Camp

Bethel Buckalew – Sassy Sue (1973)

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At the happy Willard ranch, a moonshiner father decides to teach his son a lesson or two about women, however, no one can come between Junior and his Sassy Sue. Read More »

Alfred Vohrer & Samuel M. Sherman – Die blaue Hand AKA Creature With the Blue Hand (1967)

Die blaue Hand is a pretty wild movie on its own terms. It crams a lot of bizarre digressions into a mere 74 minutes, not counting some stuff reportedly inserted after the fact by an American distributor. You get a room full of hanging mannequins, a butler who reveals himself as the disgruntled ex-husband of the Emerson materfamilias, and a second inspection of the insane stripper, on top of everything I’ve already mentioned. If Kinski recedes during the story, Karl Lange emerges as an awesome looking villain in the Germanic Caligari tradition of evil asylum keepers, while Diana Koerner makes Myra an appealing heroine. Visually, even in something well short of restored form, Hand looks great in moody, Bava-influenced color, and the admitted datedness of the music is a point in the film’s favor as far as I’m concerned. Read More »

Ken Russell – The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

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Ken Russell’s Lair of the White Worm uses Dracula author Bram Stoker’s final novel as the basic springboard into a surreal and dark-humored tale concerning a bizarre cult and a series of sacrificial murders in honor of an ancient pagan god. When archeologist Angus Flint (Peter Capaladi) discovers the mysterious scull of an undiscovered beast, further investigation reveals a bizarre myth concerning a medieval knight slaying a fearsome dragon. Soon making the acquaintance of Lord James D’Ampton (Hugh Grant), the conquering knight’s descendant, Flint begins to learn of local lore surrounding the creature and soon discovers that, throughout the years, many unexplained disappearances have haunted the local populace. Read More »

Bruno Mattei – Robowar – Robot da guerra (1988)

A clone/mix of PREDATOR, RAMBO, and ROBOCOP gone nuts jungle flick with an international cast, exotic locale and good electronic music. Read More »

Rosa von Praunheim – König des Comics – Ralf König AKA King of Comics (2012)

Synopsis: Ralf König, one of the most successful German cartoonists, became famous with his comic book “The Most Desired Man,” which was made into a film starring Til Schweiger back in 1994. Wittily playing with queer clichés, he also reaches a wide heterosexual audience. In King of Comics, busy filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim (The Einstein of Sex, I Am My Own Woman, Rent Boys) portrays an unpretentious and modest man whom, with brilliant observational skills, has left his outlandish, yet intelligent, incredibly fun and delightfully graphic mark on an entire generation. Read More »

Frank Simon – The Queen (1968)

Queen is a ribald hour-long documentary about a “Miss All-American Beauty” contest held in New York in 1967. So what, you say? Well, it happens that all the contestants are male transvestites — and some of them are real knockouts. Alternately hilarious and depressing, Queen was considered the cutting edge of obscene outrageousness when originally distributed by Grove Press (the publishers of several above-the-counter “alternative” magazines of the 1960s). Nowadays it’s practically kid stuff, thanks to the surfeit of TV tabloids and Fox Network sitcoms.allmovie.com Read More »

Gilles Carle – Les mâles AKA The Males (1971)

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After 553 days of self-imposed solitude in the wilderness, Emile the poet and St-Pierre the lumberjack head for the nearest town to fulfill the demands of nature, they must find a woman. A nearly fatal experiment in kidnapping brings “the males” running back to their camp, where they find that a woman has come to them voluntarily. With civilization now safely out of reach, they try to set up a perfect, harmonious threesome. Read More »