Exploitation

  • Donald M. Jones – Schoolgirls in Chains (1973)

    Two deranged brothers, who are under the domineering influence of their crazed mother, kidnap young girls and keep them captive in chains in their basement, where they subject them to depraved “games” that often end in torture and murder.Read More »

  • Atsushi Yamatoya – Ke no haeta kenjû AKA The Pistol That Sprouted Hair (1968)

    Shirō raids the office of the organization that attacked his lover, wreaking havoc and escaping with a stolen handgun. In retaliation, the organization hires two killers to get rid of Shirō. The duo begin to develop a strange kinship with their target…Read More »

  • Atsushi Yamatoya – Uragiri no kisetsu AKA Season of Treason (1966)

    A press photographer returns to Japan from the war in Vietnam after losing his friend and fellow photographer on the battlefield.Read More »

  • Georges Cachoux – Le chouchou de l’asile (1979)

    A mad man prematurely goes out of a psychiatric hospital and pretend to be Hitler’s son to go back in.Read More »

  • Guido Zurli – La vergine di Bali AKA The Virgin of Bali (1972)

    Bali-Archipelago-thrills from director Guido Zurli who also gave us the urban cannibal
    flick Lo Strangolatore di Vienna. In La Vergine di Bali, an English gentleman banker gets
    fed up with the London city rat race and ventures to Bali to find the meaning of life.
    Which, by the way seems to include severe alcoholism, brawls, harassing prostitutes,
    playing with local kids on the beach and making disparaging comments to anyone trying
    to talk to you.Read More »

  • Joël Séria – Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal AKA Don’t Deliver Us from Evil (1971)

    During summer break, two bored Catholic schoolgirls vow to become Satanists and play a series of increasingly dangerous and morbid games.Read More »

  • Zoltan G. Spencer – Danish & Blue (1970)

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    With Danish imports, purporting to be documentary sex films, burning up the box office in 1970, Zoltan Spencer/Spence Crilly cashed in on the craze with the obviously phony DANISH & BLUE, which is neither.
    Gimmick is a guy named Johnny (William Howard) vacationing in Copenhagen for two weeks, anxious to see how they get it on in a freewheeling place where pornography has famously been made legal. After a pre-credits tease with a sex therapist (the scene duly repeated in sequence later in the film where it belongs), we see Johnny attending live sex shows and buying obscene photos in a bookstore. Lame construction has endless travelogue shots of Copenhagen intercut with shots of Johnny “looking” or reacting – he never left Hollywood. Whether this is stock footage or second unit shots is irrelevant; the entire film is patently bogus.Read More »

  • Adrian Garcia Bogliano – Svart Cirkel AKA Black Circle (2018)

    The lives of two sisters change dramatically after they have been hypnotized by a mystical vinyl record from the 1970’s. Intriguing horror film about a pair of sisters who discover a supernatural vinyl record whose self-help mumbo jumbo unearths dopplegangers wanting to break on thru to the other side. Filmmaker Adrian Garcia Bogliano taps into many sub genres: Cronenbergian body horror; Lynch doubles; Craven dreamscapes; ‘RING’ like overtones (audio instead of video), ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ viscera and even echoes of giallo. It plays like a greatest hits of modern-day terror.Read More »

  • Barron Bercovichy – Lialeh (1974)

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    Smooth operator Arlo is setting up an erotic musical in NY. Lialeh, a talented girl who wants a singing career and doesn’t mind doing nudity or having sex, joins the show. Funk legend Bernard Purdie and his band play Arlo’s band.Read More »

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