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An exploitation gem of British horror
on 18 October 2013
Always liked this title. One of the last gasps of British horror cinema after Hammer went bankrupt, and independent companies slowly gave up on trying to make and release films like this.
Made for a pittance in 1976, this has elements of gothic style Hammer horror, but is set in modern times and is spiced up with exploitation sex and violence that Hammer would never of dared get away with.
A good cast of people seen in previous horrors all give believable performances, the main player being of course, Michael Gough, a veteran of such stuff.
This is suprisingly sleazy for a Brit movie, especially in this stronger Euro cut that the director wasn't too keen on, but is certainly an eye opener during the nasty scissor/rape sequence, and some violent murder scenes.
They certainly don't make them like this any more, more's the pity, and this is the only widescreen release I know of that has the Euro cut.