Killer's Moon  [DVD]
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Killer's Moon is Britain's answer to I Spit On Your Grave only sleazier. Produced in the late seventies it mixes lurid scenes of rape with dollops of ultra-violence and Clockwork Orange Droog style menace. Its story follows four drugged-up mad men who have escaped from the local asylum and seek refuge in a remote hotel in the Lake District where a class of stranded school-girls are staying. Unavailable since the halcyon days of the early 1980s and featuring a script amazingly co-written by award winning author Fay Weldon, this is a true 'video nasty' - with style.
It's uniquely bizarre in style... makes you proud to be British. --beardy-freak
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Having been advised by their doctors that the new drugs they have been given will enable them, through dream therapy, to act out their most violent and debauched fantasies, our four psychopaths have escaped the confines of their hospital and are now traipsing through the countryside. These four men, complete with their white hospital gowns, are unfailingly polite to each other as they delight in acts of murder and rape, constantly reassuring themselves that they are only dreaming. These characters, played superbly by David Jacskon, Nigel Gregory, Paul Rattee and Peter Spraggon get the best dialogue, at times surreal, at others sinking to maudlin comedy.Read more ›
The film actually has certain similarities with Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange - the four escaped madmen, who have been given experimental treatment, are dressed all in white (one of them even puts on a black bowler hat) and they are inclined towards committing acts of rape and violence just like Alex and his droogs.
Unfortunately the acting, the script and just about everything else aren't a patch on Kubrick's film. In fact some of the acting is so bad it just has to be seen to be believed (the wonderfully-named Chubby Oates, who plays the bus driver, appears to have wandered into this movie from a Carry On film). Some of the actors are even upstaged by a three-legged dog! You will also hear some of the worst lines of dialogue of any film ever. Even the potentially shocking rape scenes are clumsily done and unconvincing and I reckon that Benny Hill would have been proud of the chase sequences.
There's not much logic to the story either. In one scene someone is burned to death, reducing them to a skeleton, yet the clothes they are wearing remain perfectly intact! I had to ask myself various questions whilst viewing this film - Why did the school hire a forty-seater bus when there's only about 10 people on it?Read more ›
This film is an all time Brit horror classic. Yes the effects are cheap and its shot on a small budget but so what, none of that matters as what the viewer is subjected to is some of the craziest moments in Brit film history..
The dog? The dialogue? It's meanstreak! Three blind mice!?! The cheeky ladder descent thumbs up! The lightbulb crushing ~ Wow! The rape and murders!
Granted its somewhat distasteful, cheap and silly but genuinely i put this up there with Britains finest horrors of the 70s (and for me there was/is no greater decade for British Horror!). Anyone who recognizes or enjoys any of the following list of brilliant 70s films really should watch this:
Prey, House of Whipchord, Vampyres, Blood On Satan's Claw, Symptoms, Satans Slave, Psychomania, The Legend Of Hell House, Frightmare, The Fiend, The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue, The Wicker Man, The Shout etc. . . I could go on but wont. . . Needless to say Killer's Moon is up there with the aforementioned and acts as a one way ticket time capsule to 70s Brit horror lunacy. My only regret being that Tony Beckley and Mike Raven didn't have roles as two of the madmen in this!!Read more ›
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I like this film, it is very quirky and British in a low budget 70s way.
The storyline is genius and is dealt with in a brisk sleazy way. Read more