Tag Archive: grindhouse

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

Spotlight On: Edward D. Wood Jr.

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Usually when you were regarded as the worst at something you are not remembered for it. That is what makes filmmaker Edward D. Wood Jr. so special, often dubbed “the Worst Director who… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Street Fighter’

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I already know many of you are expecting a review of the terribly awesome Jean-Claude Van Damme movie (that will probably come in a later Retro Review) or the even worse one with… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99’

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  Plot:  After losing his job as a mechanic, recovering alcoholic Bradley Thomas (Vince Vaughn) returns to his life as a drug courier in order to make more money and repair his broken… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Poor Pretty Eddie’

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Like many other exploitation films of the grindhouse circuit this film was criticized upon its release for its depravity, violence, and horrific sexual elements. A reviewer for the University of Georgia’s student paper… Continue reading