Tuesday, March 9, 2010
DAY OF THE NIGHTMARE (1965)
Obviously influenced by Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO a great bit, this schizophrenic cross-dressing killer movie is mildly entertaining at best. The one area it tops PSYCHO in is the inclusion of female nudity and a generally more pervy feel to the happenings. Doesn't have much of a mystery to it though as we can tell who the killer is. They couldn't make it more obvious that it's the main character all gussied up in a dress running around and looking ridiculous. How they shot this thing in public without bystanders cracking up at the sheer absurdity of it all is beyond me. For cult film buffs it's interesting to note that Ted V. Mikels did the cinematography on this. For a superior PSYCHO rip-off go with William Castle's HOMICIDAL.
Can't find this trailer anywhere so enjoy this hodge podge of SOMETHING WEIRD crap instead: