Director William Grefe prioritizes scenes in which our female stars are being chased through the Everglades, either in bikini or other attractive get-ups. Of course, this all culminates in a final confrontation between Tartu and the Breck girl which includes ax, spear, crocodile, and quicksand. Will Ed, our annoying and stupid leading man be able to rescue Julie before Tartu turns her into bait for swamp creatures? As was "Sting of Death," this is a fun movie which un-apologetically exploits the allure of it's female leads. If you can't go to Florida for vacation this year, see these two movies (included on the same DVD) instead.
Friday, April 18, 2014
The Death Curse of Tartu, Babs vs. The Witch Doctor
Thanks to our friends at Something Weird Video, our entry for today is 1966's "The Death Curse of Tartu." This flick, released on DVD as a companion to "Sting of Death" (reviewed here on February 27th), features bikini clad babes dancing to Neil Sedaka music (as does "Sting"), swamp horror (as does "Sting"), damsels in danger (as does "Sting") and is set in the Everglades. Babette Sherrill (Babs) stars as Julie She's beautiful, and looks more like she is in a Pantene commercial than a horror movie. Even though she trudges through jungle, swamps, caves, and tombs, she is clad in a slightly tight white skirt, leather boots, leather belt, and a nice blouse, her performance works so well in this B Movie venue. After all, you ladies, when facing shocking horror in a swamp, we cannot overstate the importance of proper accessorizing.