Evil Clutch (1988)

Evil Clutch (1988) movie poster

director Andreas Marfori
viewed: 02/10/2016

I’m grasping at straws here to say something that hasn’t already been said about Andreas Marfori’s Il Bosco 1, or as it is known here in the States via its distribution by Troma, Evil Clutch.

I don’t know if it’s fair to call it an Evil Dead (1981) knock-off, but it would be fair to say that it’s pretty doubtless that Marfori’s camera was significantly inspired by early Sam Raimi.  Though Marfori employs the invisible evil spirit-cam to no real clear reasoning.  The actors stare at the low angle steadicam as if it is a hyperactive puppy, which its movements resemble.

A young couple in the Italian Alps run afoul of an evil witch(?), a zombie(?), and a weird old guy with an electronic voice.  The voice acting (in dubbing or post-sound production) is among the worst you’ll encounter next to original American dubs of old Godzilla movies.  This adds to the daft and low-budget production’s sense of near surrealism in its out and out crapness.

Near surrealism and unintentional humor are this film’s prime merits.

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