Alfred Vohrer

Alfred Vohrer & Samuel M. Sherman – Die blaue Hand AKA Creature With the Blue Hand (1967)

Die blaue Hand is a pretty wild movie on its own terms. It crams a lot of bizarre digressions into a mere 74 minutes, not counting some stuff reportedly inserted after the fact by an American distributor. You get a room full of hanging mannequins, a butler who reveals himself as the disgruntled ex-husband of the Emerson materfamilias, and a second inspection of the insane stripper, on top of everything I’ve already mentioned. If Kinski recedes during the story, Karl Lange emerges as an awesome looking villain in the Germanic Caligari tradition of evil asylum keepers, while Diana Koerner makes Myra an appealing heroine. Visually, even in something well short of restored form, Hand looks great in moody, Bava-influenced color, and the admitted datedness of the music is a point in the film’s favor as far as I’m concerned. Read More »

Alfred Vohrer – Das indische Tuch AKA The Indian Scarf (1963)

When a wealthy man dies, his avaricious relatives look forward to inheriting all his money. However, he leaves a provision in his will that they all must spend a week together in his castle before they will be able to inherit anything. At the castle (which is cut off from the outside world), the relatives soon begin to be killed off one by one, each strangled with an Indian scarf. The estate’s executor, a lawyer, sets out to find the killer before everyone–including himself–is murdered. Read More »

Alfred Vohrer – Der Mann mit dem Glasauge AKA The Man With the Glass Eye (1969)

Based on the story by Edgar Wallace, this engrossing suspenser follows a Scotland Yard detective as he investigates a string of drug-related murders involving several women and gangsters. Searching for a mysterious man with a glass eye who may hold the answers to the killings, he encounters backstabbing thugs and plenty of excitement. Read More »