The opening sequence is a B&W chase seen where in a group of men are in pursuit of a visibly wounded man on horseback set to the tune of a Scott Walker song! So, definitely NOT a conventional spaghetti western. There may be 2 pages worth of dialogue uttered in the whole film(those would be double spaces pages, by the way). Any ways, this was an attempt at me trying to delve a bit deeper into this great genre. This film is undeservedly overlooked and worth the time to track down.
At first, I didn't quite know what to make of this. It vaguely reminded me of "The Beast" with this creature with a giant penis and insatiable sexual hunger going on a murderous rampage in a remote location, but somehow manages to up the ante and be even MORE misogynistic than that movie. Women are verbally and physically abused, coerced into sex and murdered hand over fist. It's trash to be sure, but there is something more going on here. Recommended for lovers.
This is one I remember admiring the VHS cover for as a wee lad at the rental store, but never got a chance to pick it up. Nearly 30 years later and I finally got to see it thanks to the German DVD release. It was a bit heavy on the talking parts, but it did have a couple of pretty cool gore scenes, particularly with the would-be rapist under the pier. I won't spoil, but for those who have seen Night of the Demon you'll know what to expect.
After not seeing this film in 20+ years, I finally tracked down a nice reg. 2 DVD and all I can say is it did not disappoint. There are a lot of detractors for this film and though it may not be the best of Barker's film adaptations, it's a very enjoyable monster on the loose flick. I like that they did not shy away from showing the creature even though the mask was ridiculously fake looking.
For anyone unfamiliar,…