Happy Halloween Part 1, 2012: ANTHROPOPHAGUS (1980), KILL, BABY, KILL (1966), FRIGHTMARE (1983), THE PIT (1981)

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

I’ve no self censor today, so I’m providing a glut of horror films, enough to get by till Thanksgiving (when I can give thanks for having watched so many weird and wonderful horror films). I’ll likely have to break these up into separate posts so I don’t have tons of confusing links at the bottom…plus I don’t have time to sit here all day doing this, though I obviously want to…

ANTHROPOPHAGUS

The music: cold electronic bittersweet naive, like CEMETERY MAN or NECROMANTIK…amazing. OH, and the SOUND EFFECTS…

The cinematography: the dark is rarely used so well, not to mention “day for night”…

The man: George Eastman IS the man…and he eats his own intestines…

http://youtu.be/qC7uCki8iO8

KILL, BABY, KILL

The master of Italian horror has made many notable, beautiful films. My favorite is the movie SHOCK, but KILL, BABY, KILL is a close second. I’m posting KILL, BABY, KILL because it is a better demonstration of the style that Bava created – using color to reproduce the high contrast effects of German Expressionism – and it inspired the Black Lodge sequence at the end of David Lynch’s TWIN PEAKS…

KILL, BABY, KILL is no longer streaming on YouTube, but I believe it is currently streaming on Netflix.

FRIGHTMARE

Unfortunately, this is only available via Troma at the moment. Wonderful in the beginning third, it drags a bit in the middle, but becomes mad and wonderful again in the last third. The director, Norman Thaddeus Vane…well, all I have to say is, “the director, Norman Thaddeus Vane” and you get the idea of the kind of movies he made. This has quite a cult following, and I highly approve of that particular cult…no matter what cruel sacrifices their god may require…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEJKx6SpXu0

THE PIT

A little boy finds a hole with a human eating monster in it. He decides that it is a good way to get rid of the neighborhood bullies. This is a nice hybrid of an Afterschool Special and, an episode Night Gallery, and something that doesn’t exist anywhere else.

http://youtu.be/3UmP4lr-Efw

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