Thursday, March 8, 2012

An Observation.

I didn't realize how much I say 'um' in a given period. Haha. Maybe I should podcast and read off notes.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Incubo Sulla Cittá Contaminata (Nightmare City)

1980.  Umberto Lenzi.  This is one of my all-time favorites and I always tell people to watch it.  The ratings aren't great and the film isn't necessarily popular but I love it.  The zombies, which are more infected than shambling are super fun.  Wielding hatchets, firearms, sticks and knives, they destroy everyone in their path.  Note the extreme violence to women as nipples are attacked and strangely enough, the amount of women that have their shirts ripped open before being bludgeoned is way too high.  Again, this adds to the character of this film.  I'm not going to spoil any plot but touch on the high points.  Zombies with guns will always be laughable.  The massacre during an odd erotic aerobic show taping is also a riot.  Add Hugo Stiglitz slapping a hysterical Laura Trotter to quiet her down and you have the perfect recipe for laughs.  The plot is very thin, as par for the course but the finale at an amusement park delivers all the thrills needed to make up for that.  I tend to completely disregard the ending, it adds nothing but aggravation to the fun.  This is readily available on both Anchor Bay and Blue Underground but I am fairly certain the releases are similar.