Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 43: Thu Feb 12

The Honeymoon Killers (Kastle, 1969): Barbican Cinema, 8.30pm


This is part of the My Twisted Valentine season at the Barbican. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Leonard Kastle, a composer who turned filmmaker for this single feature (1970), brings a spare dignity and genuine depth of characterization to his exploitation subject—the series of murders committed by Ray Fernandez and Martha Beck in the late 40s. Fernandez (Tony LoBianco) is a third-rate gigolo who seems deeply in love with the dominating Beck (Shirley Stoler, the concentration camp guard of Seven Beauties); together they seduce and kill elderly, lonely women.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is an extract.

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