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Sex, Drugs, Shock and Lol: A Quick and Dirty History of the Raunch-Com

Sex, Drugs, Shock and Lol: A Quick and Dirty History of the Raunch-Com
A glob of stray semen is slathered on as impromptu hair gel. A high school flutist describes all the graphic details of her "one time at band camp." A slobbering frat boy climbs a ladder for a close look at disrobing co-eds — a glimpse so revelatory that he plummets backward without batting an eye. Raunch-comedy history is littered with off-color climaxes, and the genre hasn't blown its load quite yet.

Barely Legal: 30 Nearly Pornographic Films

From full-blown sex romps to softcore substitutes spruced up with gags, Hollywood's history of
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Fright Exclusive Interview with Scream Queen Barbara Crampton!!

Genre fans adore Barbara Crampton, and well, to be honest, how could they not? Her roles in Reanimator and From Beyond alone are worthy of being labeled a scream queen, not to mention the countless other great roles in films like Chopping Mall, Castle Freak and Body Double. Barbara’s always given off such a likable presence in her films, and fans that have been wanting to see her in something new can rejoice with her role in Adam Wingard’s upcoming home invasion film You’Re Next. Barbara was nice enough to talk with us about her films past and present, as well as a few other things. Read on!

First of all, I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to talk to us, we’re all really big fans of your work.

Thank you so much, I’m a big fan of your site!

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Cult Movie of the Week: Fraternity Vacation

We go from the frozen hills to the warm sunshine of Palm Springs and Fraternity Vacation. Not many people associate spring break with Palm Springs (in fact, most people associate it with retired old folks), but don’t tell that to Larry ‘Mother’ Tucker, Charles ‘Chas’ Lawlor III or Wendell Tvedt. They leave their snowy Iowa University and head there for the time of their lives in what may be the best spring break narrative film ever made. Revenge of the Nerds 2 tries hard for that honor, but falls just a bit short.

In the film, Wendell is a nerd. Plain and simple. Over the course of the trip he gains the friendship of two of his frat brothers when his dad offers them his condo for the week. To top it off, his father also offers the fraternity a hot tub and jacuzzi if they can help his son find a girl.
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Interview with Thomas J. Churchill of Emerging Past

Thomas J. Churchill So what exactly is it that makes a Thomas J. Churchill production or horror film different? What exactly is it that makes his brand of horror films & productions stand out? With efforts such as the upcoming Hallow PointeMr. Hush and Emerging Past (both of which star Stephen Geoffreys), his films involve some kind of evil that is hiding beneath the surface of things and how it is brought out. Sometimes that evil is internal such as in werewolves in the star studded Hallow Pointe. Sometimes it is hiding behind the facade of any house, on any street in America such as in Mr. Hush. Or sometimes evil is hiding behind the facade of what appears to be a normal town in Emerging Past. With such an interesting trademark, it arouses a cuiousity into what else he can do in exploring this theme and what other evils
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A vacation turns frighteningly funny in "Beach Vacancy" - Trailer debut

Beach Vacancy Written, produced, directed, and co-starring Brad Leo Lyon and also starring Jon Alderman (All's Faire In Love / Minor League), Beach Vacancy is a horror / comedy that tells the story of five college kids who veer of course on their way to Tiki Beach. Instead, they find themselves directed to the Sandpiper Motel, a potentially haunted resort right on the water. 

Beach Vacancy promises to deliver on the charm of the fondly remembered Saturday the 14th while featuring some side splitting, belly laughs in the vein of such teen sex comedies as Spring Break or Fraternity Vacation. Beach Vacancy even features a dash of Scooby Doo as the film's protagonist stumble upon a mystery and find themselves having to solve it.

This is the second of three projects Director of Photography Skip Erickson has shot for Lyon Productions. Erickson first brought his visual skills to Minor League: A Football Story
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9 Guilty Pleasure Beach Movies

The beach movie has come a long way from the days of Frankie & Annette, Gidget and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini.

On second thought, maybe it hasn't changed at all. They've always been about the same things: babes, beefcake, and trying to get laid without getting sand in your nether regions.

Of course, the beach films of yesteryear could only hint at it, but you knew that beneath the Aquanet and Brylcreem, those kids were waiting to sexually explode (in between having to dodge all those giant radioactive insects so prominent in that era).

The beach films of recent times don't have to hint at anything, and can be as blatantly sexual and nuded up as they want. And they don't have to tiptoe around the "love that dare not speak its name" either, although if you read between the lines of those 60's films, we were always there,
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