Exterminators of the Year 3000 (aka Il Giustiziere Della Strada, Death Warriors) (Giuliano Carnimeo, 1983)

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After a nuclear holocaust, earth’s water supply is decimated. A small group of survivors attempt to locate a well in order to replenish their dwindling reserves amidst a war-torn wasteland terrorized by a group of sadistic bandits. This Italian/Spanish ripoff … 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

Emanuelle Escapes from Hell (Emanuelle fuga dall’inferno) (aka Emanuelle in Prison, Women’s Prison Massacre, Blade Violent) (Bruno Mattei, 1983)

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Intrepid reporter Emanuelle finds herself incarcerated in a women’s prison after threatening to expose a corrupt official. Humiliated and tortured by the sadistic penal staff, things take a turn for the worse when the prison is taken over by a … Continued

Seeding of a Ghost (Chuan Yang, 1983)

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A taxi driver in Hong Kong is cursed for “interrupting black magic” after he hits a sorcerer with his cab. When his lascivious wife is raped, beaten and killed, he seeks out the sorcerer to lift the curse and exact … Continued

The Being (Jackie Kong, 1983)

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Toxic waste dumped in an Idaho waterway causes a missing boy to turn into a hideous mutant freak that wreaks havoc on then local citizenry. Also: they sell RC Cola at the local diner. From Jackie Kong, the director of … Continued

American Nightmare (Don McBrearty, 1983)

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A man investigating the disappearance of his sister discovers the seedy underbelly of her sordid existence in the form of whoring, incest, blackmail and dead sluts. A lot better than I expected, American Nightmare is a murky and squalid slasher film … Continued

Revenge of the Ninja (Sam Firstenberg, 1983)

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When a Japanese ninja master’s family is slain by rogue ninjas with red headbands, he decides to take his son and relocate to America where nothing bad ever happens to anybody. When he is betrayed by his best friend involving … Continued

Sweet Sixteen (Jim Sotos, 1983)

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Melissa, a lascivious 15 year old relocates to Smalltown USA when her father gets a four month archaeology grant to dig up a bunch of Indian garbage at the local burial ground. Free to practice her skills in jailbaitery, she … Continued

Bloodbeat (Fabrice A. Zaphiratos, 1983)

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When a boy brings his irritating, frigid girlfriend to spend time with his family over Christmas in Wisconsin, she gets possessed by the ghost of a samurai warrior (naturally) and projects his blue ghost who proceeds to run around and … Continued