Killing Spree

Tim Ritter’s Killing Spree is a product of the mid 80s to early 90s splatter boom where anyone who owned a 16MM or a shitty video camera was trying to get in on the action by making a no-budget homemade horror flick. These films were usually of the “so-bad-it’s good” variety, the only redeeming values were their […]

Royal Rumble 2016

Having not seen any wrestling since the mid-80s-90s where I grew up watching the classic WWF Superstars, I was quite curious to see how this current generation of wrestling is. Being a complete neophyte when it comes to modern wrestling, I learned a Royal Rumble is essentially a no-holds-barred 30-man brawl wherein the winner is […]

The Wolfpack

Upon seeing a group of long-haired teenage boys dressed in matching suits on the streets of NYC, documentary filmmaker Crystal Moselle’s curiosity gets the better of her. She strikes up a conversation with the boys, thus opening up a truly bizarre world to her camera and us viewers alike. Housebound in an apartment on New York’s […]

N.W.A & Eazy-E: Kings of Compton

For all intents and purposes NWA single-handedly invented Gangsta Rap. Before them was Hip Hop. Sure, there were beats and some street knowledge being dropped, but the hardness wasn’t there. And those brightly colored outfits just didn’t convey ghetto authenticity. NWA’s look clearly said “hood nigga”. Black from head to toe, Raiders gear, wraparound shades […]

Moomins on the Riviera

Created by Finnish writer/illustrator Tove Jansson in the late 1940s. The Moomins are a family of eccentric, oddly-shaped creatures slightly resembling Hippopotamuses that inhabit Moominvalley along with Snufkin, Snork Maiden, My Little and the Hattifatteners, among others. Initially published as a series of books that lead to a regular comic strip, TV show and eventually […]

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

Order DVD Loosely based on an urban legend linked to the 2001 death of Takako Konishi, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter tells the melancholy tale of 29-year-old Kumiko, a solitary introvert working as an Office Lady in Tokyo with an unhealthy obsession for the 1996 Coen Brothers film, Fargo. Due to her non-conformist lifestyle in relation […]

Martyrs

ORDER DVD In recent years France has been unrivaled in producing some of the most visceral and provocative horror cinema of our time. Mention titles such as Haute Tension, À l’intérieur, Irreversible and Frontière(s) to the seasoned horror connoisseur and you will most likely be met with an intense reaction, be it negative or positive. […]

Nurse Sherri

Order DVD Shock-O-Rama presents 2 versions of Nurse Sherri – The Possession of Nurse Sherri, which leans more to the ‘horror’ side of things and Nurse Sherri which is the more sleazy sexploitation cut of the film for the grindhouse / drive-in audiences. The main differences between the two are that the ‘horror’ version has […]

Ecstatic Stigmatic

Ecstatic Stigmatic is an early product of the New York Cinema of Transgression movement which was active during the late 70s to late 80s. Directed by Gordon Stevenson (bass player for the seminal No Wave group Teenage Jesus and the Jerks) and starring his wife Mirielle Cervenka (little sister of Exene Cervenka of the band […]

Scum

Originally made for an episode of the BBC’s television play series, Play for Today, but swiftly banned before airing, Scum was later remade as a feature film without any of TV’s restrictions. It follows Carlin (played to the hilt by a young Ray Winstone), an inmate being transferred to a borstal for assaulting a screw […]

Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom

Taking place in an isolated mansion located in the Fascist-controlled Italian Republic of Salo in 1944, four powerful libertines – the Duke, the Bishop, the Magistrate and the President – abduct eighteen teenagers, 9 boys, 9 girls, to indulge in four months (120 days) of debauchery and sadism with. In-between storytelling sessions wherein three elderly […]