“You stole my heart…seriously.” San Francisco is terrorized by “The Missing Heart Murders”. An unseen madman is lurking the streets, hunting victims and removing their hearts. It’s up to Officer Higgins to crack the case as the body count rises. The lurid artwork of a surgeon holding a bloody heart leads one to believe this [...]
Obscurity is my middle name. Dustin Obscurity Ferguson. “Death Doll” is one of those films, SO obscure that it remained practically unheard of until just the last few years. Only released on VHS in Poland and the U.K., “Death Doll” was the one and only feature directed by William Mims.
With a remake now in pre-production it became necessary to review the original for those not yet acquainted with this elegant masterpiece. Originally intended for late night television, this little gem found wider success at midnight showings, double features and various budget VHS and DVD releases.
Joe Spinell cannot die. Yet he has been dead for almost fourteen years. The sweaty, pock-marked Maniac is a beloved figure in retro slasher history, but he did several movies that were essentially variations of the same figure. We’ve been blessed with Spinell popping up every few years in another long lost lumbering, muttering role.
Studio tampering is a time (dis)honored tradition in the slasher genre. Horror House, A.K.A. The Haunted House of Horror, a forgotten little British chiller, is an early example of a studio destroying a film by radically changing storylines with unnecessary reshoots made without the director’s input.
Makes its audience feel dirty for watching a woman being brutalized, and then for cheering her (or her surrogates) on as she seeks revenge.