The Severed Arm (1973)
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The first starts off pretty creepy, but by the end it's slow and dumb. The cave-in scene is disturbing, especially with the music and the overall 70's feel. The rest of the film goes about like any old slasher movie would. The ending is quick and confusing. It gets an A for the cave-in, but the rest of the film fails.
This might be 1 of those movies you consider it's so bad it's good movie but I considered it to be almost boring.I kinda figured everything out in the beginning.The only thing I didn't figure out was who the killer was.The acting is terrible & the movie is just slow.The best thing about The Severed Arm was Marvin Kaplan who I found funny as Mad Man Herman The DJ but I'm also a big fan of Alice the TV show where he plays Henry the telephone repairman
Drive-In Swill for sure. This was the second feature in a Grindhouse Double Shock Show, which I purchase from www.oldies.com they have a great catalog and is free when you request it from there web site. Anyway this movie starts with men exploring a cave when one of the not so smart fellows starts banging on the beams for a rock sample, hello, are you sure you want to do that. Seconds later the roof caves in and there trapped, when asked how long do you think it will be before anyone starts looking, well were not supposed to be back for 2 weeks one says. Next thing we are lead to believe that 2 weeks has passed and there running out of food, so they decided to draw straws to see who there going to eat, Straws hell, I'd be looking at the guy who was tapping on the beam. Well they have there victim and they cut off his arm only to be found seconds after cutting off his arm. That would be my luck! Well next thing we know 5 years pass and guys from that mining weekend are getting the axe in the arm treatment one by one. A great revenge film. The ending holds a surprise that I will not give away. Its cheap enough to buy and enjoy two movies for less then the price of one. 2 1/2 stars close to 3.
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