I’ll admit it: I saw the title and cover art and went for it…bummer!
Director: Luigi Pastore
Stars: Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Antonio Zequila, Lilli Carati
Distributor: 8 Films
Runtime: 82 mins
BLU-RAY REGION ALL
“There they are. Cursed. They’re coming to take me, but they will not have my soul.”
Rome has been shattered by a series of brutal killings with links to an infamous German serial-killer called Karl “The Butcher”. There’s also a lunatic professor that’s using his knowledge in ancient Esoterian history to control the killer as he wish.
I’ll start with the few positive things about this movie: It was cool to have the B-movie veteran, Giovanni Lombardo Radice in the leading role, he’s the only one doing a decent job. It’s also fun to watch the two old B-movie directors Enzo G. Castellari and Luigi Cozzi in the roles as grumpy old forensics. The gore is also overwhelming and decent. That does not save this film. It’s based on Andreas Schnass amateur underground trilogy called “Violent Shit 1-3”. The film is shot with a very cheap feel to it. The dialogue, conversations and person interraction feels awkward and laughable. The story is messy and totally incoherent. The only salvation is the gore, but that’s unfortunatelly not enough. Claudio Simonetti from Goblin has the soundtrack. Must be an embarrassing career step. Recommended only to fans of bad underground gore.
A very nice package of both BD/DVD/CD, a fine booklet (only in German) and a good amount of interesting extras. Got the lim.ed. 703/999.