Obscure filmmaker Roger Watkins also stars in this no-budget horror classic that fans of the genre have dubbed an underground masterpiece, the story of a recently released prisoner who gets into the snuff film business. Rounding up a sampling of unsuspecting subjects, he sets in motion a terrifying turn of events, resulting in decapitation, disembowelment … and the unsettling feeling that you’re watching an actual snuff film.
Roger Michael Watkins (September 17, 1948 – March 6, 2007) was an American film-director.
In 1972, he created what would become the infamous The Last House on Dead End Street, originally titled The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell, on the most minimum of budgets. Keeping base in New York, he moved onto Porno films including Her Name was Lisa (1979), while being surprised that his most famous film finally saw a release and enjoying some success, as well as attempting to go into Mainstream films one more time with Shadows of the Mind in 1980. After having a horrible experience with Shadows of the Mind, he continued with Porn through The 80’s, but thanks to a mention of the film by Michael Weldon in his Psychotronic Film Guide that was given added promotional value by showing a one-sheet and a very small video run on Sun Video, some of the curious got to see the film while still wondering about all of the fake names and different credits with some going out to research to actually find out… read more