Yesterday I ventured to Worcester, Massachusetts to attend the 13TH Annual Rock And Shock Horror and Music Convention for the second year in a row. While I was there, I stopped by the Troma booth and decided that this year I would pick up a film from them and I chose The Last Horror Film which is also today’s film. Vinny (Joe Spinell) is a New York City taxi driver, but that isn’t Vinny’s passion in life. All Vinny wants to do with his life is be the best horror director in the world and he hopes that his crush Jana Bates (Caroline Munro) will star in it. So, he packs up his things and he heads to Cannes, France to try and get her to star in his film. Meanwhile, people that are close to Jana are starting to get killed and Vinny is suspected of the murders. The film also stars Susanne Benton (Catch-22) as Susan Archer, Glenn Jacobson (Trick Or Treats) as Bret Bates, Judd Hamilton (Maniac) as Alan Cunningham, David Winters (West Side Story) as Stanley Kline, Devin Goldenberg (The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood) as Marty Bernstein, Filomena Spagnuolo (The Godfather) as Vinny’s Mother, J’Len Winters as Girl In Jacuzzi, and the film was directed by David Winters.
Spoiler Alert: There may be information contained in this Article that could potentially spoil the plot of the film so continue with caution or do not read any further if you do not want to know. Joe Spinell is an incredible actor for the horror genre having starred in the jaw dropping Maniac as well as having starred in other great non-horror films. I have t be honest in saying that Joe absolutely sells you on the idea that he is this obsessed fan who will stop at nothing to talk to Jana Bates about his film. During the film, you are led to believe that it’s Vinny who is committing the crimes, but man the big reveal at the end of the film I did not see coming. The problem is that there is a lot of imagery that is thrown in there that makes you believe he is off his rocker. Like the picture you see to the left, that is him rubbing himself sexually while she is being projected on to the wall through video or the hundreds of pictures he has of her hanging on his wall. He also seems to be in the same vicinity as the victims every time something happens which makes you think he is guilty as charged. The film had everything from a great maniac to a Bond girl and plenty of topless nudity to please any horror fan. You definitely need to check this one if you were a fan of the original Maniac film or Joe Spinell. The film does not disappoint at all and I can understand why Troma jumped all over this film. I am going to give the film an B+ for a final grade.