Tag Archive: grindhouse

Retro Review: ‘White Lightning’

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The 1970’s proved to be a great era for films set and immersed in the culture of the American South. One man who truly had a fondness for these kinds of films was… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Giant Gila Monster’

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If a massive reptile from the prehistoric era lived in the area around your hometown one would think somebody would notice after a while. Even if they do not see it, one would… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Surf Nazis Must Die’

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Before they were rebranded with stupid names like the “alt-right” Nazis were unequivocally scum in all forms of media. Any: comic, video game, or in this case movie which needed a villain any… Continue reading

Retro Review: Mountain of the Cannibal

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A favorite topic tackled by Italian filmmaker’s during their nation’s boom of exploitation films was cannibals. It must have been fairly easy to convince cast and crew to venture into wild jungles to… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Carnival of Souls’

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In the 1950’s and 1960’s teenagers emerged as a marketable demographic with money to spend, and one thing they enjoyed was going to the movies. Trying to appeal to the fast and loose… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Deathsport’

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In 1975 actor David Carradine starred in one of the most memorable of B-movie icon Roger Corman’s films Death Race 2000. The flick about race car drivers zipping through the country on a… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Billy Jack’

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The introduction of the cult favorite movie character Billy Jack in the Born Losers was hated by critics but loved by fans and the box office numbers backed that up. Unfortunately star and… Continue reading

Retro Review: The Robot vs the Aztec Mummy

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During the 50’s and 60’s Mexico’s film industry became responsible for some of the strangest, craziest, and downright most fun horror films in the world. Movies like; El Vampiro, the Witch’s Mirror, and… Continue reading

Retro Review: Sweet Sweetback ‘s Badasssss Song

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Tragically there was a time in film history where if audiences wanted to see an African American prominently featured onscreen and the towering dramatic performances of Sidney Poitier did not appeal to them,… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Alone in the Dark’

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The early 1980’s proved to be an interesting time for horror, the gritty exploitation films of the 70’s still had a powerful legacy while the slasher genre was only growing in popularity. It… Continue reading