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Horrible

3.6 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

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A man is running, followed by a priest. He comes across a house but the tall gates are locked so he begins to climb them, however he slips at the top and impales himself on the spikes. Injured to death he's taken to an hospital. Once there, the doctors discover that this man has an amazing regenerative power and his blood coagulates very quickly, making him almost indestructible. Sergeant Ben Engleman is put on the case, and he finds out that the priest has the answers: this man, Mikos Stenopolis, is the result of a nuclear scientific experiment gone wrong. He's now completely insane and will kill everybody who crosses his path, showing no mercy.

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Product Details

  • Actors: George Eastman, Annie Belle, Charles Borromel, Katya Berger, Kasimir Berger
  • Directors: Joe D'Amato
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dubbed, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Dubbed: Italian
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Mya Communication/Ryko
  • DVD Release Date: July 28, 2009
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001WB6MDU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #133,046 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Horrible" on IMDb

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By B. D. Ansell on November 11, 2009
Format: DVD
Joe D'amato's 'Horrible' finally arrives on DVD after years in the video nasty wilderness. Actually more commonly referred to as 'Absurd' in the UK or 'Monster Hunter' in the USA, Horrible is actually the French title of the film. Made as a cash in on the success of the notorious 'Anthropophagous the beast' but not a sequel as such although both star D'amato regular George Eastman as the killer. Absurd is actually not bad of it's type ditching the cannibal exploits of Anthro for a more conventional Slasher type flick. Eastman on the run after escaping an asylum impales himself on a spiked gate and ends up as a guinea pig for a new drug that regenerates body tissue which in turn makes him extra strong and seemingly impervious to anything other than a shot to the brain. Ok the stories a stinker and doesn't make a lick of sense but that's not what your paying for. Our resident psycho then goes on a killing spree drilling a nurse through the skull, using a bandsaw to give a hospital orderly a nice middle parting and most gloriously a long 7 minute sequence where he shoves a babysitters head in an oven and waits patiently for her face to fry. He meets his match in a couple of terrible child actors, one who stabs him in the eyes with a compass and eventually a young disabled girl who axes his head off (The 80's, gotta love em) There's the usual time filling sub plot of the cop on the killers tail and there's a renegade priest who on the original usa poster seemed to be the monster hunter referred to in the title (frankly, he's rubbish at it) D'amato's movie ended up on the uk's infamous video nastie's list so is ultimately going to be bought by loads of people needing to fill that gap in their collections and compared to most of the stuff on the list of 72 it's actually very entertaining.Read more ›
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Mya Communications has released the last thriller that Director Aristide Massaccesi aka Joe D'Amato made before his forays into Sci-Fi (ATOR L'INVINCIBILE) his 'CALIGULA' imitations (CALIGULA THE UNTOLD STORY and MESSALINA-ORGASMO IMPERIALE) and his soft and hard core porn films which took up the last of his years. Here we have 'ANTHROPOPHAGUS II' aka 'ROSSO SANGUE'-1981 but listed on the box as 'HORRIBLE' !?, a film which looks like it was rushed out to cash in on the Splatter film craze which erupted from the US releases of Director John Carpenter's 'HALLOWEEN'- 1978 and Director Sean S. Cunninghams's 'FRIDAY THE 13TH'-1980 themselves derivations (or in some instances) ripoffs of the Italian thriller or Giallo genre. Released as an unofficial sequel to D'Amato's previous hit 'ANTHROPOPHAGUS' aka 'THE GRIM REAPER'- 1980, it has actor Luigi Montifiori aka George Eastman playing a lumbering unstoppable monster supposedly created by scientists during a nuclear experiment gone wrong. Hollywood actor Edmond Purdom probably pining for the good old days plays a priest in pursuit of our monster carbon copying the Donald Pleasance role from the 'HALLOWEEN' franchise. The film has many enjoyable set pieces for gore hounds setting the film up into Lucio Fulci territory as the victims are dispatched in clever ways by Eastman's Michael Myers interpretation sans mask and has a great freeze frame image at the conclusion but fails as a whole because of its lack of budget. The credits list American names for the people behind the scenes but it is basically a one man show with D'Amato doing the Direction, Photography, and screenwriting along with actor Eastman. The music by Carlo Maria Cordio is a blatant rip off of themes by Goblin and Keith Emerson from their excursions with Director Dario Argento.Read more ›
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I would have been happier if the dvd had the option to watch both versions of the movie.One with the vhs useless scene stuff added in and one without since the Italian master was pretty nice.My old vhs copy which was titled ZOMBIE 6 MONSTER HUNTER had better picture quality than whatever tape or version they used to fill in the blanks to make the most complete version.Seeing a extra few seconds of the town drunk being harassed by the local bikers didn`t do it for me for example.Anyhow,I am glad someone put this out here in the U.S. to make my Italian horror/low budget/b-movie loving self happy.
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Horrible is Italy's answer to Silent Rage, only no Chuck Norris to save the day. In some places it's known as Anthropophagus 2, but aside from having the same star and director, it's not a sequel.
It's about a silent hulking killer(George Eastman of course!) running about making things terribly unpleasant for those he crosses. He's a bitch to kill since he's able to heal himself quickly. Some shady science experiment(overseen by a priest!) has made it possible for Eastman's blood to coagulate very fast, but it's also made him crazier. The only way to kill the brute is to destroy his brain. I'm no doctor and don't claim to have a bunch of medical knowledge, but simply having blood that coagulates quickly wouldn't just make you downright invincible, would it?
Anyway, Eastman is pursued by the priest who had a hand in the experiment. After injuring himself, being rushed to the hospital and escaping, Eastman goes wandering around and killing folks. The streets are nearly deserted as everyone is indoors glued to the screen for the big Rams/Steelers game.
Eastman ends up at the home where he was injured in the beginning of the film. From there, D'Amato seems very influenced by Carpenter's Halloween, as there are many scenes that feel inspired by that movie. Hell, there's even a young "Tommy Doyle"- type kid who is trying to warn everybody about the presence of the "Boogeyman", but no one believes him.
All in all, not a bad Italian horror film. Like Anthropophagus, it's slower paced. It's also not as gory as you'd believe it'd be. It has a few moments, but most of D'Amato's other horror films are gorier(except maybe Porno Holocaust, but then again, gore wasn't really the focus for that film).
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