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ScreamCast 77: The Editor and the Full-frontal Assault of Astron-6


With the release of THE EDITOR, Astron-6 is quickly rising to the top of the “DROP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND WATCH THEIR SHIT!!” list. Today we are discussing The Editor (out now on Blu-ray via Scream Factory) and Astron-6’s commitment to bring male frontal nudity into the forefront of respectable modern cinema.

Mark Wahlburg as Ironman

The Flick:

The Editor (2014)

Director: Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy
Written By: Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy, Conor Sweeney
Starring: Paz de la Huerta, Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy

“Devoted fans of the Italian giallo genre… will get a hoot out of the precision with which The Editor satirizes their clumsier conventions.” – Variety

Rey Ciso (Adam Brooks) was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen. Since a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he’s had to resort to cutting pulp films and trash pictures. When the lead actors from the film he’s been editing turn up murdered at the studio, Rey is fingered as the number one suspect. The bodies continue to pile up in this absurdist giallo-thriller as Rey struggles to prove his innocence and learn the sinister truth lurking behind the scenes.

Functioning as a straight-up send-up of Dario Argento, Mario Bava and the cinematic sorcerers of ’70s slasher films, Canadian horror comedy The Editor is a charming tribute to the unsung classics of giallo, an Italian subgenre known for its gory and gruesome erotic horror. [Scream Factory]

Other Films Discussed:

The Visit, Spaced Invaders, Turkey Shoot, Halloween 6: Producer’s Cut, Run Hide Die, The Wife Killer, All American High, Infini

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