Almost Human (aka Milano Odia: la Polizia Non Può Sparare) (Umberto Lenzi, 1974)

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A small-time criminal sociopath grows weary of busting his hump for unsatisfying paydays so he orchestrates a high-profile kidnapping with disastrous consequences. Jocelyn:  I fucking love Tomas Milian (Don’t Torture a Duckling, Django Kill… If You Live, Shoot!). Whether he’s … Continued

Recap! Rewind! Redux! – May 2015

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Short Cuts (Robert Altman; 1993) Watching this as a teenager I was so impressed with the concept – how we’re all connected and the most seemingly insignificant details of your day bind you to an extensive social spider-web that links … Continued

Recap! Rewind! Redux! – April 2015

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Raiders of Atlantis (Ruggero Deodato; 1983) – In an attempt to retrieve a sunken Russian submarine, scientists inadvertently cause the lost continent of Atlantis to rise back to the surface. Naturally, the Atlanteans are feral punks with death machines straight … Continued

Cut-Throats Nine (aka Condenados a Vivir) (Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, 1972)

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A military sergeant and his daughter are tasked with marching a chain gang of convicts though a desolate mountain pass, with tragic results. Billed outright as a violent exploitation film (complete with a “terror mask” gimmick being distributed to audiences … Continued

Recap! Rewind! Redux! – March 2015

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We thought we’d start a monthly(ish) series where we reflect on recently watched films that have had a significant impact on us, whether they be mind-blowingly brilliant or so god-awful that we just can’t help but blather on about it. So … Continued

The Centerfold Girls (John Peyser, 1974)

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  A psychopathic serial killer butchers women who appeared nude in a girlie magazine – and anyone else who gets in his way.  More exploitation flick than slasher and too overt to be approaching giallo territory, John Peyser’s The Centerfold … Continued

Unearthing the Truth – Serial Killer Biopics Part I: John Wayne Gacy, Jr.

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Like many of you twisted little turds out there I enjoy reading up on true crime and serial killers. We all know how hard it is to find a decent movie period let alone one that focuses on a subject … Continued

Love Angels (aka Prostituzione) (Rino Di Silvestro, 1974)

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A maniac is offing hookers in Italy. Will the police be able to stop him before these unsuspecting ladies of the night become a faded memory?  That’s the best synopsis I could muster for this nonsensical mess. Having enjoyed several … Continued

The Love Cult (Barry Mahon, 1966)

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A down on his luck television hypnotist starts a sex cult to bilk people out of their hard earned cash and bang sluts.  American war hero turned director Barry Mahon was definitely no stranger to sleazy cinema, having been behind … Continued

The Church Flakes Out: An Introspective Retrospective on Recent Film Observations (Part Three)

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I’ve neglected this place for months & it’s time to rear my Medusa like head just long enough to shit out a new retrospective.  Forgive me, my inadequacies. – Love, Nom Toys Are Not For Children (Stanley Brassloff; 1972) Attack … Continued

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