Director Narcisco Ibanez Serrador (The House that Screamed) pulled off a point-blank, incredibly well done, superbly acted and fantastically disturbing item here. I’m finding it hard to categorize this film because it hits on several levels that’ve perhaps been done similarly in films before but “Who Can Kill a Child?” in no way rips them off. Not even close. What I mean is, yes a person could lend comparisons to “Night of the Living Dead” but that would be an unfair stretch. “Village of The Damned” comes to mind, but the juxtapose between the two is irrelevant when it comes to story vs. story. Perhaps the closest film that comparably comes to mind would be “The People Who Own the Dark” (I’ll be reviewing this jewel next, maybe). But once again, this is a different tale, spun in full-throttle and it coasts amongst the elite within this seedy sub-genre. READ MORE
OK. I realize this website devotes most of its space towards pleasing the more graphic/extreme horror fan, and I’d expect nothing less. So PLEASE bear with me on this review. There ain’t a thing necessarily graphic so to speak about this made for TV movie, but it’s shadowy, haunting 1970′s attack is nonetheless foreboding. This film holds great sentimental value because it’s probably one of the first to impale my spongy pink memory banks (now dulled, elderly and tobacco stained) and scared the ever-loving hell out of me. Once again, I originally caught this jewel on a Sunday morning, propped up in front of our old B&W television (this film is in color), with “mommy” explaining every detail. So with this historical disclaimer firmly intact, lemme tell you about “How Awful About Allan”… READ MORE
Editors Note: This is the second installment of Phil Anselmo’s Horror Report on Bloody Disgusting, where he discusses some of his favorite and recently watched horror films. You can check out the first entry in this monthly series here.
Curse of the Demon (1957)
Ok folks, for those of you already familiar with this awesome flick, bear with me because I’m pretty fucking sure you’ll understand why I’m giving it props in this months installment. UNHOLY SHIT!!! I love this flick… I saw it for the first time one early morning as a mere 4-year old on a local New Orleans TV show called “The Sunday Morning Movie”.
It came on directly after the “Popeye and Pals” show, which incidentally, came on after hours of religious programming. 30+ years later, I’m sitting here thinking how much of an absolute bird finger got tossed at all those howling white-gowned, “Jeeezziiiisss!” peddlers when this jewel-of–a movie popped up on the 9am time slot! The programmer at the time must’ve been in cahoots with occult show-off Anton LaVey!
All right, seriously, for any TRUE fan of occult films out there, this one’s mandatory for your collection. Figuring it was made in 1957, I’d say this movie was quite ahead of its time, especially when it comes to this particular style READ MORE