See Estratto dagli archivi segreti.
See Stelvio Cipriani - La vita (Es.
See Stelvio Cipriani - Estratto Da.
See Estratto dagli archivi segreti.
See Estratto dagli archivi segreti.
See Vita (Estratto dagli archivi s.
See Riccardo Freda (1969-72).
See Stelvio Cipriani - Estratto Da.
See STELVIO CIPRIANI.
See Dagli archivi della polizia cr.
Description: Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the city of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after giving birth to Michael's child. She runs to Haddonfield to receive Dr. Loomis to support her again.
Description: A researcher at Chicago's Natural History Museum returns from South America with some crates containing his findings. When the crates arrive at the museum without the owner there appears to be very tiny inside. However, police explore gruesome murders on the cargo ship that brought the crates to the US and then other murder in the museum itself.
Description: Having lived through traumatizing happenings during WWII, Father Lankester Merrin takes a sabbatical from the Church to conduct archaeological excavations in British-administered East Africa. Merrin unearths an ancient Byzantine church believed have been built and then instantly buried to hold down evil from the crypt below. The natives are convinced that uncovering the church has unleashed a demon, and start to violently clash with the British military troops. As the village rapidly disintegrates into chaos and war, Merrin gotta face-off with the demon which has taken possession of somebody close to him.
Description: Set on an island off the coast, a techno rave party attracts a diverse group of college coeds and a Coast Guard officer. Soon, they explore that their X-laced escapades are to be interrupted by zombies and creatures that attack them on the ground, from the air, and in the sea, ruled by an evil entity in the House of the Dead... Prequel to the House of the Dead video games.
Description: Those supersucking desert monsters are back --- and this time they're south of the border. As the monsters worm their method through the oil fields of Mexico, the only folks who can wrangle them are veteran Earl Bassett and survivalist Burt Gummer. Add to that squad a young punk out for money and a fearless scientist, and the critters don't stand a chance.
Description: Abby is a pregnant girl with a curious fresh boarder in the apartment over her garage. Turns out he's heaven-sent and is speeding along the Apocalypse by bloodying rivers, egging on plagues and following scripture word for word.
Description: A teenage woman moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to explore that their gloomy fresh home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.
Description: A group of mates whose leisurely Mexican vacation takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins
Description: Loner Tag Lewis works at a movie studio during the day and, at night, takes racy photographs of women. Also he's making a documentary on fear, which involves recording the reactions of victims as he murders them. He befriends Helen, the daughter of the family living in the apartment below his, and he says her vaguely about the film he is making. She sneaks into Mark's apartment to watch it and is horrified by what she sees -- especially when Tag catches her.
Description: After a flight back home, Sam Hendrix returns with a doll he innocently acquired along the way. As it turns out, the doll is now stuffed with heroin, and a group of criminals led by the ruthless Roat has followed Hendrix back to his zone to retrieve it. When Hendrix leaves for business, the crooks create their transport -- and search his blind wife, Susy, alone in the apartment. Soon, a life-threatening minigame starts between Susy and the thugs.
Description: When a fashion model dies during an abortion, a series of murders begins, starting with her doctor. The next victims are connected to the modeling agency where she worked, Albatross, run by a difficult edged and jealous bi-sexual, Gisella, married to a Farouk-like dissolute. One suspect is Carlo, a playboy photographer who has a hot temper and refuses to share notification with the police. He becomes the lover of Magda, other photographer at the agency, who's probably in danger. The murderer wears a black motorcycle outfit and helmet. Will anyone explore the murderer's identity before the whole agency dies?
Description: David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to explore that Emily has created an imaginary mate called 'Charlie', but it isn't long before 'Charlie' develops a sinister and violent side, and as David struggles with his daughter's growing emotional problems, he comes to the frightening realisation that 'Charlie' isn't just a figment of Emily's imagination.
Description: Kirsty Cotten is actually all grown up and married. Her memory of the happenings that took zone back at her parent's home and the mental institution have dimmed, but she is still traumatized. A fatal vehicle ruin kills Kirsty. Now, her husband finds himself in a strange globe full of sexy women, greed and murder, making him trust that he is in hell.
Description: After failing to slay stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her life. The institution proves to be particularly suited to serial killers, however, as Myers cuts, stabs and slashes his method through hospital staff to reach his favourite victim.
Description: Just when you thought it was secure to sleep, Freddy Krueger returns in this sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Road films, as psychologist Maggie Burroughs, tormented by recurring nightmares, meets a patient with the same horrific dreams. Their quest for answers leads to a certain house on Elm Road -- where the nightmares become reality.
Description: A group of artists, composed of the young actors Wilfried and Matthieu and the actresses Sophie, Mathilde and the dumb Jeanne, is hired by a millionaire, Axel de Fersen, to show a performance of Tiny Red Riding Hood in his isolated castle to celebrate the birthday of his grandson. Meanwhile, the police advises that a serial assassin is raping and killing young girls in the woods around that area. During the night, the group feels trapped and threatened in the castle, guessing who is and where might be the killer.
Description: Tag 13 is a government-built killing machine programmed with artificial intelligence, able to repair and recharge itself from any energy source. Through a series of coincidences, the cyborg's head ends up in the home of a sculptress as a bizarre Christmas show from her boyfriend. Once inside its fresh home, the cyborg promptly reconstructs the rest of its body using a tons of household utensils and proceeds to go on a murderous rampage.
Description: Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his entire life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a vehicle ruin which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, show and future life of anyone with whom he comes into physical contact.
Description: After 23 horrifying days of gorging on human flesh, an ancient monster known as the Creeper embarks on a final voracious feeding frenzy, terrorizing a group of varsity basketball players, cheerleaders and coaches stranded on a remote highway when their bus breaks down. The terrified group is forced to come together and do war vs the winged monster hell-bent on completing its grizzly ritual.
Description: Haunted by memories of a patient's death, a nurse takes a job at an antiquated hospital for children. Later she learns that the children fear a ghost that prowls the floors and will not let anyone to leave. Amy tries to protect them and convince the another staffers of the evil that lurks there.
Description: The legend of that creepy masked-man, Michael Myers, comes to life once again in this fourth installment of the successful horror franchise. This time, it's Michael's niece, Jamie, who can't seem to escape her crazy uncle. With Michael on the loose, Jamie enlists the support of nice old Dr. Loomis to stop the murderer. This time, though, there seems to be no end to Michael's madness.
Description: Presumed dead after a shoot-out with the Haddonfield police, Michael Myers is secretly nursed back to health -- and returns a year soon to slay again and once more goals his young niece, Jamie. Jamie is actually recovering in the local children's hospital after attacking her stepmother and losing her voice. Her mental url with her evil uncle may be the key to uprooting her family tree.
Description: A lift starts displaying some erratic behavior, like trapping some party goers and nearly suffocating them, and decapitating a safety guard. Felix, the technician from the lift company, can't search anything wrong with the circuitry. When he and a nosy reporter start asking questions of the lift company's electronics partner (Rising Sun Electronics) his boss puts him on a leave of absence. A subsequent visit to a professor leads them to trust that some evil experiments are being conducted.
Description: Serial Assassin Michael Myers is not complete with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end. But is this the last we see of Myers? Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality programmers at DangerTainment, and are planning to send a group of 6 thrill-seeking teenagers into the childhood home of Myers. Cameras are placed all over the house and no one can receive out of the house... and then Michael arrives home!
Description: In the year 2455, Old World is actually a contaminated planet abandoned for centuries -- a brown globe of violent storms, toxic landmasses and poisonous seas. Yet humans have returned to the deadly zone that they once fled, not to live, but to research the ancient, rusting artifacts of the long-gone civilizations. But it's not the harmful environment that should prove fatal to the intrepid, young explorers who have just landed on Old Earth. For them, it's Friday the 13th, and Jason lives!
Description: After attending the funeral of her grandmother in Dallas, the Lux Atlantic Hotel manager Lisa is waiting for a flight to Miami. Due to the terrible weather and consequent flight delay, she meets in the airport bar Jack Rippner, who is also in the waiting list. They sit together in the plane, and Jack reveals that he wants Lisa to change the room in Lux of an necessary American politician to facilitate a terrorist attempt vs him. Otherwise, Lisa's father will be killed by a hit man. Lisa has to decide what to do with the menacing boy at her side.
Description: A quiet and inconspicuous boy rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and starts to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will slay himself.
Description: A Harvard anthropologist is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is told to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to search the miracle drug, the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of walking zombies, blood rites and ancient curses. Based on the real life experiences of Wade Davis and filmed on zone in Haiti, it's a frightening excursion into black magic and the supernatural.
Description: A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and start to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.
Description: Pinhead is trapped in a sculpture and fortunately for him the sculpture is purchased by a young playboy who owns his own night club. Pinhead busies himself escaping by getting the playboy to lure victims to his presence so he can test their blood. Once free, he seeks to destroy the puzzle cube so he need never return to Hell, but a female reporter is investigating the grisly murders and stands in his way.
Description: Bizarre nightmares plague Regan MacNeil four years after her possession and exorcism. Has the demon returned? And if so, can the combined faith and knowledge of a Vatican investigator and a hypnotic research specialist gratis her from its grasp?
Description: Paris, 1482. Today is the festival of the fools, taking zone like every year in the square outside Cathedral Notre Dame. Among jugglers and another entertainers, Esmeralda, a sensuous gypsy, performs a bewitching dance in front of delighted spectators. From up in a turret of the cathedral, Frollo, an alchemist, gazes at her lustfully. Soon in the night, Frollo orders Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer and his faithful servant, to kidnap Esmeralda. But when the ugly freak comes close to her is touched by the young woman's beauty...
Description: In this meta horror film, a demonic entity uses the fictional hero of Freddy Krueger to enter the true globe and torment "Elm Street" heroine Heather Langenkamp and her family.
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As I have told elsewhere, my abiding love for Italian actress Luciana Paluzzi has, cinematically, led me to some fairly unusual places. From my initial enthrallment with her Fiona Volpe hero in 1965's "Thunderball" and on to such disparate fare as the British comedy "Carlton-Browne of the F.O." (1959), the Japanese sci-fi shlock classic "The Green Slime" (1968), the Jess Franco WIP flick "99 Women" (1969) and the blaxploitation actioner "Black Gunn" (1972), I have everytime found that a tiny Luciana makes any movie go down easier. My most newest confirmation of this: the 1972 Italian supernatural cult item "Tragic Ceremony" (or, as it was named originally, "Estralto Dagli Archivi Secreti Della Polizia Di Una Capitale Europa," or "From the Secret Police Files of a European Capital"), in which Paluzzi's role is a tiny one, but one that adds immeasurably to the creepy proceedings.In the film, four young adults (though referred to as "hippies" both in the picture itself and in most commentaries on it, in truth they are more like free-loving gratis spirits), needing shelter after their dune buggy conks out in a teeming thunderstorm, knock on the first door they come across. Unfortunately for them, it is at the mansion owned by King Alexander (the nice Luigi Pistilli, who, that same year, starred in the wonderfully called and just plain unbelievable "Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key") and his wife, Lady Alexander (our Luciana), a pair of Satanists, who that very night are preparing to convoke a Black Mass with a group of rather unwholesome guests. And before long, one of the quartet, Jane (played by Camille Keaton, who earlier that year had appeared in her first film, the classic giallo "What Have You Done to Solange?," and who six years soon would star in the infamous "I Spit on Your Grave," a movie that I've yet to muster the courage to watch), perhaps influenced by a pearl necklace with a supernatural history that one of the three guys had recently given to her, is seen somnolently floating toward that Satanic ritual. But the Mass ends in an over-the-top bloodbath, and the four flee for their lives into the night. But sadly enough, their nightmare is only beginning....Directed with style to spare by Riccardo Freda, whose earlier horror movies contain Italy's first of the sound era, "I Vampiri" (1956), and the Barbara Steele cars "The Horrible Dr. Hichcock" (1962) and "The Ghost" (1963), "Tragic Ceremony" was one of this nice filmmaker's final projects. Freda has incorporated modern, Gothic, Satanic and nightmarish elements into the film, in that order. The tragic ceremony of the title, the Black Mass in which all nine celebrants are butchered via beheading, face cleaving, shootings, knifings and a defenestration, is the literal centerpiece of the film, coming at the exact midpoint and separating the modern and Gothic sections from the nightmarish, supernatural tone of the second half. The Mass really is a bravura sequence. The celebrants truly do look evil; the dreary, dreamy organ music, black candles and pitch-black background make a chilling mood; the weaving, zooming camera creates an air of disorientation; the sight of Jane floating down a corridor, curtains billowing around her while she holds a candelabra aloft, is truly dreamlike; and the nice and bloody carnage, accompanied by a lush piano-and-strings score by Stelvio Cipriani and abetted by gross-out touches by FX master Carlo Rimbaldi (of "E.T.," "Alien" and Andrzej Zulawski's "Possession" fame), is truly shocking. And Freda maintains the nightmarish, otherworldly feel of his movie all the method to the end, as all four of our young protagonists start to meet horrific ends (the sight of one of the four, his corpse countenance quite literally blue in the face, could linger in the memory for quite a while!). The movie employs brief flashbacks and flash-forwards to accentuate the feeling of dislocation, and there is just no method for any viewer to predict what will come next, in this truly bizarre outing. Ultimately, the movie just barely hangs together, with the question of that darned necklace still, uh, dangling before us; even a doctor's "explanation" of the wacky happenings we've seen, as the movie closes, barely starts to cover it. I could add here that the thesping turned in by our young quartet is better than good, and needless to say, Pistilli and Paluzzi are just marvelous (sadly, the roles of both these two are decidedly brief). Paluzzi looks absolutely gorgeous, need it even be mentioned; this fact makes Fred's (one of the guys) statement that she has "a face like Dracula" only add to the film's strangeness!Some further nice news: The Dark Sky Movies DVD on which "Tragic Ceremony" can actually be found is a nice-looking one indeed, with perfect subtitling, a decent image, and one perfect extra: a 13-minute interview with the Camille Keaton of 2007, entitled "Camille's European Adventures." Better looking than ever, well spoken and articulate, with a sharp memory and a nicely self-effacing disposition, Arkansas-born Camille comes off as a bright, 60-year-old sweetie here. Certainly NOT like the type of gal who'd participate in a Black Mass ceremony, that's for sure!
This somehow odd movie from Italian Cult Gothic Horror director Freda ("L'Orribile Segreto del Dr. Hichcock") is almost unknown and extremely hard to search nowadays.Made a year after his rough Giallo "L'Iguana Dalla Lingua di Fuoco" (see also my comment on that), the game suggests yet other Giallo (it means "Taken From the Secret Police Files of a European Capital" and fits perfectly into typical over long and unbelievable Giallo games like "Il Tuo Vizio e una Stanza Chiusa e Solo Io ne ho la Chiave" of the same year). But, in fact, this movie is not a Giallo at all - but a Gothic horror storyline about a cursed pearl necklace and a strange Satan's Cult which gets confronted by a hippie quartet on a day out. The storyline sounds unique, and the movie is it, too.Made on a very weak budget, Freda made more than the greatest out of it and created a strange film with all the classic Gothic elements, and also boosts a handful of astonishing gore results that echo the rude sequences of his Giallo a year before.The cast is lead by Camille Keaton of "I Spit on Your Grave" fame, while Luigi Pistilli ("Reazione a Catena") delivers other neat performance as the leader of the strange Cult. The soundtrack is composed by Stelvio Cipriani and is cool as usual. A movie worth looking for despite its rarity.
Ricardo Freda, a well regarded director in the history of Italian cinema (along with contemporaries like Mario Bava who agreed assignments Freda left from), was responsible for this strange bit of hokum, with supernatural leanings, containing black mass devil worship, including a silly conclusion which lays out the demonic menace and what was plaguing lead actress Camille Keaton (who wasn't much of an actress but Freda seemed more concerned with her beauty and how to frame shots of her using candlelight, wind-rustling curtains, etc) via Hitchcock's Psycho (Paul Muller comes in, like Simon Oakland did in Psycho, explaining Norman's plight, talking about Lady Alexander and her relation to what is event to Keaton throughout the movie after the incident during the "tragic ceremony")in ridiculous feature (the one doing so hasn't been seen at all throughout the movie and shouldn't have any knowledge whatsoever about any of what was occurring to Keaton), but if you like movies that are "out there", maintaining an oddball mood, then perhaps "Tragic Ceremony" is your type of entertainment. I have to admit that I thought it had some serious pacing issues, lulls at the beginning and shortly after the "big scene" (where the bizarre slaughter of the black mass cult assembled in the lair of King Alexander and Lady Alexander's castle, all killing every another (!) after a human sacrifice is interrupted takes place), but "Tragic Ceremony" allows Carlo Rambaldi to showcase his gruesome unique results which contains a sword splitting a face in half, a gunshot to the forehead, a decapitation, and a dagger stabbing (also we see a face with a missing lower jaw)to the stomach. The main cast couldn't act if their life depended on it, with Keaton (Day of the Woman) cold on screen, not any better than those around her. Luciana Paluzzi (Thunderball), as Lady Alexander, and Luigi Pistilli (Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key), as King Alexander, have minor helping parts, but because of the limited screen time, they fail to add enough oomph to raise the quality of this rather hopeless exercise in futility. Some impressive visual moments with Keaton in the castle, along with Rambaldi's work, are about all this movie has going for it. Once the movie leaves the Alexander castle, I felt the movie never quite recovers—it seems as if the movie was built for the portion within the castle while everything else seems less inspired, although a subplot involving believe fund baby Bill (Tony Isbert) and his adulterous mom is given some time. Not sure what to create of Bill's fate, with the green make-up. There's also a weird extra character, a gas station attendant who might be more than he appears, who affects the lives of the twenty-somethings, responsible for leading them to the Alexanders to start with. Máximo Valverde is Keaton's lover and Giovanni Petti is the tagalong guitar testing crooner of the foursome. Interesting footnote is the test of the Sharon Tate murders, mentioning the Manson cult, in dialogue of a news broadcast describing similarities to the black mass massacre at the Alexanders' castle.
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