Stagefright

Stagefright (Deliria) (1987)

Stagefright (Deliria) first published by VODzilla.co In the Eighties, Michele Soavi had done some acting in fllms for Lucio Fulci and Joe D’Amato , and quickly forged a working relationship with Dario Argento, serving as assistant director on his Tenebre (1982), Phenomena (1985) and Opera (1987), and debuting as solo director on the filmographic documentary…

Bitch Ass

Bitch Ass (2022)

Bitch Ass had its world première at SXSW 2022 Bill Posley’s Bitch Ass opens in Academy ratio, with the title Hood Horror Movie Nights written in a cheap-looking font, and with the show’s host tapping out minor-key notes on a piano surrounded by cobwebs and dusty VHS cassettes. Turning to camera, he says: “I’m sure…

Skull

Skull: The Mask (Skull: A Máscara de Anhangá) (2020)

Skull: The Mask first published by VODzilla.co Skull: The Mask (Skull: A Máscara de Anhangá) begins with a portentous ancient prayer text about “the dirt in the world summoning Anhangá”.  The pejorative phrase ‘dirt in the world’ is used of those arrogant individuals who seek to have incarnated in themselves the power of the pre-Columbian…

Dèmoni

Demons (Dèmoni) (1985)

Demons first published by VODzilla.co Demons (Dèmoni) is set in Berlin, in the Deep Eighties (you can tell by Claudio Simonetti’s synth pop). Music student Cheryl (Natasha Hovey) is on the S-Bahn, clutching her score for Béla Bartók’s Mikrokosmos, when the lights dip in a tunnel, and she glimpses the reflection of a man with…

Onibaba

Onibaba (1964)

Onibaba first published by EyeforFilm A bloody, protracted and pointless quarrel between rival emperors has torn feudal Japan apart. While they await the return of their conscripted husbands, a woman (writer/director Kaneto Shindo’s wife, Nobuko Otowa) and her daughter-in-law (Jitsuko Yoshimura) have taken desperate measures to survive, murdering any soldiers who wander into their grass field,…