Posts Tagged ‘Joe D’Amato’

Define Irony. 42nd Street Forever on Blu Ray. Synapse Does It Again!

Define Irony. 42nd Street Forever on Blu Ray. Synapse Does It Again!

Tweet   From the neurons and chemically imbalanced awesomeness of Synapse comes a classic done up in bright shiny Blu Ray. 42nd Street Forever is one of those compendiums of sleeze cinema that tells a story of New York City at one of its sickest periods. Before they “clean up” the city and made it […]




Schadenfilme: 10 Exploitation Films That Would Not Be Made Today

Schadenfilme: 10 Exploitation Films That Would Not Be Made Today

We live in an unparalleled era of decadence…right? So why was everything scummier in the 1970s?




Eating People is Easy: Your Friendly, Native Guide to Italian Cannibal Films

Eating People is Easy: Your Friendly, Native Guide to Italian Cannibal Films

Tweet The following feature is one of the most violent expositions ever made. There are at least two dozen scenes of barbaric torture and sadistic cruelty graphically written about. If the presentation of disgusting and repulsive subject matter upsets you, please do not read this Italian Horror Week entry. [Paraphrased with liberties from Cannibal Ferox] […]




Facing Fear: A Look at Michael Soavi’s Stage Fright

Facing Fear: A Look at Michael Soavi’s Stage Fright

When I found out that we were doing a 2nd Italian Horror Week here at The Blood Sprayer, I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to write about at first. Last year, I wrote an article on Lamberto Bava’s Demons since I consider it to be my favorite Italian horror film. It wasn’t until Michael Soavi’s Stage Fright […]




Mad Mario: A Few Thoughts on Italian Post-Apocalyptic Cinema

Mad Mario: A Few Thoughts on Italian Post-Apocalyptic Cinema

Imagine if THE ROAD WARRIOR had a scene where Mel Gibson’s backdoor got violated by the Lord Humongous. That’s what happens in Italian rip-off territory.




Video Nasties: Antropophagus (1980)

Video Nasties: Antropophagus (1980)

Tweet “I love you, I need you, I’ll get you, I’ll eat you, Hungry like a wolf, excited as you hit the floor… Antropophagus.” -Anna & The Psychomen Antropophagus: The Beast (aka The Grim Reaper) is an 80s Italian horror film by the infamous Joe D’Amato. D’Amato, whose directorial credits include other cult horror films […]




Video Nasties: Rosso sangue AKA Absurd AKA Horrible

Video Nasties: Rosso sangue AKA Absurd AKA Horrible

Tweet A priest is experimenting on a large wily man and gives him the ability to regenerate damaged cells. I know, right? Absurd is basically Joe D’Amato’s take on “Halloween”. Though, “Absurd” is much more mean spirited, and littered with nasty practical gore effects. This film made it’s carved it’s path to the infamous video […]




Real Exploitation, Part 2…Let the Sleaze Continue

Real Exploitation, Part 2…Let the Sleaze Continue

The Boss Man talks about some more of the trash that makes him giggle…




Joe D’Amato’s Anthropophagus, a Guest Post from RayofTheDead from The Dead Associates

Joe D’Amato’s Anthropophagus, a Guest Post from RayofTheDead from The Dead Associates

Tweet Ray Marquez aka RayofTheDead of The Dead Associates, a website that specializes in EuroHorror, Cult  and Exploitation Cinema. When Ray told me he had an idea to do a guest post about Anthropophagus, how could I refuse him? Ray is ridiculously knowledgeable when it comes to EuroHorror, and I had to let him talk […]