“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Asylum of Satan (1972)
How bad is it? For being very low-budget, it's not as terrible as it could be, but it's not great. Should you see it? Maybe as a double feature with "The Manitou."
William Girdler made a number of exploitation films before his death at age 30. I've reviewed his last film, "The Manitou;" this was his first. There's a doctor at an asylum killing patients... with an axe. He sacrifices a virgin to his master, only to find out - you guessed it - she wasn't a virgin after all. Then there's payback of sorts.There's also a mechanical snake, fake bugs and a pretty bad devil mask.