Thursday, 18 June 2009

Night of the Blood Monster/Bloody Judge trailer (1969)

This has to be one of the most bizarre evocations of the Monmouth Rebellion as horror director Jess Franco casts Christopher Lee as 'Bloody' Judge Jeffries. He makes a lurid exploitation movie that centres around the 1685 Rebellion - there are a few battle scenes but don't expect historically accurate costumes - troops look more like the Flashing Blade tv series. The trailer makes it look better than it actually is. It probably owes a lot to the film Witchfinder General so if you like that sort of thing you might like this. (PG rating).

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