Euro Horror Two Pack 2005 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Two classics of euro horror from the 1960’s
- Diabolical Dr Z is definitely the greatest of cult director Jess “Venus In Furs - Vampyros [**]s” Franco’s earliest films and one that set his themes and obsessions for his entire career. Fantastic cinematography and great visuals all add up to an essential Euro sex horror movie. Miss death’s spider stage show is one of the great scenes of the genre. Watching this movie it’s obvious why even Orson Welles chose Franco for a sidekick! A movie as important, and a lot wilder, than Eyes Without a Face, for setting the tone for Euro-horror over the next 30 years!
Mill of the Stone Women is a classic of gothic horror - a lush and lavish period piece in the vein of the classic Hammer horror days or the Roger Corman / Vincent Price / Edgar Allen Poe vehicles. Director Ferroni poetically melds heavy gothic overtones with turn-of-the-century science, medicine and experimental surgery, making for an awfully surreal cinematic experience.