By the Gods!

Chelo Alonso orders Paul Wynter and Dante DiPaolo to do her biding in MACISTE AGAINST THE CYCLOPS (aka Atlas against the Cyclops)

A good PEPLUM film, maybe just a tad on the slow side, but hits all the PEPLUM points just right. Chill plays an evil queen, which is sorta different for her. She's very good in it. The tandem DiPaolo and Wynter work well together, with Wynter being DiPaolo's right hand man. He's quite effective in his supporting part. I wish Paul's role had been more prominent. Fun fact : Dante DiPaolo was a dancer and was related to George Clooney. He died 3 years ago.

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

The concept of an evil queen is indeed an important Peplum concept.

A similar concept is identical twin young women, one of whom is wicked and the other is virtuous. Normally one actress plays both roles.

Examples include MINOTAUR THE WILD BEAST OF CRETE, COBRA WOMAN, and TWO NIGHTS WITH CLEOPATRA.