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ITALIAN BADXPLOITAION. Some glimpse of horror don't mean a horror cultmovie
on 17 May 2013
I'm Italian and know very well all italian seventies cinema, once considered trash and then partially (or totally) re-evaluated and reconsidered.
Well, there are definitelty some gems, and there directors who were not enough appreciated as they should.
This does not mean that everything from that era is great just because it looks rough, wild, rude, and completely indifferent to cinematographic rules and standard.
This film, for example, is to me one of Fulci's worst and I would like you to explain me why it should be considered a great film or a great horror, considering how badly they are shot, conceived, directed and scripted.
No problem in loving this amateurish movie-making but, believe me, we give the world far better horror director, like Argento and Mario Bava (also see Pupi Avati seventies films: fantastic!).
To me, considering Fulci a master, at least by watching this film, is totally misleading.
Of course there are some unsettling and well done moments (including the ending) but it seems like a totally improvised film, made on-the-go, with probably little money but even fewer ideas.