"The Hanging Woman" Review

Synopsis: A stranger’s arrival to a 19th-century Scottish village to claim his inheritance is met with apocalyptic visions and other evil omens. The town unearths a crypt full of horrors, including a devil-worshipping coven and throngs of the living dead.

Review: Being a fan of zombie films I was surprised that I had never heard of this film until I heard of it being released on DVD. As much as this is considered to be a zombie film it takes the zombie concept in a different direction that the typical cliche and deals more with the occultism and science than a disease or a chemical. Now when it comes to the story it's nothing I would call groundbreaking but it did keep my attention quite well and kept me wondering what would happen next. The acting in this film for the most part is done quite well but some of the actors I thought fell short on their delivery. I found the main character to be a little too eccentric at times but overall he made up for it through out the film, now I have to agree with the back of the case when they say that the actor Paul Naschy (Igor) gave a stellar performance because he truly did. I have to say Troma did do a great job at bringing this lost film to DVD in it's uncut form. On top of it being uncut Troma has once again packed this DVD with a ton of great extras along with a bonus feature film called "Sweet Sound of Death". Overall this is a good film that I would recommend to any fan of old school horror and zombie films and for a the low price it's going for you will have extra money to pick up other Troma films! I give it a 3.5 out of 5!

-Daniel Damnation

Directed By: Jose Luis Merino, Released By: Troma Year: 1973 (Theatrical Release) 2009(DVD Release) Genre: Horror Website: Troma.com Time Length: 95 mins.