Wednesday, July 17, 2013
SHORT NIGHT OF GLASS DOLLS (1971)
This is a weird giallo. It starts out with a guy who's seemingly dead except he can still see and hear everything going on around him. Since he has a bunch of time to kill laying around the morgue he tries to figure out how the hell he came to be in this position. So most of the movie is one big flashback and we pretty much know how it's gonna end up. Besides just the strange story structure there's also a big crazy sex orgy full of rich people towards the end for added bizarreness. While I wouldn't say this is the most exciting giallo flick(there's not much blood,the murder scenes are pretty dull and overall it's more of a thriller than a horror flick) it's at least done differently and it has a pretty bleak ending which I always appreciate.
After watching this and WHO SAW HER DIE?, both by director Aldo Lado, I find this director's films to be at least interesting and thought-provoking even if they aren't the most super entertaining things I've ever seen. WHO SAW HER DIE? was basically about how screwed up religion can be and this film is about how the upper class of society can bury those that oppose it(and in this case quite literally). I still need to see his LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT-rip-off flick NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS which I've heard nothing but good things about. AKA PARALYZED