Wednesday, March 4, 2009

LA MANO DE UN HOMBRE MUERTO - Daniel White - "The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus" (1962)

Man, this "Sadistic Bastards Week" is taking it's toll on me already, like somebody's really been beating me up!!

But as Scooby-Doo would say, "Rear we go again!!"

So what more do you really want to know about "The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus" besides the fact that he was as totally vicious and sadistic as the title would imply, and then some, despite his almost Disney like innocent face, but then this movie was directed by Jesus Franco in his 10th outing, so odd or at least interesting is always going to be happening in some form! Hugo Blanco is sick as Max Von Klaus!!

Now, here's that latest club sound, complete with pipes, guitars, accordion and breathy vocals! Yeah!

The wild eyed Howard Vernon goes one step further with this cyclops look, in his role as the saner Von Klaus of the family!!

It's really quite a small town, but with this kind of a action going on, somebody's going to get caught, and the Von Klaus family is looking pretty suspicious!! Yeah, Stop him! But they don't!!

Look around! Right now! There could be somebody in your house, just a couple feet from you, and you don't even know it! Spooky concept when it's not played for laughs!

Another club, and still more cool music!! This film also had some great music from genius composer Daniel White in between the cafe and the club scenes that sounds like some lively Dave Brubeck outtakes!

Let's all give cinematographer Godofredo Pacheco a standing ovation for these three shots and more!!!

And when the music's over, turn out the lights, because the movie might as well be over too!

A pensive moment for a maniacal killer!!

Meanwhile, back at the clubhouse, behind locked doors! Still even with the doors locked, that place had to give off some kind of stench!!

Nobody likes me, everybody hates me, I think I'll go out and eat worms!!

Even though this film was released in the U.S. as "The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus," it seems to me the literal translation should have been "The Hand Of The Dead Man," which ain't really that bad of a title, because Von Klaus is going down, literally!!!

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