Oct 31, 2019

Crimson Nights (2000)

A vampire spreads her vampirism to her boyfriend, who spreads it to a girl, who spreads it to another guy, who spreads it to a girl.... and on it goes.  It's so boldly repetitive that it may be worth a watch just to test your endurance, to see what you're made of.  Let's see if we can make it through...

24 Exposures (2013)

Why are there so many movies with photographers as killers (or suspected killers)?  As I mentioned in the Screaming Dead (2003) review, I never knew this was such a thing among B-movies before VZ1.  So far, we've looked at Dark Room (1989)Whirlpool (1970)Fatal Images (1989)Blood Harvest (1987)Click the Calendar Girl Killer (1990)The Photographer (1974)Bizarre Lust of Sexual Deviant (2001) and the best of the killer photographer films, Double Exposure (1983).  So, let's keep this train rolling with this indie mumblecore flick from 2013.

Oct 30, 2019

The Devil's Nightmare (1971)

It's the same old story - travelers are stranded, and so have to take shelter in an old creepy castle.  We've seen the story setup a million times in the horror genre; however, this Belgian flick comes with a twist, setting it apart from its cookie-cutter clones. 

Toys Are Not for Children (1972)

In incredibly bizarre story of a young woman who is obsessed with her absentee father and the toys he gave her.  Much, much weirder and more interesting than I ever expected it to be.

My Bunny is the Best (1982)

(Original Title: Mi Conejo Es El Mejor)  It's a Spanish film starring Lina Romay, and I don't believe has ever had a US/English release.  The movie poster is wildly deceiving - presenting a cutesy sex romp, when in fact it's more of a "Story of O" type movie of S&M.

Below the Belt (1971)

Another Bethel Buckalew film starring lots of familiar faces from seventies sexploitation including Rene Bond, Uschi Digard, Jane Tsentas, John Tull and Terri Johnson (and produced by Harry H. Novak).

Oct 27, 2019

The Murder Secret (1988)

Directed by Mario Bianchi, a family visits the home of Aunt Martha, and, well, let's just say lot's of bad things happen.

Man, Woman and Beast (1977)

Originally released as Spell – Dolce mattatoio (Spell – Sweet Abattoir), but then changed to L'uomo, la donna e la bestia (The Man, the Woman and the Beast) to capitalize on the popularity of Walerian Borowczyk's La Bête.  Director Cavallone said the re-titling of the film was "very irritating" and it was "definitely a shitty title".

Who Killed Buddy Blue? (1995)

A male porn star is killed and it's up to a detective to solve the murder.  Featuring 90s sexploitation queens Tane McClure and Jacqueline Lovell.

P.O. Box Tinto Brass (1995)

Tinto Brass (playing himself) reads erotic letters to his secretary, and there's not much more to this movie than that. But, as always, Tinto, a longtime sexploitation master, can make even the most simplistic subject matter into something interesting, artistic and highly erotic.

Oct 25, 2019

Female Chauvinists (1976)

A porn star infiltrates a women's lib movement.  Featuring Uschi Digard, nude horseback riding, bad puns, and total contempt for the women's liberation movement.

Thar She Blows! (1968)

A David F. Friedman picture about sexual tomfoolery aboard a yacht.  It in no way lives up to its sensational movie poster, but it does contain plentiful T&A, an unexpected castration, and the ubiquitous John Alderman.

Rent-a-Girl (1965)

A "roughie" about a perfectly respectable girl going down a dark path to becoming a call girl.

Oct 24, 2019

Grave Danger (2009)

Who is this Jim Haggerty who warrants his name above the title? I'd never heard of him until now, but it looks like his work might deserve some attention  He wrote and directed a bunch of digital camera no-budget Long Island films including I Dream of Dracula (2003), Witchmaster General (2009) and Make Them Die Quickly (2016).  This particular film is a horror anthology.  Let's see if Haggerty delivers the goods...

The Killer Must Kill Again (1975)

Original Title: L'assassino è costretto ad uccidere ancora: An Italian thriller about a young couple who unwittingly get wrapped up in the dark dealings of a serial killer.

Oct 21, 2019

College Girls (1968)

Marsha Jordan stars in this expose of college life in the swingin' sixties.  The sexual revolution has arrived at this university, and cheesy, sexy fun abounds as the co-eds get their "kicks" in various libidinous ways.

Fatal Pulse (1988)

Among slasher films, this may be the most misogynist of them all.  In a genre built around killing (primarily) women in spectacularly gory ways, that's saying something.  Not that this film is even remotely well put together or among the most violent.  It's just that it seems to relish killing each and every girl in the film, and ensures plenty of boobs will be shown in the process.  You'll see what I mean...

Oct 20, 2019

Rabies (2010)

Supposedly, the first Israeli horror film.  A park ranger, four teenagers, a serial killer, a perverted cop, and incestuous siblings all cross paths in the woods one day, making for a frantic battle for their lives.

Drop Dead Sexy (2005)

Maybe a bit mainstream for VZ1, but it sounds odd and twisted enough to warrant a look... despite the presence of the always-unbearable Jason Lee.

Sweet Prudence & The Erotic Adventure Of Bigfoot (2011)

Sasquatch movies are always fun.  So far, we've seen Demonwarp (1988), The Geek (1971), and The Beauties and the Beast (1974).  Since these are exploitation films, it's perhaps not surprising they have a rather twisted sexual dynamic going on with Bigfoot.  This film is no exception.

The Weapon, the Hour & the Motive (1972)

A priest is found dead, and Renzo Montagnani must solve the murder mystery.  A giallo with more than a hint of witchcraft and the occult intermixed.

Oct 19, 2019

Bikini Detectives (2011)

Four ladies earn some extra cash by working for a private detective agency.  It's not funny, it's not sleazy, it's not interesting.... it's barely worth scrolling down this page, let alone watching the film itself.  But let's give it a go anyway...

Count Dracula's Great Love (1973)

Paul Naschy is Count Dracula, who just so happens to have four lovely girls stranded at his castle.

Oct 18, 2019

The Intruders (1974)

AKA Swedish Sex Games, Hungry Young Women; A couple of homeless hippies crash at the household of an upper crust scientist under false pretenses. 

Oct 12, 2019

Anabolyzer (2000)

These steroids help you pump iron, but they also turn you into a homicidal rapist.  Two lovers conspire to use the steroids to no good end.  Lots of boobs and blood ensue.

Red Spirit Lake (1993)

A girl inherits a remote cabin with a bloody past.  It's a SOV flick made on the cheap; the sort of cult film they just don't make anymore.

Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (1974)

Not your ordinary Frankenstein flick: it has cave men, gratuitous mud baths, and a perverted midget.

Gorotica (1993)

An ultra-cheap SOV movie by Hugh Gallagher, who brought us Gore Whore, a movie I didn't particularly care for, and it actually made me depressed.  So, why check out another Gallagher joint?  Well, his Gore Trilogy (Gorgasm was the first in the series) seems like required viewing for old-school SOV fans, so let's give it another go...

Oct 10, 2019

Strike a Pose (1993)

Your typical nineties erotic thriller featuring studly cops, fashion models, and an irrelevant story.

Oct 8, 2019

The Washing Machine (1993)

A nineties giallo from Ruggero "Cannibal Holocaust" Deodato.  Three strange girls are at the center of a murder investigation of a pimp.  The original title "Vortice Mortale" (Deadly Vortex) is much better than "The Washing Machine" - kind of a ridiculous title, and not really indicative of the film itself, which is a rather stylish and erotic mystery set in Hungary.

Orgasm Torture in Satan's Rape Clinic (2004)

Other than the ridiculously lurid title, why are we looking at this godforsaken movie?  No idea.  It's a William Hellfire movie, so it's going to be cheap as hell and feature weird kinky stuff with women being treated badly.  That's a given. This is the man behind The Lord of the G-Strings: The Femaleship of the String (2003) and Lust in the Mummy's Tomb (2000).  He also made Cannibal Doctor, which, as we'll see, is almost identical to this film.

Oct 7, 2019

Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971)

What was the deal with murderous kids in the seventies?  I suspect the Boomers were having issues with having children of their own.  But even more so, what was the deal with with soulless, homicidal lesbians?  My Nights with Susan, Sandra, Olga & Julie (1975) features a couple of sinister, satanic girls (as does Alucarda) which shares a lot of similarities. This film is based on the Parker–Hulme murder case of 1954 (as was Peter Jackson's Heavenly Bodies); so, perhaps a few shocking cases had sparked the public's imagination of serial killing, demonic young lesbians.  Let's have a look...

What's Up Nurse! (1978)

Another Derek Ford film, so be prepared for a dull plot and even duller jokes.  But Ford was quite good at getting pretty British chicks naked, and this film is no exception.

Oct 6, 2019

Inner Sanctum II (1994)

The first film, also directed by Fred Olen Ray, starred Tanya Roberts, and was a regular rental at the ol' Blockbuster for legions of horny viewers - thanks to its skillfully lurid video cover.  It was also frequently on late night cable, but I don't recall the sequel which came a few years later. Perhaps because it stars Sandahl Bergman and Tracy Brooks Swope, who are no substitute for Tanya.  But let's have a look anyway...

The Regina Pierce Affair (2001)

The movie posters for Subspecies III and Re-Animator have been stolen, and a couple of vice detectives are hot on the case. 

Midnight Kiss (1993)

From Joel Bender, the director of The Immortalizer (1990), a police woman becomes a vampire, and must face-off against the evil vampire that made her this way.

Pension Paradise (1979)

Original Title: L'affittacamere; Gloria Guida inherits a run-down estate; but the locals get the wrong idea as to what this place is all about.

Oct 2, 2019

'V': The Hot One (1978)

Annette Haven plays a woman who can't escape her past, and it leads her down a lonely path of regret.  Don't be fooled by the lurid and sensational title and movie poster; this is more along the lines of a Joe Sarno film; adult in sexual content, but a thoughtful and well executed drama.

The Eighteen Carat Virgin (1971)

A country girl becomes a high dollar prostitute.  Featuring lesbian sex, liverwurst sandwiches and bad acting extraordinaires.

Bare Behind Bars (1980)

Original Title: A Prisão; Supposedly this was a parody of WIP films... but how do you parody a genre that's already a parody of itself?  The films were already so-incredibly over-the-top; no parody could top the average WIP  playing it straight. So, I'm just going to go on the assumption that this isn't so much a parody as it is a celebration of one of the sleaziest genres to ever grace the silver screen.  Enjoy.

Robinson and His Tempestuous Slaves (1972)

Imagine if Jesús Franco directed "Gilligan's Island"; that's this movie.  

Waves of Lust (1975)

From Ruggero Deodato, the guy that would bring you Cannibal Holocaust five years later, comes a sexy Italian take on Polanski's Knife in the Water.

Plaisir à Trois (1974)

A demented countess and her husband scheme to corrupted a young neighbor girl (hence the alternate title: How to Seduce a Virgin).  Featuring Lina Romay as a mute and mentally disabled sex object.

Big Zapper (1973)

Harriet Zapper is like Diana Rigg on The Avengers, but much more over-the-top.  She's a private detective that straight-up murders evil henchman like they're going out of style.  It spawned a couple sequels - so may be worth a look....

Oct 1, 2019

Shallow Grave (1987)

Four friends head to Fort Lauderdale for some eighties style hedonism, but trouble awaits along the road - quickly turning this from a fun bikini movie into a Deliverance style nightmare.

Yuka (1974)

Original Title: Maciste contre la reine des Amazones. Jesús Franco brings us a tale of adventurers who encounter a lustful tribe of Amazons.

Dreamaniac (1986)

A headbanger summons a succubus demon, who proceeds to cause all kinds of trouble at a sorority party.

The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)

A good old fashioned giallo starring Barbara Bouchet and Sybil Danning.  Need I say more? Let's have a look.

Evil Eye (1975)

Evil Eye - AKA Malocchio and Eroticofollia; an Italian playboy is plagued by nightmares where he's killing women.... are they just dreams, or could they be real? 

The Bloody Hands of the Law (1973)

La mano spietata della legge (original title); An Italian crime film (Poliziotteschi) featuring Klaus Kinski who doesn't speak a word of dialog the entire film.