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Surprisingly vicious, no budget flick from the director of the delirious GARDEN OF THE DEAD.
OK, this is possibly the fourteen millionth low budget zombie movie, and while it really can't be described with any accuracy as "good", much like THE STINK OF FLESH, there is something about it that makes it a bit more fun to watch than most such films. Again, as with STINK, I can't really put my finger on what it was that made BIOHAZARDOUS that all important little bit better, but I've watched it twice now and both times enjoyed it enough that I didn't feel the urge to throw the DVD in the trash (as I sometimes do...)
About on par with THE DEAD NEXT DOOR, as well. And light years better than SHATTER DEAD and/or ZOMBIE BLOODBATH.
I don't have much to say about this horrible film that other reviewers haven't said already: the killer's voice is funny, the kills are crappy, etc.
Just know that of the 2300 or so horror flicks I've seen, this is one of the 10 worst.
Absolutely wonderful 40s horror romp with Lugosi giving one of his best performances of the decade (only in ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN and possibly THE DEVIL BAT was he better in the 40s). Matt Willis is a great, shaggy werewolf.
If British gothic horror was typified by Hammer films, this is the British answer to American gothic horror films like SPIDER BABY and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. It's a dark, dank, even disturbing film, and it's Pete Walker's masterpiece.
Although he first worked with Lucio Fulci (as an actor), Michele Soavi was widely known as Dario Argento's protege. Here the protege easily surpasses (and may evebn be lampooning) the master. StageFright is a bloody, twisted and hugely entertaining latter day Italian splatter film.
It's a shame Michele Soavi has only made four horror films.
Universal's fourth Frankenstein film is possibly the most underrated of the series. Lugosi returns as the nefarious Ygor, and gives another excellent performance. Too bad Lugosi didn't seek out more character parts: his playing of Ygor proves he could have been a great character actor. Lon Chaney Jr. is also underrated as the Monster. People point out that Chaney's Monster is not as sympathetic as Karloff's, not realizing that the way Chaney portrays the Monster is exactly in sync with where the character was going in SON OF FRANKENSTEIN.
I am not a fan of Wes Craven's THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. The only enjoyment I got out of that film was David Hess's excellent performance.
THE HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK is basically Ruggero Deodato's version of LAST HOUSE. Since Deodato directed the legendary CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (a film I would consider one of the greatest horror movies ever made were it not for the unnecessary killing of real animals onscreen) I was hoping for a savagely brutal film. I didn't get it. The violence in PARK is pretty standard stuff, and tame when compared to, say, DELIRIUM or THE NEW YORK RIPPER. The ending is also kind of silly.
Hess is unquestionably the stand-out performer here. Italian horror legend Giovanni Lombardo Radice ("John Morghen") is probably at his worst here as Hess's dimwitted buddy. Lorainne DeSalle is as colourless here as she was in CANNIBAL FEROX.