Thriller – Super Slow Motion in PORNO THRILLER!

Anything new on THRILLER-A CRUEL PICTURE / THEY CALL HER ONE EYE makes me smile and puts a spring in my step usually reserved for getting Halloween Costume Sex!  Thanks to Genre Archivist and all around UberTrashFan William Wilson, here is a piece that features not just a mention of the film, but quotes in English from Bo Arne Vibenius.  This was in VARIETY in May, 1971.
Click. Read. Enjoy!

And just because…Here is Christina!


They Call Her One…And MORE!! Christina Lindberg Day!

Yes indeed…just when you think you have seen it all, the Holecheck Archive arrives! Here are a few newspaper ads that are for re-issues of THEY CALL HER ONE EYE / THRILLER A CRUEL PICTURE. Click the link right there and it will open my archive on the film for you as well.  Incredible stuff, and be sure to thank Bruce by clicking through here and visiting his blog, CINEMA ARCANA!  You want to know what is coming on DVD and Blu Ray? This is where you go!

Ah, Swedish Vice-Girl. Now that is a title worthy of it’s own series of pulp novels.  A One Eyed Schoolgirl out for kicks and one more hit! I’d have her battle THE SENSUOUS COP along the way!
Bo Arne Vibenius would LOVE this banned in Sweden tagline!  Also, keeping a knife tucked in the crack of your ass seems a bit unwieldy, but it is a great image. 
Ultimate and Awesome…You get Christina pitched at the top and a great tagline with the Hookers Revenge title!  Not so sure I get THE FLATBACKER GIRL so much, but sure…
All this really makes me want to see the film cut up under these titles!  The Synapse yellow stripe edition is just a cut version of the full film and not a restoration of the original US released version, which I’ve never seen.  Anyone know if these are available ANYWHERE in that edition?

They Call Her One Eye…CineMoments Gallery

Over the years I’ve written a LOT about Thriller-A Cruel Picture / They Call Her One Eye.  The recent photo gallery meme got me to thinking about how to present it in a slightly different way.  I find the film very powerful, but is it really the image of Christina Lindberg in a duster and eye patch blowing away scumbags that makes the vengeance taste so sweet?
The easy answer is yes, but director Bo Arne Vibenius’ film is perhaps to easily dismissed as a girl with gun film.  The level of desperation and humiliation that Frigga / Madeline suffers with on a minute to minute basis, from her early childhood no less, builds and builds on the viewer until you really have no choice but to want to identify with her violence.  This isn’t Paul Kersey in Death Wish, Frigga has had it rough for way to long to not find a way to purge this all out.  And she doesn’t take a simple path.
She suffers as she plans not only escape, but total vengeance…and her soul pays the tolls along the highway to that final oblivion she drives off in to at films end.  Not only does she lose her parents, but as she ponders her actions in the end, she has lost herself.
But I find this ending hopeful, the Frigga that has run her course is a drug addled and deaf mute victim-what is left is a stronger woman, riding off in to the sunset in a vehicle that suggests authority.
There is not much hope in the VibeniusVerse-wait until I get to Breaking Point-and he would love to have shot Thriller 2 where our “vengeance woman” battles evil terroritsts.
I like to think she found her way back home.
You can’t forget the performance of Christina Lindberg either.  At Cinema Wasteland she mentioned the “brilliance of Vibenius” was realizing that she was limited in her acting. Given no dialog at all, Lindberg communicates nothing but raw emotions in her scenes, which are nearly the complete running time.  And she does it well.
Thriller also boasts the presence of Heinz Hopf, a man that did not appreciate his villainous typecasting, but if ever there was a character that deserved to have his head detached from his body by getting it tugged off…his Tony would be it.
So, here are scenes that are not about revenge from one of the great revenge films…THRILLER-A CRUEL PICTURE.

and her vengeance…well…it is magnificently done.
Heinz Hopf…the ultimate bad guy.

They Call Her One Eye Tribute Posters

Jeremy Mincer of the cool CREEPY IMAGES has a real knack for forging his own poster designs, many of which you can see via his facebook account.  As a fan of all things THRILLER-A CRUEL PICTURE I was really impressed by these.  Enjoy and check out the Creepy Images website today!  Also, don’t forget to peruse my archive of They Call Her One Eye items!

Thriller-A Cruel Picture / They Call Her One Eye Annex 4

My 33rd post for my favorite Swedish trash film…and this one comes thanks to a screengrab from the always awesome Cinezilla in a review of the Norman J. Warren film TERROR.  Back when “Chrome” had the rights to Thriller I got a nice note from Mr. Warren about how much he liked Thriller and that he loved that his film was shown on a double feature with it.  Well, here is the poster-one I’d LOVE to own.  Satan’s Slave is a great film as well-so this would have been a great night of trash cinema in a theatre!
Cinezilla also has a really good review of Thriller right here!

Check it out!

Thriller A Cruel Picture / They Call Her One Eye Annex 3

Ah…Thriller-A Cruel Picture! Here are two more bits of interest for the archive (which should provide a lot of material for new readers). This poster is one I have not seen and it is SO groovy that I would love to have one for my wall. My favorite bit here is that the credits go to great length to separate Bo A. Vibenius and Alex Fridolinski!

And then, we have SMURFFER! Vince Corkadel was the man for making great Smurf parody posters (amongst other awesome designs) and this still makes me laugh.