Recap! Rewind! Redux! July 2015

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Satan’s Blade (L. Scott Castillo Jr., 1984) – This rambling attempt to capitalize upon the early 80s slasher boom couldn’t be more of a mess. The plot involves a bank robbery which awkwardly leads into some bullshit about an evil … 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

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

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

Ricco (aka The Cauldron of Death, The Dirty Mob, Mean Machine) (Tulio Demicheli, 1973)

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A young man fresh out of prison discovers that his Mafioso father has been murdered. Embarking on a journey to discover who is behind the slaying, he finds himself entangled in a web of betrayal and violence. Talk about misleading … Continued

House on Straw Hill (aka Trauma, Exposé) (James Kenelm Clarke, 1976)

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A reclusive writer struggling to piece together his second novel enlists the help of a young female secretary to assist him. He soon falls into a quagmire of lust, debauchery and murder. Here’s yet another film to have landed on … Continued

Killing American Style (Amir Shervan, 1990)

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Robert Z’Dar stars (that’s really all we need to say here) as the leader of the most idiotic gang of thugs to ever rob a payroll, plan a prison-bus breakout and take a family hostage. You can actually taste the … Continued

Mark of the Devil (Michael Armstrong, Adrian Hoven, 1970)

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A Witchfinder’s loyal apprentice finds himself conflicted when his mentor and fellow inquisitors take things too far, accusing the innocent. As far as witchsploitation films go, Mark of the Devil is still revered as one of the greatest, no doubt … Continued

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