE OF ICE and A QUIET PLACE TO KILL. SPASMO and EYEBALL are some of my more favorite gialli viewings. Two very stylish yet, odd in nature but still very effective in the payoff!
It's been a long time since I first seen his SO SWEET... SO PERVERSE (1969), was that not just recently issued on DVD again??
I absolutely loved Freda's brilliant I VAMPRI! Now, what was the deal with Bava being uncredited for with this again? I know he had something to do with the overall direction, but what's the full story on that again?
Any opinions about this more recent giallo? I've heard some bad things but when I found it dirt cheap on eBay, I couldn't resist the temptation of picking it up. Figured I need to give some of the more recent horrer/thriller stuff a chance too. Still waiting for it to arrive and I'm not quite sure what to expect of it but at least it has a pretty good cast that includes famous transsexual Eva Robins from TENEBRAE (1982) and the good-looking Elisabetta Rocchietti, who has been cropping up in a lot of horror stuff like THE THREE FACES OF TERROR (2004), DO YOU LIKE HITCHCOCK? (2005) and THE LAST HOUSE IN THE WOODS (2006). Not to mention supporting roles by Florinda Bolkan and Franco Nero! Anyone here seen it?
Interesting looking film out of Italy with Irish/Spanish co-financiers. Directed by Italian SFX man Stefano Bessoni.
In the 1600s, long before the invention of photography, a scientist named Girolamo Fumagalli was obsessed with the idea of reproducing images. He discovered that by killing a victim and removing the victim's eyeballs, it was possible to reproduce on paper the last image imprinted on that person's retinas. He named this technique 'thanatography'. Today, the same kind of gruesome ritual and abominable crime recurs within the walls of an international school of cinema. -imdb.com
Also stars the daughter of Charlie Chapman, Geraldine Chaplin as well as her daughter Oona.
Well, it seems this is yet another Argento flick that is taking a beating in the review department. Even die hard fans are not too pleased with this outing. Anyhow, the PAL R2 DVD is now out via a Polish company that found it important to force the Polish subs!
Looks like this will be getting a UK release first via Arrow Films! I still haven't seen this, it was on my radar during last year's Midnight Madness during the Toronto Film Fest. The disc will be released March 15th..
Well, here we are back from the dead..or I mean the short retirement! After a huge demand from devote readers of The Underbelly of Film! we have decided to put things back in motion! Starting off with some brand spanking new material from some of our regular contributors. Also, we would like to thank all of our supporters over the years, those of you who continue to read our pages and of course those who are new to them as well. We wil be following a monthly update schedule, of course there will be times when we may have two updates in a month depending on the amount of material that has been submitted. In the meantime, please enjoy the fresh material!
Ok, as much thought and time that was giving to end a 6 year run of the Underbelly of Film, to put it into retirement. That same energy along with kind words from many people in the industry not to mention the guys who sweat blood for the zine, I have decided to bring back Cinema Nocturna. Yes, I know, a short retirement indeed, but the itch seems to still be there to get those films out to you guys! Though I had originally had planned to wait until the new year, I have decided to put the gears back into motion come the first of November!
For now, the site is now back online as is the old shell of the site or what I like to call our achieves, which can be viewed HERE! So, keep your eyes out for us on the comeback trail!
We're back with some new material to look over! Once again, time restrictions have seen things a tad bit crazy here at the Underbelly, so sorry for the lack of new reads. Hopefully we should be able to pump out more material throughout the fall months. So, in the meantime enjoy the latest crop of reviews. More on their way!
Ok, we're back with some new material and I must admit some rather excellent reads, not to mention some rarities as well. Five new reviews to look over and more in the coming days! Also, we are doing work on our forums, scaling them down to better serve you all, so please stop by and show these guys some Underbelly support for their great efforts!
In the on going collabration with Becky and Laura over at Darker Side of the Moon Radio, Cinema Nocturna is pleased and very honored to have been graced with the presence of UK Cult/Horror director Norman J.Warren on the show! Recorded live to tape due to the time difference, the show is now archieved and ready to listen on the site! Enjoy, and expect more of these interviews to continue in the future!
Also, if you didn't catch our exclusive with Norman from 2005, here it is once again, enjoy!
Here's some new reviews to feast on, 4 fresh ones to be exact. Loading up the Splatter Mafioso section, wow..seems weird mentioning that word, it's been awhile! Anyhow enjoy the new material and as usual stay tuned for plenty more in the pipeline as we speak!
Our man Paul Cooke has once again dug up a very rare exclusive here for Cinema Nocturna. The just released Japanese/France co-produced film MILK MAID MIKO:GALACTIC CONCUBINE AGAINST THE SPECTRES OF SPACE. Please enjoy this rare look into some fanatisical cinema!
Stay tuned for more new material in the coming days!
Well, after a long enough hiatus, we are finally back! Loads of great new reviews from the Underbelly vault keepers! All links are underneath in the review box as well as on the right side box. Folks, this is only the beginning as there is tons more on it's way, coming up in the next 24-48 hours we are running a marathon of new material to feed the hungry mouths of all those devoted Cinema Nocturna regulars who have starved for a new fix! Yes, we are back in business indeed! So enjoy!
AUTUMN TRAILER NOW ONLINE!!
Yes, not only is the trailer for the upcoming zombie film AUTUMN'S trailer now online, so is it's official website! Feast your eyes on the trailer just below! Starring David Carridine, Dexter Fletcher and Dickon Tolson! It's a zombie film that will redefine the way we look at the walking dead!