You've heard of Hollywood, a town of tinsel and glamour, the town of Paramount, Columbia and MGM. But there is another Hollywood, a place where maverick independent EXPLOITATION FILMMAKERS... See full summary »
A monkey-type monster falls in love with a blind girl, which thinks that he's a giant dog. After kidnapping the girl and fleeing king-kong-like onto the roof of a gym, he gets involved with... See full summary »
After oil is found in a small town and local factory shut down, violent crime skyrockets. A young man has had enough and calls in his older brother, a cynical Vietnam vet, who cleans the streets but then tries to take over the town.
Someone is killing off young women in LA, leaving a baby doll with each of the bodies. Convinced a recently released criminal is responsible, the detective pushes hard on the ex-con, who ... See full summary »
Opens with a journalist reporting on the 1997 Kobe earthquake, as he remembers a trip made as a young boy. Then, he and family took a boat trip from Awaji to Beppu in order to bury the ... See full summary »
Have you ever seen that perfect woman who you absolutely have to meet, but you don't know what kind of guy she goes for? Roxanne Chance and Cole are private investigators who can get you ... See full summary »
You've heard of Hollywood, a town of tinsel and glamour, the town of Paramount, Columbia and MGM. But there is another Hollywood, a place where maverick independent EXPLOITATION FILMMAKERS went toe to toe with the big guys and came out on top! "SCHLOCK! THE SECRET HISTORY OF AMERICAN MOVIES" takes you behind the scenes with the legendary EXPLOITATION and SEXPLOITATION filmmakers of those golden "DRIVE-IN" MOVIE days. It's sexy! It's strange! And every word is true! Written by
Ray Greene (director of the film)
High weirdness about movies you never knew existed
An amazing movie! If you think you know the history of American cult and exploitation movies you don't unless you've watched this picture. Chronicles the whole history and development of exploitation and sexploitation flicks from the silent film days all the way to the end of the "golden era" in the early 1970s. Tons of fascinating and ultra-rare clips, everything from sexploitation cuties to cheesy but hilarious monsters from Mars. Loads of interviews with the famed (Roger Corman, Peter Bogdanovich, Forrie Ackerman, Vampira) to the notorious (Doris Wishman, Dave Friedman). I thought this movie was lots of fun and very informative, and the DVD has about four hours of really excellent extras too. An A - or maybe even an A picture about the world of B-movies.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?