Dedicated to the Wildest of Horror and Exploitation


December 16, 2018

I don't know from whom it originated, but there's this quote that pops up from time from time about art and plagiarism (usually in reference to Tarantino): "It's not who you lift it from, but where you lift it to." Essentially, that intertextuality and appropriation is...

December 2, 2018

First things first: did you know that throughout the 70's and the 80's, the French had their own prototype Internet called Minitel? A telecommunications network where people could log on to buy things, do their banking, and chat with strange men? It's amazing what you...

November 29, 2018

When Lars von Trier’s new film, The House That Jack Built, takes its inevitable turn into the brickbat, how-Hitler-would-flirt-in-fourth-grade provocation/rumination on the state of the artist, à la himself, I suddenly wondered: who the hell is this film for?

Then von T...

November 13, 2018

My first encounter with Turkey Shoot still burns so warmly as to leave a small hole in my heart, not unlike the remembrance of one’s first true love.

Film Geeks SD hosted a 15-hour horror movie marathon at the Comic Con Museum Theater this past September, a seven movie...

October 30, 2018

The ripping off of American films by foreign producers is a long and storied tradition. From Lady Terminator (Indonesia) to Turkish Star Wars (uh, Turkey) to Time of the Apes (Japan) to The Pod People (France/Spain) to Zombi 2 (Italy), the cashing in on American blockb...

September 6, 2018

Nightmare Beach, a.k.a. Welcome to Spring Break, begins with a man being executed via electric chair, instantly begging the question: is there a correlation between the decline of western cinema and the discontinuation of the electric chair as a means of state sanction...

August 1, 2018

Part 3 of 3 of Bonkers Ass Bigfoot Week

So…for the five people who even noticed, my apologies for being late. I can actually sense the tension. After all, what’s the point of arbitrarily announcing a Bigfoot Week if you post your last Bigfoot article a week late? It’s j...

July 25, 2018

Part 2 of 3 of Bonkers Ass Bigfoot Week

The thin threads tethering me to reality have been severed. My ego and existential essence are unbound, floating through the ether like a wayward astronaut drifting alone through the cosmos in just a spacesuit.

Which can only mean...

July 24, 2018

Part 1 of 3 of Bonkers Ass Bigfoot Week

Enter: Michael Findlay.


Believe it or not, there used to be a time when exploitation films either portrayed graphic violence or graphic sex, but never the two together. Findlay is the director o...

July 10, 2018

As the spaghetti western acquiesced to the law of diminishing returns in the early 70’s, Italian filmmakers began looking elsewhere for inspiration. The American new wave was churning out popular cop and crime films, such as The French Connection, Dirty Harry, and The...

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