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Patricia Quinn Interview: “I Watch ‘Shock Treatment’ With My Grand Kids Now…”

It was perhaps appropriate that I had a dentists’ appointment on the day I interviewed Patricia Quinn, iconic star of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and its follow-up Shock Treatment, recently released on Blu-ray. Its groundbreaking story of vicious medical procedures fused with reality TV made it a cult hit, though it never scaled the heights of its predecessor. She plays Dr. Nation McKinley alongside a cast packed with comic talent, from Barry Humphries to Rik Mayall, not to mention creator Richard O’Brien himself (pictured below with Quinn).

Though I wanted to ask numerous questions about her roles in Rob Zombie’s The Lords Of Salem, Hawk The Slayer, I, Claudius and Doctor Who, the focus was very much on Shock Treatment, so I began by talking to her about the movie’s unique narrative…

Thn: It’s safe to say the film is quite different to Rocky Horror.
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Arrow Video’s August Us Blu-ray / DVD Releases Include The Slayer and Don’T Torture A Duckling

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Arrow Video has a treat in store for both slasher and giallo fans this summer, as their August Us Blu-ray / DVD releases will include The Slayer and Don't Torture a Duckling.

From Arrow Video: "New UK/Us Title: The Slayer (Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD)

The Slayer finally rises from the ashes of obscurity in a brand new 4K transfer courtesy of Arrow Video.

Pre-order in the UK via Arrow: http://bit.ly/2r9t2Ab

Pre-order in the UK via Amazon: http://amzn.to/2r9sZnZ

Pre-order in the Us: http://bit.ly/2r9yYsP

Release dates: 21/22 August

Is It A Nightmare? Or Is It… The Slayer?

One of the most sought-after titles for slasher fans everywhere, The Slayer finally rises from the ashes of obscurity in a brand new 4K transfer courtesy of Arrow Video.

Two young couples set off to a secluded island for what promises to be a restful retreat.
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Sundance Film Review: ‘Kuso’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Kuso’
Nearly every year at the Sundance film festival, some out-there entry ekes a modicum of press attention from reports that viewers fainted, barfed, or walked out en masse. This year, that film would be Midnight selection “Kuso,” though so far the drama hasn’t escalated beyond walkouts (an apparent sizable minority at public screenings, a majority at the press screening attended). Instead of deterring everyone, such notoriety inevitably whets the appetite of people who 50 years ago would have been lining up for their 10th viewing of “Mondo Cane” — the sort of audiences forever on the lookout for something weirder or more extreme to make them go, “Ewwwww!”

Those viewers, as well as some among the habitually-stoned, will constitute the primary fans of this first feature by “Steve,” aka Steve Ellison, better known as electronic musician, producer, and deejay Flying Lotus. Everybody else is going to want to take a wide
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Chris Alexander’s Shock Treatment: 5 More Vintage VHS Tapes From my Vault

Shock editor drags out 5 more of his favorite VHS horror movie tapes. Continuing my previous column, the purpose of this series is to drag fairly useless chunks of electro-magnetic tape and plastic shells, slipped into colorful cardboard, that contain movies culled from my personal VHS collection. I have been collecting and worshiping hard cinematic…

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Chris Alexander’s Shock Treatment: 5 Vintage VHS Tapes From my Vault

Shock editor drags out 5 of his favorite VHS horror movie tapes. I have loved movies, specifically horror movies, the stranger and more esoteric the better, since I was a little boy and began collecting them on VHS the day we bought a Vcr. I’m dating myself. But who cares. I was 11 when that…

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Artist Steve McGinnis Releases “Frankenstein Love” Painting

Our pal, Canadian-based artist Steve McGinnis is one talented dude. Not only did he paint and design the headers for our Shock Treatment and The Disc that Wouldn’t Die columns, he painted the cover of one of the last issues of Fangoria that I created, the magnificent John Carpenter cover for Fango #339, a black…

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Chris Alexander’s Shock Treatment: The Dark Passion of Vangelis’ Blade Runner Soundtrack

In this ongoing column, Shock’s managing editor Chris Alexander muses on his favorite movies and music and moments in cult cinema history. Recently, I made the move to catch a solo screening of Ridley Scott’s groundbreaking existential science fiction noir Blade Runner, a picture that needs no class of lengthy introduction but a movie that…

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Chris Alexander’s Shock Treatment: Discovering the Dirty Delights of Blood Feast

In this ongoing column, Shock editor Chris Alexander tells true tales and muses on classic, contemporary and obscure films that deserve a deeper discussion. In this quickie video version of my Shock Treatment column, allow me to tell the meandering, self-indulgent and sordid tale about how I discovered the inept awesomeness of H.G. Lewis‘ filthy…

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Chris Alexander’s Shock Treatment: Night Riding with Bernard Herrmann’s Taxi Driver Score

In this ongoing Shock column, editor Chris Alexander tells tales and muses on classic and contemporary cult cinema and music. There was a television show – if you could even call it a show – on Canadian TV when I was a kid called Night Ride. The program (which I believe aired on the Global…

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Chris Alexander’s Shock Treatment: Why I Love Jackie Kong’s Night Patrol

In this ongoing Shock column, editor Chris Alexander tells tales and muses on classic, contemporary and obscure horror and cult cinema. The 80s were a wonderful time to be a film fan. Because the video and cable market was still new(ish) and its audience was hungry for content. Meaning, every nickel and dime international piece…

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Chris Alexander’s Shock Treatment: Why You Must See The Witch…Immediately!

In this ongoing Shock column, editor Chris Alexander tells tales and muses on classic, contemporary and obscure horror cinema. I missed seeing The Witch at Sundance. I missed seeing The Witch at Tiff. I missed the myriad press screenings prior to the film’s theatrical release. Why? Life happens. You know how it is. And in…

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Chris Alexander’s Shock Treatment: How Vampire Circus Almost Killed Me…Literally!

In this ongoing Shock column, editor Chris Alexander tells tales and muses on classic and obscure horror cinema. As I leak into my forties, I am astonished by just how lazy I am. Well, maybe lazy isn’t the right word. In fact, I’m far from that. I’m busier than I’ve ever been, running this website,…

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Chris Alexander’s Shock Treatment: A Love Letter to 3D Movies

In this ongoing Shock column, editor Chris Alexander muses on classic and contemporary films and media worthy of a deeper discussion. It occurred to me recently, as I exited the local multiplex after a film screening, that the kids today casually tossing their handsomely designed plastic 3D glasses into the designated recycle bins, have no…

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Interview: Actress Danielle Ouimet Remembers 1971’s Daughters Of Darkness

Shock talks to French Canadian actress Danielle Ouimet about her role in 1971’s Daughters Of Darkness. Some weeks ago, I used my Shock Treatment column to discuss and appreciate a picture I have long considered a masterpiece of erotic, European fantastique cinema, the sensual 1971 vampire melodrama-cum-dark-satire Daughters Of Darkness (aka Les Levres Rouges). And…

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Chris Alexander’s Shock Treatment: 1994’s Color Of Night is an American Giallo

In this ongoing Shock column, editor Chris Alexander muses on classic and contemporary films and music worthy of a deeper discussion. It’s easy for contemporary, unschooled audiences to poke fun of the European thrillers of a certain vintage. The beautiful, broadly painted and unapologetically melodramatic Hitchcock and French New Wave informed murder mysteries made by…

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Chris Alexander’s Shock Treatment: 1976’s Alice, Sweet Alice

In this ongoing Shock column, editor Chris Alexander muses on classic and contemporary films and music worthy of a deeper discussion. I’ve been writing about and discussing co-writer/director Alfred Sole’s dark, effectively upsetting 1976 psychodrama Alice Sweet Alice for some time now. I first learned of the film when sifting through an early ’80’s edition…

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Chris Alexander’s Shock Treatment: An Appreciation of Tobe Hooper’s 1985 Masterpiece Lifeforce

In this ongoing Shock column, editor Chris Alexander muses on classic and contemporary films and music worthy of a deeper discussion. I’m very happy to see that Tobe Hooper’s so called “lesser” dark fantasy classics are getting more respect. Sure, in his admittedly up and down 40- plus years behind the lens, he’s had more…

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Chris Alexander’s Shock Treatment: 1984’s Eco-Zombie Shocker Mutant

In this ongoing Shock column, editor Chris Alexander muses on classic and contemporary films and music worthy of a deeper discussion. The dawn of the 1980’s saw more than its share of eco-minded, “human monster” movies, a sub-genre spawned most likely by the one-two-punch of George A. Romero’s ghoul virus 1978 masterpiece Dawn Of…

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Chris Alexander’s Shock Treatment: The Scummy Beauty of 1970’s In The Folds Of The Flesh

In this ongoing Shock column, editor Chris Alexander muses on classic and contemporary films and music worthy of a deeper discussion. I have always been and will always be obsessed with European horror films, specifically those made in the 1970’s. I love that unique blend of morally bankrupt, American potboiler pulp-noir sneer combined with a…

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Chris Alexander’s Shock Treatment: Paul Naschy in 1973’s Count Dracula’S Great Love

In this ongoing Shock column, editor Chris Alexander muses on classic and contemporary films and music worthy of a deeper discussion. I can vividly remember the first time I met Paul Naschy. I was a kid, maybe 12, and, as I was want to do in those days, I opted to stay up all-night, watching…

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