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‘Blood Beat’ Blu-ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

Stars: Helen Benton, Terry Brown, Dana Day, James Fitzgibbons, Claudia Peyton, Peter Spelson, Franck Miley, Carol Wagner, Charlie White, Andrea Cauchon | Written and Directed by Fabrice A. Zaphiratos

Siblings Dolly (Dana Day) and Ted (James Fitzgibbons) – as well as Ted’s new girlfriend Sarah (Claudia Peyton) – are visiting their mother Cathy (Helen Benton) and her man’s man of a boyfriend Gary (Terry Brown) at their house in the scenic forests of Wisconsin. What should be a jolly and festive gathering starts off rocky with both Cathy and Sarah sharing bad vibes with one another and I’m not just talking about that usual distrust of in-laws! Shaky starts aside – it’s business as usual as the gang partake in the normal family bonding rituals such as hunting a single Bambi together when uncle Peter (Peter Spelson) pays a visit. Thankfully, Bambi lives to fight another day when the screamish
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All of Quentin Tarantino’s Films – Ranked by Kalyn Corrigan

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Quentin Tarantino is possibly the most prolific writer/director working in film today. His first feature-length film, Reservoir Dogs, came out back in 1993, and yet the man still manages to surprise us with his hard-hitting dialogue, unconventional humor, and radical social and political commentary. This is a man who serves as a prime example of succeeding as a result of respecting one's elders, as he learns from those great filmmakers who came before him, while still managing to thread his own style through his intricately woven, homage-heavy film résumé.

While the rest of the world toned down its violence and opted for bigger box office, PG-13 sure-things, Tarantino stuck to his guns, consistently making movies for adults and constantly pushing the envelope as to what is allowed onscreen and how to go about displaying such graphic material. Tarantino doesn't give a damn what you think, and that's the reason why
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Cool Videos: Everything Is A Remix – ‘Kill Bill’

Robert Grigsby Wilson‘s ‘Everything Is A Remix’ series is something to behold. This featured video from his must watch series shows off everything that Quentin Tarantino ‘borrowed’ for his martial arts epic, which he spread over two parts, Kill Bill.

Wilson has delivered some fantastic entries in his web series in the past, comparing the ‘borrowed’ elements from the likes of The Matrix and many more, and although these were uploaded to the web many years ago, make great viewing for fans of all-things celluloid, and details just how much modern filmmakers take from old classics. Wilson also mounted a Kickstarter campaign a little while back to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the uploading of the first video in the successful series.

Game of Death (1978), Samurai Fiction (1998), Once Upon A Time In The West (1968), Death Rides A Horse (1967), Lady Snowblood (1973), Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1974), Gone In 60 Seconds (1974), Blade Runner
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In praise of Christina Lindberg, goddess of Swedish sexploitation

It all started with Exposed. I’m not sure what brought this 1971 Swedish sexploitation film to the suggestion portion of my Netflix account (presumably the roster of Jess Franco films recently added), but after reading the description, I figured it was worth a shot: “A pretty young teen finds her innocence lost when an unguarded night of revelry yields shameful secrets, and a stack of nude pictures that could ruin her life. But to get her hands on the negatives, she’ll have to expose herself even further.” That is indeed the basic plot of the film, which plays out exactly as one would expect for such fare. But what was unexpected while watching Exposed (also known as the much less enticing Diary of a Rape), was the 21-year-old star of the film. Her name is Christina Lindberg.

Exposed, for lack of a better phrase, is what it is. It
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Wamg Interview: Christina Lindberg – Star of They Call Her One-eye

The doe-eyed , baby-faced Swedish actress Christina Lindberg is best known for starring as Frigga in the 1974 rape and revenge classic Thriller, A Cruel Picture, which was released in the U.S. under the title They Call Her One Eye. Born in 1950, the voluptuous Ms Lindberg was an incredibly popular nude model in men’s magazines before beginning her movie career, which lasted from about 1970 to 1975. Her debut was the 1971 hit Maid In Sweden followed by more successful “soft-core” sex dramas such as Anita The Swedish Nymph, Exposed, Campus Swingers, Swedish Wildcats, Young Playthings and a dozen or so more. She went to Japan in 1973 and co-starred in Sex And Fury and Sex In Japan. Otherwise all of her movies were made in Sweden where she has lived her entire life. Christina refused to act in the hardcore sex films that began to dominate the industry by the mid-1970’s and
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Darkness On the Edge of Town | Slamdance Review - Slamdance 2015

Set against the foreboding backdrop of Ireland's fog-soaked, rolling moors, Darkness On the Edge of Town blends classic western tropes with the bleak moodiness of noirish murder mysteries. So much of the story is told in the shadows and darkness, which seems to be a reflection of Cleo's perception; all the while, Ryan playfully utilizes cinematic reference points -- such as a couple of allusions to Bo Arne Vibenius' Thriller: A Cruel Picture-- to fully flesh out his vision.
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‘Cry For Revenge’ as They Call Her One-Eye is back!

Christina Lindberg, star of the classic exploitation film Thriller: A Cruel Picture, aka They Call Her One-Eye, is back in front of the camera for writer/director Todd Fischer with Cry For Revenge – which sees Lindberg don the eye-patch once more, as the put upon Candy, in another revenge-laden tale.

Also starring Stefanie Vuleta, Christian J. Simpson, Stephanie Fischer, Rodney Cox, Keltee Martin, Mika Kron, David Devita, Ashley Cambron, Shay Gilbert, Erin Belle, Cassie Lynn Young, Michelle Kruse, Lisa Kwon and Ray Shain, the synopsis for Cry For Revenge goes something like this:

They took her innocence, they poisoned her mind, they ravaged her body, they left her for dead. Now they’ll beg for mercy and she’ll cry for revenge.

Check out some official stills and behind the scenes photos below, and you can read a great interview with Lindberg over at Fangoria; plus check out the films official Facebook page here.
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Exclusive photos/comments: Christina Lindberg’s comeback film “Cry For Revenge”

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Exclusive photos/comments: Christina Lindberg’s comeback film “Cry For Revenge”
From this distance, I can’t see the details of her face—no laugh lines, or any indication that this grindhouse icon has aged 40 years since They Call Her One Eye (a.k.a. Thriller: A Cruel Picture). The trenchcoat, the bell-bottoms, the shotgun and the swagger are all there, which would be enough to send the mildest of cult film fans reeling. But it’s the eyepatch that breaks me out in goosebumps. Speaking of which, what led writer/director Fischer to direct such a scene?

“I was going through a divorce at the time, and a revenge movie seemed like a good idea,” Fischer explains. “Instead of sitting around depressed over the lengthy divorce process, I sunk myself into drive-in cinema and grindhouse movies, and found the inspiration to write [Cry For Revenge]. I wanted to not just make a revenge movie, but a Christina Lindberg revenge movie. I ended up
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Exclusive photos/comments: Christina Lindberg’s comeback film “Cry For Revenge”

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Exclusive photos/comments: Christina Lindberg’s comeback film “Cry For Revenge”
From this distance, I can’t see the details of her face—no laugh lines, or any indication that this grindhouse icon has aged 40 years since They Call Her One Eye (a.k.a. Thriller: A Cruel Picture). The trenchcoat, the bell-bottoms, the shotgun and the swagger are all there, which would be enough to send the mildest of cult film fans reeling. But it’s the eyepatch that breaks me out in goosebumps. Speaking of which, what led writer/director Fischer to direct such a scene?

“I was going through a divorce at the time, and a revenge movie seemed like a good idea,” Fischer explains. “Instead of sitting around depressed over the lengthy divorce process, I sunk myself into drive-in cinema and grindhouse movies, and found the inspiration to write [Cry For Revenge]. I wanted to not just make a revenge movie, but a Christina Lindberg revenge movie. I ended up
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Consider This Trailer For ‘Girls Against Boys’ A Warning To All A–holes

The “rape-revenge” genre has seen a resurgence as of late due to several remakes of old 70′s grindhouse films. I Spit on Your Grave and Thriller: A Cruel Picture might be two of the more notorious 70′s titles that helped popularize the genre, but there were a lot more besides those that featured revenge fueled women giving men their own form of justice (I would also suggest Ms. 45 and the forgotten 1974 film Act of Vengeance aka Rape Squad). So, even though Girls Against Boys might be loosely inspired by some of these sleazy films from back in the day, this original feature looks to bring something fresh to a genre which recently only saw older films being remade rather than anything new. Ahhh. . . the sweet smell of revenge. I honestly really dig this trailer, and I hope you guys do as well. It premiered at SXSW last year and continued
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Grindhouse Aficionado: Issue #Four

Grindhouse Aficionado: Issue #4 (Nov.06) by Kevin Klemm

Grindhouse Aficionado

Bringing you the best of Grindhouse cinema (without the sticky floors).

This month’s Double Feature: 42nd Street Forever Vol 1 and 42nd Street Forever Vol 2: The Deuce

This month we take a look at two DVD’s that highlight the real reason we risked life and limb by venturing into The Deuce- the previews!

So grab your popcorn (I sure hope that’s butter) and settle in for four full hours of Grindhouse excitement.

Reel 1:

42nd Street Forever, Volume 1

As I mentioned before, half the fun of visiting a grindhouse theatre was watching the coming attractions. It took a special kind of film to play The Deuce, and the coming attractions really played up the exploitation elements of the movie. Its job was to hook you and reel you in so you would come back week after week…kind
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Grindhouse Aficionado: Issue #One

Grindhouse Aficionado… Bringing you the best of Grindhouse cinema (without the sticky floors).

This months Triple Feature: Fight For Your Life, Thriller- A Cruel Picture, and I Spit On Your Grave.

Exploitation films have been with us since cinema’s infancy. Take for example this tag line from a poster, circa 1895, that is promoting their latest “Moving Picture”.

The Wonderful Mutoscope showing

Moving Picures Photgraphed From Life

Drop nickel in slot-Keep turning crank to the right,

And you will see

How the Porto Rican Girls Entertain Uncle Sam’s Soldiers.

Flash forward eighty five years and you see this tag line on a movie poster in front of a Grindhouse on 42nd St.

This Woman Has Just Chopped, Crippled And Mutilated Four Men Beyond Recognition….

But No Jury In America Would Ever Convict Her!

I Spit On Your Grave

Aka

Day Of The Woman

The term “Grindhouse”, is possibly culled from a myriad of sources.
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Shock Stock 2013: First Guests Announced!

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So far, the good lads at SS have announced that Patricia Quinn (Rocky Horror, Lords Of Salem), Lynn Lowry (Shivers, The Crazies, Model Hunger), Ken Foree (Dawn Of The Dead), Christina Lindberg (They Call Her One Eye), director Joel M. Reed (Night Of The Zombies 2, Bloodsucking Freaks) and Gerrit Graham (Phantom Of The Paradise, Chud 2) will all attend.

Shock Stock is a small con in coming into its third year that has already garnered a reputation as a class trash act, a celebration of cult culture that has amassed a devoted cult of its own. Fangoria is proud to count itself as a sponsor.

The con runs April 12th – 14th 2013 in London, Ontario, Canada. More names to come. Stick around Fango for more details when we get them! And visit Shock Stock for more fun!
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Shock Stock 2013: First Guests Announced!

  • Fangoria
So far, the good lads at SS have announced that Patricia Quinn (Rocky Horror, Lords Of Salem), Lynn Lowry (Shivers, The Crazies, Model Hunger), Ken Foree (Dawn Of The Dead), Christina Lindberg (They Call Her One Eye), director Joel M. Reed (Night Of The Zombies 2, Bloodsucking Freaks) and Gerrit Graham (Phantom Of The Paradise, Chud 2) will all attend.

Shock Stock is a small con in coming into its third year that has already garnered a reputation as a class trash act, a celebration of cult culture that has amassed a devoted cult of its own. Fangoria is proud to count itself as a sponsor.

The con runs April 12th – 14th 2013 in London, Ontario, Canada. More names to come. Stick around Fango for more details when we get them! And visit Shock Stock for more fun!
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Shock Stock 2013: First Guests Announced!

  • Fangoria
So far, the good lads at SS have announced that Patricia Quinn (Rocky Horror, Lords Of Salem), Lynn Lowry (Shivers, The Crazies, Model Hunger), Ken Foree (Dawn Of The Dead), Christina Lindberg (They Call Her One Eye), director Joel M. Reed (Night Of The Zombies 2, Bloodsucking Freaks) and Gerrit Graham (Phantom Of The Paradise, Chud 2) will all attend.

Shock Stock is a small con in coming into its third year that has already garnered a reputation as a class trash act, a celebration of cult culture that has amassed a devoted cult of its own. Fangoria is proud to count itself as a sponsor.

The con runs April 12th – 14th 2013 in London, Ontario, Canada. More names to come. Stick around Fango for more details when we get them! And visit Shock Stock for more fun!
See full article at Fangoria »

Shock Stock 2013: First Guests Announced!

  • Fangoria
So far, the good lads at SS have announced that Patricia Quinn (Rocky Horror, Lords Of Salem), Lynn Lowry (Shivers, The Crazies, Model Hunger), Ken Foree (Dawn Of The Dead), Christina Lindberg (They Call Her One Eye), director Joel M. Reed (Night Of The Zombies 2, Bloodsucking Freaks) and Gerrit Graham (Phantom Of The Paradise, Chud 2) will all attend.

Shock Stock is a small con in coming into its third year that has already garnered a reputation as a class trash act, a celebration of cult culture that has amassed a devoted cult of its own. Fangoria is proud to count itself as a sponsor.

The con runs April 12th – 14th 2013 in London, Ontario, Canada. More names to come. Stick around Fango for more details when we get them! And visit Shock Stock for more fun!
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42nd Street Forever: The Blu-ray Edition Review

From the 1950's to the late 1980's, New York's 42nd Street maintained a cinematic subculture of grindhouse cinema. Genres varied from exploitation to revenge to horror to XXX and anything else in between. More often than not, the cheaper the film was, the better it was received. Also more often than not, the trailers for said films were immensely better than the films themselves.

In 2005, Synapse Films created 42nd Street Forever, a compilation of sorts of the best of the worst trailers the grindhouse era had to offer. Having released 6 volumes of DVDs, Synapse has moved the series into the high def age with 42nd Street Forever: The Blu-ray Edition.

Obviously since this is nothing but a compilation of trailers, there isn't a real plot here. I do commend and appreciate Synapse for coupling the films together with their specific genres. It kicks off with Blaxsploitation and runs the gamut through zombies,
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Mondo Squallido – Episode 6: Thriller, A Cruel Picture

Hello, hello! Time for another episode of Mondo Squallido. Today we are looking at a film that you will all probably know and has been reviewed by every sleaze ball. We are of course looking at the exploitation film to end all exploitation films Thriller: A Cruel Picture (They Call Her One Eye, Swedish Vice Girl, Hooker’s Revenge) from 1974, directed by Bo Arne Vibenius. Why am I reviewing this? It’s one of my favourite films of all time and it’s films like this that made me start Mondo Squallido. So sit back, relax and enjoy people…
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Synapse Taking “42nd Street Forever” To Blu-ray

Synapse Taking “42nd Street Forever” To Blu-ray
Synapse’s 42nd Street Forever trailer compilations have been a tremendous success for the imprint, similar to what Something Weird Video has been doing for decades. Synapse gathered trailers from all corners of the cinematic universe, enough to populate five volumes over the last seven years, and now they are finally stepping into the world of Blu-ray.

42Nd Street Forever: The Blu-ray Edition, available on May 8th, is a compilation of the best of of the best from volumes 1 and 2 of the DVD series, featuring almost four hours of all the naughty bits that get underground cinephiles excited. Also included is a new commentary from Fangoria’s Mike Gingold. Fangoria.com has shared the cover art and sample list of trailers below.

Act Of Vengeance

Black Samson

The Bullet Machine

The Centerfold Girls

Chained Heat

Chappaqua

College Girls

The Curious Female

The Dark

Dark Star

Delinquent Schoolgirls

The Deadly Spawn
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The Big Bad (2011)

Directed by: Bryan Enk

Written by: Jessi Gotta

Cast: Jessi Gotta, Jessica Savage, Alan Rowe Kelly, Timothy McCown Reynolds

Movies like The Big Bad frustrate me. It's clear there's talent involved, but in service of what? The filmmakers obviously had some cool ideas, but they've been stitched together in such a way that we're not provided an emotional context, and by the time we are provided one, it's too late.

Think about it like this: A talented seamstress delivers to you a nicely made winter coat, but with no buttons. The coat is okay and all but, man, it really needs some buttons.

As a werewolf riff on "Little Red Riding Hood," The Big Bad does have a plot, but the tale is told in what is essentially a series of three setpieces that seem more concerned with style than story. I guess these sections could be described as acts,
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