Film Review: The Last House on the Left (1972)
Jun20

Film Review: The Last House on the Left (1972)

The Last House on the Left was once an infamous obscurity from Wes Craven’s early days. Today, however, the film has had multiple releases and a remake. This newest release comes from Arrow Video; it is a three disc limited edition set that finally includes the original soundtrack. In case you don’t already know about this film, it was made during a time when the rape/revenge genre was just a niche subgenre of the already...

Read More
Film Review: BLOODY MOON (aka Die Sage des Todes/The Saw Of Death) (1981)
Jun18

Film Review: BLOODY MOON (aka Die Sage des Todes/The Saw Of Death) (1981)

BLOODY MOON (1981) Director: Jess (Jesus) Franco Writer: Rayo Casablanca Stars: Olivia Pascal, Christoph Moosbrugger, Nadja Gerganoff, Alexander Waechter, Jasmin Losensky, Corrina Drews, Ann-Beate Engelke, Peter Exacoustos, Maria Rubio You never know when a movie to review will just seemingly fall into your lap, at the most unexpected time.  This is one I ‘stumbled upon’ at a “Euro-Sleaze” double-feature...

Read More
Film Review: SOUTHBOUND (2015)
Jun16

Film Review: SOUTHBOUND (2015)

SOUTHBOUND (2015) Directors: Roxanne Benjamin (“Siren”), David Bruckner (“The Accident”), Patrick Horvath (“Jailbreak”), Radio Silence (Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Chad Villella, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez) (“The Way Out/The Way In”) Writers: Roxanne Benjamin (“Siren”), Matt Bettinelli-Olpin (“The Way Out/The Way In”), David Bruckner (“The Accident”),...

Read More
Film Review: Images (1972)
Jun14

Film Review: Images (1972)

Images is a 1972 film from writer/director/producer Robert Altman. This film stars Susannah York, Rene Auberjonois, and Cathryn Harrison. It is being released under the Arrow Academy label, which caters to important films outside of the cult realm, which was popularized by the Arrow Video label. This film centers around a woman who is trapped within the confines of her home and her mind. While staying in an isolated cabin with her...

Read More
Film Review: The Addiction (1995)
Jun14

Film Review: The Addiction (1995)

When I think about movies that involve New York, the usual list of cinematic icons comes to mind: Spike Lee, Woody Allen, Martin Scorcese, Robert DeNiro, and King Kong. These stereotypical responses, however, aren’t the only ones that fill this area of my movie mind. The film in question actually employs tons of very memorable faces on the New York scene as well. Abel Ferrara has made some of the most brutal and realistic New...

Read More
Film Review: STREET TALES OF TERROR (2004)
Jun12

Film Review: STREET TALES OF TERROR (2004)

STREET TALES OF TERROR (2004) Directors: J.D. Hawkins, Corey Shields Writers: J.D. Hawkins, Corey Shields, Franklyn J. Anderson, Ya’Ke Smith Stars: Corey Shields, Staci Harris, Timothy Eric, Wayne DeHart, Shirley Whitmore, Norelia Reed, Nicole Ford, Loco, Troy Hogan When you’ve gotten used to watching low-budget features, you learn to analyze them based not on their production values, but on the execution overall. You expect...

Read More
Film Review: MERCY CHRISTMAS (2017)
Jun10

Film Review: MERCY CHRISTMAS (2017)

MERCY CHRISTMAS (2017) Director: Ryan Nelson Writers: Beth Levy Nelson, Ryan Nelson Stars: Steven Hubbell, Cole Gleason, David Rupprecht, Casey O’Keefe, Whitney Nielsen, Dakota Shepard, Gwen Van Dam, D.J. Hale, Ryan Boyd, Joseph Keane Poor Michael Briskett (STEVEN HUBBELL in a career-defining debut).  The Christmas-loving office ‘schlub’ is continually put-upon by his good-looking bully of a boss, Andy Robillard,...

Read More
Film Review: EYE OF THE CAT (1969)
Jun08

Film Review: EYE OF THE CAT (1969)

EYE OF THE CAT (1969) Director: David Lowell Rich Writer: Joseph Stefano Cast: Michael Sarrazin, Gayle Hunnicutt, Eleanor Parker, Tim Henry We’ve always known – and maybe enjoyed a bit of schadenfreude in the process – about observing how “the rich are different.”  And greedy, twisted, conniving, backstabbing and pretty much soulless. Nowhere is that better displayed than in EYE OF THE CAT, a 1969 thriller potboiler, with writer...

Read More
Film Review: SEQUENCE BREAK (2017)
Jun06

Film Review: SEQUENCE BREAK (2017)

SEQUENCE BREAK (2017) Director: Graham Skipper Writer: Graham Skipper Stars: Chase Williamson, Fabianne Therese, Lyle Kanouse, John Dinan, Audrey Wasilewski Definition: “In computer and video games, sequence breaking is the act of performing actions or obtaining items out of the intended linear order, or of skipping “required” actions or items entirely.  Sequence breaking is often used to beat a game unusually quickly, to beat...

Read More
Film Review: BODY MELT (1993)
Jun04

Film Review: BODY MELT (1993)

BODY MELT (1993) Director: Philip Brophy Writers: Philip Brophy, Rod Bishop Stars: Gerard Kennedy, Andrew Daddo, Regina Gaigalas, Ian Smith, Robert Simper, Vincent Gil Where do I even begin with Aussie co-writer/director PHILIP BROPHY’S low-budget ‘splat-stick’ romp from 1993, BODY MELT? When keeping an eye out for films to review for this site, I try to make sure that they’re as relevant to the BENEATH THE UNDERGROUND ethos as...

Read More