The Stranglers of Bombay 07/24/18

Powerhouse Indicator

“Kali bids us to Kill! KILL!”  A full review of Indicator’s Hammer Volume 3 Blood and Terror collection will follow, but CineSavant jumps the gun to highlight Terence Fisher’s 1959 mass murder shocker. It adds up to more than exploitative and racist cheap thrills: it’s one of the key films to describe the roots of contemporary terrorism. David Zelag Goodman’s screenplay lets Hammer for once say something relevant about the Colonial past, even if it’s a case of mixed signals — and sex. With Guy Rolfe, George Pastell, Marne Maitland, Jan Holden and Marie Devereaux. On Blu-ray from Powerhouse Indicator.