Sep 28, 2018

Shadows Run Black (1984)

Primarily known for starring a young Kevin Costner (The Untouchables and No Way Out would be just three years later), this poorly made slasher has a few other elements that may make it worth a look...

Sep 24, 2018

Evil Come Evil Go (1972)

A religious nutjob lures men to her bedroom where they must pay for their sins.  Would you believe John Holmes was the special effects guy for this film?

Sep 22, 2018

Cinderella (1977)

An erotic disco fairytale featuring Cheryl Smith as Cinderella and Sy Richardson as the Fairy Godmother.  To say this was odd would be an understatement.

Sorceress (1995)

Linda Blair and Julie Strain star in this film about witchcraft and love triangles. 

Destroyer (1988)

Starring Anthony Perkins, Lyle Alzado and the girl from Valley Girl - how can we resist?

The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)

Made well before Black Christmas and Halloween, The Flesh and Blood Show contains many conventions that would become part of the slasher film template. Featuring Robin Askwith, lots of British boobs and a special 3-D ending.

Morgana (1995)

For some reason, this was released on DVD as "Morgana" even though no one in the film has that name.  It premiered on late night cable as "Blonde Heaven" - a story about a vampire coven and a country girl who wants to be a star.

Naked Massacre (1976)

One of the bleakest movies I've ever witnessed. Of all the films we've dredged from the cinema sewer, I can honestly say that none have left me more depressed.  It's loosely based on the 1966 Richard Speck murders, and will have you feeling morose for days afterward.  Let's have a look at this dark and nihilistic film from Germany guaranteed to kill your good mood...

Sep 17, 2018

Class of Nuke 'Em High III (1994)

Class of Nuke 'Em High Part 3: The Good, the Bad and the Subhumanoid (1994). We've taken a look at Part 1 and Part 2  - now, let's round out the trilogy with part 3.

Class of Nuke 'Em High II (1991)

Class of Nuke 'Em High Part II: Subhumanoid Meltdown (1991)
Continuing our Nuke 'Em High trilogy - Part 1 was a fabulous mess; pure Troma mayhem through-and-through. Let's see if the sequel can live up to the original...

Sep 15, 2018

Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)

I always noticed this in the video stores back in the eighties, but for some reason I never actually rented it. Better late than never....

Incoming Freshmen (1979)

This film holds a special place in my heart because it's the first VHS I ever rented that I wasn't allowed to rent, if you know what I mean.  A friend and I rented this based on the cover alone back around 1983.  I recall being pretty disappointed, but let's see how it holds up thirty five years later.

Cool It, Carol! (1970)

Robin Askwith and Janet Lynn leave their small town to "make it" in the big city.  Spoiler alert - things don't go according to plan.  The movie poster above makes it look like a sleazy sexploitation flick, and thereby doesn't come close to truly representing this film.  Let's take a look.

Sep 14, 2018

Caged Women (1991)

An Italian Women in Prison film that dialed the sleaze quotient up to eleven.  Starring Pilar Orive, a former Miss Spanish Basque.  

L'amour de femme (1969)

We follow two lesbian stories in swingin' Southern California where we find drugs, Beatles posters, vintage Orange Julius, Hollywood Boulevard whores, and interior decor of the grooviest variety.

Eaten Alive: A Tasteful Revenge (1999)

We've covered a lot of low budget junk on VZ1, and this may actually be the lowest.  Even though this is a direct to video grade Z production, the "plot" sounds odd and interesting enough: a girl gets fed up at work, so starts zapping coworkers with a shrink-ray, then gobbling them up!  Hey, it's at least worth a quick look.

Swift Justice (1987)

Swift Justice (AKA Hateman) is a standard VHS action movie featuring Jon Greene as a hermit Rambo, Porky from Porky's, and Cameron Mitchell phoning it in.

Carry On Up the Jungle (1970)

Carry On films are therapeutic for me - chicken soup for the funny bone.  They feature the same cast, the same brand of cheeky British humor, and are just a reliable source of silly fun.  They never get as risque as the Confessions films, and even Benny Hill could be more naughty.  If you enjoy shows like On the Buses and Are You Being Served?, then this is just what the doctor ordered.

Touch of Death (1988)

From, Lucio Fulci, the man behind House by the Cemetery, The Beyond, City of the Living Dead, and The New York Ripper, comes this oddball Italian horror-comedy in the vein of Microwave Massacre.

Sep 12, 2018

Bikini Frankenstein (2010)

I enjoy Frankenstein films and I enjoy Fred Olen Ray films - so this should be amazing, right?  Of course not.  But it still may be worth a look...

Penthouse Playgirls (1972)

Die Mädchenhändler (original title) written and directed by Erwin C. Dietrich (as Manfred Gregor). It's a Swiss look at white slavery - in both a comedic and violent perspective.... which is downright odd.  Let's have a look.

The Sin of Adam and Eve (1969)

The Sin of Adam and Eve (1969) - Original Title: El pecado de Adán y Eva

Miguel Zacarías, who had been directing and producing in Mexico since the 1930's, released this religious tale to great success - no doubt due to the amount of skin this Biblical story provided.  It's a curious oddity of appearing both devoutly religious and at the same time delivering the T&A.  A strange juxtaposition that deserves a look...

The Erotic Misadventures of the Invisible Man (2003)

The invisible man trope seems perfectly suited for erotic cinema, full of naughty possibilities.  So far, we haven't seen on VZ1 one that lives up to its potential, with School Spirit and Henry's Night In.  Let's see if this late-night-cable entry can finally deliver the goods.

Sep 11, 2018

Bad Biology (2008)

As a fan of Frankenhooker, I was interested to take a look at this Frank Henenlotter production.  Evidently, Henenlotter made a music video for rapper RA The Rugged Man, which led to a strange collaboration on this strange film about monstrous homicidal genitalia.

18-Year-Old Virgin (2009)

So, now that we've decided it's okay to look at movies from the 2000's, I figured let's have a look at a few more.  This straight to DVD title should have been long-forgotten, but I seem to recall being surprised by it - especially one scene in particular.   Hard to believe that was already almost a decade ago.  Let's see if this bargain-bin flick holds up upon rewatch....

Slaughter Studios (2002)

Slaughter Studios was the last film shot at Roger Corman's studios in Venice Beach, California, and it was initially supposed to be a remake of Slumber Party Massacre. We haven't covered a movie from the 2000's yet on VZ1, but this seems a worthy place to start.

Sex, Lies and Politics (1997)

Another entry in the "click" series - originally aired on light-nigh cable then as independent features.  We've covered Balls of Thunder and The Body Beautiful - so, why cover another? The series was actually rather well made, genuinely funny and heavy-handed with the T&A - not your garden-variety Cinemax fluff.

The series reminds me a lot of the late 1960s campy sexploitation films (like, say, The Ribald Tales of Robin Hood)- where it wasn't all about the "ol' in and out", but rather, creative ways to get pretty ladies undressed.  Probably the best comparison would be the Danish astrology series - ex. Agent 69 in the Sign of Scorpio, which I adore.  Let's see if Sex, Lies and Politics (AKA Sexual Dependence Day) measures up....

Fly Me (1973)

When the IMDb synopsis is simply "stewardesses battle kung fu killers", you know we have to check it out.

Sep 8, 2018

Career Bed (1968)

The debut film for Joel M. Reed, the guy who would be infamous for Bloodsucking Freaks comes this ultra low budget pseudo-documentary.  

Vice Squad (1982)

Featuring a psychotic cowboy pimp, Rerun from What's Happening, Nina Blackwood from MTV, and a performance from Season Hubley that rocked my world.  If you're expecting a run-of-the-mill cop drama, think again.

Breaking Point (1975)

From the guy behind Thriller: A Cruel Picture - a favorite of Quentin Tarantino and legions of cult film fans - comes this oddball of a picture about an office nerd who lives a double life.

The Cut-Throats (1969)

A campy World War II flick featuring mime sex, Nazi toe sucking, and Uschi Digard.