Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL Reviewed on 1/5/2013...
House On The Edge Of the Park,Bloody Pit of Horror & Gothic are the three films in this collection that stand out.
House On the Edge of the Park was directed by Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust) & stars David Hess (The Last Hose on the Left) and remains a very effective example of what's known as Savage Cinema. It's a very brutal,graphic and disturbing film.
Bloody Pit of Horror was made in the mid 60s and stands out as being almost a template for the so-called Torture Porn Horror films that became a driving force in horror after the success of Saw & Hostel.
Gothic is another Ken Russell (The Devils,Altered Staes) film that is a definite aquired taste.
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Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 08/26/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"From fiction based on life to the most terrifying of nightmares, HORRORLICIOUS has enough gore to satisfy the heartiest of fright film fans. Vintage Euro-terror (including movies from Belgium and Yugoslavia) is featured almost exclusively here.
GOTHIC is loosely based on Mary Shelley's life. With her poet-husband Percy and their poet-friend Lord Byron, Mary indulges in sex, drugs and minuets. Their wanton behavior was the supposed fuel for her novel, "Frankenstein."
Castles figure prominently in three titles: DEVIL'S NIGHTMARE, BLOODY PIT and VAMPIRE'S NIECE. Along for the ride are Satan, the undead and a crazed executioner. (Heads will roll, as they say...)
Invite two maniacs to your party and what do you get? Find out in HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK.
A vengeful army of zombies wreak havoc in TERROR CREATURES.
A class reunion of sorts is central to SISTERS OF DEATH.
BLOODY PIT features lovely models, and so does SPIDER ISLAND. (SPIDER ISLAND is considered a porno-bomb, for what it's worth.) There's also a group of gorgeous gals in VAMPIRE'S NIECE-- seems like a trend here, no?
Misplaced anger causes a nobleman to murder redheaded women in THE NIGHT SHE AROSE (guess what color his dead wife's hair was?).
For more nightmarish fun from St. Clair, try their CULT HORROR COLLECTION.
. Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.
(4.3) Bloody Pit of Horror (Italy/USA-1965) - Mickey Hargitay/Walter Brandi (5.3) The Devil's Nightmare (Belgium/Itaqly-1971) - Erika Blanc/Jean Servais (5.3) Gothic (UK-1986) - Gabriel Byrne/Julian Sand/Natasha Richardson (2.3) Horrors of Spider Island (W Ger/Yugo-1960) - Alexander D'Arcy/Barbara Valentin (5.7) The House on the Edge of the Park (Italy-1980) - David Hess/Annie Bell (5.1) The Night She Arose from the Tomb (Italy-1971) - Antonio De Teffè/Erika Blanc (4.1) Sisters of Death (1977) - Arthur Franz/Claudia Jennings/Cheri Howell (5.6) Terror Creatures from the Grave (Italy/USA-1965) - Walter Brandi/Barbara Steele (4.0) The Vampire's Niece ("Malenka") - (Spain/Italy-1969) - Anita Ekberg/Gianni Medici"
Horr-ible, but not Horrorific...
Poe the Ghost | Inside the great Deku Tree | 03/29/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Being a big MST3K fan, I bought this collection thinking that it would be a collection of chessy horror movies that I could watch with my bros, poke fun at, and have a good laugh. Sadly, that was not the case... Horrorlicious is a collection of some of the dumbest, most graphic, and widely unfrightening horror collections available! Most of the movie are just plain boring, or appear to be porno under the weak disguise of being a horror movie. 2 Good examples of this are on disc 1, "The Devil's Nightmare" & "House on the Edge of the Park" there's nothing really scary about them at all, they're just a bunch of torture scenes & gratuitous nudity. House on the Edge of the Park really disturbed me... It's literally packed with nudity, seriously, you can't go five minutes without seeing full frontal female nudity! However, it's not at all enjoyable since all but one of the nude scenes involves rape or torture!
I namely bought this collection for "Horrors of Spider Island" but it wasn't worth it... Without the cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000 making fun of it, it isn't at all amusing, just a long, boring, and bad movie...
If you're looking for a decent collection of horror movies, look elsewhere... If you're a fan of MST3K or just enjoy watching cheesy horror movies with your friends, check out my other reviews, you'll find a fair amount there. If you like terrible horror movies, look no further..."
Horror and cheese in spades
James Remington | Maine | 03/13/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Did you ever stay up late and watch horror movies introduced by Elvira, or on some Monster Theater cheese fest? If so this is a good collection for you. Some of the movies like Gothic are genuinely creepy, and even have actors you might recognize, but the rest are pure and simple cheesy fun. Watch them in a dark room with someone who spooks easily and enjoy!"
Dave M. Grant | 02/11/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This dvd collection is a fantastic grouping of some rarely seen films from the 70's and 80's .There are some slight problems with picture clarity on some of the features, but nothing too terrible.I highly recommend "Horrorlicius" for genre fans looking for something different. -Dave Grant"