Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 09/26/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A featured performer on two titles here is Enrica Bianchi Colombatto (better known as 'Erika Blanc'). Her Italian-made horror films from the 1960s and '70s are still highly regarded by fans. Another highlight brings together Cheryl Ladd and Kate Jackson several years before their CHARLIE'S ANGELS days. Vincent Price adds his inimitable talents as well.
"The Devil's Nightmare" and "Kill, Baby... Kill" are the Ericka Blanc offerings. In the first, a group of tourists spend a frightful night in a haunted castle, while the second has murder victims turning up with gold coins embedded in their hearts.
A young woman investigates her sister's supposed suicide at "Satan's School For Girls." With Jackson and Ladd.
In "House on Haunted Hill," millionaire playboy Prce invites five guests to spend the night at a haunted house. The bait: a $30,000 cash prize.
BLOOD SOAKED CINEMA: A TASTE OF EVIL is the ideal companion to this box set.
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.
(3.4) Birds Of Prey (Mexico/Spain-1987) - Christopher Atkins/Michelle Johnson
(5.4) Devil's Nightmare (Belgium/Italy-1971) - Erika Blanc/Jean Servais
(4.5) Don't Look In The Basement ("The Forgotten") (1973) - Bill McGhee/Jessie Lee Fulton
(6.7) The House On Haunted Hill (1959) - Vincent Price/Carolyn Craig/Richard Long
(7.0) Kill, Baby... Kill (Italy-1966) - Giacomo Rossi-Stuart/Erika Blanc
(4.1) Kiss Daddy Goodnight (1988) - Uma Thurman/Steve Buscemi
(5.5) Kiss Me Kill Me (Italy/France-1973) - Carroll Baker/George Eastman
(5.0) Little Corey Gorey (USA/Canada-1993) - Todd Fortune/Pat Gallagher/Brenda Pope
(4.8) Pieces (USA/Spain/Puerto Rico-1982) - Christopher George/Lynda Day George/Edmund Purdom
(4.9) Satan's School For Girls (1973) - Kate Jackson/Roy Thinnes/Jo Van Fleet/Cheryl Ladd
(5.0) Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974) - Patrick O'Neal/James Patterson/John Carradine (in support)
(2.5) Slashdance (1989) - Cindy Maranne/John Bluto/Dee Booher"