Screwballs

The 80s sex comedy was the saving grace for those on the quest to check out some titties and bush who were too young to rent proper pornos. Porky’s inspired its fair share of clones and the genre was immensely successful as a whole due to these teenage boys hunt for anything jam packed with […]

Deadly Outlaw Rekka

ORDER DVD These days Takashi Miike really needs no introduction, he’s one of the leading forces in modern Japanese cinema and his prolific body of violent and eccentric work has won over many a fan of cult, extreme and foreign cinema. Deadly Outlaw: Rekka is a Yakuza tale which is a subject Miike is perhaps one of […]

Puppet Master V

ORDER DVD I always thought Jeff Burr would’ve had more success within the genre, From A Whisper To A Scream was a solid anthology flick that I thought showed a lot of promise at what Burr had to offer. Burr however just ended up helming a bunch of sequels such as Leatherface, Stepfather II, and Pumkinhead II. I’m fairly fond […]

Portlandia [Season One]

Portlandia is a sketch series from IFC which parodies the hipster utopia of Portland, Oregon. The show stars Saturday Night Live‘s Fred Armisen and Sleater-Kinney‘s Carrie Brownstein. Portlandia centers (I use this term loosely!) around a couple who have recently relocated to Portland from Los Angeles. Brownstein and Armisen play a variety of different roles that poke fun […]

Population: 1

ORDER DVD Former Russ Meyer protégé Rene Daalder (Massacre at Central High) directs this off the wall punked out musical starring Tomata Du Plenty former front-man of The Screamers. Population: 1 is about a lone survivor of a nuclear holocaust (played by Du Plenty) retelling American history from a bomb shelter.

Penance

ORDER DVD There’s been quite a lot of found footage/shaky cam kinda flicks recently some good and some bad. I’ve personally enjoyed the recent crop of films such as [REC], Cloverfield and Diary Of The Dead. The subgenre was becoming a bit over saturated and tired for my liking but then along came Paranormal Activity which really impressed me and although […]

Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered Volume 1

ORDER DVD Lucio Fulci is a household name among horror fans thanks to a large body of work including classics of the genre such as The Beyond, New York Ripper, City Of The Living Dead and his biggest box office success Zombie. Fulci dabbled in several different genres including fantasy (Conquest) and comedy (Young Dracula) before finding his […]

Patrick

ORDER DVD Along with Brain De Palma Richard Franklin is a director who wears his Hitchcock influence on his sleeve, which depending on your point of view is either a good or bad thing. Personally I dig both these directors’ work watching their films more often than Hitch’s probably due to my love of all […]

Paradise Alley

Sylvester Stallone’s directorial debut is a hit and miss affair that almost buries itself with self indulgence. Paradise Alley was green lit after the success of Rocky and emulates the same formula but this time using wrestling. Paradise Alley is somewhat muddled being a sentimental underdog story and then switching at points to a comedy. A strong cast (including Tom Waits […]

Dollman

ORDER DVD Albert Pyun dropped some great flicks on the laps of me and my fellow trash fiends including one of my favourite fantasy films The Sword and the Sorcerer. During the late 80s and early 90s he was at his peak with flicks like Cyborg, Bloodmatch and the completely underrated Kickboxer 2 (gimme this […]

Descendents

ORDER DVD Foreign horror films have certainly been enjoying a more prominent place in the spotlight in recent years with several countries showing they have the chops to slug it out with the US studios by producing some of the better horror flicks of the last 10 years. Spain really hit the ball out of […]

Demonic Toys

ORDER DVD Full Moon are notorious for their low budget “so bad it’s good” (and in some cases just unbelievably fucking shit) flicks and along with Troma they are the kings of this particular style of filmmaking… if you could call it that. There definitely are a lot of Full Moon’s flicks that basically smear […]