The 3D format, which in the last decade has become a rather commonplace option for moviegoers (particularly when it comes to films of the comic book and science-fiction variety) was initially popularized in the mid-1950s as a ploy by Hollywood filmmakers to combat the rising popularity of television and itsRead More →

Having established his reputation delivering uncompromising and often profanity-laden monologues addressing racial, political and other topical social issues, the late Richard Pryor was probably not the first person most people would expect to be given his own prime-time comedy/variety program, especially given the safe American television landscape of the mid-1970s,Read More →

Lee Gambin is a Melbourne-based writer and film journalist, whose words have appeared regularly within the pages of the long-running horror film magazine Fangoria (for whom he has interviewed a wide range of genre personalities). Gambin has alsowritten liner notes for such prestige blu-ray releases as Squirm (Arrow Films), presents filmRead More →

Released by SGL Entertainment, The Killer 4 Pack presents us with a quartet of micro-budget American horror films produced between 2000 – 2011. There’s no thematic similarities tying the films together, other than their ultra lo-fi production values. While many genre film buffs dismiss these kind of do it yourselfRead More →

The final years in the life and career of notorious cult filmmaker Ed Wood (1924 – 1978) remains one of the most depressing yet intriguing stories in the strange and wonderful history of exploitation cinema. By the mid-1960’s, his days of making low-budget genre movies like Glen or Glenda (1953),Read More →

‘War at it’s worst. Men at their best.’ While the 1970s produced a number of classic Vietnam War films, such as Who’ll Stop the Rain (1978), The Deer Hunter (1978), Apocalypse Now (1979) and the Australian production The Odd Angry Shot (1979), it really wasn’t until the 1980’s that theRead More →

The 1980’s was a halcyon period for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). The gaudy glitz of that decade, combined with the increase in American consumerism and the rise of cable television and pay-per-view special events, was just what young WWF owner Vince McMahon needed to push his burgeoning empire toRead More →

Otto Maddox (Emilio Estevez), a young punk living in Los Angeles, gets fired from his mind-numbing job as a supermarket clerk, only to discover that his stoner, aging hippie parents have donated the money they promised him for finishing school to a colourful televangelist. Broke and wandering the streets, OttoRead More →

John Harrison: Tell us a little bit about your background and upbringing – where were you born and raised? What initially drew you to acting? Rex Sikes: I was born in the Midwest and moved to Los Angeles first chance I got. My parents put me in dancing and acrobaticRead More →