Friday, 25 January 2008

The pleasure of the intertext

Just stuck on Mino Guerrini's Il Terzo occhio, which I'd been intrigued about since reading about in the appendix to Adrian Luther Smith's Blood and Black Lace, where it is identified as the source for D'Amato's more famous Beyond the Darkness.

As the credits rolled, I thought the music sounded familiar. It is: an orchestral reworking of the waltz music box theme in Freda's The Ghost, though I can't remember if there's also actually an orchestral version in there. And, of course, Freda's film was an in-name sequel to his earlier The Horrible Secret of Dr Hichcock, which also has a necrophiliac theme.

That Il Terzo occhio was produced by Panda could also have something to do with it, in a more mundane money saving way, of course...

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