11/22/11

The Beast in Heat (1977) Review

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The Beast in Heat/S.S. Hell Camp
Where the hell do I even begin with this cinematic gem.  This is a movie about how the Italians were in the wrong during WWII, but the Germans were just batshit crazy and pure evil.  It seems to have two parts that are haphazardly put together to make a simultaneously boring and entertaining exploitation film.  Let me explain.  The Beast in Heat or S.S. Hell Camp is actually composed of scenes from several films which have been pilfered and combined to make this cinematic masterpiece; most of which is stock war footage or fragments from legitimate war movies.  Those are the boring parts.  The new stuff - the exploitation stuff - is the entertaining part, and not because it's good but because it is so bad that it's comical.

There is an incredibly hot Nazi scientist (Macha Magall) who is trying to create a German super-soldier through genetic experimentation.  This seems to be the basis for just about every Nazisploitation film but I'm not complaining.  Who needs plot when you have hot Nazi scientists?  Anyhoo, the result of these experiments is not a chiseled, blond super-soldier but a mutant monkey-man (Salvatore Baccaro) with a huge libido and no manners whatsoever.  Naturally, the Nazis satiate his horny blood-lust by tossing captured local girls into his cage periodically.

Meanwhile, Italian partisans scheme to rid their village of these Nazi devils because, as I mentioned before, the Germans are pure evil.  They (the Germans, not the partisans) rape the local ladies and shoot their babies!  Evil!  It's easy to spot the partisans from the general population because they have moustaches and wear berets.  So yeah, they fight the Germans, gain the upper hand and eventually toss the incredibly hot Nazi doctor into the cage with her mutant creation where she gets a taste of her own medicine, and by "her own medicine" I mean she gets raped to death.  The end.

The Beast in Heat/ SS Hell Camp is certainly worth watching, although those living in the UK may have trouble finding a copy because this movie is banned there.  I take that as an indication of exploitation quality.  If you want to see a freak rip the pubic hair off his victims or watch prisoners get their guts ripped out by cute little guinea pigs that are supposed to be rats, then this is your film.

The dialogue is so horrendous that it becomes humorous so that's a selling point, as well.  I must warn you however that in addition to the gratuitous female nudity, there's also a significant amount of wang in this movie.  Penises, they're everywhere!  And the partisan/war parts of the film are pretty damn boring but the rest of the film makes up for it.

Violence Rating/Index: 4.5 out of 5
Booby Rating/Index: 4.5 out of 5



"And the raven was called sin. Say it, the raven was called sin."

14 comments:

R said...

Looks like a great movie!

Bersercules said...

Nazis Check!
Sexy scientist Check (I also like the dumpy girl in the background!)
monster check!
Nudity Check!
wangs ...... um .....
Well it sounds like my kind of movie! (exept for the wangs, but everything can't be perfect!)

I'm definitly gonna check this out!

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Cant believe I haven't seen this one yet. Must track it down.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

I love movies that are so bad that they're good. The way they made this movie was really interesting as well, great write up.

Henry said...

Ahhahahaha I dunno 'bout the wangs but I like the booby rating.

The Angry Lurker said...

Sounds like a gem.

G said...

great film!

Jay said...

yes please. :)

D4 said...

It sounds like damn good fun. And wangs, well, whatever. I guess it's for girls too or something. Bi guys and stuff. It's okay.

My 2 Pesos said...

Nice! I'm going to watch it! Facebook Twitter

meandmythinkingcap said...

Sounds funny. And your seasoning - out of the world

poopstm said...

the beast say : Happy Thanksgiving!
;)

DWei said...

Raped to death. Now that's going to be an interesting thing to put on your tombstone.

A Beer for the Shower said...

A German supersoldier and no mention of Red Skull or Cap'n America?

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