Even if Humphrey Bogart hadn’t returned from the dead to play the lead, this giallo would still boast an incredible all-star cast …Howard Vernon…Anita Ekberg…Rosalba Neri…Babs Bouchet…Evelyn Kraft (who had money in the production and allegedly never saw any of it back)…its like the Eurosleaze equivalent of a pop supergroup. All brought to you courtesy of the irrepressible exploitation film producer Dick Randall, who dons a fez for his customary silly cameo role in the film, whilst Carlo Rambaldi provides…
Not the most original of film, Carnivore: Werewolf of London clearly…badly… wants to be Dog Soldiers, and proudly slaps a quote proclaiming it “very similar to Dog Soldiers, but with civilians” over the DVD cover. Carnavore is more ‘very similar to Dog Soldiers, but with characters straight out of a Red Shoe Diaries sequel’, as lovebirds Abi (Atlanta Johnson) and Dave (Ben Loyd-Holmes) attempt to work on their relationship with a romantic trip to an isolated rental home in the…
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…
Can the world cope with now having not one, but two versions of A Night to Dismember in it?...time will tell. The 'original' version, once thought lost, has now resurfaced on YouTube , its slightly more coherent than the released version we all know and love, but completely off-kilter by 'normal' filmmaking standards and unmistakably Wishman.