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.
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 […]
For us, the fans of the Friday the 13th franchise it has long been a wet dreams to get these early movies completely uncut. But it has felt like you might as well forget about it, since according to all ”experts” it has been thrown away a long time ago and could not be found […]
This book came out in 2010, and are now long out-of-print. You will have to sell your sibling to get the money for it second hand … or at least pony-up about $100 for it. Okey, your sibling might have a higher (or lower) value than that, but you get the point. Further down on […]
John Saxon, my all-time favourite ”not leading role” actor passed away on July 25 in pneumonia in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at the age of 83. The news really struck me hard since he has been with me since I watched ”Nightmare on Elm Street” for the first time. He’s extremely charismatic and I don’t know why […]
3/10 … I’m a sucker for movies dealing with the occult and Satanism, if it’s done in a good way and the screenwriter has knowledge of the topic. But when it’s made by someone who just has a fleeting interest in the topic and get all the important details wrong, it shows and it’s unbearable …
I have no idea why Netflix makes it so hard to browse the different genres on their site. I started to look into it when it wanted to find movies from smaller countries in South America or the Middle-East but couldn’t in any easy way. Netflix will only recommend specific movies and genres if you’ve […]
Deep red was a classic horror magazine and Chas Baluns (1948–2009), baby. An icon in horror journalism. He wrote for both Fangoria and Gorezone before he released his own magazine, or fanzine might be the correct way to describe the first issues. Balun started to write during the horror movie heydays in the early 1980’s digging deep […]
7/10 … This is probably the biggest horror movie podcast out there, with a lot of guests appearing on the show. Every show usually starts with each hosts going through what they have seen lately, and then goes to a guest. I find it most interesting when the hosts discuss movies on their own, but of course some guests are very interesting. Sometimes they go through a top 5 or 10 list of their favourites within a topic and that’s almost always awesome.
10/10 … Amazing documentary about life in New York 1977. This is my #1 place I would go to if I knew how to time travel. I have always loved decadence, it gives me for some reason the feeling of being alive. Here we get to take a trip through the evolution of Hip Hop, with among others KRS-One and Afrika Bambaataa, through porn star Annie Sprinkle and the XXX live shows on 42nd street. The disco scene, the gay scene, the grafitti movement, the serial killer Son of …..
8/10 … It all starts with an opening scene with tribal people sacrificing a young western girl, when the military come to her aid (too late). It’s apparent that they were not shot at the same time. The tribal part where it’s night time and when the soldiers sneak around the jungle it’s daytime. This is followed by …
6/10 … I asked on a movie forum if anyone had some recomendation about movies with weirdos living inside the walls in other peoples houses or similar. I got recommended this one. Don’t know how I missed this one , it has my favourite creepy guy Klaus Kinski in the lead. And sure he is creepy here, proberly the creepiest I have ever seen him, just wonderful! It has a made-for-TV feeling, and I can’t find any information if it was ever released on the big screen. Although there are real bonkers stuff in thi….