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Old Mar 23rd, 2009, 04:41 PM   #1
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Just when people think it's gotten "worser"

Every time some nasty bit of news hits the air waves involving some bizarre violent action you get a lot of people shaking their heads while saying, "What is this world coming to???"
So I was watching an old Italian made slasher flick from the 70's called "Torso" this past weekend - decent for it's time. After, I wanted to look something up involving the movie and I stumbled across an article about the Cleveland Torso Murders that started back in the 30's. Anybody familiar with this gruesome series of murders? Makes anything I've heard of in the news in the past few years sound pretty mild. The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run was never brought to justice and some claim it ruined the career of Elliot Ness of The Untouchables fame. I then read that a movie about the murders is being filmed starring Matt Damon.

Obviously things haven't gotten "worser", just more of the same. But imagine the joy over at CNN news if someone like The Mad Butcher was on the loose today (not likely possible with CSI on the job)? After being saturated with 24/7 coverage people wouldn't leave their homes because they'd be certain that a mad butcher of their own is in the neighborhood, somewhere, just waiting to strike.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2009, 04:55 PM   #2
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Gahhh! That film is one of the most brutal in its genre. Blame the Italians for that one.
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Gahhh! That film is one of the most brutal in its genre. Blame the Italians for that one.
Excellent! Where can I get a copy? I'm in the market for a little vicarious catharsis....

It doesn't show up in a search of iTunes movies....
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Gahhh! That film is one of the most brutal in its genre. Blame the Italians for that one.
You lie!

IF the beautifully shot Torso (remember the scene in the misty woods?), with it's decent story, fine looking ladies, and it's dash of soft core lesbian porn had added better special effects as seen in "Pieces" (which is what is was compared to by one critic ) you'd have had a 70's/early 80's slasher masterpiece IMO. The only thing really lacking in this B-Horror was decent blood splatter. Otherwise, it was very palatable.
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