Mediocre Camilo Vila film with some truly heinous acting.
Oh Good Lord this was a shocker! Ironically I watched this just after Brian Saur had put up my Film Discoveries 2018 list on Rupert Pupkin Speaks, where I listed Fred Gallo's THE FINISHING TOUCH as the best Corman movie of the decade.
Same combo for this one, but a sharp decline in quality! Steve Railsback... oh my, to say he sleepwalks through this picture would be overstating just how disinterested he is! Anyway, saving a full review for Schlock & Awe. It's streaming on UK Prime anyway. I'll certainly revisit it someday, but only to revel in its awfulness.
“Give him more than two or three scenes, and frankly your tolerance level of Joe Spinell dries up. I don’t think he’s as annoying in this as he is in Maniac – a film he practically sinks, but there’s something whiny about his performance” Kim Newman
My jaw hit the floor when Kim Newman gave this rather damning analysis of Joe Spinell’s acting abilities as he introduced The Last Horror Film as one of the Section 3 nasties within the…
Twenty years ago, if I would have dusted down my tattered old VHS of The Mutilator, and said to folks "Just you wait, in a couple of decades from now people will be restoring these old pieces of schlock and they'll be the glue that hold the niche aspect of the home entertainment industry together" - I would have likely been mercilessly mocked on a wild new invention called the internet.
However, here we are, in 2016 with boutique labels…