Spookies harks back to that glorious time for American horror films – the mid to late 1980’s. It has the perfect mix of stereotypical teen characters (all played by actors that are well into their twenties, in line with horror tradition) and incredible special creature effects that still look good today. No CGI here – all the effects were done with puppets and models, giving them a solid, believable look that is sadly missing from today’s horror movies. (more…)
“I detest Cannibal Ferox… it’s the only movie in the bunch of horror/gore/splatters that I was in in the ’80s that I regret and wish I didn’t appear in.”
– Giovanni Lombardo Radice (Actor/Writer/Director, Cannibal Ferox)
If ever there was a movie that could be termed controversial, it is the 1981 exploitation horror Cannibal Ferox. Directed by prolific Italian film maker Umberto Lenzi (Eaten Alive, Nightmare City, The House of Witchcraft), Cannibal Ferox is a tale of cocaine, academic curiosity and death.
And I love it! (more…)