Your Tour Guide Through Cinema Trash (and Treasures)

Jan 31, 2019

The Lady in Blue (1996)

Despite the generic movie art depicting The Lady in Blue as your standard erotic thriller, the film actually tries to be a comedy.  I said "tries"... which is not the same as "succeeds".

Ginger (1971)

This is the first of the three Ginger movies, starring Cheri Caffaro as the ass-kicking female James Bond, proto-Charlie's Angel.

Schoolgirls in Chains (1973)

Another example of where the movie poster doesn't represent the film at all.  Sure, there's abducted women in this picture - but nothing resembling this wonderfully lurid poster art.

Siv, a Swedish Girl (1969)

There's just not much known about Siv, a Swedish Girl, and presently IMDb isn't much help.  First, the date is wrong - IMDb lists it at 1971; however, we know a theater was busted for showing this film in 1969. Of course, it's just a random, low budget Swedish sex romp - do we care?.  It's not as if we've uncovered a long lost Orson Welles film; so, we won't harp on the film's lack of backstory. Let's just watch...

Frankenstein in a Women's Prison (2017)

Something I'm guilty of is preferring older B-movies (1980s and earlier) and snubbing more current low budget genre flicks as "grindhouse wannabes" - automatically inferior to the grand old days of the drive-in or video nasties.  Much of the time, this reflexive snobbery is warranted. But you can also imagine audiences of the seventies saying the same thing - nostalgic for the 1950's midnight movies and thumbing their nose to the new offerings at the drive in. 

All this is to say, I am trying to give newer movies in this category a fair shot, and not put older flicks on a pedestal.  It doesn't make sense to admire 1980s Troma, but look past movies of today trying for the same thing.  So, let's give Frankenstein in a Women's Prison a go.  At this writing, it's not even listed in IMDb (although a movie from 2011 with the same title is).  Onward...

Jan 27, 2019

Saint-Tropez Vice (1987)

Original Title: Police des moeurs: Les filles de Saint Tropez. It's Miami Vice, but French, and with loads of nudity.

Jan 25, 2019

The Swinging Barmaids (1975)

The Swinging Barmaids - "When the bar closes, the action really begins!"  Sounds like a fun and sleazy seventies sexploitation flick... but the film is not what you'd expect - featuring brutal murders and a Ted Bundy type character.  Let's have a look at this drive-in classic which defies expectations.

Jan 24, 2019

Night of the Demons (1994)

"Angela's throwing another party...Trick Or Treat, Suckers."  Does the sequel live up to the 1988 original?  Let's have a look and find out...

Jan 20, 2019

The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman (1971)

We've covered a number of Paul Naschy films on VZ1, but this is the one that launched the Spanish horror boom of the seventies. 

Baby Blood (1990)

A circus performer is impregnated by a bloodthirsty creature, commanding her to kill.  Tons of over-the-top grisly mayhem ensue in this gore-fest from France.

Jan 11, 2019

Prey (1977)

From the director who brought us Spaced Out, Norman Warren, comes this odd story of a carnivorous alien who comes to live at a rural manor with a couple of lesbians.  What could go wrong?