Dec 31, 2017

Enter the Devil (1974)

Another Exorcist ripoff, this one from Italy, featuring a possessed hottie, a creepy-as-hell life-size crucifix, and green vomit.

Dec 30, 2017

Into the Fire (1988)

Into the Fire (AKA The Legend of Wolf Lodge) - featuring a murder plot, Olivia d'Abo in a bathtub, explosions, and lots of Canadian winter scenery.  Let's have a look...

Sucker (1998)

Rock stars, vampires, a smoking hot vampire hunter, and AIDS - what more do you want in a vampire movie?

Dec 29, 2017

Life Size (1974)

Life Size (original title - Grandeur Nature) - a French oddity featuring a mild mannered dentist who finds love in a rather odd place...

Dec 28, 2017

Mausoleum (1983)

Playboy Bunny Bobbie Bresee is possessed by a demon.  Satanic shenanigans ensue.  Let's have a look...

The Sister of Ursula (1978)

Italian director Enzo Milioni takes a giallo and amps up the sex and violence to unprecedented levels. The sleaze is definitely strong with this one - but is it any good?  Let's have a look...

Dec 27, 2017

Bluebeard (1972)

A big budget production starring Richard Burton and a who's who of A-list bombshells: Raquel Welch, Sybil Danning, Joey Heatherton, Virna Lisi, Nathalie Delon, Karin Schubert.... this demands our attention.  Let's have a look...

Fraternity Vacation (1985)

Tim Robbins and fellow fraternity bros head to Palm Springs for some action.  Typical eighties sex comedy hi-jinx ensue...

Dec 26, 2017

Hybrid (1997)

Post-apocalypse survivors must take on a mutant roaming the halls of an abandoned military installation.  Some will die, some will live, and others will get naked.  Let's take a look...

Dec 25, 2017

Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)

Black Belly of the Tarantula (original title: La tarantola dal ventre nero) is a giallo which boasts three Bond girls: Claudine Auger (Thunderball -1965), Barbara Bach, (The Spy Who Loved Me -1977) and Barbara Bouchet (Casino Royale -1967). Often touted as the best giallo ever - let's see if it lives up to the hype...

Dec 11, 2017

Barbed Wire Dolls (1976)

 Jesús Franco does the Women in Prison genre - so, you know you're in for gobs of nudity and precious little plot.  Let's press play...

Mania (1974)

An Italian flick featuring camera-work that lives up to the film's name.  It's non-stop batshit insane with a gothic horror vibe. Let's have a look...

Pets (1973)

A girl runs away and finds herself in a variety of odd and dangerous situations, including an accomplice in an abduction, a sex toy for a lesbian painter, and a caged trophy for an eccentric millionaire.  Let's have a look...

Candy Stripe Nurses (1974)

From the man who brought us School Spirit, comes a pretty lightweight sexploitation flick from Roger Corman's New World Pictures.  I'm sure it was fun at the drive-in in '74; let's see if it holds up...

The Dirtiest Game (1970)

The Dirtiest Game is a hippie exploitation flick which has all the usual elements: LSD, bad acting, and orgies.  But I think you'll see that this film adds a little extra oomph which puts this near the high-water mark among hippysploitation films.  Let's check it out...

Dec 6, 2017

The Stewardesses (1969)

"Produced on a budget of just over $100,000, the film grossed $25 million in 1970, becoming the most profitable 3D film ever released. In budget-relative terms, it remains among the most profitable theatrical films ever produced."  Sounds intriguing.  Let's have a look...

Dec 4, 2017

The Ribald Tales of Robin Hood (1969)

It's the age-old tale of Robin Hood, except this time they've added some sleaze and a lot of bad actors... oh, and a really bad director.  But it's still a lot of fun to see how they sexed up the Robin Hood legend in '69.  Let's press play...

Black Candles (1982)

Director José Ramón Larraz disowned this film after its release and the lead actress never worked again. When you see how dark and sleazy this film is, it's not exactly a surprise. The seventies were ablaze with satanic sleazefests - while this one seems a little late to the game, coming out in '83 - it definitely still has that seventies Euro satansploitation vibe in full effect. So, let's have a look at what Larraz disowned, shall we?

Dec 3, 2017

The Nude Vampire (1970)

Jean Rollin, a French director known for stylish and erotic horror flicks, delivers a dreamlike vampire tale. Let's have a look...

Dec 1, 2017

Stronghold (1985)

Stronghold (original Belgian title, Wildschut) is a unique take on the Desperate Hours hostage film.  A lot of shit goes down at the Deleye farmhouse over the course of this film, full of tension and unexpected turns.  Let's check it out...

Nov 28, 2017

Good Little Girls (1971)

Sophie's misfortunes (French: Les Malheurs de Sophie) is a 1858 novel written by Countess of Ségur. This is the first book of a trilogy, along with The Good Little Girls (1858) and The Holidays (1859).  There have been several adaptations, including 3 Sophie's Misfortunes films (1946, 1979, 2016).  They're children's books, once used to teach British girls to read French.

But this is a risque version of the classic, where the girls have all grown up.  Let's have a look...

Nov 27, 2017

Wilbur and the Baby Factory (1970)

A film about avoiding the draft by making two thousand "perfect" babies. This US comedy wants real bad to be a British sexploitation flick; let's see if it succeeds..

Norma (1970)

From the golden days of drive-in sleaze and adult movie houses, comes this forgotten flick featuring all the "taboos": lesbianism, sadomasochism, nymphomania, cross dressing, orgies... yet, somehow manages to ineptly stay safe and boring enough to be considered tame by today's standards. Let's press play...

Legacy of Satan (1974)

The director of Deep Throat, Gerard Damiano, tries his hand at the satansploitation genre.  Let's see how it goes...

Nov 26, 2017

The Body Beneath (1970)

Director Andy Milligan (The Ghastly Ones, Guru the Mad Monk, The Naked Witch) delivers a tale about a vampire family.  Let's have a look...

With These Hands... (1972)

This British sexed up soap opera is actually directed by Don Chaffey, the man behind Jason and the Argonauts.  While no stop-motion monster battles are to be found here, I'm still interested to see what Chaffey does with material that couldn't be more different.

The script is via Hazel Adair, best known as co-creator of the soaps Compact and the long-running Crossroads, tries her hand at a film noir/soap opera which deals with the taboo topic of homosexuality, still illegal in UK cinema.

2069: A Sex Odyssey (1974)

It's a sci-fi sexploitation flick from Germany featuring space maidens in search of sperm to bring home to Venus.  It simply has to be seen to be believed - let's watch.

Night Feeder (1988)

Shot on VHS horror, filmed in the brief but amazing San Francisco new-wave punk scene, this video was only released in Poland (until re-release relatively recently).  Let's press play.

Troma's War (1988)

On the heels of the successes of The Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke 'Em High, Lloyd Kaufman made a statement about Reagan's military policies in the form of Troma's War.  Let's press play...

Nov 24, 2017

Calendar Girls (1971)

Original title: Blutjunge Verführerinnen 3 from Switzerland/West Germany; in the vein of the popular sexploitation series Schulmadchen Report is an anthology of sleazy tales told by Ingrid Steeger, each featuring a female "seducer"

Let's take a look at each seducer's story... and by "story" I mean weak premise to show nudity.  Enjoy.

Without a Stitch (1968)

Of the seemingly millions of sleazy Euro imports that flooded drive-ins and seedy theaters in the late 60s and 70s - why watch this one?  First, it's 1968, so we haven't hit the hardcore level yet; so, things are still fun and campy - not even Skinamax levels.  Yes, I know there existed pornos in '68.  What I mean is - skin flicks could still be fun without getting explicit.

Second, it's filmed like a big MGM technicolor production; so, there isn't that grainy, brownish hue that would come to dominate 70s skin flicks.  Without a Stitch (AKA Uden en trævl) looks like it could be a Bob Hope or Doris Day film, but with boobs.

Magdalena, Possessed by the Devil (1974)

I was lured by some very lurid VHS box art promising demon possession and T&A.  As far as I know, this has not received a DVD/Blue Ray release, so I had to settle for a rather poor quality cassette.  But beggars can't be choosers, so let's press play.

Nov 23, 2017

The Velvet Vampire (1971)

One of the first horror movies released by Roger Corman's company New World, and the only known master print belongs to Quentin Tarantino's private collection.  Let's have a look at this rather unique vampire flick...

The Laughing Woman (1969)

It's a mod, psychedelic battle of the sexes from Italy. Let's press play and find out who wins...

Nov 21, 2017

I'm Watching You (1997)

How many late night cable, Skinemax variety erotic thrillers were made in the nineties?  One can only wonder.  We could cover only this brand of film on VZ1 and never reach the bottom, there was such a tsunami of this stuff coming out every week back in the day.

I'm Watching You (1997) was just one of the many... but on one quality, it delivered more than most.  Unlike its late night cable comrades which could often be stingy with their nude scenes, this film offered a nonstop marathon of T&A from start to finish, yet somehow managed to work in a cookie-cutter erotic thriller plot as well.  Let's have a look...

Escape from Brothel (1992)

One of the best surprises I've had in a long time.  I was looking for a martial arts flick and more-or-less randomly landed on this wonderfully odd, over-the-time, and genuinely absorbing Hong Kong action movie.  Brimming with violence, nudity, and bad taste, the film also includes a touching romantic story and numerous comedic moments.  A welcome breath of fresh air that I was not expecting.  Let's dive in...

Nov 13, 2017

The Perverse Countess (1974)

In the French film, La comtesse perverse,  Jesús Franco tries his hand at The Most Dangerous Game trope. Let's press play and see how he does...

Nov 10, 2017

Dracula: The Dirty Old Man (1969)

When an already terrible movie has to redub the entire film from scratch (because the original sound was so poor and didn't line up), it starts to transcend the "terrible" and enter into the murky waters of "train wreck". Add the fact that the film is beyond tasteless, mean spirited, and tacky to the fullest extent of the word, and you now have left the realm of "train wreck" and entered the realm of "dumpster fire".

So, if you're in the mood for something akin to burning garbage, then this may be for you. It's inept, poorly executed, and without any redeeming quality... other than its shameless bad taste which it revels in.  When I saw it for the first time, I was slack jawed amazed..... when I saw it the fifth time, I realized that I obviously have very bad taste in films, because here I go again.

But, hey - tasteless incompetence can be fun when it's done wrong.... horribly, horribly wrong.  And I love every minute of it.  This is a 45+ year old dumpster fire that still smells like shit.  Take a whiff and see for yourself, if you dare.

Nov 8, 2017

Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse (1978)

Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse was one among innumerable sexploitation flicks from the UK - all with that trademark style begun with the Carry On films, then kicked up a notch with the Confessions films. A little bit saucy, but at the end of the day, not much more risque than an episode of Benny Hill.

Nov 7, 2017

Hellgate (1989)

When Arnold Horshack is headlining the movie, this is something I've got to see.  I mean, it's a slasher movie with Arnold Horshack as the main actor, a decade after his days on Kotter.  This simply must be seen.

The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)

The Seventies have arrived, and Hammer had to find a new approach; atmospheric Gothic horror wasn't going to cut it in the era of Easy Rider, porn chic, and Rosemary's Baby.  They had to kick things up a notch.

Frankenstein General Hospital (1988)

Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again (1982) has long been among my favorite horror comedies, so I just had to check out Mark Blankfield's sequel of sorts.

The Playgirls and the Vampire (1960)/ The Vampire and the Ballerina (1960)

These two Italian B&W vampire movies couldn't be more alike.  Both involve a troupe of lovely showgirls stranded in a castle with a mysterious vampire lurking about.

I'd love to know the backstory to these two films, as to how such carbon copies came to exist.  The actors, the directors, the writers, and the production companies are all different; yet, somehow, two identical films came to be in 1960.  Enjoy.

In the Devil's Garden (1970)

A thoroughly engrossing whodunit from the UK; let's have a look...

The Spy in the Green Hat (1967)

This was actually a two part TV episode of The Man from UNCLE which played theatrically overseas. American audiences couldn't quite bring themselves tho pay for something they could catch on the boob tube for free, but let's press play and check it out...

One Spy Too Many (1966)

Let's press play and take a look at a "Man from UNCLE" flick featuring Batgirl and a biological weapon (designed by Dr. Evil, of course) which will cause a person to lose the will to win (?)...

Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity (1987)

A couple galactic slave chicks wind up victims of the "Most Dangerous Game" trope. Let's see if it lives up to its awesome VHS cover.

Les Démoniaques (1974)

I've watched this movie before and hated it.  The film seemed like an artsy-fartsy French film, redeemed only by its copious nudity.  But, I figured I'd give it another try with an open mind this time...

Jeunes Filles Impudiques (1973)

The title roughly translates to "Shameless Young Girls", but was released in the US as Schoolgirl Hitchhikers and High School Hitchhikers. Let's press play...

The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)

The Pit and the Pendulum is loosely based on Poe's story, with a few of his other works blended in.  It's directed by Stuart Gordon, the guy behind such classics as Castle Freak (1995), Robot Jox (1989), From Beyond (1986) and Re-Animator (1985) - so, you know you're not in for a faithful Merchant-Ivory adaptation. Let's press play...