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July 2, 2018

I’m just going to put this out there: I’ve been severely depressed lately. I believe the proper psychiatric jargon is “going through a funk.” There’s no reason to get into it so much, only suffice to say, there has been a lot of meeting the Postmates driver outside my...

May 30, 2018

Back when I reviewed Cruel Jaws, I lamented that for a site that specializes in bonkers cinema, it took six articles to get to an Italian film. Now, eleven articles in, this is our second Bruno Mattei offering.

A hoorah for the progress of human intellectualism!


May 17, 2018

From a commercial viewpoint, is there anything more degrading for an aging 70’s rock band than trying to effortlessly cash in on their glory days? If you were to throw a dart at the bedroom wall of any teenager from the 1970’s, there’s a 100% chance you’d hit the poste...

May 8, 2018

The landscape was changing, and the old giants were dying. 

As a studio already known for not spending lavishly on its budgets, Hammer Film Productions began to scale back even more in the early 1970's due to increasing financial hardship. (This, of course, would give u...

April 24, 2018

1987’s Rolling Vengeance may have the distinction of being the most polite revenge exploitation film ever made.

The film was a latter day entry in the Canuxploitation cycle, the moniker given to the spate of low budget genre and exploitation films made in Canada under t...

April 20, 2018

The God-fearin’ folks say the good lord presents himself to you in ways you may consistently fail to realize. And they may be onto something, because for some reason, Ruggero Deodato’s 1983 film, Raiders of Atlantis, is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.

Deodato being...

April 18, 2018

Six reviews in on a blog about bonkers cinema, and this is our first Italian film? Talk about a highly suspect operation. But worry not, Bruno Mattei is here to lend me some much needed credibility.

I’ve often joked that Bruno Mattei is the poor man’s Joe D’Amato, as hi...

April 11, 2018

Say what you will about any other aspect of 1971’s The Zodiac Killer, but the film itself is the first of its kind—and to my knowledge, the only one ever made—whose raison d’être was to catch an active serial killer.

The titular serial killer in question terrorized the...

April 5, 2018

Ah, the sweet Eighties.

A truly magical time when there wasn’t an impoverished situation that couldn’t be rectified with a vial of white and a 16mm camera. Once the Slasher Cycle kick-started into gear in 1980 with the unexpected low-budget hit, Friday the 13th*, everyo...

April 2, 2018

In Vietnam, he was the best.

He still is.

Just think, if they’d spent the same kind of energy and wit on a single line of dialogue as they did on that tag line, 1987’s Deadly Prey could have been a masterpiece of cinema.

And yet, despite its many catastrophic, self-impose...

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