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Elvira Meets The Women's Movement
on August 9, 2014
Elvira's take on the old "women amok" sub-genre that has seen various revivals over the decades (juvenile delinquents, jungle women, women in power etc.) is the subject of these four episodes of the 2010 revival of Elvira's Movie Macabre. Although I've been her fan since the eighties (my parents let me watch her show, bless their hearts), these might be some of the worst episodes she's ever done.
And it's NOT her fault!
Unfortunately, the films presented here largely SUCK and have little, if any, replay value. "Untamed Women" isn't terrible, but it lacks any stand out performance or work that other films of its type have. "Hercules and the Captive Women" lands near the bottom of the peplum barrel and "the Wild Women of Wongo" is plain insufferable. The only relief is Corman's schlocky yet tightly made "The Wasp Woman", which is worth a watch.
Elvira tries to make things entertaining; unfortunately, with movies this bad, a host can only do so much. Worth it for Elvira fans but that's it.