I tried watching this the other night, but fell asleep about 40 minutes in.
Should they wish to take another shot at Herc, this one seems ripe with possibilities. Star “Rock Stevens” is none other than Peter Lupus (still alive at age 91! Who knew?), so there would be all kinds of Mission Impossible jokes available.
OMG! At first I thought the announcer said, “From the cook who brought you…” and I was thinking of someone saying, “So we’ll take this stale The Descent crust, pack it with budget Lou Gossett, Jr., add an on-vacation Dark Angel stunt double and some The Exorcist action figures, sprinkle with leftover video game peelings and dot with some garage-level Goblin which was already dated 20 years ago, bake 90 minutes…”
And yeah. Like Demon Squad, the film company Put A Bird On It ™, so how could we go wrong?!
So bonkers bad I spent about half the movie with my jaw on the floor.
A US-European venture, it is a mess from beginning to end, and somehow manages to also be derivative of Indiana Jones. Also it was filmed for the early 1980s 3D movie craze, so has weird out of focus stuff flying at the camera at odd times.
You WILL find yourself asking “WTBLEEP JUST HAPPENED?!” a lot, and it won’t be because the movie is blowing your mind.
Not necessarily a historically bad movie, so to speak, but Sergio Corbucci’s Super Fuzz (1980) is one of those Pumaman-esque, incomprehensible Italian superhero movies that was a huge staple of HBO in its early years.
A cast and director known primarily for Spaghetti Westerns doing a comedic superhero movie? An iconic theme song from Italodisco icons La Bionda? Extremely silly set pieces only the Italian genre cinema of the late 70’s-early 80’s can provide? Count me in.
It’s on Prime Video right now. DO yourself a favor, WATCH. Young Josh Brolin. Early Red Hot Chili Peppers (music clearing might be an issue). Perfectly cliched plot. Good clean(ish) fun. So many moments where the riffs practically write themselves.
The House That Dripped Blood (Amicus, 1971) visibly low budget horror anthology featuring some very notable names (Cushing! Lee! Pertwee!) and a script by Robert Bloch. That said, the first two stories are listless, cranky affairs. The last two stories are campy as hell but WAY more fun due in no small part to the performers (particularly Pertwee) hamming it up beautifully.