What comes to mind when hearing a title like PSYCHO HOLOCAUST? Right off the bat I go towards an old school/retro feel akin to BLUE HOLOCAUST, ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST, JUNGLE HOLOCAUST, CANNIBAL HOLOCUAST, etc…. A name like that brings goosebumps of excitement……..but done today? Not everyone gets it. Sure they are into all things 70′s/80′s but try and translate, not all have gotten it right. So yeah, we are talking a grindhouse throwback for sure. If THE GIALLOS FLAME (BLACK DEVIL DOLL, HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN,)bring the music he is most notable for, you know something is right there., I just hope the film uses the music in its proper context.
So six friends go for a camping trip only to be subjected to all things goreful and splatterific. Cut, hack, evicerate, maim, decapitate, gorge, slice, mutilate, fuck, grind- its all there. All the things us sauce lovers want out of a movie, if it delivers in respect and all we have been subjected to in the past then embrace we do. Grainy look, incredible score, insane gore, and flat ironed characters to be knocked off one by one roughly translate to one drunken filled night in celluloid heaven. They could have played with the colour correcting a little more in certain scenes to bring us that film look then video but I guess it goes back to how creative one is and how much time you really wanna spend on the final product. Something as a filmmaker myself pay very close attention to. Although it does have a monstrous feeling of brutality and distaste to it all, especially the final sodomy scene involving some sort of tool which I will not disclose. Think yet another TEXAS CHAINSAW backwoods rendition which has been done to death. Family of freaks, the approachable one (Trent Haaga-Suburbun Nightmare, Terror Firmer) in one of his coolest and insane roles, the sick one and the mutant fuck with a mask aka Pillowface?. Blah blah blah blah again. Try and point out the severe Tom Savini reference, if you know his background.
Let’s go back to the music- movies are 50 % visual and 50% music. THE GIALLOS FLAME are all about all things GOBLIN, Euro and 70′s soundtracks done to a tee. When placed right it gives off such a glorious feeling you can’t turn away from, for me at least.
The DVD extras are head noddingly boring. Holy crap. Holy crap!!!!!!! I tried to get through it all but it just goes and goes and goes on with no interest at all. Fuck it, just watch the dam movie you indie freaks and enjoy a bit of nostalgia in its goriest form.
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