Sunday, March 6, 2011

Grindhouse Classics: Massacre Time

A great Spaghetti Western by the Godfather of Gore, Lucio Fulci. It's not really your typical western, it's got some intrigue and a lot of fist fights, I don't think I've seen so many fistfights in a western before. The fight choreography is pretty good except for the trampoline acrobatics, and the sound effects are pretty typical for the period.

The film is set in 1866 in New Mexico, a young prospector, Tom Corbett (Franco Nero) receives a letter calling him back home to his family. He arrives in his hometown only to find the whole place is being run by a wealthy robber baron named Jason Scott (Guiseppe Addobbati) and his psychotic son Junior Scott (Nino Castelnuovo). Tom stays with his drunk brother Jeffrey (George Hilton) and plot to overthrow the Scotts criminal enterprise, but Tom is about to find out something shocking...

It's a fun movie, and a very underrated film in the Spaghetti Western genre.


ArmChairGeneral said...

I will have to check this one out. I used to love watching westerns. Remember that sci fi west world?

Atom Kid said...

West World was great! Was that based on a Michael Crichton story?