With this in ind, I finally broke down the other day and decided to watch a Jess Franco flick. For those that don't know Tio Jess, he's pretty much the most prolific exploitation filmmaker of ever. He's done everything from horror to porn. He's made films about naughty nuns, naughty Nazis, lesbian vampires, women in prison, cannibals... he's really done it all. The one theme running through his flicks is definitely perversion. Aside from people who suck, who doesn't like perversion, right?
So I borrowed a copy of one of his horror flicks, Bloody Moon, and dug in. The movie itself is like most European horror flicks of the 70's and 80's; cheesy, poorly acted, gory, excessive and dubbed horribly... and what a fun time it all was!
This review will be done with pictures, as it seems so appropriate. If nothing else, flicks like these tend to have some great visuals to make up for the awful plot.
|Sure, just slowly walk over to the door and let the shadow in.|
|Incest is breast!|
|So, getting stabbed in the chest causes nosebleeds and mouth injuries?|
|That knife is through her nipple.|
|This chick just kinda hangs around all movie.... or... will she ever come out of the closet?|
|"Ooo, oooo, oooooooo!"|
|The infamous saw scene which made this one a "video nasty."|
|Goldie Hawn with a knife?|
|Hot chick about to die...|
|This scene must have been cut out originally, because the video quality was poor and off... also a part of the "video nasty" business I suppose.|
|Oh, another crazy, non-sensical ending to an Italian Horror flick.. who saw that one coming? (me!)|
We have saved one sequence, the best one of the film, for last. It involves the infamous saw scene (which was great for the saw beheading alone), and a little Italian boy whom we have nicknamed. Lil' G... The G could be for Gustaf or Gerhardt, since this is a German flick, but then again it's set in Spain, so maybe the G stands for Giancarlo or something?
|So, Lil' G sees the killer take some random whore to a deserted building, and decides to investigate.|
|Realizing that the girl is about of be cut in half by a massive saw, he decides to try and save her...|
|He stops the saw, and when confronted by the killer, Lil' G kicks him in the ankle! Good for you kid!|
|Then he runs for his life, down the center of the road... why not hide in the grass?|
|Lil' G, brave ankle kicker, discovers he can't out run a car...|
|... and, dirt nap.|
The Master Says- B+ It goes without saying that Bloody Moon is a wreck of a film plot and dialogue wise, but a true gem if you like hot sluts, gore and laughing a lot. Jess Franco was truly a master of visual perversion, and he gives us a good dose of it here. Check this one out and have some nasty fun with it.
Final Thoughts- Jess Franco's long time partner and muse, Lina Romay, died on 2/15/2012 at the age of 57. Lina was one of the most beloved actresses in cult, horror, and erotic cinema, and were sad to hear of her passing. Fuck you, cancer. Thanks for everything, Lina, and rest in peace.