Monday, September 29, 2008


"This disturbing film records the successful experiments in the resuscitation of life to dead animals (dogs), as conducted by Dr. S.S. Bryukhonenko at the Institute of Experimental Physiology and Therapy, Voronezh, U.S.S.R." - via the Prelinger Archives

Thursday, September 25, 2008


WARNING: While not explicit in any conventional way, the following videos may be disturbing to some. They were made by members of The Children of God, aka The Family, a radical Christian organization (or cult, some would argue) that advocates free love and open expressions of sexuality for all humans, including minors. Charges of prostitution and pedophilia drove church leaders underground years ago, but the Family remains active to this day. In these seemingly innocuous home movies, chapters around the world share brief updates on their evangelical activities and pledge their undying love for late Family patriarch David Berg, or deliver dispassionate sermons on the righteousness of their ministry. There's no graphic discussion of sex, nothing particularly NSFW even, but staring into the eyes of a cult member makes for heavy viewing.

"Song For Dad"

Video Report From Australia

"One Wife" Class

The Children of God, excerpted from Wikipedia ...

"The Children of God (COG), later known as the Family of Love, the Family, and now the Family International (TFI), is a Christian religious group, widely referred to as a cult by the media and some academics, that started in 1968 in Huntington Beach, California, United States. It was an off shoot of the Jesus movement of the late 1960s, with many of its early converts drawn from the hippie movement.

As TFI grew and expanded around the world, so did its message of salvation, apocalypticism, and spiritual "revolution" against the outside world that they called "the System", as well as resultant controversy. In 1974, it began a method of evangelism called Flirty Fishing, using sex to show God's love and win converts. It was also a means of raising financial support as many of the women worked as prostitutes. Flirty fishing has been compared to religious prostitution. The practice was discontinued in 1987.

The group's liberal sexuality and its publication and distribution of writings, photographs and videos advocating and documenting adult-child sexual contact and the sexualization of children led to numerous reports of child sexual abuse. A number of judicial and academic investigations in the 1990s found TFI to be a safe environment for children, yet such investigations have also highlighted troubles in its past.

The January 2005 murder of a former member by the leader's son Ricky Rodriguez (who had also left the group several years earlier) and his subsequent suicide shocked both current and former members, and led to considerable renewed media attention."

Posted by CravendeKere, who has many, many more Family-related videos available for viewing.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Thanks. I hadn't seen this yet.

Posted by AlanSmithee388.


Live in 1992. Right around this time, a certain grunge/ska band I was in got an invitation to play with the Mentors at the Icepick in Muskegon, MI. The promotor mailed us his query and included about 50 fliers for the gig, which he instructed us to "spread like the AIDS virus."

We declined. And it's one of my greatest regrets.

Posted by sbroy.

Friday, September 19, 2008


From the 1970 teensploitation film Musical Mutiny, directed by Barry Mahon.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

"A ghost of a Caribbean pirate rises from his resting-place to visit his old haunt. Finding it covered by an amusement park, and seeing that Iron Butterfly is giving a concert, he decides to liven things up by opening the gates and letting screaming fans in for free. Iron Butterfly gets upset because this means they won't get paid and they storm off the stage forcing park officials to bring on local bands such as Grit, New Society, and the Fantasy to come up and play. Fortunately, a wealthy flower child offers to pay Iron Butterfly if they finish their concert. Iron Butterfly accept and settle down to play their epic hit "In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida" and several other songs." (Synopsis courtesy of The Video Beat)

Posted by FeitenFan.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


This is my wife's favorite movie. A bad batch of LSD causes the heads who sampled the stuff to lose their cool a decade later, leading to hair loss and homicidal rage. Zoltan King appears as one of cinema history's itchiest leading men. This is another Elvira, Mistress of the Dark presentation, but her schtick is worth enduring for the chance to dig this masterpiece gratis.


Now this is a great (stupid) werewolf film. Dean Stockwell plays a White House correspondent whose rise to the top of Washington DC society is hampered by the legacy of a cursed Gypsy ... stay awake through the first half and you'll be rewarded with midgets, mad scientists and a president who loves bowling. Stockwell's character lives at the Watergate (the film was lensed before the hotel's name became shorthand for corruption), prefers to kill middle-aged women and looks more like a Malamute than a wolf once the full moon does its work. For some reason several key scenes take place in men's washrooms. Be warned, this is a Movie Macabre with Elvira, Mistress of the Dark presentation, so you'll be occasionally interrupted by the top-heavy horror hostess, but at least you don't have those annoying wisecracking robots to contend with, so relax and enjoy.


I'm not so into vampires ... I've always been more drawn to the werewolf, that hapless mortal who can exist in polite society but knows that eventually a dark moon will plunge him into an unwanted bestial frenzy. But this is one of the great vampire films, a dry and dusty take on the legend that imagines an ad hoc family of bloodsuckers prowling the underpopulated hamlets of Texas for sustenance and kicks. Romantic, scary and more believable than most ...

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008


Live in Lansing, MI, 8-17-1982.

Posted by ButterKnifeLtd.