Horrorfest 2022 Presents: Watch Me When I Kill (1977, Antonio Bido)

Hurray for more Italian giallo, which is one of my favorite horror sub-genres. Watch Me When I Kill is a semi sleazy, pretty brutal, film directed by Antonio Bido that also works as an effective murder mystery. Which is of course all giallos, and that’s why they’re fun to watch. Trying to guess who the killer is while people are being horribly slaughtered is an old giallo pass time that never gets old to me.

The bathtub kill is rather nasty, as is the face into the stew murder that ends with the lady getting her throat cut. The conclusion wraps up everything quite nicely, and the film has multiple surprises that I didn’t expect. While not as good as some of the more famous or better made giallos, this is still worth a view. I saw it thanks to Shudder, which may be my favorite streaming service.

Horrorfest 2018 Presents: Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977, George Barry)

Sometimes a filmĀ idea that appears to be a good idea, does not work. Or it was never a good idea in the first place. Death Bed is at least one of those, and boy is it a complete mess in every single way. I think there was a plot in there somewhere, however I am not sure if it was clear and even if it was, that aspect doesn’t matter. A movie this goofy and strange ignores small details such as plot, or good acting.

The death scenes are mostly hilarious, although a few were decent. Death Bed tries way too hard to be a good, fun, or even wonderfully campy cult film. Nope it stinks, and is overlong at its 80 minute run time. Also this film comes across as dull, a crime to be held against a movie with a sweet title.

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