(150) SWAMP OF RAVENS (1974) fully uncut remastered print
Ecuadorian/Spanish title EL PANTANO DE LOS CUERVOS
directed by Manuel
Caņo (as Michael Cannon)
starring Ramiro Oliveros (as Raymond Oliver) · Marcelle Bichetti
· Fernando Sancho · Antonia Mas (as Toni Mas)
Frosta is banished from his hospital after "crossing both moral
and scientific barriers" after presenting his living-dead experimentation
to the board of directors. But, instead of abandoning his research,
Dr Frosta sets up a laboratory inside a shack in a remote swamp. The
experiments culminate with zombies, medical mishaps and a sadistic necrophilian
film has its rabid fans and equally determined haters. But despite the
notoriously incoherent plot, director Caņo delivers an unforgettable
example of Euro exploitation cinema [interestingly shot in the swamps
of Ecuadoria]. This was the first horror movie helmed by Manuel Caņo.
He is probably better known for his previous Steve Hawkes Tarzan movies
GREATEST CHALLENGE and TARZAN
AND THE TREASURE OF EMERALD CAVE.
Ecuadorian/Spanish film in English language; restored widescreen format,
fully uncut version (88 min.), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC, playable
American machine. Extras include original theatrical trailer.
Recommended for Mature Audiences