A NIGHT OF THE DEVILS (1972, Anamorphic Widescreen) Gianni Garko, Agostina Belli, Roberto Maldera. This is a grim, superbly made Euro-horror film, much in flashback. Garco’s car breaks down as he’s driving through the dark countryside. He seeks help from a strange family. Their father insists he spend the night. He soon learns they have a mysterious secret and live in fear of a horrid wurdulak, who wishes to kill them all and transform them into the same kind of horrible creature. This is one of those movies where you don’t know which character to trust. There are some intense heart-staking scenes. Rated R. Nice color, from 35mm.
SILENT NIGHT, BLOODY NIGHT (1972 Anamorphic Widescreen) Patrick O'Neal, James Patterson, John Carradine, Mary Woronov, Astrid Heeren. O’Neal inherits a mansion that was once a mental institution owned by his late grandfather. With the intention of eventually selling the mansion, he visits it with his girlfriend. What they find there is a labyrinth of horror and death. Is there some ghastly connection between a killer that stalks the mansion’s hallways and his late grandfather? Many, many scary scenes in this well-made horror thriller. Way cool. Great color, from 35mm.