5/10 … So seven university students travels to a summerhouse for some vacation. When they arrive in the small village we ofcourse get the generic wierd, dirty service store clerk, and I feel I’m already losing interest. But okey, lets continue, maybe we get some good effects and some nudity. But no, not even that. More or less just red colored water and apperent CGI sharks. So some nudity then? Not that either, just a quick side boob. A pretty good jump attack by a shark though.

5/10 … Nah, this is nothing more than ok for me, but we have to keep in mind that it was David Cronenberg’s first feature film. For me it kind of feels like this was the practise round before “Rabid”, which kind of have a similar concept (rabid people, instead of sex crazed people), and I prefer “Rabid” big time.

The Slugs I think is nothing to complain about in a low budget movie from 1975 (that I heard others complain about), I have seen much worse CGI creepy crawlies from the last couple of years in other movies. Some casual nudity, but nothing “in your face” if that’s something you don’t like.

7/10 … This is beautiful early sleaze during the Golden age of Porn with 0% good actors (apart from Marilyn, but she doesn’t say a word through the entire movie). It all feels extremely cheap at first, with worthless actors and the first scenes before we get to the club. But then we enter the stage part and here we get the erotica. The scene scene with the black guy is pretty erotic, with more or less no close up on the genitels but more focusing on their faces and their panthing. Really hot. The third stage scene is some kind of group sex that’s pretty ok, with some interesting “artistic” finish shoots. The last sex scene is really, really nice with focus on Marilyn and again not that many “close up” shots but more a focus on body expressions and their pleasure. Really sexy!

7/10 … I love David Cronenberg, he has a cold touch to his movies without any tendencies to force comedy elements into them that I love. To me, he’s extremely underrated and should be mentioned in the same breath as John Carpenter, Tobe Hoper and Wes Craven, but never is. Could it be because it lack that comedy element that seems to attract a lot? Is it that he doesn’t care about happy endings or is it just as simple that he’s not American, but Canadian?

I like this movie a lot, although parts are kind of the same thing happening over and over again. Get bitten, bits the next person, but halfway through we get some more variation. I love Marilyn Chambers, I think she’s great in this role and ofcourse very pretty. I love that Mr. Cronenberg had the balls to hire her after she had made porno movies before this, a chance Hollywood didn’t get her.

6/10 … Now, here’s my dilemma. I hate to criticize these small companies that in my opinion does an amazing job making these obscure movies available. To me, it’s not just entertaining to see these old flicks, but important historical works so they don’t just fade away into obscurity and becomes an anecdote. But here’s my point, when it’s advertised as ”Brand New 4k Restoration from Original Elements”, you get certain expectations. When you then pop it into your Blu-ray player and it looks like a 5th generation VHS copy with something looking like the green northern lights across the screen throughout more or less the entire movie, then you kind of feel like you have been duped. I get that the source material can be shit, but maybe yiu should tell us about that?

5/10 … I love me a good Giallo, but I have to be honest, I usually lose interest half way through, and unfortunatly this is the case here as well. It’s beautifully shot during autumn in Venezia, Italy in those lovely 1970’s dark colours. It has those Argento-esque child choirs, some nudity, but more or less blood free.

Unfortunately it has one of my pet peeves in older horror movies, when a killer attack someone, the victim does nothing to fight back. Just presses themselves against the wall, screaming. I mean, a retarded penguin have more survival skills than these people. It’s also filled with nonsense, like strangling someone in a movie theater without anyone noticing. No kicking and screaming, just lets herself get strangled.

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RE/Search No. 10: Incredibly Strange Films is a thick magazine or a book about American underground and other films. It was guest edited by Jim Morton, with associate editor Boyd Rice, in the RE/Search series edited by V. Vale and Andrea Juno, originally published in 1985 and expanded in 1986. I love these RE/Search magazines that came out in the 80’s. They often have that […]

RE/Search Publications is an American magazine and book publisher, based in San Francisco, founded by its editor V. Vale in 1980. In several issues, Andrea Juno was also credited as an editor. It was the successor to Vale’s earlier punk rock fanzine Search & Destroy (1977–1979), which was started with small donations, provided to Vale by Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. RE/Search has published tabloid-sized magazines and […]