Friday, January 29, 2010
Trailer for a mid-80s slasher by the director of Cannibal Holocaust, featuring David "Last House On The Left" Hess and Charles "Supervixens" Napier.
Posted by AussieRoadshow.
(If your interest is piqued, you can see the whole thing starting here).
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Jerry Van Dyke (brother of Dick, star of My Mother The Car) tries to make a slasher movie ... a camera crew tags along. Was he really trying to make a slasher movie? Can we even trust documentaries anymore? Or ever?
Posted by devildogtv.
Classic comedy bit deconstructed by of all things, a Billy Crystal TV special called Don't Get Me Started. Featuring Brother Theodore, Christopher Guest and a silent Eugene Levy. Whose idea was this? I want to shake that hand.
Posted by justinl1971.
I've been fascinated with the films of Andy Milligan for years, although I can't say I've enjoyed them very much. His movies are cheap, crass, mean-spirited and ugly, but for better or worse the guy was a true artist who expressed his worldview through the lens, as this excellent biography attests.
Surgikill is one I've yet to see, but I think this brief collection of clips satisfies my curiosity satisfactorily. May I suggest tracking down The Man With Two Heads, The Ghastly Ones, The Body Beneath, Seeds, Bloodthirsty Butchers, Carnage, The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here! or his cutting edge (for 1965) experimental short subject Vapors? No? I don't blame you. He was a fascinating character, though ...
Posted by kengorski.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
A sweet, if slightly clumsy, documentary about one of my favorite filmmakers, Bob Clark, director of such genre-spanning films as A CHRISTMAS STORY, BLACK CHRISTMAS, RHINESTONE, DEATH DREAM, BABY GENIUSES, CHILDREN SHOULDN'T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS, KARATE DOG, SHE-MAN and PORKY'S.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
At one point my old lady Lori and I lived in different cities, she in Lansing and me in Chicago ... we had a romantic rendezvous in Niles, Michigan, which was approximately halfway between for both of us, and while browsing in a few antique stores, I found a cheap VHS copy of this film, which I treasure to this day. Also found a Pabst Blue Ribbon sign featuring Rosie Grier as shill which decorates our current bathroom window. A very special day indeed.
Posted by troma.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Some bands are retarded, some bands are calculating ... make no mistake, Blackie Lawless is a businessman in the Gene Simmons tradition, but I have to admit to falling for the W.A.S.P. schtick hard back in 1984 after buying the 12" import single of this then-daringly titled song. I plead inexperience with huckster culture. I saw them open for KISS (post-makeup) at the Lansing Civic Center in 1985 and it was an important night for me. After smoking a joint with my pal Ken Kain, I saw the whole heavy metal experience through new eyes ... at one point ol' Blackie turned around and I realized not only did he have the cheeks cut out of his leather pants, but that he was probably as old as my high school teachers as well. This struck me as so hilarious that I couldn't stop laughing for the remainder of their set, and as a result I ended up enjoying the show far more than I would have as the true metal believer I was when I walked in the room. I've had a different attitude toward rock and roll in general ever since ... as important and life affirming as pop music might be, never forget that it's all a big fuckin' joke. If you can manage that, you'll have a lot more fun and be less of a tool.
Later that night, Kiss sucked all the pleasure out of the room with their empty, airless "rawk," and a guy tried to punch me in the face because he thought I was trying to bang his girlfriend. Dude, she was perched on my shoulders so she could see the stage, I swear, that's all!
Posted by crackpippi.