Friday, 29 July 2011

I have an official certificate proving I'm not crazy. Do you?

The Mad Butcher (1971)
Chosen by Sam Dale who had this to say about it: ' Dubbed Italian horror/black humour from the 70's. Picked this up in a pound shop in Whitby as it looked horrendous enough it might be unintentionally funny. Turns out it's a lot more watchable and droll than we gave it credit from the cover and price.'

A peculiar pantomine take on a Sweeney Todd-esque tale. Most of the comedy is broad farce but well played by Victor Buono, it does manage some pretty smart gags.
Despite only running 80 mins it drags a fair bit (spending a lot of time, a lot of time, on just watching Buono chop up meat).

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