Diana Rigg may have left us, but I've still got some unanswered questions for her like What in the Hell was this all about! Tonight's feature is a legitimate Double WTF?! Wednesday presentation!
"Minikillers" is series of short Super 8 MM movies that were made in 1969 in Spain!
"Minikillers" stars Diana Rigg and is fairly difficult to find any solid information about!
"Minikillers" is basically the only credit there is for brothers Wolfgang and Michael Chmielewski.
Wolfgang did direct one other film and was a writer for the German TV show "Sonne, Wein Und Harte Nüsse."
Lots of binoculars! Lots of spying going on!
The Boss of whatever the Hell is going on is played by José Nieto. He's up to no good!
Basically you have no idea what is going on, and then Diana Rigg strolls into the scene headed for the Hotel swimming pool, and Jose is watching her!
The swingin' soundtrack was written by
Another very interesting thing about "Minikillers" is that it is a silent movie! There is music, but there is no diaglogue at all! Zero, Nada, Nichts, Zilch!
Moisés Augusto Rocha, along with José Nieto, were in a number of Jess Franco films which leads some people to speculate that Jess was also somehow involved with this project, but I have my doubts! The IMDB has Moisés billed as the "Bowled henchman." Do you think I should let them know that I think it's supposed to be "Bald?"
I think this project came from the heart and soul of the Chmielewskis, and nobody else should get the blame or the credit, and besides the fact that you'll surely wonder what in the Hell is going on, there is no blame to be had!
This remote controlled creepy doll comes walking up poolside, and when this one guy picks it up, it squirts acid or something in the fellow's eyes!
Diana Rigg just sits there looking gorgeous watching the whole deal unravel!
After that, she calmly strolls over and picks up the doll and takes it back to her room.
At this point you have no idea who she is or what's she's doing, nor will you later!
Diana ponders the whole situation!
Somebody on a website some years ago had this to say about why these films exist!
"During the late 60s, people stayed sitting in their cars at the gas station, waiting for their fuel, and having their oil checked etc. So the idea was to "entertain" them by showing
short 4 or 5 minute films."
short 4 or 5 minute films."
Personally I don't get it! What? They would wheel out a projector and a screen like being at a mini-drive-in? Sounds dubious to me at best!
Her door opens and another creepy doll comes wandering in, but Diana doesn't notice!
She's got somewhere to go and doesn't even see the doll waddling along across the floor!
It's too late, but the doll squirts some more deadly liquid from it's eyes. Diana is gone and the episode is over. Once again, you can thank Lord Litter in Berlin for finding this jewel for us!