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|Blood Soaked Cinema A Taste of Evil|
Actor: Stephen Knight
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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James P. (bluebolt7) from AMERICUS, GA
Reviewed on 3/12/2010...
Blood Soaked Cinema: A Taste Of Evil contains the following twelve films....
THE BLACK ROOM
Starring: Stephen Knight, Cassandra Gava, Linnea Quigley - 1984: Color: Rated R: 87 minutes
This kinky, low-budget horror film stars Stephen Knight and Cassandra Gaviola as siblings who own a home in Beverly Hills. They rent specifically to couples with unusual sex lives, they practice voyeurism, and drain their blood with pumps and hoses in the back room.
THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION
Staring: Alan Hale, Jr., Barbara Hale, Steve Brodie - 1975: Color: Rated PG: 85 minutes
A black hole hits North Wisconsin and opens a door to other dimensions. Giant 15 meter spiders emerge from it, who have an appetite for human flesh! Dr. Jenny Langer and Dr. Vance from NASA try to save the world.
INVASION FROM INNER EARTH
Starring: Paul Bentzen, Debbi Pick, Nick Holtz -
1974: Color: Not Rated: 85 minutes
A group of young pilots in a remote region of the Canadian wilderness begin to hear strange reports over their radios about planes crashing, cars stalling and a deadly plague which has gripped the planet. It becomes clear that earth is in the midst of an invasion. The group of pilots decide to barricade themselves in a cabin deep in the woods and wait for their impending doom.
HOW AWFUL ABOUT ALLEN
Starring: Anthony Perkins -
1970: Color: Not Rated: 75 minutes
Anthony Perkins stars in this haunting tale of a young man who is tormented with guilt over his father's tragic death. In an effort to cure his psychosomatic disease, he seeks the assistance of his sister (Julie Harris), but someone or something is out for revenge and wants to drive him crazy.
BRIDE OF THE GORILLA
Starring: Raymond Burr, Lon Chaney, Jr. -
1951: Color: Not Rated: 76 minutes
Raymond Burr stars opposite horror mainstay Lon Chaney, Jr. in this forgotten gem about a plantation manager who murders his employer so he can marry the boss's beautiful wife. All goes according to plan until an inconvenient voodoo curse turns him into a gorilla. Plus Bonus: "The Veil - Jack the Ripper" Episode.
THE GIANT GILA MONSTER
Starring: Don Sullivan -
1959: Color: Not Rated: 74 minutes
Teenage mechanic Chase Winstead and his friends are only interested in having a groovy time, but there's a giant lizard cramping their style - and eating them in this wonderfully schlocky horror classic.
Starring: Marilyn Manning, Arch Hall, Jr. -
1963: Color: Not Rated: 93 minutes
Eegah meets and falls in love with pretty young Roxy Miller played by Marilyn Manning. Arch Hale, Jr. plays Roxy's boyfriend and Arch Hall Sr. plays her father which adds to both the confusion and the fun in this utterly hilarious cult classic.
ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES
Starring: Jan Shepard, Yvette Vickers -
1959: B&W: Not Rated: 62 minutes
B-movie mogul Roger Corman served as executive producer on this slimy little opus where an old chestnut nuclear radiation is to blame for giant leeches which start feeding on the residents of a small southern town. Especially noteworthy is the performance from July 1959 Playmate Yvette Vickers as a white trash goddess who is forced into the leech infested swamp by her cuckolded husband.
Starring: Barbara Steele, Ian Ogilvy -
1965: Color: Not Rated: 74 minutes
Veronica (Barbara Steele) and her husband Philip (Ian Ogilvy) are honeymooning in Transylvania where Veronica falls into a lake and becomes possessed by the witch Vardella who is determined to avenge herself upon the descendents of her executioners, while Philip struggles to regain his new bride. Plus Bonus: "The Veil - Vision of Crime" Episode.
KING OF THE ZOMBIES
Starring: Mantan Moreland -
1941: B&W: Not Rated: 67 minutes
A small plane carrying three men is blown off course and crash lands on a remote island. Our heroes take refuge in the castle of Dr. Mikhail Sangre, where the mad doctor is creating zombies for a foreign power during World War II. Plus Bonus: "The Veil - Girl on the Road" Episode.
THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE
Starring: Jason Evers, Virginia Leith -
1962: B&W: Not Rated: 92 minutes
Dr. Bill Cortner, world renowned surgeon has a good head on his shoulders and another one in a tank in his lab. When Bill's fiance Jan is messily decapitated in a car accident, Bill keeps her head alive in his laboratory and searches to build the perfect woman in this camp classic which must be seen to be believed. Plus Bonus: "The Veil - The Doctors" Episode.
BLOODY PIT OF HORROR
Starring: Mickey Hargitay -
1965: B&W: Not Rated: 87 minutes
A camera crew and a bevy of scantily clad models decide a remote castle is a perfect location to shoot some provocative covers for horror novels. Within the castle lurks the owner who believes himself to be the reincarnation of the 17th century sadist known as the Crimson Executioner. Plus Bonus: "The Veil - Genesis" Episode."
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 09/26/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A TASTE OF EVIL is a mix of horror and sci-fi films. One odd man out worth mentioning is "How Awful About Alan," an Aaron Spelling made-for-TVer about a man with psychosomatic blindness who's convinced that someone is trying to kill him. This is more of a mystery film than anything, and a rather tepid one at that.
"The Brain that Wouldn't Die" is the famous disembodied head in a pan of water later copied in the sci-fi spoof "Mars Attacks!"
The "Giant Leeches" are typically fakey-looking Roger Corman creations. This movie has the appearance of being filmed at a swimming pool overgrown with shrubbery.
The rest here are the common PD stuff offered on many a DVD box set.
For an enormously diverse sci-fi/horror collection, try HORROR 100 MOVIE PACK.
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.
(2.8) Attack Of The Giant Leeches (1959) - Ken Clark/Yvette Vickers
(4.5) The Black Room (1984) - Stephen Knight/Cassandra Gava/Christopher McDonald
(4.3) Bloody Pit Of Horror (Italy/USA-1965) - Mickey Hargitay/Walter Brandi
(3.2) The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) - Jason Evers/Virginia Leath/Leslie Daniels
(3.8) Bride Of The Gorilla (1951) - Lon Chaney Jr./Raymond Burr
(2.6) Eegah (1962) - Arch Hall Jr./Richard Kiel
(2.9) The Giant Gila Monster (1959) - Don Sullivan/Fred Graham
(3.1) The Giant Spider Invasion (1975) - Steve Brodie/Barbara Hale/Alan Hale Jr./Leslie Parrish
(5.6) How Awful About Alan (TV-1970) - Anthony Perkins/Julie Harris/Joan Hackett
(2.1) Invasion From Inner Earth (1974) - Paul Bentzen/Debbi Pick/Nick Holt
(4.8) King Of The Zombies (1941) - Dick Purcell/Joan Woodbury/Mantan Moreland
(4.4) The She-Beast (UK/Italy-1966) - Barbara Steele/John Karlsen"
R. Epstein | USA | 08/23/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Here's what you get...
This volume of the BLOOD SOAKED CINEMA series collects 12 low-budget horror flicks with campy science-fiction themes: in THE BLACK ROOM (1984), a brother and sister kill off unsuspecting thrillseekers after luring them to their Hollywood home with the promise of sexual favors; in THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION (1975), a meteor crashes to the ground in a small Wisconsin town and releases thousands of alien spiders; in INVASION FROM INNER EARTH (1974), a group of airplane pilots barricade themselves in a cabin in the woods to escape a worldwide alien invasion; in HOW AWFUL ABOUT ALLEN (1970), a blind man racked with guilt for his father's death is manipulated by his sadistic sister; in BRIDE OF THE GORILLA (1951), a South American plantation owner changes into a gorilla and terrorizes his wife; in THE GIANT GILA MONSTER (1959), a Texas town is threatened by a gigantic lizard; in EEGAH (1962), a blonde teenybopper falls in love with a million-year-old Cro-Magnon man she finds living in the desert; in ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES (1959), the irradiated creatures grow huge in a Southern bayou; in SHE BEAST (1966), an 18th-century witch reincarnates as a modern woman on her honeymoon; in KING OF THE ZOMBIES (1941), a mad doctor creates an army of zombies to use as the ultimate fighting machines; in THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE (1962), a mad scientist searches for the perfect body for his fiancée's severed head when he accidentally decapitates her in a car accident; and in BLOODY PIT OF HORROR (1965), a group of models stumble into an apparently abandoned castle owned by an unhinged actor."