Monday, October 18, 2010

Julie Darling (1983) aka Daughter Of Death

5 / 5 Oct '10
Tagline: she's sweet, sixteen, and she simply loves her daddy..... she'll slaughter you if you love him too.
Directed by: Paul Nicholas, Maurice Smith
Written by: Paul Nicholas
Actors include: Anthony Franciosa, Sybil Danning, Isabelle Mejias
Genre: Horror, Exploitation
Length: 90 minutes
Banned: Nope

Probably one of the absolute best Canuxploitation films I've seen...even if they are trying to pretend it's an American film pasting flags everywhere (yet they left in a shot of the CN Tower). At any rate this has everything going for it, particularly actress Isabelle Mejias in the role of Julie. Julie is a teenager living with her Father (who she's madly disturbingly in love with), and her awful Mother whom she hates. When the grocery boy gets fresh with Ma, and murders her, Julie has the ability to stop it but chooses to do nothing. When Dad remarries let's just say that trouble starts up again in extremely entertaining ways. It does have a fair amount of nudity and so forth in it, it's a sleazy movie...but the best possible kind. It's made with dark humor, clever plot turns and the dialogue is pretty wicked too. It was extremely entertaining (though very cheap not that it mattered), and one of the best girl gone evil movies I've ever seen. It's hard to come by (I looked for a copy for many years before someone kindly uploaded it for me) but it's well worth the hunt and the wait, most definitely a hidden horror gem worthy of discovery.

Availability:  On DVD

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