Anatomy of a Psycho/The Lonely Sex (Drive-in Collection DVD Review)
Directed By: Boris Petroff and Richard Hillard
Rated: UR/Region: 0/1X37 (Both films)/Number of disc: 1
Available from Vinegar Syndrome
Anatomy of a Psycho (1960)
Directed By: Boris Petroff
In this early exploitation classic, the brother of a convicted murder set to be executed takes revenge against the people he believes were responsible for his brother’s demise
Anatomy of a Psycho is a film that brings a lot to the table at times when some films might have rather held back a little. We have all the making for an award winning plot, but the movie touches on different areas and elements but does move on maybe a bit too quickly, leaving the film with a somewhat of a incomplete feelings. What I mean mostly is things wrap up rather quickly and some plot points could have used a little more attention paid to them. Still, it is a fine performance from all actors and it is a story that keeps you interested from start to finish. Yet you may find yourself saying it could have done a little bit more by the film’s end.
The Lonely Sex (1959)
Directed By: Richard Hillard
In an odd blending of psychodrama, thriller and light sexploitation, a lonely outcast kidnaps a young woman and holds her hostage in a rural shack while a violent peeping tom goes about his daily routine.
This is a film that has a rather cool story but I found it to be a steak without much of a sizzle to its core. The actors are fine, the movie for that matter move at a nice pace, but the movie still don’t really reach out and grab you and the end results of that is a movie that most might find to be somewhat on the dull side of things once all is said and done. If you can get away from the more boring elements of it we do have a complicated situation and characters below all that smog the tone gives off. Just make sure when you go into this one you are wide awake and ready to give it full attention.