HOME |  CULT MOVIES | COMPETITIONS | ADVERTISE |  CONTACT US |  ABOUT US
 
 
 
Newest Reviews
We Need to Do Something
Falbalas
Vanguard
A-X-L
Injustice
Bigfoot Hunters
Armitage III: Polymatrix
Girls Nite Out
Moxie!
Five Women for the Killer
Dolce Vita, La
Pig
I Am Belmaya
Lodger, The
Show, The
Beta Test, The
Medium, The
John and the Hole
Survivalist, The
Ape Woman, The
Black Widow
Cop Secret
Dark Eyes of London, The
V/H/S/94
Fay Grim
Night of the Animated Dead
Freshman Year
Escape Room: Tournament of Champions
Anne at 13,000 Ft.
Even Mice Belong in Heaven
Death Screams
Freakscene: The Story of Dinosaur Jr.
Demonia
East, The
Mandabi
Seance
Green Knight, The
Beasts of No Nation
One of Our Aircraft is Missing
Picture Stories
   
 
Newest Articles
Commendably Brief: Short Sharp Shocks Vol. 2 on Blu-ray
Super Silents: Early Universal Vol. 2 on Blu-ray
Fable Fear: The Singing Ringing Tree on Blu-ray
Gunsight Eyes: The Sabata Trilogy on Blu-ray
Bloody Bastard Baby: The Monster/I Don't Want to Be Born on Blu-ray
Night of the Animated Dead: Director Jason Axinn Interview
The ParaPod: A Very British Ghost Hunt - Interview with Director/Star Ian Boldsworth
On the Right Track: Best of British Transport Films Vol. 2
The Guns of Nutty Joan: Johnny Guitar on Blu-ray
Intercourse Between Two Worlds: Twin Peaks Fire Walk with Me/The Missing Pieces on Blu-ray
Enjoy the Silents: Early Universal Vol. 1 on Blu-ray
Masterful: The Servant on Blu-ray
70s Sitcom Dads: Bless This House and Father Dear Father on Blu-ray
Going Under: Deep Cover on Blu-ray
Child's Play: Children's Film Foundation Bumper Box Vol. 3 on DVD
Poetry and Motion: Great Noises That Fill the Air on DVD
Too Much to Bear: Prophecy on Blu-ray
Truth Kills: Blow Out on Blu-ray
A Monument to All the Bullshit in the World: 1970s Disaster Movies
Take Care with Peanuts: Interview with Melissa Menta (SVP of Marketing)
Silent is Golden: Futtocks End... and Other Short Stories on Blu-ray
Winner on Losers: West 11 on Blu-ray
Freewheelin' - Bob Dylan: Odds and Ends on Digital
Never Sleep: The Night of the Hunter on Blu-ray
Sherlock vs Ripper: Murder by Decree on Blu-ray
   
 
  Cries and Shadows
Year: 1975
Director: Franco Lo Cascio, Angelo Pannaccio
Stars: Richard Conte, Françoise Prévost, Elanor Svevo, Patrizia Gori, Jean-Claude Vernè, Sonia Viviani, Mimma Monticelli, Franco Garofalo
Genre: Horror, TrashBuy from Amazon
Rating:  4 (from 1 vote)
Review: It is no wonder that mullet-headed teenager picks up and wears the tacky medallion he finds at the spot a flame-haired nymphomaniac has just appeared to him, given that his fashion sense is twice as blasphemous as that of mid-eighties period George Best; tight bell-bottoms and tight shirts, even making nerdwear cool with a tanktop so tight you can see his nipples through it. Before long though, he’s a completely different man, tied to the bed after shooting-off into his girlfriend’s face (a champagne bottle, that is), hurling drunken abuse at people in a dubbed-onto-an-already-dubbed-on-voice, trying to rape his mother, puking up blood and nasty brown vomit and irregularly turning into the aforementioned ginger lesbian. Even a top psychiatrist cannot explain why Peter’s face has turned white, his eyes purple and his teeth black, let alone his bedroom’s frequent poltergeist activity, but he hazards a guess it might be paranormal. Upon hearing that, Pete’s sister, Sister Eleanor enlists the help of her friend, the priest. Have any of you seen this film before?

Cheekily titled The Exorcist 3 for a while, this has got to be one of the most shameless rip-offs ever – one scene, featuring the priest arriving at the house, is exactly the same as that one used on The Exorcist’s poster. And, sadly, it isn’t a particularly good one either, although there are one-or-two interesting moments; one is the use of what appears to be very disturbing stock-footage from a genuine lunatic asylum – at the very least it is pilfered from another film. Another is a very surreal scene where Peter dreams he has cut the throat of his lesbian alter-ego whilst miles away, his girlfriend’s neck opens up bloodily on a discotheque dancefloor. Having said that, although this is only marginally better than the same year’s dull Paul Naschy vehicle, Exorcism, it is worth watching for one piece of priceless dialogue: “You’re a bitch in heat! Your genitalia is mine!” You wouldn’t believe how many chat-up lines I’ve learned from these flicks.

Aka: The Exorcist 3: Cries and Shadows, Un Urlo Nelle Tenebre, Naked Exorcism, The Possessor, The Return of the Exorcist.
Reviewer: Wayne Southworth

 

This review has been viewed 9853 time(s).

As a member you could Rate this film

 
Review Comments (0)


Untitled 1

Login
  Username:
 
  Password:
 
   
 
Forgotten your details? Enter email address in Username box and click Reminder. Your details will be emailed to you.
   

Latest Poll
Which star probably has psychic powers?
Laurence Fishburne
Nicolas Cage
Anya Taylor-Joy
Patrick Stewart
Sissy Spacek
Michelle Yeoh
Aubrey Plaza
Tom Cruise
Beatrice Dalle
Michael Ironside
   
 
   

Recent Visitors
Graeme Clark
Andrew Pragasam
Darren Jones
Jason Cook
Enoch Sneed
  Desbris M
  Paul Tuersley
  Chris Garbutt
   

 

Last Updated: