The Criminal Acts of Tod Slaughter 11/20/23
‘Eight Blood-and-Thunder Entertainments, 1935-1940.’ Charlie Largent dips his wicked fingers into the FIENDISH adventures of England’s most dapper, most DASTARDLY villain, heretofore just a footnote in American texts on film horror. Actually born with that last name, Slaughter wow’ed ’em on the stage before taking his murderous skills before the cameras. The boxed set contains eight killer-thrillers: Maria Marten of the Murder in the Red Barn, The Crimes of Stephen Hawke, It’s Never Too Late to Mend, The Ticket of the Leave Man, Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror, The Face at the Window, Crimes at the Dark House, and yes, the original Sweeney Tood, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. As Sweeney says, “Come to my tonsorial parlor, and I’ll polish you off!” On Region Free Blu-ray from Powerhouse Indicator.