Thirst (1979)

This week’s B-Movie Enema is a bit of a change of pace.  First, it’s a good movie.  Second, it’s an interesting take on an old idea.

From Australia, allow me to present to you Rod Hardy’s Thirst

I should note that the director, Hardy, has gone on to work on some things of note relatively recently.  He’s directed episodes of Battlestar Galactica, The X-Files, The Librarians, and Supernatural.  So he’s no schlub.  The film also stars a beautiful actress by the name of Chantal Contouri who is a little Greek and a little Australian, and all around alright by me.  While she did have a brief stint on General Hospital in the late 80s, for the most part, she’s primarily stayed in Australia and been on many of their TV shows.  Unfortunately, we don’t get many of those so I can’t give any overview of that in any real sense like the shows that Rod Hardy worked on here in the States. Continue reading “Thirst (1979)”

Messiah of Evil (1973)

From the Makers of American Graffiti…

I know what you’re thinking.  You’re thinking, “You dumb, silly bastard, you.  No way the makers of a fine, upstanding movie like American Graffiti would make something like this.”  Think again, dear readers.

From the writing team of Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz comes 1973’s Messiah of Evil.  Huyck and Katz collaborated a few times, and, yes, one was the aforementioned American Graffiti.  Another they worked on was a little known film by the title of Howard the Duck, but that’s for another time.  Oh, I promise you that is for another time. Continue reading “Messiah of Evil (1973)”

The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)

The worms are waiting!

Okay, for this week’s B-Movie Enema, I have another horror film from the 1970s.  Now, unlike last week’s, all the characters are supposedly English, but like last week’s cleansing, we have yet another Italian flick.  However, There aren’t many other names this movie goes by other than the Italian or English translations.

From the 50-Movie Pure Terror DVD Set, our synopsis for this week reads: “An unstable English Lord, who mourns his deceased wife, frequents clubs looking for redheaded women to take to his home for bizarre activities.  He eventually meets and marries a woman he hopes will drive away the demons from his tortured mind.  Unfortunately, other forces are at work to drive the nobleman insane and spread terror throughout the household.”
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