Despite the fact that The House that Cried Murder (AKA: No Way Out / The Bride) feels a little like an overlong horror anthology segment, it still managed to entertain in certain respects and scrape itself more than an average rating - largely thanks to the ending, which certainly added a little oddness to what at first seemed to be a very 'by the numbers' affair.
Our neurotic bride Barbara is humiliated on her wedding day by new husband David…
A seedy slice of weirdness from director Ray Dennis Steckler, who brought us such greats as 'The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies'.
Here we have two independent serial killers; The Hollywood Strangler, who feels compelled to strangle the models he photographs, and the Skid Row Slasher, a porno bookstore owner who deals out stabbings to the local wino population when not peddling her brand of smut.
The film concentrates more on our tormented strangler, who…
Why I love this film so much:
- The Bat Copter!
- Bitch-slapping an exploding shark
- Dodgy Irish accented cop
- 'That' theme tune
- The Bat Boat!
- The nobility of a suicidal porpoise (!)
- A ball point banana
- Jet-pack umbrellas
- "Bless my dust pan!" & "Holy Halloween!"
- 'Dehydrated' pirates.
- "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb!"
- 'Re-hydrated' pirates
- The Bat Cycle!
- Cat in a dinghy
- Umbrella/sword duel atop a submarine
- Bat Centrifuge!
- Bat ropes!
In summary: Forget Nolan's films; watch this instead.