Thursday, June 6, 2013
Hatchet for the Honeymoon is a 1970 Italian horror movie directed by Mario Bava and starring Stephen Forsyth.
John Harrington(Forsyth) is a wedding dress designer and he lives with his wife Mildred. He hates her and their marriage was one of convenience. They fight all the time and she won't give him a divorce. He employs young women in his business to model his clothes and some of them have disappeared. All of the women who have gone missing were going to be married. There is some mystery in his past and he needs to murder the brides to be in order to find out the answers. The local inspector is very suspicious of John as all of the missing women worked for him.
John kills another of his models when she says that she is leaving to get married. When Mildred annoys him once too often, he kills her too! Then he buries her in his greenhouse but she comes back! She tells him that she is going to be with him forever and never leave him alone. He takes her dead body and puts it in the incinerator and burns it. He puts her ashes in a bag and throws it into the river. He thinks that that will put an end to her, but he is wrong. Meanwhile, one of his employees, Helen likes him and she and John become very friendly. He kisses her and they get close. He tells her to go away as he is afraid that he will hurt her. He doesn't realise that she has been planted by the inspector and he gets caught when he is going to kill her. He is taken away to an insane asylum and who is waiting for him only Mildred and she tells him that he is the only one who can see her and that she will be with him forever!!!
An interesting horror/thriller and it is not very gory. I liked the story and it was a good offering from the man who brought us A Bay of Blood...I would recommend it as a horror fan and there is some interesting 70's fashion on display!!I will give it a 6/10.
Posted by Amanda at 12:35 PM