Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Guru, The Mad Monk (1970)


A frenetic first 20 minutes filled with bad acting by Paul Lieber as Carl and cheesy acting by everyone else sets up a pacing that cannot be sustained, even for the short running time of 56 minutes.

Set somewhere in middle ages Europe this is a tale of a deranged monk, a wrongfully accused young maiden, a hunchback, a Satanist (I think) and Carl who links them all together.

The film is cheaply made, as you can see by the effects when hands are being severed. However, it is strangely watchable. Possibly one of those “so bad it’s good” movies.

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