Severin Serves Up Some Nunsploitation with DARK WATERS and THE OTHER HELL Blu-rays. In time for Easter, Too!

Today, Rue Morgue broke not only the details on that bit of nunsploitation, but also another one, Mariano Baino’s 1993 movie, DARK WATERS. Both films will hit Blu-ray shelves on April 11th, five days before Easter. That’s hilarious. And awesome.

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Vincent Dawn’s Last Stand: The Final Three Films of Bruno Mattei

When you think of Italian genre directors, names like Argento, Bava, and Fulci automatically spring to mind. Even the likes of Deodato and Lenzi are quite familiar to fans. But one name that might take more than a few bells to ring for some folks is Bruno Mattei. That was the case for me, and after a little research, there’s a reason why. He’s sometimes referred to as the “Ed Wood of Italian filmmaking.’ That should give you enough of a hint.

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Island Of The Living Dead (2006) & Zombies: The Beginning (2007) [DVD Review]

Italian genre cinema is something I didn’t quite understand once I started discovering movies outside the confines of my normal comfort zone. I remember discovering Lucio Fulci with his 1979 classic ZOMBIE and being perplexed at how Fulci could blatantly borrow from other films, but also bring us one of the most iconic scenes in horror (Zombie Vs Shark, people). As I delved further into Italian genre cinema (mostly Fulci: The Beyond, City Of The Living Dead, Conquest) I discovered these filmmakers had no problem straddling the line between homage and blatant rip-off. Which leads us to Bruno Mattei.

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