I don't recall reading about this in any of the reference books.
In the future year 2000 the USA sends a space probe "beyond earth's universe." to a planet where they land underwater and encounter an incredibly cheezy-looking monster with really long fangs and a thick mohawk. Very talky and claustrophobic through most of it. Do not view before 2:AM. With Francine (Curse of the Swamp Creature) York.
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Most of the running time of this disappointing documentary is filled up with rednecks in camo out in the woods telling stories. Now nobody is more of a believer in the existence of bigfoot than I, but I find it a little disconcerting that in this day and age when everyone is carrying a cell phone with a video camera on them, that the ONLY decent film of a sasquatch EVER was taken 45 years ago. Anyway, a bunch of fat guys in beards drive around the country (mostly OUTSIDE the pacific…Continue
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KID MONK BARONI (1952)
Nimoy said in an interview that this film sank at the box office because of the advent of television. Paul "Monk" Baroni is the leader of J.D. gang who gets caught by a kindly, but tough parish priest sawing up a stair railing for firewood. He invites them to train at the church basement athletic club, where he gets in the ring with Baroni and teaches him the left jab. "I can't hit a fadder!" There's not even a whiff of the rich deep Nimoy voice in this…Continue
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If you would have talked to my grandparents when they were alive you would have the impression that they never even THOUGHT about sex. That my grandpa never got drunk in his life, just one night he "had a few too many but that was just once." and that he never smoked a cigarette just one "it wasn't a Lucky!"
The truth, as far as I can fill in the dots, was that my grandparents were immigrants who came into a brutal world, my grandpa had a garage in Greenwich village where the mafia…Continue
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The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film doesn't have a lot to say about this aside from the fact that Barbara Steele is in it (looking HOT!) It was shown all the time in college film classes in the early 80's, but I first saw it in a library basement and to me made the first connection between trash and art. It didn't make a whole lot of sense at the time because the subtitles were in white and more often than not they were against a white background, and my knowledge of the Italian…Continue
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If you've seen Pink Flamingos as many times as I have you can't help but have noticed the poster for this movie in the background in the scenes at the Marble's house (which was John Water's house) He's a huge fan of this film and calls it one of the greatest "failed art films, a genre which does not exist anymore." You be the judge!
It's based on a Tennessee Williams play. Richard Burton gets kicked off a boat and swims the rest of the way to a Mediterranean island where…Continue
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I hate to say it but I'M SICK OF ZOMBIES!!!! It's been done to goddam death by now. As much I am a fan of George Romero's early work, the later films just were indigestible to me. Now it's zombie-this and zombie-that. The great GM would do well to take a tip from his colleague David Cronenberg and make low-budget interesting non-horror films. I think this might have been an attempt.
Now, aside from Night of the Living Dead (1968) the absolutely most-re-watched GM film…Continue
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Admittedly, this has been written about elsewhere so I'm just rehashing here. Do NOT attempt to watch this before 2:AM. Then, this movie will cause you to doubt your sanity. By the amazingly inept late great Al Adamson (who I met at a horror convention mere months before he was murdered in his own home) The plot? Forget it! Suffice to say it's got (ridiculous looking) vampires, spaceships, lotsa cavemen and cave women, lobster men, and some proto-cyber-sex (sort of) A great movie to fall…Continue
When this came out it was like, "Wow, David Lynch is doing a movie in COLOR!" Whoah! The deleted scenes are good enough that most of them should have stayed in the movie, even though it would have made it 3 hours long (which was de rigour by the mid-90's anyway) There's a blues guy in a bar where Frank hangs out surrounded by ugly topless women. Also some backstory with Jeffrey Baumont at college where he has a hot girlfriend and has to drop out of school because of his Dad's…Continue
Mario Bava doing a sex (ahem) comedy. Not a lotta larfs. The whole thing is like one of those HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER episodes where you get several different people's version of the same story. In this case some douchebag picks up a smokingly hot girl, takes her out to a (pre-disco-era) discotheque and then back to his place, where the story gets murky but all can agree that the guy gets his face scratched, the girl gets her dress torn, and they get locked inside the iron gate of the guy's…Continue
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This is the kind of movie that died with the advent of hardcore porn. The late great Joe Sarno made sex movies steeped in psychology and Jungian myth. While actual naughty bits aren't on display (much) there's tons of nudity, bad acting, and weird behavior. He filmed this one on a budget of about $5 in Sweden. All the actors speak in English with thick Swedish accents.
In attempt to set up a threesome, two longtime girlfriends hole up in an apartment building and run into a weird…Continue
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Serious epic story of Muslims rising up against French colonialists. It's tense, gritty, violent and may have been an influence on Quentin Tarentino decades later. The main character is set up to shoot a policeman, but the gun handed off to him by a woman in a burkah is empty--it was a test of loyalty. There are lots of sneaky attacks with planted pistols (like in 'The Godfather') and machine gun battles in the streets. The army is called out and seals off the Muslim section of the city with…Continue
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Four guys go back to 1986 by some Russian energy drink called Chernobly spilling into the electronic console of a hot tub at a ski resort. Suddenly, everyone's wearing neon colors and Poison is playing. John Cusak says, "I hate this decade...we had Reagan and AIDS" but he hooks up (almost) with a cool reported from 'Spin'. Chevy Chase is a mysterious repairman who warns them about the butterfly effect, so they try to do exactly like they did back in the day, but of course that screws up.…Continue
A suave bankrobber escapes Paris, gets chased by the cops in Algiers and hides out in an abandoned castle in the "Arabian" desert where the authorities won't go. There are a bunch of other criminals also hiding out including a doctor who murdered his wife who are all trying to get their greedy hands on an old blind wheelchair bound man's stolen money. There's lots of drinking and double crossing. The plot may have been an influence on the Jayne Mansfield vehicle 'Dog Eat Dog.' The sets are…Continue
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Don't miss this for Roger Corman humor in a big budget space film that could never have been made in Hollywood. A black astronaut land on the moon in 2018 to find that Nazis have been living there since 1945 in a swastika-shaped fortress. They capture him, bleach his skin, eyes and hair, and somehow patch his smartphone in to their vacuum tube computer. The nazis go to earth and land in a pot field in upstate New York where they get shot at and eventually meet the Sarah Palin looking…Continue
My wife is a mutant. She has a super-power called perfect pitch. If a train whistle goes by she can say, "That's a A chord with a sustained F#." This is both a blessing and a curse for her. If I've got the Cramps on she says it sounds like fingernails on a slate blackboard. Yet if I'm playing and out of tune, she can come right up, fiddle with the tuning pegs and by ear alone get me back in tune.
But the problem was she kept putting down the garage rock that I was playing saying it…Continue
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