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Marek Piestrak – Wilczyca AKA The Wolf (1983)

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The most important horror movie to come out of Poland, Wilczya is also one of the greatest ever werewolf depictions. Superb gothic horror. Unfortunately this atmospheric flick is not well-known abroad.The action of Wilczyca takes place in Poland in the ninetieth century. Maryna dislikes her husband, a Polish patriot named Kacper. Before her death,she curses him. Her evil is transformed not only into a young countess Julia, but also into the wolf… Wilczyca is definitely a Polish horror classic that reminds me of Hammer productions.The film is loaded with traditional genre elements like tombs or silver bullets.The climax is surprisingly gory and the mood is quite sensual. Read More »

Marek Piestrak – Klatwa Doliny Wezy AKA Curse of Snakes Valley (1987)

An ex marine (Traven), a Polish professor (Tarnas) and a French journalist (Christine) are on the hunt for a treasure in this great Polish b-movie flick. Actually most of the contemporary Polish movies suck. But this one sucks so bad, that it’s enjoyable. You’ve got all the possible cliches here, plus cheesy stop-motion special effects, plus cheesy dialogues, plus nice landscapes, plus nice cast with some big names (Roman Wilhelmi, Leon Niemczyk and recently deceased Ewa Salacka). Polish-Soviet production, shot in Viet Nam/Paris. If you wet your pants watching the Nazis in the first Indiana Jones, who melted after opening the Ark, grab this one. Read More »