Ah, Thursday! The day Trembles sends over his Motion Picture Purgatory reviews is always filled with mystery. What will he come up with next? Well, this week it’s German gorehound director Olaf Ittenbach’s The Burning Moon from 1997.
Tales about an escaped serial killer preying on a family and a bloodthirsty priest’s rampage of rape and murder probably aren’t the kind of bedtime stories you’d tell a child, but then you’re not German horror auteur Olaf Ittenbach. Banned for years in its native country, this Teutonic terror opus finds a junkie (played by Ittenbach) “entertaining” his little sister with these shock- and gore-filled episodes. Beate Neumeyer, Rudolf Hoss also star. In German with English subtitles.