Cult

Alfredo B. Crevenna – Santo el Enmascarado de Plata vs ‘La invasión de los marcianos’ AKA Santo vs The Martian Invasion (1967)

The Martians are invading… who will save the planet? Why Santo, the masked Mexican wrestler, of course!

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In this Mexican sci-fi fantasy, big beefy Martians invade the earth. Ostensibly they have come to warn people about the dangers of nuclear testing and exploring space, but too soon their real mission becomes manifest when they begin using their special powers and gadgets, including an airborne eyeball that shoots out rays, to exploit weak earthlings. They also begin performing biological experiments on some of the people until a brave hero rushes in to destroy the alien craft. Before he does, he manages to woo two of the female Martians. Read More »

Clark Santee – Graffiti Rock (1984)

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Graffiti Rock resembled a hip hop version of the popular television dance shows at the time such as Soul Train and American Bandstand. It was created and hosted by Michael Holman, who was the manager of the popular break-dancing crew, the New York City Breakers. It features Run-D.M.C., Shannon, The New York City Breakers DJ Jimmie Jazz, Kool Moe Dee and Special K of the Treacherous Three. The New York City Breakers, who were fresh off of their success from the movie Beat Street, made a showcase appearance. Read More »

Marek Piestrak – Klatwa Doliny Wezy AKA Curse of Snakes Valley (1987)

An ex marine (Traven), a Polish professor (Tarnas) and a French journalist (Christine) are on the hunt for a treasure in this great Polish b-movie flick. Actually most of the contemporary Polish movies suck. But this one sucks so bad, that it’s enjoyable. You’ve got all the possible cliches here, plus cheesy stop-motion special effects, plus cheesy dialogues, plus nice landscapes, plus nice cast with some big names (Roman Wilhelmi, Leon Niemczyk and recently deceased Ewa Salacka). Polish-Soviet production, shot in Viet Nam/Paris. If you wet your pants watching the Nazis in the first Indiana Jones, who melted after opening the Ark, grab this one. Read More »

Jacques Lacerte – Love Me Deadly (1972)

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A grim tale of a lovely girl who likes to have sex with dead men (…erm…does rigor-mortis set in down there?). Through frequent visits to the local mortuary, she networks into a group of like-minded individuals. Unfortunately, her husband is unaware of her perversion and wonders why he’s not “getting any”. Read More »

Gualtiero Jacopetti & Franco Prosperi – Addio Zio Tom AKA Goodbye Uncle Tom [Italian cut] (1971)

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Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco E. Prosperi, best-known for the groundbreaking shockumentary Mondo Cane, directed this bizarre and shocking look at slavery in America. Set in the deep South prior to the Civil War, Zio Tom finds Jacopetti and Prosperi travelling back in time aboard a helicopter to investigate the nuts and bolts of slavery as it happened in the United States prior to abolition. Along the way, the filmmakers go aboard a slave ship as frightened Africans are brought to America under inhuman conditions; they witness the dangerous and degrading process by which slaves were made ready for market; and they visit a “breeding farm” for slaves after laws prohibit the importation of slaves from abroad. Read More »

Toshiya Fujita – Nora-neko rokku: Bôsô shûdan ’71 AKA Stray Cat Rock: Beat ’71 [+Extras] (1971)

A wealthy man frames his son’s girlfriend (Meiko Kaji) to keep them apart. She briefly goes to prison for a crime she didn’t commit before breaking out to reunite with the man she loves. Along the way she befriends a group of hippies who try to reunite her with her boyfriend. Read More »

Iván Ávila Dueñas – La sangre iluminada AKA Enlightened Blood (2007)

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In this mind-bending drama, six lives are shared through a rare mathematical phenomenon that situates people at specific coordinates, allowing them to continue life in a new body. When this threshold is crossed, an unusual mutation occurs, and as one of these characters experiences a remarkable transformation, their bizarre out-of-body experience forms an entirely new network of experiences and memories. All the while that these “travelers” must endure their transitions, it is equally difficult for those around them to cope. Asking the question, “what if I could be someone else?” Enlightened Blood is an existential journey into the nature of life and thought that both mystifies and forces you to ponder the “what ifs.” Read More »