Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Finally got around to watching my DVD of Rene Cardona, Jr’s 1979 opus Carlos the Terrorist today. Loosely based on the life of notorious terrorist Carlos the Jackal, I expected it to be another inept but enjoyable trash-fest from the South American filmmaker and director of sleazy genre faves like Tintorera (1977) and Guyana: Crime of the Century (1979). However, I wasn’t expecting it to be as strangely surreal as it was, considering there is literally no dialogue throughout the entire film, the only voices heard being those of a narrator and occasional voice-overs from the lead character as he reads instructions left for him to follow. Great weird stuff, well worth the $5.00 I paid for the DVD (came on a double-sided disc with Guyana: Crime of the Century).