Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Rosso Sangue (1981)

AKA: Absurd
AKA: Horrible
AKA: Antropophagus 2

Director: Joe D'Amato

Writer: George Eastman

Composer: Carlo Maria Cordio

Starring: George Eastman, Annie Belle, Charles Borromel, Katya Berger, Kasimir Berger, Hanja Kochansky, Ian Danby, Ted Rusoff, Edmund Purdom

More info: IMDb
Plot: A priest comes to a small town to help get rid of a monster whose blood coagulates very fast. This creates problems as the monster is very hard to kill and then decides to go on a killing spree of its own.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

Some of the titles set this up to be appropriate.  Horrible or absurd it's not but it's not good, either.  It's your slightly above average Italian horror movie from this era except that it doesn't have a lot of gore and there's no nudity.  Sad face.  The score tries to be the kind of groovy stuff Goblin put out but it only partially succeeds.  George Eastman plays the killer who doesn't speak a word (and he wrote the screenplay).  The mother fucker is 6'9"!!!  If I knew that I forgot.  That's a tall drink of water.  He makes for a menacing foe.  He even growls which is silly.  His rampage at the end seems to go on forever but he eventually gets his at the end and he gets it good (it makes for a GREAT final shot).  The print I saw had the original Italian title but was dubbed in English.  The dub was pretty good.  It really is a middle of road Italian horror/thriller and the only scene that I actually got a kick out of was when there's an American football game on the TV and the shit the commentator says is hilarious.  It's in the background and it's not hard to hear so if you should watch this, listen for it and have a laugh.  The Anamorphic widescreen print looked great.  D'Amato knew how to shoot a picture.  He made some great ones.  This one looks good and you can tell that it was made by someone who knew his craft but the pacing hurts it. 

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