Tag Archives: 1970s

Sex and Naps

On the surface, The Wicker Man is the story of one police constable’s attempt to scrooge up a town’s May Day revelries. But delving into those murky waters is aided considerably by a few of the key texts that informed the film.

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Island of Death

Decades after it was released, Island of Death still has the power to shock and entertain in a hilariously debased, grubby way. Twists are heaped upon perversions until the whole thing threatens to collapse into one giddily irredeemable pile of filth that happily violates any taboo of which it could think, and then finds a way to make it all weirder still.

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The Sister of Ursula

The Sister of Ursula is like watching a Jess Franco film without that director’s flare. Contemplate that one on the Tree of Woe. Sex scenes, the Italian coast, outlandish murders — everything about The Sister of Ursula seems to operate under the directive of “Well, this should be good, but we’re going to mess it up.”

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