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Sliff Interview: Stace England of Screen Syndicate – A Tribute to Roberta Collins

19 November 2014 3:12 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Screen Syndicate, a side project of Southern Illinois-based Americana band Stace England and the Salt Kings, explores the fascinating history of Roger Corman’s New World Pictures and the exploitation films made by the company in the 1970s. The life of actress Roberta Collins — a Hollywood story of sadly unfulfilled promise — is the vehicle used to navigate the period. Collins lit up the screen in films like The Big Doll House, Women In Cages and Death Race 2000. But Collins was unable to break out of the B-movie grind, playing minor roles in increasingly poor productions before finally exiting the business. She died in obscurity in 2008. Screen Syndicate combines original songs, film clips, trailers, and other material into a unique live-music experience that pays tribute to Collins. The band has performed at numerous film festivals in the U.S. and Europe — appearing twice at Sliff — with shows about pioneering African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux and Cairo, »

- Tom Stockman

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The Academy Honors 'Spider Baby' (or The Maddest Story Ever Told)

3 November 2014 4:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Do you think we can win an Academy Award for this?

-Carol Ohmart.

Glenn here trusting you had an enjoyably spooky Halloween weekend? On Saturday I went to a 12-hour horror marathon here in New York City, but on the night of All Hallows' Eve I attended a screening of Jack Hill’s lost laugh-out-loud horror classic Spider Baby at The Academy. Yes, the Academy. AMPAS have restored the 1967 black and white cannibal movie (with the assistance of Harvey Weinstein and Quentin Tarantino!) after being considered “abandoned property” due to rights issues. After years of being consigned to bad VHS-dub quality bootlegs, a print was discovered set for destruction (all too often, especially with public domain titles such as this) and now it has been restored in all of its beautiful, carnal, absurd glory in stunning 35mm. How was your Halloween?

The real treat was the Q&A afterwards. »

- Glenn Dunks

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The Academy Presents a Restored 35mm NYC Screening of Jack Hill’s Spider Baby

3 November 2014 8:43 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Bruno watches over the three Merrye siblings in an isolated mansion, ensuring that the demented trio can do others no harm. But when visitors come to their door, it’s only a matter of time before all hell breaks loose in Jack Hill’s cult classic, Spider Baby (1968). New York City residents who are fans of the film can celebrate Halloween in grand fashion tonight with a special screening of Spider Baby.

Beginning tonight at 7:30pm at New York City’s The Academy Theater at Lighthouse Guild, the restored 35mm screening of Spider Baby will be followed by a conversation between Jack Hill and fellow filmmaker William Lustig. For more information, visit:

http://www.oscars.org/events/real-indies-spider-baby

Spider Baby

Friday, October 31 | 7:30 P.M.

Co-presented With New York University And The Orphan Film Symposium

New York Restoration Premiere, introduced by Jack Hill and hosted by indie-horror filmmaker William Lustig. »

- Derek Anderson

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Sliff 2014 – Roberta Collins Tribute with Screening of Caged Heat & Live Music November 22nd

26 October 2014 9:38 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Caged Heat screens Saturday November 22nd at 8pm as part of The St. Louis International Film Festival. There will also be a concert by Stace England and the Screen Syndicate, who play an album of songs inspired by Roberta Collins, one of the film’s stars. The Venue is Kdhx (3524 Washington Boulevard‎ St Louis, Mo 63103)

I love Women’s prison films – Chained Heat, Hellhole, Ilsa She Wolf Of The SS, The Big Bird Cage, The Big Doll House, Reform School Girls, and The Concrete Jungle all sit proudly on my Wip (Women in Prison) DVD shelf. One of the very best of this beloved subgenre is Caged Heat (1974), a wonderful exploitation masterpiece and the directing debut of Oscar-winner Jonathan Demme, that has everything you could possibly hope for in a Women-In-Prison movie: nudity, shower catfights, lesbian coupling, race wars, murder, chain-swinging, switch-blade slashing, and shock therapy!

Wow! You’re probably »

- Tom Stockman

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Sliff 2014 – Roberta Collins Tribute with Screening of Caged Heat and Live Music November 15th

26 October 2014 7:57 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Caged Heat screens Saturday November 22nd at 8pm as part of The St. Louis International Film Festival. There will also be a concert by Stace England and the Screen Syndicate, who play an album of songs inspired by Roberta Collins, one of the film’s stars. The Venue is Kdhx (3524 Washington Boulevard‎ St Louis, Mo 63103)

I love Women’s prison films – Chained Heat, Hellhole, Ilsa She Wolf Of The SS, The Big Bird Cage, The Big Doll House, Reform School Girls, and The Concrete Jungle all sit proudly on my Wip (Women in Prison) DVD shelf. One of the very best of this beloved subgenre is Caged Heat (1974), a wonderful exploitation masterpiece and the directing debut of Oscar-winner Jonathan Demme, that has everything you could possibly hope for in a Women-In-Prison movie: nudity, shower catfights, lesbian coupling, race wars, murder, chain-swinging, switch-blade slashing, and shock therapy!

Wow! You’re probably »

- Tom Stockman

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Exploitation Alley: The Big Doll House (1971)!!

24 April 2014 8:29 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

 

I don’t know about you people, but I can’t enough of genuine, classic exploitation film that contain one or more of the following: gorgeous women who just so happen to be in a prison, a weird plot twist, a very sudden ending, some good ol’ fashioned revenge, and some Pam Grier. Lucky for us, this film met all of that criteria, and like those other elements, the film will also get extra points if Jack Hill directed it. Oh, what do you know? He totally did. Yeah, I know,  I’ve been on a Jack Hill trip recently (Foxy Brown was featured in the last Exploitation Alley), but I think we need to discuss this film, mostly because it is one of the coolest films I have ever seen. I’m not going to lie, it makes me want to be in an early 1970s women’s prison in the Philippines. »

- Natty

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