Jul 28, 2017

Demon Lover (1992)

A mousy girl summons a "fantasy lover" which turns out to be a demonic incubus.  Demon Lover (AKA The Summoned) is directed by Mike Tristano who is THE Hollywood "master armorer" and "weapons handler" with over four hundred films to his credit.  Let's check out a crummy VHS copy and see if being a master armorer translates to being a good horror director...

Devil Hunter (1980)

It's a Jesus Franco film, so we know we're going to get plenty of blood 'n' sleaze.  Plus it was a "video nasty" - Britain's elite club of verboten videos in the 1980s.  I remember being enticed as a teenager by the lurid VHS box (way back in the days before Blockbuster).  I know I rented it, but don't have much memory beyond that, so I'm curious to go back and revisit this blast of Euro-sleaze from the past.  Let's press play, shall we?

Jul 27, 2017

The Mad Bomber (1973)

The Mad Bomber (AKA The Police Connection) - Chuck Connors is "The Mad Bomber" reeking havoc on the streets of Los Angeles.

Jul 25, 2017

Sweet Trash (1970)

From John Hayes, the director of such classics as Jailbait Babysitter (1977), Grave of the Vampire (1972) and Alimony Lovers (1969) comes an an unusual combination of crime drama, stag film, and working class Irish stage play.  But slapping labels on it doesn't do it justice - you have to see for yourself.  Let's have a look...

Microwave Massacre (1983)

This is a macabre comedy about cannibalism starring the dude who did the voice for Frosty the Snowman, Jackie Vernon.  Rodney Dangerfield almost had the part of the woman-eating serial killer but his price-tag was too high. How could you not be curious about this one?  Let's have a look...

Jul 21, 2017

The Chick's Ability (1984)

(Original Title: Volúpia de Mulher) Why watch this obscure Brazilian flick when there are so many sleazy exploitation movies still left unwatched?  It's part of the so-called "pornochanchada" genre, popular in Brazil from the late seventies until the mid-eighties.  A trademark of the genre is that the actresses are basically nude throughout and the sexuality is over-the-top.  While Volúpia de Mulher isn't a porno, and it may be a bit tamer than your average pornochanchada, it still delivers the goods with the sexuality turned up to "11".  Reason enough to at least give it a try, I'd say.  So, let's have a look.

Jul 14, 2017

Henry's Night In (1969)

It's the story of a mild-mannered nerd who gets an invisibility potion.  What's he do with this amazing power? Naturally, he immediately uses to watch his neighbors get naked.

I have a soft spot for pervy invisibility movies - see School Spirit, The Erotic Adventures of the Invisible Man and The Invisible Maniac for more depraved nonsense.  Let's see if Henry's Night In deserves to be listed among these greats...

Jul 13, 2017

Can You Keep It Up for a Week? (1975)

I'm a sucker for the Confessions films (Confessions of a Window Cleaner, Confessions of a Pop Star, etc); not to mention all those ribald British films of the seventies - several covered here on VZ1. This one has Sue Longhurst and Valerie Leon listed in the credits, so it's an automatic must-see.  Let's have a look...

Jul 11, 2017

Hard to Die (1990)

This is basically the exact same movie as Sorority House Massacre II, except it's in a skyscraper instead of a sorority house.  For those of you who can't get enough of a good thing, come along as we walk our way through Hard to Die.

Jul 10, 2017

Damiens Seed (1996)

I was so impressed with Jaqueline Lovell after seeing Head of the Family (1996), I decided to check out another Lovell flick from the same year - Damien's Seed.  This one isn't written and directed by Charles Band, so I'm not getting my hopes too high, but we do get to see Robert Zemeckis' wife naked, so it seems like it may be worth a try...