This boxset is cheap and thats why its worth it.
Puzzle box | Kuwait | 06/29/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"O.K. first of all if your looking for a ton of special features and good picture quality and transfers for these films then forget it but if your a hardcore horror fan like myself who likes collecting alot of horror films even the obscure ones then you might be able to purchase this collection of 10 cult z-grade horror films. If you like cheesy and really bad low budget horror films then you wouldn't mind, I got this for two films Don't look in the basement and Driller Killer which I heard alot of great things from other horror websites and then I saw the cheap price so I obviously didn't expect that the films would turn out to be that good, its like half the films were decent and the other half was just garbage anyway heres a short synopsis for each film:
The pyx: This film is more like a detective story that includes devil worship and a satanic cult ritual that involves the murder of a prostitute played by Karen Black (Burnt offerings). The film was very slow and boring and had an ending that just felt like a waste of time, somehow this film doesn't even have any gore in it which makes me think well whats the point of having this in a boxset called Gore and more, it was made in 1973 and takes place in Montreal Canada the transfer was absolutely terrible like it was taken from an old VHS infact I wouldn't be surprised if it was. Rating: 2/5 stars.
Werewolf in a girls dermitory: This is the worst film in the boxset so far and wasn't even an enjoyable or an unintentionally funny horror film from the 60's. A werewolf or man with realy bad makeup on his face starts attacking a bunch of naughty or bad girls in some sort of school for discipline. Since this film was so old don't expect any nudity or gore, the film then turns out to be more like a murder mystery where some of the teachers turn out to be suspects. Rating: 1/5 stars.
The werewolf vs. vampire women: This was half way decent the only problem is that the film was the cut version of Werewolf shadow which is available from Anchor Bay. The film's about a werewolf who is brought back to life and then heads of to the country side for safety from a vampire chick who wants him dead. Soon two girls who appear to be studying some ruins end up spending the night at the werewolf's castle, this 1971 spanish horror film has a nice gothic atmosphere to it but the storyline was slightly dumb. Rating: 3/5 stars.
Don't look in the basement: I had finaly watched a film that I thought was worth it. This is a cult classic drive-in movie from the 70's its not exactley an exploitation film since it has minimal gore scenes but its the idea and theme behind this film that makes it great to watch and it also has a disturbing ending. When a nurse arrives for work at a sanitarium one of the doctors have been murdered and the asylum has been overrun and not even the nurse knows whether she is sane or insane since none of the doctors can be trusted. This is a fun low buget horror film. Rating: 5/5 stars.
Night train to terror: This has got to be the weirdest and cheesiest horror film I have seen so far, its an 80's anthology horror film with three stories told by god and the devil who are sitting in a train I didn't know where it was heading towards I guess its going to hell or some other place with a bunch of hilarious dancers with typical 80's fashion wearing spandex and having bad hair styles singing and dancing like a bunch of idiots lol, anyway this film deffinetely delivered in the gore department and had a lot of wonderful and weird scenes in it including claymation special fx and one guy's face explodes while the blood splatters all over his girlfriend the film has a ton of blood, gore and nudity in it and is a great cult horror film to watch especially after midnight. Rating: 4/5 stars.
Drive-in massacre: Two police detectives investigate a series of murders at a drive-in theater and it seems like the killer is using a sword to decapitate his victims. some good low budget cheese but the transfer sucks and there was too much grain in the picture with some dark scenes that look imposible to figure out whats going on. Rating: 3/5 stars.
The bloody brood: Starring Peter falk this film was a waste of time since it wasn't even a horror film but a crime drama from the 50's. I don't even understand why this was included in the boxset, the story is about a man who is investigating the murder of his brother when it was found out that he died from eating a hamburger laced with ground glass, the police won't investigate cause they don't have enough evidence to go on. The guy soon meets Peter falk's character who is the bad guy because he hangs out with the cool people who listen to jazz lol and deals drugs and spouts poetry and highly philisophical stuff. This film was very slow and lame. Rating: 2/5 stars.
Bad taste: You should already seen this film by now since it is essential to all horror fans, it is a classic low budget gore film from the 80's directed by Peter (Lord of the rings trillogy) Jackson and shows of his talent and wit with comedy scenes and a ton of over the top gore about a group of aliens who land in a small town in New Zealand in order to wipe out the population and make humans the next on the menu of intergalactic fast food. Great film but I already have this from Anchor Bay with a better transfer. Rating: 4/5 stars.
Driller Killer: This film was directed by Abel Ferrara and is one of those rare horror films that were included in the video nasties list in England because of its graphic gore and violence, the film did have a bit of gore especially that scene where the bum has his head drilled into but the film had very few and far inbetween gore scenes but it still managed to be great. Reno is a struggling artist getting near to the edge, unfortunately a punk band is practicing twenty four hours a day while he works on a new painting which he needs to sell to pay the rent. After a while the painting becomes an obsession and triggers a violence he cannot control. This film is more like a psychological drama and horror film and another thing I like to mention is that it was brilliantly done its like a cross between Taxi driver and that 1980's slasher film Maniac. Rating: 5/5 stars.
Scream bloody murder: This is quite possibly the worst film ever made, I seriously doubt that anyone could even come up with a horrendous film like this not even Ed Wood or Uwe Boll could come up with this stuff. bad acting, script, dialogue, production values ect. you name it everything that you could possibly imagine goes wrong with this film but its still good for a laugh, the killer in this film has a hook in place of his hand caused by a childhood incident where he killed his own father by running him over a tractor, a few years later the killer is all grown up and blah blah ect.he is one of the worst actors ever and almost looks like a retard, a 30 year old man playing a 16 year old teen nuff said. Rating 1/5 stars If only I could've given this a 0 but Amazon doesn't allow this.
overall this boxset is only recommeded to those who like cheesy and weird low budget gore films that don't have anything to do with the mainstream so you have been warned. Some of the filmmakers actualy show that they have the skills and talent to become better directors as you'll see with both Abel Ferrara and Peter Jackson despite having an extremely low budget to work with."
Gore? You're soaking in it!
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 05/03/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The bloodbaths in the GORE & MORE 10 MOVIE PACK are evenly divided between American and foreign made films. These are definitely 'B' grade, but that always seems to add to the appeal of this type of movie. These ten violence-laden obscurities are certain to satisfy all lovers of scream-and-croak cinema.
For a bloody good time, check out CURSE OF THE DEAD 10 Movie Pack .
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.
(6.7) Bad Taste (New Zealand-1987) - Terry Potter/Peter Jackson
(4.5) The Bloody Brood (Canada/USA-1959) - Jack Betts/Barbara Lord/Peter Falk
(4.5) Don't Look In The Basement ("The Forgotten") (1973) - Bill McGhee/Jessie Lee Fulton
(4.4) Driller Killer (1979) - Abel Ferrara/Carolyn Marz
(1.7) Drive-In Massacre (1976) - Bruce Kimball/Adam Lawrence
(2.2) Night Train To Terror (1985) - Barbara Wyler/Jamie Scoggin
(5.3) The Pyx (Canada-1973) - Karen Black/Christopher Plummer/Donald Pilon
(3.4) Scream Bloody Murder (1973) - Fred Holbert/Leigh Mitchell
(4.7) Werewolf in A Girl's Dormitory ("Lycanthropus") (Italy/Austria-1962) - Barbara Lass/Carl Schell
(4.7) The Werewolf vs. Vampire Women (Spain/W Ger-1971)"
Not bad for the price but if you want great transfers don't
John D. Page | usa | 04/27/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"this set chock full of gore movies and if you like them you will love this set. now the transfers are a little worst here than in other sets so its up to you you can pay a little(5 to 10 dollars more)and get these in other sets with better transfers."