Who Saw Her Die? isn’t a great film within the giallo subgenre but it is noteworthy that is stars, at least in physical form, George Lazenby but the movie itself doesn’t have the best pacing and does take its time to get the plot moving along.
Hellbound: Hellraiser II is a lesser movie than its predecessor for sure, but still was just enough bonkers to make it rather entertaining, though we only get a slight glimpse into the origins of the Cenobites.
Hellraiser normally isn’t my kind of horror movie but still, had plenty of entertainment value even if the plot itself was a bit of a mess at times and the Cenobites, which were interesting designs, didn’t have nearly enough screen time.
Alice, Sweet Alice for some reason has cultivated a following over the 40 years since its release and while atmospherically it was decent, the rest wasn’t all that impressive from the stringed-together plot to some laughable over-the-top performances.
Double Face is normally the kind of movie up my alley. The murder-mystery is a bit uneven with the pacing and editing, but even so, I did like Klaus Kinski’s performance and it did at least keep my attention through the end.
Trapped Alive is a middling and ultimately dull horror-fantasy-thriller and it’s really not hard to see why this didn’t really see the light of day over the past 20+ years, still fans of the subterranean monster film might get something out of this.
The Big Clock is a fun 1940s film noir-esque thriller that actually would probably play well today as it did then. The acting is fairly good, Ray Milland especially, and features a compelling and suspense-filled story.
The Sister Street Fighter Collection is a decent collection of the “spin-off” series and excels thanks to the performance, mostly physical, from Etsubo Shihomi, although the storylines are generally interchangeable.
Strip Nude for Your Killer was if anything dull and not very engaging, though at least lead actress Edwige Fenech was a lot of fun. It has its moments, however and might be worth taking a chance, just know you’re not getting classic giallo.
I wasn’t as big of a fan of Audition as some and don’t consider top-tier in the J-horror sub-genre mainly due to the surreal nature of the second half but the performances from the two leads were great.
Waterworld over the course of 20 years has washed away (so to speak) some of the negativity related to its lackluster box office set against its tremendous budget. Watching all these years later, and the long awaited Ulysses Cut no less, I found it to be a really fun apocalyptic action-thriller.
Horror Express for me was a fine film though my interest was mostly for its two leads in Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, sharing the screen again after many roles as Dracula and Van Helsing respectively.