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32 Days of Halloween VI, Day 26: Mill of the Stone Women

Mill of the Stone Women
Throw in a dozen rhino horns, two burning giraffes and some random ants and it's a Dali masterpiece.

So Day 26 is when we usually pause and reflect on a bit of Italian horror that all makes us scratch our heads and say, “WTF was that all about?” Previous exhibit was the awesomely titled Don’t Torture a Duckling. Now we come to the amazingly weird trailer for Mill of the Stone Women. Now, let me be clear: I’m not saying that the films themselves are incoherent parades of nightmarish images–I’m just terribly amused that a film that actually holds together (or at least as much as usually weird Italian horror films do) can be reduced to a trailer in which you really have no damn idea what’s going on. There’s a hanging woman! There’s a dead body! Women are turning to stone? Wait, there’s a musical number! Is it the ELO song “Turn to Stone”? No? What the hell is going on here?

Prepare for two minutes of a narrator struggling to try to get you to see a film in which he himself probably has no idea what’s happening.


If you’d like to find out what the hell’s actually going on, the uncut version is available on DVD here. It’s also available for cheap from Amazon Instant Video, but from a different company, so I don’t know if it’s the same version or not.

Other stops on our madcap Day 26 have been Aaron and his Kabin Fever Krew in “Make the Bad Men Stop.” Then we brought you a trio of Italian horror trailers along with a duo of Mario Bava trailers. And when we first started, we were checking out Evil Dead: The Musical.