Go on, admit it, you wished you lived in a world in which 'Vampire Stripper' and 'Werewolf Virgins' were actual movies.
Michael Winner goodness in which M. Winner taps into women's fear of the occult, catholic priests, lesbians, real estate agents, father figures, living in sin, people with deformities (aka the minions of hell), suicide, black cats, parakeets, birthday parties, books written in Latin, balloons etc etc.
A couple of years before his death I did correspond a bit with Mel Welles about Lady Frankenstein (in fact I think Mel may have been the first person I ever emailed). So in order to keep his thoughts about the film in circulation and for anyone who is interested, here is some of what Mel had to say about the film, several of the actors, and the censorship of the film.
“LF was shot in English with a multi-national…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Imagine Big Trouble in Little China had it been made by Renee Harmon rather than John Carpenter, and that might give you an idea of what to expect from The Master Demon.
While I should perhaps clarify that Ms. Harmon didn’t actually have anything to do with this film, The Master Demon is very reminiscent of her Executioner Part 2/Lady Street Fighter style of a ‘C’ bordering on a ‘D’ level action movie, complete with lead actors who otherwise tended…