Stefano Monteforte

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Favorite films

  • The Devils
  • Craze
  • Joe
  • The World's Greatest Sinner

Recent activity

  • Vixen!

  • Cannibal World

  • Eaten Alive!

  • The Eroticist


Pinned reviews

  • Movie Hoarders: From VHS to DVD and Beyond!

    Movie Hoarders: From VHS to DVD and Beyond!


    I feel like a liberal dose of smash cuts and/or jump cuts in the editing room could have whittled this down to a half hour running time, and spared audiences much of the obsessive/compulsive cringe that permeates the production. As a collector that pre-dates Blockbuster Video, Mom and Pop video stores, and even the concept of video rentals themselves (you had to BUY a movie if you wanted it at the outset, and they were rarely cheap), I can relate…

  • Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson


    As I sat down to mull over my thoughts on this two hour documentary on the late Gonzo journalist/counterculture god, Hunter Thompson, I was instantly bedeviled by a perturbing question, posed by my own superego, rendered even more critical than usual by hours of self-medication leading up to it.

    Have I done my best to adequately self-medicate prior to this wild spectacle of excess, gunpowder, and hallucinogenic psychobabble I was about to bear witness to?

    Sure, I smoked a pack…

Recent reviews

  • The Eroticist

    The Eroticist


    Lucio Fulci (Zombie, City of the Living Dead) proves himself as perspicacious in orchestrating vulgar sex comedies as he was directing gialli and horror with this 1972 effort. It stars Lando Buzzanca (Divorce Italian Style, Dracula in the Provinces) as Gianni Puppis, a liberal Senator who, during a heated Presidential race with conservative rival Senator Torsello (Feodor Chaliapin, Jr.), discovers he is compelled to pinch womens' asses, despite his preference for men like his chauffeur, Carmelino (Aldo Puglisi), when he…

  • Paganini



    If you're interested in learning about the life of Italian composer and virtuoso violinist Niccolò Paganini, you'd probably do well to avoid incendiary German artist Klaus Kinski's biopic, a schizophrenic, mean-spirited art porn take on the subject.
    The viewer is treated to a feral-looking Klaus, porkchop sideburn variant, endlessly walking through courtyards and slo-mo carriage rides, frenetically fiddling for moaning throngs of women, angrily lapping his girlfriend Antonia's (Debora Caprioglio, his then-partner) axe wound, smothering his sleeping son, Achille (Nikolai,…

Popular reviews

  • The Thing from Another World

    The Thing from Another World


    "Holy cats! We found one! We found a flying saucer!"- Ned "Scotty" Scott (Douglas Spencer)

    You know, I'd bet the collegiate frosh element of the day exited theaters after seeing this timeless Howard Hawks sci-fi classic, saying "...Yeah, but we've never tried TRUE blood-drinking super space-carrot communism before!" Haha, you kooky kids. Based ever so loosely on John W. Campbell's 1938 novella "Who Goes There?" (less faithful than the 1982 John Carpenter remake, as well) with a prevailing "scientists are…

  • Cemetery Man

    Cemetery Man


    The perfect combination of art and exploitation, amazing cinematography and atmosphere, Soavi's masterpiece transcends the horror genre, the perfect mix of dark humor, extreme gore, sexuality, and romance. It almost doesn't fit into any category, and herein lies the film's strength. It is championed by Romero-philes and Godard-ites alike. Soavi, who labored as an assistant director/actor in the films of Argento, Bava, Fulci, et al, for years, shows his true mettle with this entry which came at a time when…