Tuesday, August 15, 2017

By the Gods!

Mark Forest as Maciste in MACISTE VS THE MOLE MEN (1961 ; also known as The Strongest Man in the World or Mole Men against the Son of Hercules)

This movie is over-the-top, and that's a good thing. PEPLUM films of the Golden Era were often too timid in going for the startling stuff, well, not this film. There are at least a dozen starling scenes in this odd entry of the genre. The first time I saw this (with a bad copy), I thought to myself, 'Are they serious?' but now after seeing practically every movie made during that period, my admiration for it has skyrocketed. It's definitely Mark's 'crowning' achievement. I give it a ten out of ten. Full movie coming soon to PEPLUM TV.

1 comment:

Richard Svensson said...

Yes, a crazy, inventive and exciting Peplum! To me it's right up there with the celebrated "Goliath and the Vampires."