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Really Awful Movies: Ep 283 – Seven Blood-Stained Orchids

It’s giallo time on the Really Awful Movies Podcast! That’s right, that sub-genre of horror devoted to all things black-gloved, and lurking about in the bushes amidst gorgeous Italian vistas. This week, we are tackling Seven Blood-Stained Orchids by Umberto Lenzi (we waxed poetic about his hilarious Nightmare City on an earlier episode).

Many folks don’t know that U.L. was a giallo director before he became known for blood-filled gut-munchers like the above, and Cannibal Ferox/Man from the Deep River.

So, how does Lenzi acquit himself here? Fair well, we’d say!

The plot: someone is murdering women in Umbria, Italy. And what they have in common is that a killer is leaving behind a silver moon amulet.

Soon, the cops are on the hunt for the suspect, who is caught mid-attack on a train, leaving a survivor. She and her husband, a fashion designer, play amateur detective and try to find out who the culprit is.

Glorious stuff. There are beautiful set pieces, lovely settings, and as a bonus: Antonio Sabato!

Really Awful Movies: Ep 282 – Motel Hell

On this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, the excellent Motel Hell!

This is a hicksploitation classic from the 80s, smack dab in the middle of the Golden Era of horror (at least in our estimation, and we hope yours too).

Rory Calhoun stars as Farmer Vincent, whose farm produces “Farmer Vincent Fritters,” which are sourced from mystery meat (you shouldn’t have to take too many guesses to find out what that means).

Often thought of as a satire of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Psycho, this leisurely charmer is a fun one.

Vincent, along with business partner and sibling Ida, lure unsuspecting folks to their motel, and subsequently murder them.

The plot isn’t overly detailed.

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