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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The regularly scheduled program will not be seen tonight

IT'S ALIVE.... IT'S ALIVE!!!!

It was never going to be this big. My buddy Poe and I originally started this blog to document our movie nights. We would get together, bring 12-15 scenes and take each other down a bad-ass road full of Harryhausen, samurai swords, bullets, car chases, the occasional slapstick, and more hot chicks than a Russ Meyer film. In January however, our mission changed.

How cool would it be to show trailers for the films we talked about? Done. How cool would it would be to post those on Twitter? Done. How cool would it be if Joe Dante followed us? Done. How cool would it be if we started our own website? Done and fucking done.

Our idea has grown along with our audience. We never pushed the boundaries of the blog because we have been working in the background on a website that has the ultimate intention of being a sick and twisted online Disneyland for horror and exploitation fans. A place genre geeks can go and get the latest news on films with an edge, tough films for the rough crowd!

So here we go. On Monday dailygrindhouse.com launches and we start turning the world into bastards one film fan at a time. DG will bring you the latest news, interviews, reviews, trailers, and features you won't find anywhere else. We have assembled a team with some incredible writers who are just waiting to bring you some of the best writing on genre films around. And we couldn't have done it without you. I don't want to be a sappy fucker, but if you are reading these, we owe you. Big.

Be a bastard. Join us at www.dailygrindhouse.com , this whole thing just got bigger. DAILY GRINDHOUSE: TOUGH FILMS FOR THE ROUGH CROWD. Thanks for the ride, thanks for staying with us, thanks for the support. Thank you for being one cool motherfucker.

See you on forty deuce,
G

Friday, August 5, 2011

TRAILER - THE TOUCHABLES (1968)



Love in the fifth dimension!

See you on forty deuce,
G

RADIO AD - 1,000 CONVICTS AND A WOMAN (1971)



See you on forty deuce,
G

Thursday, August 4, 2011

TRAILER - FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963)



James Bond battles SPECTRE and woos a smokin' hot Russian agent as he attempts to steal a Russian decoding machine in Istanbul.

Generally tying with GOLDFINGER as both a fan and critical favorite, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, the second film in the series, still holds up as one of Bond's most memorable adventures. A nearly flawless film that works on every level, from Terence Young's tight direction to one of Sean Connery's coolest performances as the super agent. A focus on realism helps intensify some amazing action scenes, including the famous train fight with Robert Shaw on the Orient Express. Shaw and Lotte Lenya play two of the best villains in the franchise. Action thrillers don't get much better than this.

Zevk,
Poe

TRAILER - POLICE ACADEMY (1984)



R.I.P. Bubba "High Tower" Smith.

Fuck you Steve Guttenberg.

See you on forty deuce,
G

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

TRAILER - KILLER FORCE (1976) (aka THE DIAMOND MERCENARIES)



You ever seen a flick with a cast that makes as much sense as paraplegic surgeon? This is one of those bastards: Peter Fonda, Telly Savalas, O.J. Simpson, Maud Adams, Hugh O'Brian, and Christopher "I shit bigger than all of you" Lee. Somehow this movie avoided the suck factor. Dig it.

See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER - HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER (1986)



When Henry, a vicious serial killer, gets out of prison and decides to hole up with the sleazy Otis and his naive sister Becky, life gets rather complicated for our callous hero. Carefree days of Mocha Frappucinos and methodical disembowelment are replaced with love pangs and life lessons about incest. Think of it as a precursor to Sandra Bullock's THE BLIND SIDE.

This is the flick that put Michael Rooker on the map as one badass motherfucker.

Recommended.

PUT YOUR WEIGHT ON IT.
The Creeper

TRAILER - MS. 45 (1981)



This is the best shy and mute seamstress movie ever made! The fact that the seamstress goes on a mission of revenge after being raped and brings a six-shooter full of hell and justice with her is icing on the cake. Abel Ferrara made this bad boy after THE DRILLER KILLER, which is a bit of a mess but I still dig it. MS. 45 (aka ANGEL OF VENGEANCE) is solid from start to finish. Ferrara nailed this.

See you on forty deuce,
G

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

TRAILER - THE BEAST FROM YUCCA FLATS (1961)



A Soviet scientist is turned into a lumbering monster after being exposed to radiation. Doesn't help that he was already the size of a gorilla on steroids.

Ed Wood alumni Tor Johnson stars in what is considered one of the worst movies ever made. Tor chasing after a couple of kids with a tree branch should help convince that the claim is legit. Best watched with one, maybe four six packs.


Zevk,
Poe

TRAILER - 200 MOTELS (1971)



Ideas for films sound so much better after you drop a little acid. 200 MOTELS makes The Monkee's HEAD look like CITIZEN KANE. I think I got a contact high just watching this bad boy.

See you on forty deuce,
G

Monday, August 1, 2011

TRAILER - SHRIEK OF THE MUTILATED (1976)



Dr. Prell and an elite group of brainy college students head out to BFE in hopes of tracking down the mysterious yeti - or at least some asshole dressed in a piss-poor bigfoot costume. Whichever comes first. Oops. *SPOILER ALERT*

As the team delves deeper into the mystery, more secrets (and Native American stereotypes) are revealed. Is there a Sasquatch running amok? Or could it actually be a cannibal cult looking to feast on hot co-eds? I'll let you decide.

Hint: It's a cannibal cult.

PUT YOUR WEIGHT ON IT!
The Creeper

TRAILER - THE GORE GORE GIRLS (1972)



The last film from Herschel Gordon Lewis made until his return in 2002 goes out on the highest note possible: Face burning, eye gouging, deep-fried heads, and the shit doesn't stop there. This is balls to the wall exploitation and HGL at his grindhouse best. Buckle up bastards, it's time for THE GORE GORE GIRLS!

See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER - THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977)



Wes Craven's answer to THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE doesn't have the punch of that masterpiece, but it gets the job done in the terror department thanks to a cool screenplay that sets up a more remote location. Michael Berryman is creepy as fuck as Pluto, one of the cannibal outcasts (as opposed to the vegetarian outcasts who are equally as nasty).

See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER - DEEP RED (1975)



If film has taught me one thing it's to always team with a feisty reporter after I have witnessed a murder. I am probably more of a fan of DEEP RED than SUSPIRIA, but it's close, damn close. Both show Dario Argento at his best: using Hitchcokian cues and violent bloodshed set to a Goblin score. Dig it.

See you on forty deuce,
G

Sunday, July 31, 2011

TRAILER - MY FATHER IS A HERO (aka THE ENFORCER) (1995)



MY FATHER IS A HERO proudly sits among my top three Jet Li flicks, somewhere between FIST OF LEGEND and ROADHOUSE. The Jet plays an undercover cop, struggling to balance his occupation with the responsibilities of being a husband to his terminally-ill wife (the perpetually whining Bonnie Fu) and father to his son (the perpetually ass-kicking Miu Tse). The movie's a bit long - and plenty over-dramatic - but it more than makes up for it in sheer badassery.

Highlights include a mall rampage, yo-yo son, a weird white-gloved villain, dog-fu, father/son drowning camaraderie, and Jet Li once again stealing Pee-Wee Herman's haircut.

BTW, the Asian trailer is much better than the domestic version. Check out this good shit.

PUT YOUR WEIGHT ON IT.
The Creeper

TRAILER - THE RUNNING MAN (1987)



Schwarzenegger is "The Butcher of Bakersfield" participating a game of life and death hosted by Richard Dawson... kind of like in the old Family Feud show. Yaphet Kotto is on Arnie's team, so is Maria Conchita Alonso which ones again proves my point: Nobody likes to run with an erection.

Paul Michael Glaser (BAND OF THE HAND) replaced Andrew Davis (CODE OF SILENCE) on this bad boy. Davis made ABOVE THE LAW instead, still Seagal's best film.

See you on forty deuce,
G

Siskel & Ebert Review Flashback: THE RUNNING MAN (1987)

Siskel & Ebert was on Channel 2 at 11:35 pm every Sunday. Here is our weekly tribute to the two legends. Film school starts now.





See you on forty deuce,
G

Saturday, July 30, 2011

TRAILER - VIVA KNIEVEL! (1977)



Legendary Evel Knievel stars in this 1977 action masterpiece as...well, Evel Knievel. This flick's cast is a who's who and who isn't of Grindhouse cinema - Leslie Nielsen, Red Buttons, Gene Kelly (?!), Dabney Coleman, Frank Gifford (wtf?), Lauren Hutton, Marjoe Gortner...and *cough* Cameron Mitchell.

The Creeper won't bullshit you. This movie is pretty fucking dull in parts, but there's still plenty of motorcycle stunts, bad jumpsuits & worse hair. The best part: Evel heals a crippled orphan, just like Jesus.

PUT YOUR WEIGHT ON IT.
The Creeper

TRAILER - MOTHRA (1961)



When a pair of fairies are abducted from their South Pacific island and put on display in a vaudeville show, their godlike deity, a giant caterpillar/moth raises hell and beats up on Tokyo while trying to find them.

Toho unleashed their second most popular monster after Godzilla in this fairytale-like Kaiju flick; one of their best. Mothra would go on to become a regular player in the Godzilla series and would eventually headline her own series in the 1990s. A classic.


Zevk,
Poe

TRAILER - CUJO (1983)



Five St. Bernards, one mechanical head, and a guy in a dog costume equals one badass film that is all kinds of tough. This was originally a pseudo sequel to the novel of The Dead Zone but most references were removed from the script.

There is a new name for terror... CUJO.

See you on forty deuce,
G

Friday, July 29, 2011

VHS VIDEO LOGO - GOLDEN HARVEST

 
GOLDEN HARVEST -  by special request. If you've seen a Kung Fu movie, you've seen a Golden Harvest release. They put out Enter the Dragon as well as the Police Story Movies, in fact, name a classic martial arts film and their fingers are probably in it. Great recommendation!

Drink Up! We've got movies to watch
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - WIZARD

 
WIZARD - Mostly known for their amazing big boxes and crazy box designs. Put out lots of great genre product.

Drink Up! We've got movies to watch
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - THORN EMI

 
 THORN EMI - Or should I say THORN EMI/ THORN EMI HBO/ HBO CANNON/ HBO VIDEO let's see, yeah I think that's it. The second oldest video company around (Magnetic Video being the first) went through more changed than a Celine Dion concert (er, not that I'd know).

Drink Up! We've got movies to watch
Moe

TRAILER - MURPHY'S LAW (1986)



Charles Bronson pulls off another of his wooden Indian performances in this typical 80s action crapfest from Cannon Films. This time around Charlie plays a cop who has been framed for the killing his ex-wife. While searching for the real killer he's saddled with a foulmouthed teenager played by Kathleen Wilhoite, whose main function in the film is to spurt out lines of dialogue such as "Suck a doorknob, you homo", "You're welcome dildo-nose" and "What took you so long, butt crust?" Guessing screenwriter Gail Morgan Hickman wrote her script while monitoring a grade school recess period.


Zevk,
Poe

TRAILER - THE DEAD ZONE (1983)



Most Stephen King films are about as enjoyable as bamboo under the fingernails while having your balls smacked with a bread board. In 1983 however, Dino De Laurentiis produced three of the best: CUJO, CHRISTINE, and THE DEAD ZONE. Christopher Walken is always good, but he is creepy as fuck here.

In his mind, he has the power to see the future. In his hands, he has the power to change it.

See you on forty deuce,
G

Thursday, July 28, 2011

TRAILER - FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD (1965)



A heart turned radioactive from the Hiroshima bombing grows into a 20 foot youngster with bad teeth that scientists dub Frankenstein. Like most of the monsters that haunt Japan, the young lad spends most of his time rampaging, battling the military and eventually duking it out with a dinosaur called Baragon. Bad boy Nick Adams, buddy to James Dean and Elvis Presley, stars in this Toho Kaiji goof fest. Mary Shelly was probably spinning like a top in her grave when this one was released. Followed by WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS.


Zevk,
Poe

TRAILER - R.O.T.O.R. (1988)



R.O.T.O.R. tells the tale of Robocop's retarded brother. While Robocop was known for being a crackshot badass with a mean streak, R.O.T.O.R. was known for his girth, porn 'stache, and a penchant for double cheeseburgers. The other major difference: ROBOCOP is an awesome movie, while R.O.T.O.R. is - how do I put this nicely? - the cinematic equivalent of a dead camel spider. Don't ask me to elaborate, because I don't know where I'm going with this.

Highlights include a hero that looks like Randy West, a reject from the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, robot Bruno Kirby, inept narration, piss-poor science, subliminal Beach Boys messages, white trash kung-fu, and finally, the end credits - because the atrocity is mercifully over.

RECOMMENDED.

PUT YOUR WEIGHT ON IT.
The Creeper

VHS VIDEO LOGO - GOODTIMES

 
GOODTIMES - A budget distributor, but put out a decent product. I still look for goodtimes releases cuz I like their boxes and I know the tape will still likely work. 

Drink up! We've got movies to watch
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - SIMITAR

 
SIMITAR - Put out tapes that were so cheap they rarely worked the FIRST TIME YOU PUT THEM IN YOUR VCR! If you see a box with the word SIMITAR on the spine go find another copy put out by another company. If you're a collector feel free to buy the simitar release, but it WON'T WORK.

Drink up! We've got movies to watch
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - MONTEREY HOME VIDEO

 
MONTEREY HOME VIDEO - Most notably put out the Jack Hill CLASSIC SWITCHBLADE SISTERS. Also notably is still around today...that doesn't happen often.

Drink up! We've got movies to watch
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - MOGUL

 
Mogul - Very short lived company, but managed to put out a decent amount of the type of movie that made our pee pees tingle as kids.

Drink up! We've got movies to watch
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - IMPERIAL

 
Imperial - All I can say about Imperial is that they released The  Creeper's favorite movie R.O.T.O.R.!
Drink up! We've got movies to watch
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - CONTINENTAL

 
Continental - They put out the classic TERROR ON TAPE, how very meta! A very classy logo for a company that put out a ton of crud, you have to love the psychology of box art.

Drink up! We've got movies to watch
Moe

TRAILER - THE LAWNMOWER MAN (1992)



When this hit the theater, I watched it and was mildly impressed by it. When it came out on video and had 30 minutes or so of extra footage it have me a geek boner the size the size of Texas. This is a smart blend of horror, sci-fi and lawn-care ideas. Jeff Fahey is a bad muthafucka that's right!

See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER - THE AWFUL DR. ORLOFF (1962)



A little too much yapping gets in the way of an otherwise creepy as fuck film from Jess Franco, an early entry in his long and twisted career. This is sort of a FRANKENSTEIN-ish film with a dash of Dr. Jeckyll. Sometimes it's cool to see the early work of future geniuses, other times it's THE AWFUL DR. ORLOFF.

See you on forty deuce,
G

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

TRAILER - DEADLY DAPHNE'S REVENGE (1987)



This bad boy was made in the 70's but Troma picked it up and re-released it in 1987, and it's a damn good thing they did. Otherwise, I wouldn't have had the pleasure of seeing Daphne doling out some sweet revenge to the well bearded white trash.

See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER - FROM HELL IT CAME (1957)



Full disclosure: I haven't seen this flick, and I heard it's pretty awful.

That said, THE MONSTER IS A FUCKING TREE! Count me in, bitches!

A FUCKING TREE!

PUT YOUR WEIGHT ON IT!
The Creeper

VHS VIDEO LOGO - MAGNUM

 
MAGNUM - With titles like Poor White Trash Pt II and Maxim Xul it's beyond me why these guys would still be around today. That's some quality shit right there!

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - RAEDON ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

 
RAEDON - These guys made movies so bad that they're even bad by MY standards, that's pretty bad. Thank goodness for the 1980's or else something like this never would have existed.

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - MGM/UA

 
MGM/UA - Since I'm sure every one of you bastards out there have seen this a million times I decided to run their closing logo. Sure MGM/UA is a big name, but they had some AMAZING gate fold big boxes and put out some incredible schlock.

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - KEY VIDEO

 
KEY VIDEO - Key is likely remembered for 2 things; 1.) Their unique box designs 2.) They released some major Fox titles like Phantom of the Paradise and Zardoz. I still get weepy when I see a KEY VIDEO box, I loved their look

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - TRANS WORLDS ENTERTAINMENT (TWE)

 
TWE - A Fun logo, I always like the way it looks. If you've seen a shitty "Ninja" film you've likely seen a TWE title. and one of G's faves BARE KNUCKLES (featuring a black man called Black)

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - PRISM

 
PRISM - This should be the standard that all video companies judge their logo. A VHS lovers dream.

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

TRAILER - CAN HEIRONYMOUS MERKIN EVER FORGET MERCY HUMMPE AND FIND TRUE HAPPINESS? (1969)



I saw this flick once. It was B-Fest. It was the middle of the night. I was tired as hell. This psychedelic piece of dog-shit fucked with my head. IMDB claims this movie is a music-laden, X-rated autobiography about the titular Heironymous Merkin. I don't know. I remember some titties, and maybe Milton Berle as a clown, but after that, I only recall pure rage.

PUT YOUR WEIGHT ON IT!
The Creeper

TRAILER - TOXIC AVENGER (1984)



Sprinkle a little toxic sludge on a 98 pound weakling and you get a giant hulk of justice with bouts of murderous rage that are set off at the presence of evil. Kind of like when my mother-in-law comes over. This flick is hands down my favorite Troma release of all-time, it's the ultimate tale of revenge of the nerd. Everything is kicked into high gear that doesn't stop until the credits roll. At one time there was 3 or 4 different cuts on the market, as best as I can tell the most complete version was the European cut that is on the 21st Anniversary Edition from Troma.

He was 98 lbs. of solid nerd until he became...THE TOXIC AVENGER!

See you on forty deuce,
G

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

TRAILER - NIGHTMARE (1981)



A mental–patient troubled has escaped from his hospital and he has a bad habit of killing innocent people. It's vintage story lines like this that remind me of watching my first horror film. Somewhere, a kid is tossing this flick on and is going to be frightened as fuck. That is all kinds of cool.

See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER - THE DEAD AND THE DAMNED (2011)



Cowboys. Zombies. Done and done. This looks just like the zombie edition of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption, and there ain't nothing wrong with that. We're in.

See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER - THE PUPPET MONSTER MASSACRE



I haven't been this excited for twisted puppet movie since Peter Jackson's MEET THE FEEBLES.

See you on forty deuce,
G

VHS VIDEO LOGO - MEDIA

 
MEDIA - The box art on Media boxes is amongst my favorite, they always seemed to have the best boxes, especially their NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.

Drink up!We've got movies to watch.
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - EMBASSY

 
EMBASSY - Way too short lived, but still managed to put out classics like THE VIDEO DEAD

Drink up!We've got movies to watch.
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - ACADEMY

 
ACADEMY! Purveyors of classic horrors in the 80s. I remember seeing Flesh Eating Mothers as my first introduction to Academy, lots of fun.

Drink up!We've got movies to watch.
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - NEW WORLD

 
NEW WORLD! What a classy logo, almost made you forget you were about to watch a piece of crap.

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - AIP

 
AIP! when you're looking for shitty action and LOTS OF IT! Look no further than AIP! A sign of Quantity.

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

TRAILER - WARLORDS OF ATLANTIS (1978)



Doug McClure once again finds himself up to his armpits in monsters and overdressed villains in another Kevin Conner directed fantasy adventure. Like in previous Conner/McClure efforts (THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT, AT THE EARTH'S CORE), the special effects are hit and miss, but the story about an unplanned trip to the mythical city of Atlantis is creative and lively enough to keep adventure fans interested. Also known as WARLORDS OF THE DEEP.

Zevk,
Poe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - PARAGON

 
PARAGON! Makers of some truly classic gems. When you saw this logo you knew you were in for a treat!

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

TRAILER - INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS (1972)



I can think of at least one thing wrong with this title right off the bat. No fucking invasion for starters. This is a terrible, awful film that makes no sense and I love the hell out of it.

See What Really Happens on a TERROR FARM!

See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER - MONSTERWOLF (2011)



A creature based on Native American folklore manifests to protect the ecological balance of the land and killing those that threaten it. Kind of like Steven Seagal in ON DEADLY GROUND. The trailer looks inspired, really curious to see this.

See you on forty deuce,
G

THE NEW RELEASE WALL FOR 7/26

It’s Tuesday, and that means sites and stores will be full of new goodness to tickle your eyeballs with. So sit-back, relax, and take a look at what’s good enough to stick in the movie playing machine.

After a few weeks of fuck-all, we now have a week worth writing about. There is some cool shit dropping this week. I am talking Johnny Cash fucking cool. So enough of my yappin', let's boogie.



DG's Pick of the Week is WIDE OPEN from Synapse's Impulse Picture label. If Christina Lindberg is in it, you can damn well bet that it's going to be mentioned on this list. She is an icon of grindhouse cinema and has a nasty habit of making men walk like hunchbacks. If Solveig Andersson (Lindberg's co-star in THRILLER: A CRUEL PICTURE) is in it as well then boom... a DG Pick of the Week.

THRILLER: A CRUEL PICTURE is in my official Top 5 when it comes grindhouse cinema. It has a raw power and a dark, committed performance by Lindberg who had serious acting chops. I wouldn't say WIDE OPEN highlights Lindberg's acting skills, but this is one smoking hot and twisted film that Lindberg fans are going to dig the hell out of. The plot is a bit tough to nail down, it is all over the place and makes some odd turns but the bottom line is: fuck the plot. You aren't watching one of the best titles in Swedish sin-ema for the plot, you dig? WIDE OPEN was Lindberg's last film before she retired from acting and she goes out with a bang, a few them actually. God breast her.

The Goods:
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Video Interviews with Actress Christina Lindberg and Director Gustav Wiklund
Christina Lindberg Motion Photo Gallery
Theatrical Trailers
Reversible Nude Cover Artwork

The official release date on this is 8/9, looks like TLA Cult has an exclusive though.



Next up is a documentary double feature. I have not seen NIGHTMARES IN RED, WHITE, AND BLUE, but I have seen AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE and it is well worth your time if you are new to exploitation genre and what to get your feet bloody and sleazy. It traces the roots of exploitation cinema from classic burlesque shows through to LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT and beyond. American Grindhouse is directed by Elijah Drenner who has done a lot of work on exploitation titles, most recently directing a conversation with Ted Post on Severin's THE BABY release. I dare you to watch this and not want to book the next 48 hours with all kinds of grindhouse goodness.

NIGHTMARES IN RED, WHITE, AND BLUE has been well reviewed and we are anxious to get our mitts on this. If it is as good as AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE then it will be a job well done. It features interviews with Roger Corman, Joe Dante, John Carpenter, Larry Cohen, and George A. Romero so our hopes are high.

You can grab this from TLA Cult



A creature based on Native American folklore manifests to protect the ecological balance of the land and killing those that threaten it. Kind of like Steven Seagal in ON DEADLY GROUND. The trailer looks inspired, really curious to see this.

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This looks like it has better production values some other Chemical Burn titles plus a vintage woman on revenge story line.

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Cowboys. Zombies. Done and done. This looks just like the zombie edition of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption, and there ain't nothing wrong with that. We're in.

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I could be wrong, but I think this is the first Bloody Disgusting Selects title to be released. Looks like a solid little spooker.

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I haven't been this excited for twisted puppet movie since Peter Jackson's MEET THE FEEBLES.

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Tinto Brass. Blu-ray. Any questions?

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A mental–patient troubled has escaped from his hospital and he has a bad habit of killing innocent people. It's vintage storylines like this that remind me of watching my first horror film. Somewhere, a kid is tossing this flick on and is going to be frightened as fuck. That is all kinds of cool.

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When it comes to Italian crime, it's tough to beat Fernando Di Leo who wrote the screenplay. Ruggero Deodato directed this film and it's a good one. Tough, gritty, and smart. It's just not anywhere close to the level of Di Leo's classic Italian crime trilogy. Worth a watch though.

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Speaking of Di Leo, the titles that Raro Video released as a box set earlier this year are available individually starting today. Do yourself a favor and just grab the box set. You are going to want them all anyway.



Three classics all rolled into one. Dig it.

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Crap. We're talking MS3K level crap, which means we can watch this on a loop and it never get's old.

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That's it for this week kids. Next week we are back with STAKE LAND, CONAN THE BARBARIAN Blu, CONAN THE DESTROYER Blu, Braveheart/Gladiator Blu two pack, BETTER OFF DEAD Blu, and MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Blu.

Until then...

Here's to good watching, salute!

See you on forty deuce,
G

Monday, July 25, 2011

TRAILER - TROLL (1986)



The Empire International bumper is cool, Sonny Bono turning into a tree is even better. This is a shitfest, but it ain't TROLL 2 which is one of the high water marks for bad films.

See you on forty deuce,
G

VHS VIDEO LOGO - GORGON VIDEO

 
GORGON VIDEO - My absolute favorite video logo of all time. This logo kicks all kinds of ass. When Gorgon put out HOUSE OF THE DEVIL recently I nearly shit myself when this logo came up on the VHS copy.

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - CANNON

 
CANNON - HOLY GOLAN AND SON OF A GLOBUS! Cannon produced some of the best (read: worst) films ever, but they always had amazing box art. Real showmen these guys were, it was proof that the pitch was sometimes better than the product.

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - VIDMARK

 
 VIDMARK - I always loved the Vidmark logo, just look at it! It's awesome.

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - LIGHTNING VIDEO

 
Lightning Video - Created by Vestron to put out the more Exploitative titles. They gave us some great titles as well as some serious duds, but we loved them for their logo.

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - VESTRON

 
Vestron - Probably the most important name in VHS. There is a reason why you watched VHS in your home, that reason is Vestron. (fun little tidbit: Vestron was based out of CT, much like myself)

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

VHS VIDEO LOGO - ORION

 
Orion - probably the most missed video company of mine, I always knew when I popped in an Orion film i was going to have a good time. 

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

TRAILER - BLACK DYNAMITE: THE ANIMATED SERIES



Your knowledge of scientific biological transmogrification is only outmatched by your zest for kung-fu treachery! - Black Dynamite

BLACK DYNAMITE is getting animated over on Adult Swim. Directed by Scott Sanders, the show will feature voices from the original cast including Black Dynamite himself Michael Jai White in his endless fight against The Man. Props to Twitch for getting the skinny.

See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER - GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN (1968)



A tough, wiley performance from Anthoy Quinn makes this Spaghetti Western about a bandit turned champion of the people, in this case Mexican peasants, worth catching. Though a bit slow at times, action enthusiasts are rewarded with a well-staged final battle and enough tough guy antics from Quinn to keep them entertained. Shades of Kurosawa's SEVEN SAMURAI are apparent throughout.


Zevk,
Poe

TRAILER - FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE (1977)



There's tough films, then there's FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE which will punch you in the stomach then shove a six shooter in your mush until you do what they say. This is a grindhouse classic that was released multiple times under many different names. The story is essentially a riff on DESPERATE HOURS, a hardcore, violent, and nasty riff. Get ready for some revenge.

See you on forty deuce,
G

Sunday, July 24, 2011

TRAILER - SHOCK TREATMENT (1981)



A weird, quasi-sequel to THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. This time, Brad and Janet (now, Cliff De Young and Jessica Harper) are competing on a reality game show in order to save their marriage; kind of a precursor to the fucked up shit people watch today. And just like contemporary reality TV, this flick doesn't make any damn sense.

If you like Richard "Riff Raff" O'Brien's prior work in music, you'll probably dig these tunes, too.

Just don't go looking for a coherent plot. Instead, look for Nurse Ansalong's sweet can.

PUT YOUR WEIGHT ON IT!
The Creeper

TRAILER - LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL (1994)



Jean Reno has never been as tough as he was in LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL. This is a film that cares more about characters than action, which only makes the scenes when bullets fly that much more intense. Gary Oldman is absolutely bat-shit crazy in his role as a corrupt cop out to settle a score. Lock and load, the french are coming!

See you on forty deuce,
G

Siskel and Ebert Review Flashback: THE PROFESSIONAL (1994)

Siskel & Ebert was on Channel 2 at 11:35 pm every Sunday. Here is our weekly tribute to the two legends. Film school starts now.





See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER - JUNGLE HELL (1956)



Sabu, the jungle boy, gets into a mysterious adventure involving radioactive rocks, unidentified flying objects, and ferocious jungle animals. Oops. Did I say ferocious jungle animals? What I meant was a fuck-ton of ferocious stock footage. If you can make it through all this fucking elephant stock footage without wanting to slap your Mama, you're a better man than me.

This piece of shit will test your mettle and challenge your faith in sweet Baby Jesus.

PUT YOUR WEIGHT ON IT!
The Creeper

Saturday, July 23, 2011

TRAILER - THE EROTIC ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO (1971)



It's not his nose that grows!

Usually I don't dig movies with fairy godmothers. However, I make a giant exception for fairy godmothers when they are both:

A. Dyanne Thorne (ISLA: SHE-WOLF OF THE SS)
B. Nekkid

Let's get it on.

See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER - FEAR CITY (1984)



After DRILLER KILLER and MS. 45, Abel Ferrar directed Tom Berenger, Billy Dee Williams, and a still hot (and stripper-fied) Melanie Griffith in FEAR CITY, a sleazy piece of hard-boiled trash. After too much violence and nudity, 20th Century Fox dropped this fucker like a bad habit. Aquarius Releasing (BARBED WIRE DOLLS) got their mitts on it and had the balls to put it out. Dig it.

No showgirl is safe on the streets of... Fear City!

See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER - WELCOME HOME, BROTHER CHARLES (aka SOUL VENGEANCE) (1975)



Set up by the Man, Charles decides to fight back, and gets brutally castrated for his efforts. Back on the streets, Charles decides to exact a little revenge - first by fucking his tormentors' women, then...well, you'll just have to see for yourself. Despite being a bit slow, heavy-handed and preachy, WELCOME HOME, BROTHER CHARLES isn't a bad flick for a lazy afternoon in front of the tube. It has a weird, almost surreal vibe...not to mention Charles' secret weapon.

PUT YOUR WEIGHT ON IT!
The Creeper

Friday, July 22, 2011

TRAILER - 5 FINGERS OF DEATH (1972)



Lo Lieh was one of the most famous actors in Hong Kong before Bruce Lee came onto the scene. Lieh was fucking people up left and right for Shaw Brothers and 5 FINGERS OF DEATH is not only some his best work, it's one of the best films the Shaw Brothers ever released.

See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER - DRIVE (2011)



We talked a week or so ago about "fast films." Those are the ones that add ten pounds of weight to the gas pedal when you walk out of the theater. The films that put a little more badass in your strut. DRIVE looks like a fast film and is one of the flicks I want to be watching right now. Not only do I dig Nicholas Refn (BRONSON) as a director, but Ryan Gosling as Steve McQueen/Ryan O'neal professional driver is brilliant casting as is Albert Brooks as the villain. Get ready for a damn speeding ticket.

See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER - COLOR ME BLOOD RED (1965)

 
COLOR ME BLOOD RED! Finishing out the trilogy is the clever story of an artists who can't seem to find the right color until he happens to get some blood on the canvas and the rest is history. A Bucket of Blood did it better 6 years earlier, but this is still a classic,

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

TRAILER - 2000 MANIACS (1964)

 
2000 MANIACS! Part 2 of the infamous Blood Trilogy. This time they take a trip to the deep south for a moonshine swillin, cousin marrying good time! "YEEEHAW OH THE SOUTH's GONNA RIIIISE AGAIN!"

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

TRAILER - BLOOD FEAST (1963)

 
BLOOD FEAST! The Sultans of Sleaze! The Mavens of Mutilation! The Barons of Blood! David Friedman and Herschel Gordon Lewis created some of the dirtiest of the dirty in the realm of gore films and Blood Feast was the opener of a trilogy soaked in the blood of virgin brides! Enjoy it, SICKOS

Drink up! We've got movies to watch
Moe

TRAILER - THE STABILIZER (1986)



When there is no balance between good and evil, you call Peter Goldson, THE STABILIZER. If you like ridiculous action and ugly women, this film pulls no punches. Granted, it's a little unsettling that our hero looks like the lead singer from REO Speedwagon, but that's only a minor complaint about this bad-ass flick. RECOMMENDED.

Put your weight on it.
The Creeper

TRAILER - KING KONG ESCAPES (1967)



Toho's shaggy version of King Kong battles dinosaurs and a robot replica of himself in this wacky Kaiju slugfest. One of the studio's more lively escapades is great fun for fans of this kind of stuff. Bond girl Mie Hama is an added attraction. One of Kong's battle opponents, Gorosaurus, would go on to be featured in Toho's all-star monster fest DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968).


Zevk,
Poe

TRAILER - VAMPIRE LESBOS (1971)



I am down for any flick with vampires, make them lesbian vampires and I could watch that shit on a loop. This is not one of Jesus Franco's better films but still has enough HOLY FUCK! moments to get the job done.

See you on forty deuce,
G

Thursday, July 21, 2011

TRAILER - THE VALACHI PAPERS (1972)



Underrated Italian gangster flick made when Charles Bronson's acting wasn't laced with chips of wood. Based on the true story of Joseph Valachi, the first informant to turn against the mob in the early 1960s. Early Bond director Terence Young does a good job with the material and gets a lot of out of his predominately Italian cast. Vicious castration scene near the end.


Zevk,
Poe

TRAILER - COMMANDO (1985)



Tough not to watch this bad-boy without wanting some good ol'fashion dirty maid sex. For my money, this bastard shows up on my screen more than PREDATOR, T2, and CONAN combined. Part of it may be my attempt to perfect my Sully voice, part of it may be Rae Dawn Chong, or part of it could be that I love seeing the fat soldier get killed 7 different times in the last battle. Arnold is a one man force in this and he just fucks all kinds of shit up before walking away victorious to some rock track that has a riff that will stay in your head for weeks.

Somewhere... somehow... someone's going to pay

See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER _ SHREDDER ORPHEUS (1990)

 
SHREDDER ORPHEUS! Proof positive that Shakespeare and skateboarding should NEVER be combined. I've seen a LOT of bad movies in my time, but SHREDDER ORPHEUS makes them all look like MACBETH! Avoid at all costs, but enjoy the shit out of this trailer

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

TRAILER - PRAY FOR DEATH (1985)

 
PRAY FOR DEATH! Sho Kosugi's classic ninja in a metal mask film. This movie taught me one thing and one thing only. DON'T EVER MESS WITH A SUSHI RESTAURANT! they will hunt your ass down and fucking murder you!

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

TRAILER - EMPIRE OF ASH III (1990)

 
EMPIRE OF ASH III (aka LAST OF THE WARRIORS) Think of MAD MAX. Got it? OK now shit on it and you've got the EMPIRE OF ASH movies. They're amazing low budget action flicks with lots of leather, fur lined collars, and a rocket launcher hat! Watch the trailer, it's in there!

Drink up! We've got movies to watch
Moe

TRAILER - FUTURE ZONE (1990)

 
FUTURE ZONE! In this sequel to the 1989 AIP release Future Force, David Carradine is back as the futuristic "cop on the edge"! Not as good as the first, but they keep it lively.

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

TRAILER - FUTURE FORCE (1989)

 
FUTURE FORCE! In the future you're guilty until proven innocent. David Carradine is awesome in this and you just have to love AIP for putting it out

Drink up! We've got Movies to watch.
Moe

TRAILER - THE NIGHT CHILD (1975)



The cinematographer of FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE, Massimo Dallamano, goes all EXORCIST in one of the last films he directed before he went down for the dirt nap in 1976. This is a tough and gritty horror film that doesn't pull any punches. Get ready for some wicked kid possession.

When Satan Goes Wild -- watch out for the... NIGHT CHILD.

See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER - RE-KILL (2011)



After Dark has been banging out some pretty cool stuff,, but nothing looks as good as RE-KILL. The first trailer for this found footage zombie apocalypse story was good, the new one that Shocktillyoudrop.com has the exclusive on is all kinds of badass.

Here's the rundown from STYD:

Five years after the Outbreak, a zombie menace is supposed to be waning. But the brave men and women of R-Division, who find and destroy the undead, are seeing signs of a second Outbreak which humanity may not survive. The footage about the men and women of R-Division and their grim, dangerous but essential job of exterminating re-animated humans, was shot the week previous by an embedded journalist during a long, deadly day. Only the film survived.

See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER - GAMMERA THE INVINCIBLE (1966)



The first film in Daiei's "let's ripoff Toho's Godzilla series" to feature the giant super turtle is your typical Kaiju cheesefest. Full of the toy like special effects and noisy city smashing one has come to expect from these bargain basement monster flicks. Additional U.S. footage featuring Albert Dekker is hilariously bad. Gammera would go on to battle some of the goofiest monsters in Kaiju history in following efforts.

Zevk,
Poe

TRAILER - REDNECK COUNTY (aka POOR PRETTY EDDIE) (1975)



Before Richard Robinson closed the door on directing in '75, he busted out a full-on grindhouse classic with all kinds of depravity and exploitation goodness. This is hixploitation mixed with a dash of revenge and all kinds of ass-kicking.

She was rich, beautiful and untouchable ... but he was gonna have her anyway!

See you on forty deuce,
G

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

TRAILER - FOREVER EVIL (1987)







Still sad that Guillermo del Toro's AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS has ben shit-canned? Well, get over it, bitch! I give you: FOREVER EVIL. All the horror of Lovecraft, and zero budget! The shit hits the fan when a group of friends head out to the woods to party, but instead run into Evil Incarnate Itself - YOG KOTHAG!

Demon babies! Bathroom abortion! Icky nipples!

HOT FORTUNE-TELLING ACTION!

Put your weight on it!
The Creeper

TRAILER - BARBED WIRE DOLLS (1976)



Sadism, nudity, sleaze, done, done, and fucking DONE! Show me another director who could do this film better than Jesus Franco. He can take this type of material and almost (...gulp...) elevate it. Don't get too worried, I said almost. It's still nice and slimy but Franco works hard to get his point across: Humans are assholes.

See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER - SCUM OF THE EARTH (1963)

 
"NOW YOU LISTEN AND YOU LISTEN WELL!"

SCUM OF THE EARTH! G posted the hixsploitation classic the other day, well I'm posting the 1963 Something Weird Video version. This isn't so much a trailer as one of the best scenes of the movie. The way this guy says "DERRTY" makes me laugh every time. What a heaping pile of sleaze. Enjoy it, SICKOS.

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

TRAILER - DEATH MACHINES (1976)

 
Closing out my Ron Marchini posts today I give you a genuinely good movie, Death Machines! Ron's not heavily featured, but the scenes he's in are memorable and a true delight to watch. It almost makes you sad to watch him in Omega Cop when he was once THIS GOOD! Track it down and WATCH IT!

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

TRAILER - KARATE COP (1991)

 
Karate Cop! John Travis (Ron Marchini) is back in the sequel to Omega Cop. Ron manages in one year to become a better actor and attracts a slightly better cast. This time around we have David Carradine in a memorable role as Dad. This was a VHS collectors holy grail for a while, but seems to be easier to find these days. Much more enjoyable that Omega Cop.

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

TRAILER - OMEGA COP (1990)

 

Omega Cop! By 1990 this style of movie was already on the outs, but not for Ron Marchini and you better thank your lucky stars. Ron delivers his rapier wit and breathtaking action scenes like a champ. Just kidding, he's wooden as a board and so stiff by this point in his career he's laughable at best, but we love him anyway.

Keep an eye out for our favorite Batman, Adam West

Drink up! We've got movies to watch.
Moe

TRAILER - CLEOPATRA JONES (1973)



Now when it comes to CLEOPATRA JONES, I prefer the sequel CLEOPATRA JONES AND THE CASINO OF GOLD. It's just a larger more ambitious film. The original is more true to its roots though and for my coin, that's all kinds of solid brotha.

See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER - CLASS OF NUKE'EM HIGH (1986)



Another fucked-up kids taking control of a high-school flick, but this one is a Troma classic that doubles down on the gore. Director Richard W. Haines (after serving as editor on TOXIC AVENGER) is responsible for SPLATTER UNIVERSITY so breaking down the social cliques of high-school via mass radiation is a bloody no-brainer.

It rotted their bodies. It corrupted their minds. And thats's the good news.

See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER - CLASS OF 1984 (1982)



Mark Lester knew his shit in the 80's, the guy banged out a few classic before going into the clearance bin for inspiration. COMMANDO, FIRESTARTER, and CLASS OF 1984 is some badass shit. CLASS OF 1984 isn't as strong as the other two titles, it's way over the top and somewhat nonsensical but who gives a fuck. These are kids tearing a school up and pointing their teenage angst at the orchestra teacher. Honestly, I would go after the gym teacher but orchestra teacher is a good second option. This is a canuxploitation classic.

Andy Norris: a man equipped to deal with students. But they pushed him to the limit that has gone too far. Now he's about to teach the Class of 1984 the most dangerous lesson they deserve.

See you on forty deuce,
G

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

TRAILER - SCARED TO DEATH (1981)



They wanted to create a new form of human life...they failed.


Zevk,
Poe

TRAILER - DEATH SPA (1990)



Now when it comes to slasher films for fitness fucks I am more of a KILLER WORKOUT kind of guy. I just dig the hell out of both that story and the soundtrack. DEATH SPA however, is the gory twisted mess of a girlfriend to KILLER SPA which is still good but not great. Definitely more bloody though and who can complain about that.

See you on forty deuce,
G

TRAILER - PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (1974)

 

Brian Depalma's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW killer. Featuring better music, better story, more interesting characters! An amazing bit of movie making. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Drink up! We've got movies to watch
Moe

TRAILER - THE DEFILERS (1965)


The 60's started a revolution in violence on film. The modern gore era wouldn't exist if it weren't for roughies like THE DEFILERS. Sure it's tame by today's standard, but it's just sleazy enough to keep it interesting. The master David F Friedman (R.I.P.) Wrote and Produced this Lee Frost Directed scumfest of 2 guys kidnapping a girl and having their way with her over and over "just for kicks, man". Enjoy it, sickos!

Drink up! We've got movies to watch
Moe