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  • Five Dolls for an August Moon

    Five Dolls for an August Moon

    ★★★

    I've been laughing histerically during most of the film. Funny pick for anyone into Agatha Christie. This is so poorly explained that made me wonder if my IQ is below average. What the hell is going on? Who is who? They were having quite a good time while there was a murderer among themselves. Most of the dialogue is pointless.
    I love the swinging corpses hanging in the freezer with that detuned little theme song playing in the background.

  • Kill Baby, Kill

    Kill Baby, Kill

    ★★★★★

    Mario Bava's Black Sabbath inspired a song by the psych/occult rock group Coven. The band had a certain member called Oz Osborne. Consequently, someone stole their song title and the bassist's name too, to form Ozzy Osboune's Black Sabbath.
    Now I'm certain Kill Baby, Kill was the inspiration for Merciful Fate's Melissa (and maybe even for King Diamond's solo albums Abigail and Them).

    This is the best Bava I've seen so far. Tense darkness, foggy graveyards, fading images of dolls,…

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  • Tempus Edax Rerum

    Tempus Edax Rerum

    ★★★

    Davide Roveda's debut short film has a quiet, haunting atmosphere evoking desolation and loneliness, even in its technical details (written, directed, played by himself). Those uncolored stills from old buildings and alleyways by the dead of the night can naturally express a certain hollowness.
    The only problem I had with this was the initial soundtrack, wich I think doesn't match the visual and spiritual atmosphere of the movie. That's dangerous, but the moody silence of the second half compensates it.

  • Tombs of the Blind Dead

    Tombs of the Blind Dead

    ★★★★½

    If you feel betrayed, please don't jump out of a running train in the middle of nowhere.
    Ossorio's Blind Dead knights are surely the most evilish zombies, if you can even call them so, being the inspiration for Peter Jackson's Nazgûl. Followed by a terrifying chant, they ride their horses in slow motion.
    The place where it was shot also helps, I would say miraculous but it doesn't correspond with the cursed movie.