The best and worst of DTV low budget slasher films with a look at Jim Wynorski's effective little exploitation piece and Brad Sykes' ineptly scripted example.
Cheerleader Massacre (2003) is a neat bit of exploitation film making, a DTV slasher with an ample supply of nudity and a decent storyline. Camp Blood (2000) is similarly low budget but has a terrible storyline and is never enjoyable.
Enzo G. Castellari's Eagles Over London has an interesting attempt at a storyline and a few good early battle scenes are Dunkirk but tries far too ambitiously to copy the epic Battle of Britain on a much lower budget.
Hell in Normandy (1968) - 12.11.12
Hell in Normandy (1968) sees Allied troops going behind enemey lines before D-Day. Far from the worse genre entry and with a good lead performance from Peter Lee Lawrence, but just lacking flair and hampered by a very poor DVD transfer.
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Lamberto Bava was born in Rome in April 1944 and was destined to enter the cinema. His grandfather was Eugenio Bava, a special effects artist and director who had worked in Italian cinema since its birth at the beginning of the century.
His father was Mario Bava, at the time a struggling production designer finding work hard to come by in wartime Italy but soon to become of the most iconic horror directors of the 20th century.
Lamberto started to visit his father on the set and help out with the production. He would receive his first on-screen credit on Terrore Nello Spazio (1965) as assistant to the director and subsequently worked as assistant director on almost all of his father's productions including some of his best films.
On Lisa and the Devil (1973) he was tasked with shooting the nude scenes along with producer Alfredo Leone when his father refused to stay on the set. In the early 1970s he gained his first work on other director's productions, working as assistant director on Mario Lanfranchi's drama Il bacio (1974).
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