ABSURD
ROSSO SANGUE
1981, 90 min, Italy, Dir: Joe D'Amato

Borrowing heavily from HALLOWEEN, director Joe D’Amato unleashes a gut-spewing Greek boogeyman (screenwriter George Eastman) into suburban America for a gruesome saga of doomed nurses, butchered babysitters, biochemical clergy and some of the most insane splatter scenes in Italian gorehound history. Edmund Purdom (PIECES) and Annie Belle (HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK) co-star in this ultra-violent ”video nasty,” which was also released under such varied titles as THE GRIM REAPER 2, ZOMBIE 6, HORRIBLE and MONSTER HUNTER.


WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?
COSA AVETE FATTO A SOLANGE?
1972, Arrow Video, 107 min, Italy/West Germany, Dir: Massimo Dallamano

Students at an all-girl school are being brutally murdered. But as the killings multiply, all the clues lead to a dark secret connected to Solange, a young girl who had gone missing months before. Expertly directed by Sergio Leone’s former cinematographer Massimo Dallamano and featuring a haunting score by Ennio Morricone, SOLANGE is one of the more darkly lyrical entries in the giallo subgenre.


BEYOND THE DARKNESS
aka BURIED ALIVE
1979, Severin Films, 94 min, USA, Dir: Joe D’Amato

Sleaze merchant Joe D’Amato crafts his masterpiece as he mixes art, sex and death in one of the most disturbing pieces of Eurotrash committed to celluloid. Grief-stricken by his wife’s death, Frank can’t let go. So he taxidermies her body so he can keep her forever. When that doesn’t fulfill all his desires, Frank tries to find a living replacement.


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