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When Gothic Meets Giallo: Emilio P. Miraglia’s The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave and The Red Queen Kills Seven Times

“Throughout the 1960s and into the mid-1970s, two very different kinds of films dominated the Italian horror genre, each accompanied by their own distinctive iconographies. The gothic style is frequently associated with the remote past, cobweb-strewn castles, and ancestral curses, … Continue reading

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Cold Eyes of Fear (Enzo G. Castellari, 1971)

“A merely mediocre genre outlier, Cold Eyes of Fear gets a serviceable Blu-ray transfer, unburdened by much in the way of extras, from Kino Lorber and Redemption Films.” Read my review of Enzo G. Castellari’s frenetic attempt at a thriller, … Continue reading

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Strip Nude for Your Killer (Andrea Bianchi, 1975)

“Strip Nude for Your Killer is a salacious slab of sex-and-stab cinema, given a definitive Blu-ray upgrade by Blue Underground.” Read my review of this new Blue Underground on Blu-ray, which hit the streets in March, only at Slant Magazine.

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Torso (Sergio Martino, 1983)

“At the risk of going out on a limb, let me suggest that Torso is much more than simply hackwork.” Read my review of Blue Underground’s new Blu-ray release of Torso, which hits the streets September 27, at Slant Magazine.

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Capsule Reviews: June 7 – 9

Black Narcissus (Michael Powell, 1947) – 5/5 One of the great exemplars of Technicolor cinematography (provided by Jack Cardiff, who also lensed Powell’s equally ravishing follow-up The Red Shoes [1948]) – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. A … Continue reading

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