Buio Omega (aka Beyond the Darkness) (Joe D’Amato, 1979)

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Gore? Check. Necrophilia? Check. Adult breastfeeding? Check. Torture? Check. Cannibalism? Check. Depraved love & obsession? Check. This little transgressive horror ‘sploiter will knock your dick in the dirt! Duane: Ah, Buio Omega. Arguably one of D’Amato’s most notorious films that … 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

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

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

Lust For Freedom (Eric Louzil, 1987)

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After a drug bust goes bad, an undercover female cop gets framed and imprisoned by a corrupt sheriff. On the inside she is forced to endure all manner of abuse and degradation, but nothing can deter her lust for freedom! … Continued

The Candy Snatchers (Guerdon Trueblood, 1973)

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A trio of miscreants kidnap a schoolgirl intent on ransoming her back to her family. A nosy autistic boy becomes the only witness to the crime. Heralded by many as one of the greatest exploitation films of all time, Guerdon … Continued

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