Sunday, March 2, 2014
OILY MANIAC (1976)
As far as Chinese kung fu/monster/superhero revenge films with rape in them go this might be my favorite one. It was made by the legendary Shaw Brothers studio, it's pretty sleazy and there's lots of nudity involved. The plot concerns a crippled fella who gains the ability to transform into an oil-covered monster who looks like the Micheline man and screams a whole bunch at the top of his lungs whenever he appears. This is certainly not a quiet kind of film that you can sleep through. The cool thing about this film is that pretty much everyone who gets killed in it deserves what they get since our monster is also a sorta superhero character who just seeking to avenge the wronged. If you want to see what is one of the Shaw's most insane movies check this out.
The creature here is loosely based on the old legend of "The Oily Man" who's kinda like the Malaysian version of Bigfoot if Bigfoot was covered in grease and stole young girls. There were a couple of Oily Man films made there back in the 50's but I've never seen them.