The Head 04/18/20
A horror goulash without equal! Creepy Charlie Largent reaches for an older German DVD of one of the weirder, sleazier medical atrocity Eurohorrors. This somewhat suspicious import item is the uncut ‘Die Nackte und der Satan,’ confusingly given a re-title that translates as ‘Satan’s Naked Slave Girl.’ Horst Frank’s slimy Dr. Ood keeps the severed noggin’ of Michel Simon (yes, the acting legend) alive in a dish of ‘Serum X.’ He also grafts the head of a hunchbacked nurse onto the body of a stripper from the Tam Tam club — just your average oversexed mad lab horseplay. That mad lab is actually the star of the show — it’s a gleaming Bauhaus concoction by the designer of the original Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Co-starring Christiane Maybach and Barbara Valentin, with audio in English & original German with subs, on PAL Region 2 DVD from Delta Music & Entert. GmbH & Co. KG.