Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Gruesome Twosome (1967)

3.5 / 5
Tagline: The most barbaric humor since the guillotine went out of style!
Directed by: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Written by: Allison Louise Downe
Actors include: Elizabeth Davis, Gretchen Wells, Rodney Bedell
Genre: Horror
Length: 72 minutes
Banned: nope
Country: USA

This one is about a wig shop, and the wigs come from what else...scalped young ladies. The shop is run by an old woman who has a dog statue she is in love with, and she has a slow boy who is willing to do the dirty work. Everything is very cheaply made and to make the film an acceptable length they even tacked a weird skit with styrofoam heads at the beginning. The fun part is watching our slow murderer frolic and unnecessarily maul the girl's brains and innards and such. If your sole interest is gore than you will want to catch this, but the actual acting and pacing are so slow and meh that I can't say it really struck a positive chord with me. Still some enjoyable moments because it's so bad but it's hardly worth going out of your way to find. Herschell has done way better.

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