my Movie

Movie Details

Title:   Guru, The Mad Monk
Director:   Andy Milligan
Year:   1970
Genre:   Vampire
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.12.07

Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- The Body Beneath

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
09.12.07Weird Wednesday My second Andy Milligan movie. I liked it more than The Body Beneath. Definiely a movie you have to know what to watch for though. Although I liked Carl's horrible job of acting heterosexual and Guru's crazy eyes whenever he says anything and occasional traffic noise mixed into seagulls and foghorns during exterior shots, I also wonder if these movies could've been successfull in any other place at any other time than times square in the early 70s. From reading Sleazoid Express I gather Milligan had his own little loyal following and that his movies played a lot in various theaters always doing relatively well. That astonishes me.

I have to admire the guy's balls though. If I had no money but wanted to make a movie, I think I'd at least set it in contemporary NYC rather than period Mortovania or wherever the church was supposed to be. He sort of pulls it off too. Sure a lot of sets are whatever wall they're shooting against and he keeps everything close enough not to need any peripheral decoration but hey, he made t. he got it done. It's kind of like watching a stage play that you get to walk up on stage and stare at the actors while they perform.

Hopefully I can catch Bloodthirsty Butchers at some point. Maybe the Alamo will play it when Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd comes out. (ahem)
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