May 30, 2019

Killing for Love (1995)

The "Ten Little Indians" story line plays out in this late-night cable erotic thriller.  A Hollywood writer is invited to a lecherous director's cabin, where cast and crew are picked off one by one by a mysterious killer.

May 27, 2019

Under the Sheets (1976)

La Dottoressa Sotto il Lenzuolo (1976) AKA Under the Sheets; Your standard Italian sex comedy fare.  You've got your idiotic Alvaro Vitali, you've got your Benny Hill level naughtiness, and you've got a level of juvenile humor that makes Porky's seem like a Merchant-Ivory production. Depending on your tastes, those either go in the "win column" or the "fail column".  For me, it's all a win (minus the hateful Vitali).

Max Mon Amour (1986)

I'm not exaggerating when I say this is one of the strangest films I've ever seen.  Let's not beat around the bush - here's the plot: Charlotte Rampling is in love with an ape.

Intimate Agony (1983)

A posh island community is rocked when Herpes comes to town.  Yes, the rich & famous are all contracting the STD, and Luke from General Hospital (Anthony Geary) is just the guy to save them from the epidemic.

But his clinic is nearly shut down by the evil real estate agent Robert Vaughn, who doesn't want the name of his pleasant little town besmirched.

Andrea (1968)

Dagmar Lassander plays the titular woman who has a problem - she's an insatiable nymphomaniac, and it's creating all manner of headaches in her daily life.

May 26, 2019

Three-Way Weekend (1979)

Featuring a stalking pervert in a gorilla mask, honeymooners joined at the groin, drug abuse, gratuitous boobs, casual racism, and a sadistic park ranger.  What are we waiting for?...

Pretty Wet Lips (1974)

A home invasion turns weird in this sleazy trash best viewed at a drive-in, preferably from a muscle car, smoking seventies weed.

May 23, 2019

Legal Affairs (1993)

So, this is insanely confusing. There was a two-part cable movie in 1993 called Divorce Law and released as Brief Affairs and Illegal Affairs. Each episode consisted of three individually titled stories involving the law firm. The two episodes were later combined to form Legal Affairs - which may be this film, but it's hard to tell. It features Tamara Landry and Monique Parent, so despite the convoluted backstory, it may still be worth a look.

May 19, 2019

She Came on the Bus (1969)

A black and white "roughie" from the end of an era; a new brand of exploitation cinema was just around the corner.  Seventies grindhouse and adult films would be a lot more explicit and taboo crossing, but She Came on the Bus still manages to provide sleaze and degeneracy aplenty.  Let's have a look.

Whirlpool (1970)

A UK thriller with a surprising amount of sleaze; the first picture for Spanish director José Ramón Larraz.

May 10, 2019

Butterfly (1975)

Starring the lovely and mysterious Marie Forså, and directed by Joseph Sarno (this is his third and last picture to star Forså.  There was a softcore and hardcore version.  By 1975, countries were starting to allow hardcore, so it was common to paste in explicit sex scenes and graphic close-ups for the rated-X market. Sarno had no interest in doing that for Butterfly, but an American distributor inserted the hardcore action and released that version without Sarno's involvement.

Snowballin' (1971)

Original title: Après-ski - a film that lands squarely in the genre affectionately known as 'maple syrup porn'; the Canadian counterpart to those risque comedies so popular in the UK, Scandinavia and other parts of Europe.

The Nail Gun Massacre (1985)

A killer wearing a motorcycle helmet terrorizes a small Texas town, shooting the townsfolk full of nails.

Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986)

It's like Police Academy, but at a fast food college.  If you're expecting lots of fart jokes and random boobs, you won't be disappointed.

Teenage Bride (1974)

There's no teenage bride in this film, and the movie poster, while wonderful, has precious little connection to the movie we're about to look at.  It's actually an adult film - but with quality writing and direction. 

May 9, 2019

Professor Lust (1967)

A chemistry professor conducts "love experiments" with unwilling guinea pigs in his basement.

House on Bare Mountain (1962)

Moonshine, nudism, and lycanthropy - they all play a part in this bizarre nudie cutie from Director Lee Frost.

May 8, 2019

Hot Times at Montclair High (1989)

Not only is the title a blatant ripoff, so is basically every scene in this cliche-ridden teen movie.  Don't be fooled by the sexy VHS cover - this is one of the tamest eighties teen comedies you're likely to find.

May 6, 2019

Country Cuzzins (1970)

Here's another hicksploitation classic from Director Bethel Buckalew, the man that brought us Midnight PlowboySouthern Comforts and  Sassy SueThe Pigkeeper's Daughter, and Tobacco Roody.  Will the well ever run dry of Buckalew directed softcore hicksploitation? I certainly hope not.

Dracula Blows His Cool (1979)

 Original Title: Graf Dracula in Oberbayern; A German horror-comedy about a porn production which sets up shop in Dracula's castle.  Like Love at First Bite, it's a Dracula movie with lots o' bad jokes and disco.

The Love Box (1972)

A British magazine's personal column, "The Love Box", invites readers to post ads relating to sex fantasies.  Several ads are highlighted, showing the stories behind them, in this randy Britsploitation anthology.

May 5, 2019

Five Savage Men (1970)

It's essentially I Spit on Your Grave, but a Western.  The rape-revenge story was big in the seventies - popular in grindhouse films, but admittedly I haven't seen it played out in a Western genre.  Granted, this isn't nearly as graphic as the exploitation films like the aforementioned Camille Keaton film or They Call Her One Eye, but the grimy, soul-crushing vibe is alive and well in Five Savage Men, AKA The Animals.

May 4, 2019

Game Show Models (1977)

A guy decides to leave his hippy lifestyle behind to pursue a career in Hollywood.  Predictably, he finds the showbiz lifestyle isn't what it's cracked up to be.

The Exquisite Cadaver (1969)

A Spanish film based on the short story Bailando Para Parker by Gonzalo Suárez.  Directed by  Vicente Aranda, it feels like a Hitchcock film, but spiced up with some weird Euro elements.

May 3, 2019

Popcorn und Himbeereis (1978)

A large sum of money is lost in a furniture company's bed; a couple girls make it their mission in life to track the elusive bed down.  Along the way, they meet a lovable loser who's also a perverted voyeur, a straight-laced policewoman who's a wild disco queen by night, and, of course, they find much more than just a bed with money - they find love. (sigh)

Bloody Moon (1981)

Jesús Franco takes a "stab" at the slasher genre with a story about a disfigured incestuous psycho at an all girls boarding school for languages.

This Stuff'll Kill Ya! (1971)

A backwoods Oklahoma church which worships moonshine is plagued by a mysterious killer. Written, directed and produced by Herschell Gordon Lewis.