Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Confessions of Psycho Cat (1968, Herb Stanley)

Much like "The Curious Dr. Humpp", "Confessions of a Psycho Cat" is a lamentably under written story that was, subsequently, fluffed up with moderately attractive women and bearded yahoos pseudo-fucking to qualify for the "grindhouse" audiences of the 60s-70s. Unlike "Dr. Humpp", however, "Confessions of a Psycho Cat" did a much better job of constructing it's sparse premise around the bland filler, which is why my opinion of this film is relatively positive.

A scrawny heroine junkie shows up a swingin' 60s sex party after having nearly been killed by a deranged woman. He tells the story of how he was invited to join a trio of men who were all offered $10,000 to participate in a man-hunt through the streets of Manhatten within a 24 hour period. Once they make it through the allotted time, they are permitted to cash their check... We see, in flashback, the first two guys die in grisly and game-like fashions...

It's an interesting take on the "Most Dangerous Game" scenario and the psychotic 'huntress' is awesome in every one of her scenes. Jake LaMotta plays a professional wrestler who gets taken down like a... well, a raging fuckin' bull. Literally. Forget the "sexploitation" angle. THAT'S your selling point, folks!

A real entertaining flick. Recommended.

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