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Survive Style 5+

A man with a seemingly unkillable wife. An advertising executive with ideas as bad as they are frequent. Unrequited homosexual love. A husband and father hypnotised into thinking he is a bird. All of these and much more are packed into the madcap Japanese cult hit Survive Style 5+. The structure is of five interlocking stories, […]

Bad Biology

A woman born with seven clits. A man with a detachable penis that goes on a rape spree…no, its not Woody Allen’s latest…its the (semi) triumphant return of genre favourite Frank Henenlotter. Like most Love & Pop readers (well, the older ones anyway) I first encountered the legend of Frank Henenlotter through the pages of Fangoria magazine. His 1982 film Basket Case was […]

The Walking Dead [Volumes 1 and 2]

AUTHOR: Robert Kirkman | Order Vol. 1 | Order Vol.2 Zombies are a horror trope that have gone through a number of phases in their undead history. Originally, they were very much the subject of pulp from their voodoo origins as unwilling victims brought back from the dead to serve evil masters. Then, in 1968, George Romero’s Night of […]

Tokyo Zombie

Based on a manga by Yusaku Hanakuma, Tokyo Zombie is a wild ‘n’ wacky ride through the zombie-ridden, post-apocalyptic carcass of Tokyo city. Fujio (Tadanobu Asano) and Mitsuo (Sho Aikawa) work at a fire extinguisher factory in midtown Tokyo… well, I say work but in reality they spend most of their time practicing Jujitsu. Mitsuo is attempting […]

Rubber

Directed by French DJ Mr.Oizo (Quentin Dupieux), Rubber is a bizarro horror-comedy about a killer tire named Robert and his murderous adventures in the Californian desert. Opening with a fourth-wall-breaking monologue concerning the film being a homage to the “no reason” theory often employed in cinema, Rubber proceeds to mess with genre conventions by having an on-screen audience […]

Deep Throat

ORDER DVD Even the most uptight prude has heard of Deep Throat. It caused a bonafide cultural phenomenon and single-handedly changed the face of adult film forever. As the first mainstream hardcore (and at the time, illegal) sex film, Deep Throat’s producers and performers were hauled into court on obscenity charges and after a long & arduous battle […]

Llik Your Idols

ORDER DVD The Cinema of Transgression “movement” was the result of a loose collective of New York art school drop-outs and musicians reacting against the times. Reagan was in government and punk rock had been co-opted into the mainstream, so it was time for a new kind of kick. Something to push the boundaries to […]

Outrage

ORDER DVD Actor/director Takeshi “Beat” Kitano is probably most well known for his string of ultra-violent Yakuza films in the ’90s. Masterpieces like Violent Cop and Sonatine cemented Kitano’s stone-cold demeanor, deadpan humor, and often Zen-like atmospheres into the cannon of must-see Japanese cinema. After those films Takeshi went on to make more lighthearted comedy/drama fare (with the slight […]