Death Laid an Egg (1968)

I Saw A Film! How do you like your thrillers? With lots of chickens? Well you're in luck, as some clever Italians have put together a crazy ass thriller with a prostitute murdering husband (though, actually . . . well, we'll get to it) and his angry wife (Gina Lollobridgida), and a very cute but…

Tropic of Cancer (1970)

Rip Torn as Henry Miller, living in the world of French hustlers and tramps, scraping by, famously arranging those weekly meals with acquaintances and screwing them all up by playing with the wives or cutting out the annoying ones. We never see him writing, but we are read sections of his works, and certain "blue"…

Terror Circus (1974)

A bevy of lovely showgirls on their way to Vegas get stuck in the desert in their sweet old station wagon. Soon enough they find themselves in the clutches of a desert madman who appears to imagine the ladies he's collected--he's got a barn full--are a kind of performance piece he can whip into shape…

Mission Bloody Mary (1965)

A pretty good Italian spy-action creation starring a lean mean Ken Clark (of Attack of the Giant Leeches!) as CIA Agent 077 (see what they did there?) and made to look quite international with super-imposition of Eiffel towers, Big Bens and Greek seasides. They might actually have gone to the Parthenon (where I learned that…

Trapped By Fear (1960)

Jean-Paul Belmondo's Paul tries to help an old military pal escape the police after the latter accidentally kills a cop and runs. Paul relies on a collection of cat-eye'd ladies who are all rather tired of his bullshit, but who he still manages to sweet talk and massage into providing the assistance he requires for…

A Bucket of Blood (1960)

I Saw A Film! A silly little horror film involving a youthful Dick Miller (of many Corman productions and close to 200 acting credits including Gremlins and the pawn shop guy in Terminator, you could have a drinking game based on him back in the day!) as a fawning and pathetic busboy in a beatnik…

The Prime Time (1960)

I Saw a Film! A not very nice teenage girl, who looks a good bit older, tiffs with her parents and lies about her company going out so she can see an older fella. The wet dishcloth who gives her rides to the other fella hangs around with a bunch of cute rock and rollers…

What Have You Done to Solange (1972)

I Saw A Film! Nasty Italian murder mystery set in London. The Italians (based on such films) like their murders visceral and dramatically, if ridiculously, explained. A lovely young lass having an affair with her favorite professor witnesses a murder from a little boat as they drift and get frisky. The professor thinks she's hysterical,…