Friday, April 5, 2013
VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES (1973)
Paul Naschy plays a few different roles in this tale of a magic-utilizing murderer who employs voodoo dolls and old-timey zombies to do his dirty work. While this isn't my favorite Naschy flick, the plot is kinda convoluted and there are some stretches that I find pretty sleep-inducing, there are at least a couple of cool scenes to recommend this one to horror fans. The main highlight is this amazing dream-sequence where Naschy plays the Devil. He sports the horns, a sweet goat-tee, makes some crazy-ass faces and while some chaotic jazz plays blood is spilled. Overall there is quite a bit of blood shed in this one, a head get lopped off, throats are slashed and zombies bash heads in. Unfortunately no flesh-eating since we're dealing with re-animated slave-type walking dead here.
The one big stand-out weird thing about this movie is the soundtrack. It's these awesomely funky tunes that don't really fit this movie at all and would probably seem more appropriate in maybe a blacksploitation or some other type of 70's action flick which I think every time the music comes up.