Crimson Celluloid: For the uninitiated, can you give a description of your book Low Budget Hell Making Underground Movies with John Waters? Robert Maier: The book tells the story of my working for fifteen years with John Waters on five of his low budget films, plus many other adventures thatRead More →

ORDER DVD In 1987 two friends, Eddie and Mitch, relocated from their hometown in Wisconsin to San Francisco, looking to leave behind their small town beginnings and move onto something bigger and better. The first (and cheapest) place they found was a ramshackle apartment building in the Lower Haight district,Read More →

Released under the ‘Arthouse Film’ series which focuses on “important artists from a variety of fields both contemporary and classic”, Madman bring us number 038 in the series – the 2010 documentary William S. Burroughs: A Man Within. The film mixes archive footage, photographs, narration by Peter Weller and interviews fromRead More →

ORDER DVD The Gun is Loaded is a 36 minute spoken word manifesto from musician, poet, writer, actress, provocateur etc… Lydia Lunch. Until recently the footage was long out of VHS print and thanks to MVD Visual you can now enjoy Lydia’s in-your-face rants on DVD. Set amongst various staged setsRead More →

I’m not a massive fan of Andy Warhol as an artist but am intrigued and fascinated with the people he surrounded himself with. Jackie Curtis, Holly Woodlawn and Mary Woronov are some of my favorites but my absolute favourites are the gorgeous Joe Dallesandro (he’s got a documentary too called LittleRead More →

Crimson Celluloid: Human Centipede must be one of the most original ideas to grace a movie screen for quite some time, how did the idea come to you? Tom Six: The idea came from a sick joke I made watching a child molester on TV. I said they should stitch his mouthRead More →

Violent lap dances, horrific sex scenes, betrayal, greasy strip clubs… sleazy and at times repulsive seduction… Showgirls is the ultimate mainstream exploitation film and Umbrella Entertainment have now brought this trash-fest monster of a film to us all in Hi-Def. I have already reviewed this title (but could go on and onRead More →

ORDER DVD Graham Jones, Author of the 2008 book Last Shop Standing joins director Pip Piper to tell us the story of the rise, fall and resurrection of the UK’s Record Shops. Talking with shop owners, musicians, fans, radio djs and industry folk we start with the 50’s where a shop couldRead More →

ORDER DVD From legendary Italian director Mario Bava comes the granddaddy of splatter flicks, (also known as Twitch of the Death Nerve and Carnage amongst other names) this is the precursor to all those masked killer, revenge laden, chock full of blood movies that we all reveled in during the heady days of theRead More →

ORDER DVD “Some time ago” (no, really, the movie’s that unspecific) two teenagers were killed in the Northern Valley in upstate New York. The locals had long reported sightings of a strange giant humanoid creature, and an anonymous local philanthropist put out a 2.5 million dollar bounty for anyone whoRead More →

ORDER DVD Larry Clark’s films are known for their often controversial subject matter involving young kids and their experimentations with drugs, sex and violence. Bully has a healthy blend of all three subjects only this film takes it all a step further… Based on the real life events of aRead More →

ORDER DVD When the name Tinto Brass is attached to a film, it would probably lead most audiences to expect one of two things: i – A collision of 1970s Art House erotica and (s)exploitation shock tactics, such as in his infamous Caligula and Salon Kitty. ii – Curvaceous, scantilyRead More →

Read the review for Slasher House here. Matt: Slasher House is an incredible achievement on a budget that could generously be described as “shoestring”. How the hell did you pull it off for such little cash? MJ Dixon: In all honesty it was written as a low budget Hollywood production,Read More →