Helena Markos

Little Miss Scare-All

All things spooky, gory & perverse

Favorite films

  • The Death King
  • Singapore Sling
  • Suspiria
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man

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  • Road House

    ★★★½

  • Marathon Man

    ★★★★½

  • Silent Madness

    ★½

  • Violation

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  • Violation

    Violation

    Post rape and revenge? Oh geez. That's exactly what we don't need. Pretentious, doleful, boring and messy with the editing. This mandatory loooong shots of landscape, dramatic music and so little of actual plot. The characters are not likeable at all, the main character seems to be manic, there's no emotional buildup and her revenge is just too delirious. The only good thing is a little bit of violence (ok, and well-endowed antagonist;)), but it's not even too satisfying. Please, let's get back to the oldschool genre cinema, shall we?

  • Bloody Sex

    Bloody Sex

    ★★½

    I wouldn't call it a giallo, although there are some murder scenes - especially one, truly nasty! Besides, it just a softcore sex scenes, little mystery and nudity. Oh, and great music which sounds like Dawn of the Dead theme. Not the best euro-sleaze, only for fanatics of the genre.

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  • Day of Love

    Day of Love

    ★★★★

    Russian take on rape and revenge mixed with, as my friend Wongo called it, miliziottesco. The atmosphere of slow disintegration of Soviet Union, nasty rape scenes (a bit of a Clockwork Orange vibes), sleaziness and nice, brutal ending. So good!

  • Deported Women of the SS Special Section

    Deported Women of the SS Special Section

    ★★★½

    Enjoyable nazisploitation that ticks off most of the subgenre boxes, but is less exploitative. I like the sleazy camp commandant (John Steiner!) and his former object of lust theme - a bit of a obsessive, Night Porter vibes and nice revenge at the grande finale.