Mark W. T. A.

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Location: rome
In My Own Words:
Though a life-long fan of horror movies, my passion for Italian horror began when I saw super 8 prints of 'Playgirls and the Vampire' and 'Atom Age Vampire' at age 9. I have been living in Italy for 6 years and work in the film business as a dialogue coach, assistant director, script translator, dubber and sometime-actor. In England I wrote for such publications as 'Eyeball', 'Shock Xpress', 'Shiv… Read more


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Phantom of Soho <b>DVD</b> ~ Dieter Borsche
Phantom of Soho DVD ~ Dieter Borsche
One of my favourite German "krimis" of the 1960s, this deviates from other entries in the series by adapting a story from the typewriter of Edgar Wallace's son, Bryan. The author actually makes a brief cameo during the opening credits. Although the creepily skull-masked phantom is shown all too briefly, there is plenty of creative camera work, a gallery of thoroughly unpleasant characters and a typically fabulous jazz score to boost the entertainment factor. The motive for the killings is also gratifyingly sordid, using themes that would later be taken up by the more lurid Italian thrillers of the late 60s and 70s. The patently unrealistic recreation of London also adds to the… Read more