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Prince of Terror

This movie mixes a typical revenge plot with the classic horror theme of the devil on earth and the eccentric attitudes of movie people, especially directors and screenwriters. Lamberto Bava adds some dark humor and cites a few horror classics (e.g. "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" in at least two sequences) to make the film as a whole a surprisingly pleasant and entertaining experience.

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This movie mixes a typical revenge plot with the classic horror theme of the devil on earth and the eccentric attitudes of movie people, especially directors and screenwriters. Lamberto Bava adds some dark humor and cites a few horror classics (e.g. "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" in at least two sequences) to make the film as a whole a surprisingly pleasant and entertaining experience. Also a big plus are Tomas Arana ("La Chiesa") and David Brandon ("Stagefright") in the male leading roles, and Simon Boswells simplistic but very effective sound track. There are also a bunch of quite gory scenes that make one wonder if this really is a TV production especially one nasty knock out by a golf ball.Lamberto Bava keeps the pace fast throughout the movie, which also adds to the viewing pleasure.

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AKA:Maestro del terrore, Il
Director:Lamberto Bava
Year:1988
Language:English
Format:F
Audio Quality:7.5
Video Quality:8.0

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