Saturday, April 6, 2013
BLOOD AND LACE (1971)
This a great example of a 70's horror/thriller. It mixes an American giallo/mystery story about a hammer-wielding killer with the story of a home for wayward teens run by a crazy woman who likes stashing bodies in the basement freezer because her dead husband tells her to. The main gal in this has a cartoon character voice and sounds a bit like Rocket J. Squirrel from BULLWINKLE but you get over that after awhile. You also get Mel Sharples from the TV show ALICE in a pretty pervy role as a detective into the younger ladies and a killer that sorta looks like Freddy Krueger but doesn't crack jokes like an asshole.
One of the strangest things looking at this movie today is that it was originally rated PG(or GP as it was known back then) when released and it features some pretty graphic murder and a whole bunch of perverted elements including prostitution, incest, molestation, underage teases and a hand chopped off. Another example of why the 70's were an amazing time for film.