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LIST THREAD 2nd Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge March 31-April 30 2011


The Second Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge!!

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March 31 - April 30, 2011

100 Movies in 31 Days.

This thread is for lists only.
For discussion, go to the discussion thread here.
Last year's list thread is here.

The Goal is 100 films. These type of films tend to be short, but they also might be a challenge to get through. Your personal goal might be higher or lower, depending on your tolerance for this type of cinema.

A film can only be counted once per list with the exception of riffed/commentaried films (see below).

This challenge is for Movies. Although we are not allowing TV shows, Made for TV Movies are allowed as are Direct to Video features.

We are allowing documentaries on B-Movies, Exploitation and Drive-ins and those involved with the production thereof. These should be features over 40 minutes.. We are also allowing trailer compilations, such as 42nd Street Forever and Something Weird compilations.
Throw a viewing party and show trailers between movies.

Mystery Science Theater 3000, Riff Trax, Cinematic Titanic, etc. are allowed. You may watch one for full credit or you may watch a non-riffed version and a riffed version for 1 full credit each (2 total). If there is a second riffed version (for example, MST3K did one, then Cinematic Titanic did the same movie) you may watch the second and any additional riffed versions for half a credit each.

Commentaries. To encourage actually watching the films, you may watch the film and then the commentary and credit it as two films. If you watch just the commentary, then count it as half a film. If there is a second commentary or additional, then it counts as half a film (so 1 for the film, 1 for the commentary, .5 for second commentary).

Films that have been nominated for Oscars are discouraged but not banned. I had originally wanted this to be the only hard rule, but I came across too many exceptions.

Drive-In exception rule: Any film seen in an actual Drive-In during the challenge 2011, regardless of other qualification, counts toward your list.. Please note that it was a Drive-In Movie.

We will go with the Sci-Fi rule on TV Mini-series (one "night" equals an entry), on Serials (we'll go with an hour's worth per entry), provided they actually were theatrical serials. A serial episode is about 15-20 minutes, so an hour's worth counts as an entry. 4-15 minutes ones or 3-20 minute episodes.

There are 3 Wild Cards for non-conforming films.

For fun, keep a running tally of "before they were famous" appearances in your list.

Please number your lists. Also, it is helpful to put a link to your list in your signature. This makes it easier for others to check out your list..

Prizes. We have several, thanks to HamiltonBooks and Troma.

For extra fun, try to complete the optional checklist. Also, try to keep a running tally in your lists of "before they were famous" appearances.

Official Checklist: (put in spoiler tags on your list)

For more descriptive definitions checkout http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploitation_film and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-movie

If a category is listed as "Optional", it does not need to be 
filled to "complete" the checklist.  There are 10 free spots you may apply to non-Optional categories.
As with other checklists, titles can count for multiple categories.  

Some of these categories are so obscure we're giving 10 free spots of your choosing to fill in the list.

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
*	1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
*	1900 -(optional)
*	1910 -(optional)
*	1920 -(optional)
*	1930 -
*	1940 -
*	1950 -
*	1960 -
*	1970 -
*	1980 -
*	1990 -
*	2000 -

Watch a film for each rating:
*	G - (optional)
*	PG -
*	PG-13 - (optional)
*	R -
*	X (or NC-17) -
*	Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) -

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, Streaming Netflix type, UMD, theater, iPod, VHS-sourced{VHS transferred to DVD-+R is fine}).
*	First format, (insert format), (insert title).
*	Second format, (insert format), (insert title).
*	Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch a film in an actual Drive-in.  (optional) (insert title)

Watch a film in the following genres:
A Token Science Fiction B-Movie:
A Token Horror B-Movie:
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
*	Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs)
*	Giallo
*	Sword & Sandal
*	Spaghetti Western
*	Cannibal Film
*	Mafia/Gangster Film
Martial Arts film:
*	Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.)
*	Hong Kong (or other Asian) film
*	American film
*	Any "Ninja" film
*              Bonus*  Actual Bruce Lee film
Biker Film
Stoner Film
Carsploitation Film
*	Any type
*	Nudie Cutie
*	Roughie
*	70s Porn
*	Emmanuelle Film
*      Teen Sex Comedy
Rape/Revenge Film
Vigilante Film
Women in Prison
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation)
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films
"Hood" Film ("Gangsta")
Hollywood Gangster film (Film Noir era)
Juvenile Delinquent Film
60s Beach Movie
Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor)
*             *Bonus* Elvis film
Mexican Wrestling Film
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche)
Eco-Terror Film
"Mondo" Film
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
Video Nasty
*	Lifetime Channel Movie
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film"
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100  {Bottom 100 archive})
Financial Bomb
MST3K/RiffTrax (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film
Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT)

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
*	1  
*	2  
*	3  
*	4  
*	5  
*	6  
*	7  
*	8  
*	9  
*	10 

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
*	1  
*	2  
*	3  
*	4  
*	5  
*	6  
*	7  
*	8  
*	9  
*	10 

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
*	1  
*	2  
*	3  
*	4  
*	5
The following lists are Automatic Safe lists. They are not definitive and there might be exceptions therein. Generally, the presence of those on

the lists in an actual creative capacity (that is, more than just a cameo or bit part. For instance, Bruce Campbell appearing in Spider-Man does

not make Spider-Man safe) is enough to make a film safe. Got more? Post them and I'll update the list. Obviously, films not including these

participants are safe, too. Update: I added several new names to the actors list. Some of these actors appeared in actual big budget

Hollywood fare, but most of their career was in B-Movies, then obviously discard the Big Hollywood movies and just watch the B's (For example,

William Shatner. Ignore Star Trek movies but anything else is fair game. Or Patrick Swazye. Ghost is probably not right, but most of his other

films were B-Movies).

Automatic Safe list:

    * Albert Pyun
    * Andreas Schnaas
    * Andy Milligan
    * Andy Sidaris
    * Barry Mahon
    * Bill Rebane
    * Brian Yuzna
    * Bruno Mattei
    * Carl Monson
    * Charles Band
    * Cirio H. Santiago
    * Danny Steinman
    * Dario Argento
    * David A. Prior
    * David E. Durston
    * David F. Friedman
    * David L. Hewitt
    * Don Coscarelli
    * Don Dohler
    * Don Edmonds
    * Doris Wishman
    * Dwain Esper
    * Edward D. Wood, Jr.
    * Eli Roth
    * Enzo G. Castellari
    * Frank Henenlotter
    * Fred Olen Ray
    * George A. Romero
    * George Weiss
    * Giovanni "Tinto" Brass
    * Godfrey Ho
    * Greydon Clark
    * Harmony Korine
    * Harry Novak
    * Herschell Gordon Lewis
    * Jack Hill
    * Jack Smith
    * Jean Rollin
    * Jeff Lieberman
    * Jess Franco
    * Jim Wynorski
    * Joe D'Amato
    * Joe Sarno
    * John Carpenter
    * John Waters
    * José Mojica Marins (Coffin Joe)
    * José Ramón Larraz
    * Joseph Merhi
    * Juan Piquer Simón
    * Larry Cohen
    * Lindsay Shonteff
    * Lloyd Kaufman
    * Lucio Fulci
    * Mario Bava
    * Melvin Van Peebles
    * Michael and Roberta Findlay
    * Nico Mastorakis
    * Olaf Ittenbach
    * Paul Morrissey
    * Quentin Tarantino
    * Radley Metzger
    * Ray Dennis Steckler
    * Rob Zombie
    * Robert Rodriguez
    * Roger Corman
    * Ron Ormond
    * Ruggero Deodato
    * Russ Meyer
    * Samuel Fuller
    * Samuel Z. Arkoff
    * Sean Weathers
    * Sergio Corbucci
    * Shaw Brothers
    * Stephen Apostolof
    * Takashi Miike
    * Ted V. Mikels
    * Tobe Hooper
    * Umberto Lenzi
    * Uwe Boll
    * Wes Craven
    * William "One Shot" Beaudine
    * William Castle
    * William Girdler
    * William Lustig
    * Walerian Borowczyk
    * Zebedy Colt
    * Roger Watkins
    * Alejandro Jodorowsky
    * Kenneth Anger
    * Andrea Bianchi
    * Menahem Golan 
    * Yoram Globus

    * Troma Entertainment
    * Something Weird Video
    * American International Pictures (A.I.P.)
    * Boxoffice International Pictures
    * Crown International Pictures
    * Independent International Pictures
    * Hammer Film Productions
    * Amicus
    * Sunn Classic Pictures
    * The Asylum
    * Bci / Eclipse
    * Mill Creek Entertainment
    * Blue Underground
    * Dark Sky Films
    * Full Moon
    * New Concorde
    * Concorde-New Horizons
    * Toe Tag Pictures (August Underground) 
    * Panik House
    * Code Red 
    * Grindhouse Releasings 
    * Shriek Show 
    * No Shame 
    * Mondo Macabro 
    * Seduction Cinema/Retro Seduction Cinema 
    * Synapse
    * Academy 
    * Adness 
    * Alpha Blue 
    * Artsmagic 
    * Asia Pulp Cinema 
    * Critical Mass 
    * Cult Epics 
    * Discotek  
    * Fantoma 
    * Hong Kong Legends 
    * Imperial 
    * MPI 
    * VCI 
    * Redemption 
    * Severin Films 
    * Sub Rosa 
    * Tokyo Shock 
    * Unearthed
    * Shout Factory
    * PRC
    * Monogram
    * Cannon Films

(Some more theatrical ones, with samples of their output)
After Dark Films (The Abandoned, Captivity, Frontier(s))
Audubon Films (I a Woman, The Lickerish Quartet, Therese and Isabelle)
Bryanston Distributing (Coonskin, Deep Throat, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre)
Cambist Films (Anita, The Crazies, Ilsa)
Chancellor Films (Confessions of a Psycho Cat. The Diary of Knockers McCalla, Submission)
Commonwealth United (99 Women, The Blood of Fu Manchu , The Girl Who Knew Too Much)
Dimension Pictures (Boss N----r, Dolemite, Gator Bait)
Empire Pictures (Creepozoids, Re-Animator, Troll)
Eve Productions (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Mondo Topless, Vixen!)
Film Ventures International (Anthropophagus, Ator the Invicible, Pieces)
The Filmgroup (Creature from the Haunted Sea, Little Shop of Horrors, The Wasp Woman)
Greycat Films (The Dark Backward, Henry - Portrait of a Serial Killer, Meet the Feebles)
Grove Press (I am Curious, Mr. Freedom, Week End)
J.E.R. Pictures(Diary of a Nudist, The Ghastly Ones, Nude on the Moon)
Jack H Harris Enterprises (Dark Star, Equinox, Schlock)
Joseph Brenner Associates (Cuban Rebel Girls, Deep River Savages, Shock Waves)
MPM (Invasion of the Bee Girls, Virus, Savage Streets)
Magnet Releasing (Chocolate, Let the Right One In, Ong Bak 2)
Maron Films (Godzilla - Monster Zero, Godzilla's Revenge, War of the Gargantuas)
Millimeter Films (Hardware, The Return of the Swamp Thing, Stepfather II)
Sherpix (Pink Narcissus, Punishment Park, The Stewardesses)
Trans American Films (The Cycle Savages, Salon Kitty, Shivers)
Trans World Entertainment (The Curse, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Maniac Cop)
UFDC (1990 - The Bronx Warriors, Dawn of the Dead, Sleepaway Camp)
World Northal (The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, The Children, Slaughter in San Francisco)
Adam West
Allison Hayes
Angelo Rossitto
Arch Hall Jr
Audie Murphy
Barbara Steele
Bela Lugosi
Beverly Garland
Bill Goldberg
Billy Blanks
Boris Karloff
Brinke Stevens
Bruce Campbell
Bruce Dern
Bruce Lee (Le, Li, etc.)
Buck Flower
Cameron Mitchell
Casper Van Dien
Chelo Alonso
Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith
Christina Lindberg
Christopher Lee (except his newer films)
Chuck Conners
Chuck Norris
Clint Howard (ex: his brother's films)
Cynthia Rothrock
Blue Demon
Charles Bronson
Daniel Bernhardt
David Bradley
David Carridine
David Hess
Dennis Hopper (ex: Speed)
Dick Miller
Dolores Fuller
Dolph Lundgren (ex: Rocky IV)
Don “The Dragon” Wilson
Don Johnson
Donald Pleasence
Doug McClure
D'Urville Martin
Dyanne Thorne
Eddie Deezen
Eddie Parker
Eduardo Cianelli
Edwige Fenech
Elisha Cook Jr
Elizabeth Russell
Ernest Borgnine
Faith Domergue
Fred Williamson
Gary Daniels
Geofrrey Lewis
George Kennedy
George Zucco
Harry Reams
Harvey Lembeck
Hulk Hogan
J. Carrol Naish
Jack Elam
Jack Nicholson (pre-1975)
Jack Palance
Jackie Coogan
James Arness
James Karen
Jayne Mainsfield
Jean-Claude van Damme
Jeff Speakman
Jeff Wincott
Jeffery Combs
Joan Crawford
Joe Don Baker
Joe Spinell
John Agar
John Bloom
John Carradine
John Saxon
Klaus Kinski
Lana Clarkson
Laura Gemser
Lee Van Cleef
Linnea Quigley
Lionel Atwill
Lon Chaney Jr
Lou Ferrigno
Maila Nurmi
Mamie Van Doren
Mantan Mooreland
Maria Ouspenskaya
Mariangela Giordano 
Marjoe Gortner
Martin Kosleck
Mary Woronov
Maureen O'Sullivan
Michael Berryman
Michael Dudikoff
Micheal Gough
Micheal Ironside
Misty Mundae
Olivier Gruner
Pam Grier
Patrick Swayze
Peter Cushing
Peter Graves
Peter Lorre
Phil Fondacaro
PJ Soles
Randolph Scott
Reiko Ike
Richard Carlson
Richard Harrison
Richard Johnson
Richard Norton
Robert Vaughn
Robert Z'dar
Roddy McDowall
Roddy Piper
Roger Watkins
Rondo Hatton
Rudy Ray Moore
Russ Tamblyn
Sid Haig
Simon Oakland
Sonny Chiba
Steve Reeves
Steven Seagal
Sybil Danning
Ted Prior
The Amazing Criswell
Tom Atkins
Tor Johnson
Traci Lords
Tura Santana
Udo Kier
Uschi Digard 
Victor Buono
Vincent Price
Virginia Leith
Warren Oates
Whit Bissell
William Shatner (except Star Trek)
William Smith
Zoe Trilling

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* First time viewing.

March 31.

1: Devil's Angels. * (Netflix) Corman biker flick starring John Cassavetes. Biker gang is falsely accused of rape by the town elders. Not bad for what it is. The sheriff was Leo Gordon, a reliable character actor that you just have to like. Kind of a cross between James Arness and Charles Napier.

2: Chrome and Hot Leather. * (Netflix) Biker from a gang kills the fiancee of a Green Beret, who calls in his friends to find them. Someone said what it lacks in plot it makes up in bad acting. Still, it has William Smith.

3: Wild Angels. (HD) * (Cable TV) The one that kicked it off. This one has Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern, Nancy Sinatra, Diane Ladd (who looks and cries just like her daughter.), Michael Pollard. All star cast.

4: Hi-Riders. * (DVD) Greydon Clark. Picked this one up on a lark. I like biker movies where not everyone is a douche. Be that the bikers or "the Man". Holy shit, THIS is a drive-in flick! Other than being a bit shy with the boobs, it's got everything. Highly recommend.

5: Undercover Brother. (HD) (Cable TV)

April 1:

6: One Armed Swordsman. * (Shaw Bros) (Other)

7: Last House on the Left (1972) (Blu-ray)

8: The Dorm That Dripped Blood * (Blu-ray)

April 2:

9: Not Quite Hollywood. (HD-Netflix)

10: Howling 3: the Marsupials. * (Netflix). Crikey!

11: Enter the Ninja * (HD) (Cable TV) Surprisingly shitty film. Franco Nero is barely better than Dolemite at Ninja-fu. I kept thinking of Jim Dangle every time I saw that mustache.

April 3:

12: A Special Magnum for Tony Saitta aka Shadows in an Empty Room aka Blazing Magnum *. (Other) Is this film great? Do Dogs Chase Cats?

13: Black Dynamite (Netflix)

14: Three The Hard Way. *. Great flick. Not campy but done straight. (DVD)

April 4:

15: Malibu High. * (DVD) A Crown International Masterpiece. Not funny, but one meatball sandwich away from being Female Trouble. I love these Crown flicks. They remind me of a seedy afterschool special. The Final chase music is the theme to the People's Court.

16: Rolling Vengeance * (HD) (Cable TV)

17: Thunder Road.* (HD) (Cable TV)

April 5:

18: Cinderella (x version) (Other) Rainbeaux Smith.

19: Blacula (HD) (Netflix)

20: Cannibal the Musical. (Other)

21: War of the Gargantuas (Netflix)

April 6:

22: The Happy Hooker (Netflix) *

23: Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (Netflix) *

24: Charlie Sheen's Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option Tour. This was definitely exploitation. (Live Show)

April 7:

25: Hot Shots! Part Deux (Wild Card).(Netflix) * The original title was "The Exploitation". Good enough for at least a wild card.

26: Mondo Cane. (Netflix)

27: Mondo Cane 2 (Netflix)

28: American Grindhouse * (Netflix)

April 8:

29: H.O.T.S. (Netflix) *

30: Battle of Shaolin (1977) * (Netflix)

31: Smokey Bites the Dust * (DVD)

32: Caged Heat. (DVD)

April 9:

33: Seed of Chucky * (HD) (cable TV)

34: Tommy (Blu-ray)

35: Hausu (1977) * (Blu-ray)

36: Inferno (Blu-ray)

37: Los Momias de Guana Juato (Luche Libre w/ Blue Demon) * (DVD)

April 13:

38: Casualties of Love The Long Island Lolita Story. (Lifetime Cable TV) *

April 14:

39: Night of the Bloody Transplant (1970) * (Other)

40: Preacherman meets Widderwoman. * (other)

April 15:

41: Astrozombies. (Netflix)

April 16:

42: Billy Jack (Netflix)

43: The Trial of Billy Jack (Netflix) *

44: Race with the Devil * (DVD)

45: The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (DVD)

April 18:

46: Jackson County Jail. * (DVD)

47: The Great Silence (DVD)

48: Ruby * (DVD)

49: Fistful of Dollars (Blu-ray)

April 19:

50: For a Few Dollars More (Blu-ray)

51: Cindy and Donna (DVD)

52: Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (DVD)

April 20:

53: Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus (Blu-ray) *

April 25:

54: 2010: Moby Dick (Netflix) *

April 30:

55: El Topo (Blu-ray)

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March 31
1. The House With Laughing Windows
Lesser known giallo from the 1970s. I had picked this up a few months back and thought it would be a great way to kick off the challenge. It's very slow and deliberate, but the last 30 minutes are absolutely bonkers. Would love to see this as a double feature with Nicholas Roeg's Don't Look Now.

April 1
2. Black Dynamite
Hadn't seen this since it first came out. It goes off the rails a bit toward the end, but the energy and fun are enough to win me over. I'm amazed at how authentic it looks. You can tell they really knew their stuff.

April 2
3. Pieces
This movie has been gaining a big following the last couple years and I finally got around to watching it. One of the most gloriously awful flicks I've seen in a while. Some great stuff throughout, but this scene in particular was my favorite:
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April 3
4. Mad Max
The last of the interceptors. I was watching Fast and Furious last week and was saddened by how lousy the "car chases" looked. CGI crapfest, all the way. Mad Max reminded me of how it's done. Actual cameras filming real cars driven by real stuntmen. A lost art.

April 4
5. Ong-Bak

April 5
6. Ong-Bak 2

April 6
7. Vice Squad
Scorsese supposedly once said that Vice Squad was the best movie of 1982. Wings Hauser as an evil pimp/cowboy named Ramrod, Kurt Russell's ex-wife, Season Hubley, as a hooker with a heart of gold, and a cameo by Rerun from What's Happening? Solid.

April 8
8. Ong Bak 3
Finished up the Ong Bak trilogy. Not sure why Tony Jaa gets so much hate. There's some amazing fight scenes throughout all three pictures. Also, the second and third flicks had some really stunning visuals and attempted something slightly more ambitious than your average martial arts film.

April 9
9. Female Prisoner 701 Scorpion
"To be deceived is a woman's crime."
Very cool Japanese Women-in-Prison flick. I am still a novice when it comes to exploitation flicks, so this challenge gives me a great excuse to check out stuff like this for the first time. Now I have to get the other films in this series.

April 10
10. Frankenstein Conquers the World
Decent but not great giant monster flick from Japan. There's a sequel on Netflix Instant called War of the Gargantuas. If I have time, I'll have to check that out.

April 12
11. Five Easy Pieces
I feel a little guilty for including this, as it is not typical grindhouse fare, and I will probably be called out for this in the discussion thread, but since Jack Nicholson is on the safe list, I figured I would use it as an excuse to burn through my BBS Criterion set. I don't really see any exploitation flicks on his filmography after 1970, and if you include his work up to 1975, that includes stuff like Chinatown. But still, I'm counting it.

April 13
12. Female Prisoner 701 Scorpion: Beast Stable

April 14
13. Head
This was the BBS flick starring the Monkees. Not as bad as I thought it would be. Some of the songs are actually quite good, and although it's meant to be a psychedelic, stream-of-consciousness, non-linear story, much of it is quite watchable. Never achieves the highs of The Beatles in A Hard Day's Night, but is certainly much better than The Beatles in Help!

April 15
14. Easy Rider

April 16
15. Drive, He Said

April 17
16. Danger: Diabolik
Mario Bava's adaptation of a famous Italian comic book. I liked this one quite a bit. Really terrific score by Ennio Morricone.

17. A Safe Place
Another BBS flick. This one totally floored me. Tuesday Weld, Jack Nicholson and Orson Welles. Dreamlike and haunting. Like no other film I've ever seen before. I don't know that it's the kind of thing I would recommend, but I totally connected with it.

18. The Last Picture Show

April 18
19. The King of Marvin Gardens

20. Robinson Crusoe on Mars

April 19
21. City of the Living Dead
I had seen this a few times before and always thought of it as second-tier Fulci. Maybe it's the new high-def transfer from Blue Underground, but this time it really clicked with me. Very rarely do horror flicks scare me, but I have to admit I had a difficult time sleeping after I watched it. So damn creepy and atmospheric.

April 20
22. Marked For Death
I think I had seen parts of this on TV when I was a kid. David Keith is in it, and generally he can make anything sort of watchable, but not this one. I vaguely remember liking a couple of Steven Seagal flicks, but this one is not all that interesting.

April 22
23. Dolemite
"Well, if it isn't the Hamburger Pimp. Say, Hamburger Pimp...."

April 23
24. Ride Lonesome
One of my goals for this challenge is to finish off my Budd Boetticher box set. This is a great one. The more of these I watch, the more I notice a formula emerging in all of his collaborations with Randolph Scott. What's interesting is the way he tweaks the variables in each flick so that they are somehow familiar but also manage to surprise you. He's not reinventing the western, but he is putting a different spin on familiar conventions. The result is lean and almost noir-like. Truly great stuff.

April 24
25. Buchanan Rides Alone

April 25
26. Emmanuelle

April 27
27. Female Prisoner 701 Scorpion: Grudge Song

April 30
28. Django

29. Escape From New York

Titles in Blue = Blu-Ray
First-time viewings - 21

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
* 1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
* 1900 -(optional)
* 1910 -(optional)
* 1920 -(optional)
* 1930 -
* 1940 -
XXX 1950 - Ride Lonesome
XXX 1960 - Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)
XXX 1970 - The House With Laughing Windows (1976)
XXX 1980 - Pieces (1982)
XXX 1990 - Marked For Death
XXX 2000 - Black Dynamite(2009)

Watch a film for each rating:
XXX G - Head
XXX PG - A Safe Place
XXX PG-13 - Danger: Diabolik
XXX R - Black Dynamite
* X (or NC-17) -
XXX Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - The House With Laughing Windows

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, Streaming Netflix type, UMD, theater, iPod, VHS-sourced{VHS transferred to DVD-+R is fine}).
XXX DVD, The House With Laughing Windows
XXX Blu-Ray, Black Dynamite
XXX Netflix Streaming, Emmanuelle

Watch a film in an actual Drive-in. (optional) (insert title)

Watch a film in the following genres:
XXX A Token Science Fiction B-Movie: Frankenstein Conquers the World
XXX A Token Horror B-Movie: Pieces
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
XXX Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs) Danger: Diabolik
XXX Giallo The House With Laughing Windows
* Sword & Sandal
XXX Spaghetti Western Django
* Cannibal Film
* Mafia/Gangster Film
Martial Arts film:
* Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.)
XXX Hong Kong (or other Asian) film Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (Thailand)
* American film
* Any "Ninja" film
* Bonus* Actual Bruce Lee film
XXX Biker Film Easy Rider
Stoner Film
XXX Carsploitation Film Mad Max
XXX Blaxploitation Black Dynamite
* Any type
* Nudie Cutie
* Roughie
* 70s Porn
XXX Emmanuelle Film Emmanuelle
* Teen Sex Comedy
Rape/Revenge Film
XXX Vigilante Film Mad Max
XXX Women in Prison Female Prisoner 701 Scorpion
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation)
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films
"Hood" Film ("Gangsta")
Hollywood Gangster film (Film Noir era)
Juvenile Delinquent Film
60s Beach Movie
XXX Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor) Head (The Monkees)
* *Bonus* Elvis film
XXX Ozploitation Mad Max
Mexican Wrestling Film
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche)
Eco-Terror Film
"Mondo" Film
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
Video Nasty
* Lifetime Channel Movie
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film"
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive})
XXX Financial Bomb Head
MST3K/RiffTrax (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film
XXX Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT) Danger: Diabolik

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
XXX 1 Five Easy Pieces Jack Nicholson (pre-1975)
XXX 2 Easy Rider Dennis Hopper
XXX 3 Drive, He Said Bruce Dern
XXX 4 Robinson Crusoe on Mars Adam West
XXX 5 Marked For Death Steven Seagal
XXX 6 Dolemite Rudy Ray Moore
XXX 7 Ride Lonesome Lee Van Cleef
XXX 8 Buchanan Rides Alone Randolph Scott
XXX 9 Escape From New York Ernest Borgnine
* 10

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
XXX 1 Danger: Diabolik Mario Bava
XXX 2 City of the Living Dead Lucio Fulci
XXX 3 Django Sergio Corbucci
XXX 4 Escape From New York John Carpenter
* 5
* 6
* 7
* 8
* 9
* 10

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
XXX 1 Pieces Grindhouse Releasing
XXX 2 Ong-Bak 2 Magnet Releasing
XXX 3 Female Prisoner 701 Scorpion Tokyo Shock
XXX 4 City of the Living Dead Blue Underground
XXX 5 Dolemite Dimension Pictures

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* = first-time views

March 31: "See you around, Super Honkie!"
1. Sweet Sweetback's Baadassssss Song (1971)
2. Cleopatra Jones (1973)*
3. The Big Score (1983)*
4. Classified X (1998)*
5. Mean Johnny Barrows (1976)*
April 1: "You think you're above the Law. Well you ain't above mine."
6. Above the Law (1988)*
7. Executive Decision (1996)*
8. Marked for Death (1990)*
9. Under Siege (1992)*
April 2: "What do you think, Sirs?"
10. MST3K: City Limits
11. MST3K: Mighty Jack
12. MST3K: Manos, the Hands of Fate
13. MST3K: Space Travelers
14. MST3K: Warrior of the Lost World
15. MST3K: Riding With Death
16. MST3K: Kitten With a Whip
April 3: "I'm a thief and a shitkicker, and I'd like to be famous."
17. Mondo Trasho (1969)*
18. Multiple Maniacs (1970)*
19. Female Trouble (1974)
20. Desperate Living (1977)
April 4: "A woman with six martinis can ruin a city."
21. The Big Night (1951)*
22. The Big Knife (1955)*
23. The Big Combo (1955)*
April 5: "There is a pulse to a city and it never stops beating."
24. Naked City (1948)*
25. Naked Street (1955)*
April 6: "Nothing but the buck, the bed and the bottle for the rest of my life."
26. The Naked Kiss (1964)*
27. Angel Face (1955)
April 7: "Dead man's nothing but a corpse. Nobody cares who he is now."
28. Samuel Fuller: The Typewriter, the Rifle, and the Movie Camera (1996)*
29. White Dog (1982)*
30. The Steel Helmet (1951)*
April 8: "Ever since you saved that guy's neck, you've been acting funny."
31. House of Bamboo (1955)*
32. The China Gate (1957)*
April 9: "And I've got my black belt in barstools!"
33. Friday Foster (1975)*
34. Bucktown (1975)*
35. 'Sheba Baby' (1975)*
36. Foxy Brown (1974)
April 10: "It's got to kill us or starve, and we've got to kill it or die."
37. Fiend Without a Face (1958)*
38. It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)*
39. The Cape Canaveral Monsters (1960)*
40. The Man from Planet X (1951)*
41. The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)*
42. MST3K: The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)
43. MST3K: War of the Colossal Beast (1958)
April 11: "Listen, doll girl, when you drink as much as I do, you gotta start early."
44. Dark City (1950)*
45. Cry Danger (1951)*
April 12: "Sometimes someone has to pay an exorbitant price to uphold the majesty of the law."
46. The Turning Point (1952)*
47. No Way Out (1950)*
April 13: "Rocking the boat's a drag. You gotta sink the boat!"
48. Putney Swope (1969)*
49. Chafed Elbows (1966)*
50. Greaser's Palace (1972)*
51. American Grindhouse (2010)*
April 14: "Possessed with sex, they know no shame!"
52. Diary of a Nudist (1961)*
53. The Amazing Transplant (1970)*
54. Love Toy (1973)*
55. Bad Girls go to Hell (1965)*
April 15: "Chase after them, but good God, don't catch them."
56. She-Devils on Wheels (1968)*
57. Devil's Angels (1967)*
58. Angels' Wild Women (1972)*
59. Wild Riders (1971)*
April 16: "Keep your eye...on the sandwich!"
60. MST3K: Mitchell (1975)
61. MST3K: Final Justice (1985)
62. MST3K: Hobgoblins (1988)
63. MST3K: Girls Town (1959)
64. MST3K: The Beatniks (1960)
65. MST3K: Teenage Crimewave (1955)
April 17: "Taking and leaving like a woman, but with a name like a man..."
66. Mudhoney (1965)*
67. Common Law Cabin (1967)*
68. Vixen (1968)*
69. The Seven Minutes (1971)*
70. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1967)
April 18: "Tell your bride to wear black."
71. Underworld USA (1961)*
72. Compelled (1960)*
April 19: "She took it, like everything else she could lay her hands on."
73. Someone I Touched (1975)*
74. Black Orchid (1953)*
April 20: "Are you doing something...unusual...?"
75. The Alley Cats (1965)*
76. The Lickerish Quartet (1970)*
April 21: "I'm coming to emancipate and proclamate on your ass!"
77. Black Dynamite (2009)*
78. Coffy (1973)
79. Sugar Hill (1974)*
April 22: "Any bloody fool can pull a trigger."
80. Black Belt Jones (1974)*
81. Enter the Dragon (1973)*
82. Gymkata (1985)*
April 23: "You know, that's the trouble with you Australians, you take your games too seriously."
83. Mad Max (1979)
84. Turkey Shoot (1982)*
85. Savage Attraction (1983)*
86. Road Games (1981)*
April 24: "Forgive me, for I know what I do."
87. Score (1973)*
88. The Image (1975)*
89. Naked Came the Stranger (1975)*
April 25: "The evil stumble and fall. And die in strange places."
90. The Killer is Loose (1956)*
91. Private Hell 36 (1954)*
92. Union Station (1950)*
April 26: "What you are about to see is not for the weak. It is not even for the strong."
93. Mondo Cane (1962)*
94. Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979)*
April 27: "I never claim to be God...only close to Him."
95. Three the Hard Way (1973)*
96. Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)*
97. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)*
April 28: "In my book you wound up with enough chips. Now pick 'em up and go home."
98. Crime of Passion (1957)*
99. The Scar (1948)*
April 29: "He was a human being. Now...he's just garbage."
100. Eating Raoul (1982)
101. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
April 30:
102. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) - Ebert commentary
103. Foxy Brown (1974) - Jack Hill commentary
104. Female Trouble (1974) - John Waters commentary
105. Desperate Living (1977) - John Waters commentary

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Re: LIST THREAD 2nd Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge March 31-April 30

2011 Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge

Goal: 50

DVD | Blu-ray

☼ = First Time Viewing

March 31
01. The Babysitter (1969)This was actually pretty good. Has everything you would expect in a B-Movie: gratuitous nudity, lesbianism, motorcycle gang, corny dialog and blackmail, but also, some semblance of a plot. I enjoyed it. 6/10
02. Weekend with the Babysitter (1970)Not a sequel to The Babysitter, but does share the director and lead actor in a different role. Not great, but much better than the 1.9 rating it has on IMDB. 4/10

April 1
03. Pink Angels (1976)Quite possibly the worst movie I've ever seen. 0/10
04. Blood Mania (1970)Meh. Watched this four days ago and can't remember anything remarkable about it. 3/10

April 3
05. Single Room Furnished (1968)Mediocre drama featuring the final performance from Jayne Mansfield playing three roles. Not really bad, but not very good either. 5/10
06. Van Nuys Blvd. (1979)Another typical teen sex comedy about cruising with high school students who looked to be at least 25. Surprised to see it was made in 1979; it seemed much older. 3/10
07. The Pom Pom Girls (1976) See comments immediately above. 3/10

April 4
08. Malibu Beach (1978) Forgot I had watched this last year until I saw the dog trained to steal bikini tops. He's still the highlight of the movie. 3/10

April 5
09. Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)I'm not going to pretend I'm smart enough to figure this one out, but I was fascinated by it. I think maybe it's like a train wreck; I just couldn't look away! 5/10
10. Death Wish (1974)Now that's more like it! Loved every second of it. I thought I had seen at least part of this before, maybe on TV, but nothing seemed familiar. I think I must have caught part of one of the sequels. 7/10

April 6
11. Out for Justice (1991)I've got to admit I love these Steven Seagal movies, especially the older ones where he was thinner and could still move. Non-stop action from start to finish. Paper thin plot, but if you're watching these kind of movies for the plot, you're probably watching the wrong kind of movies. 6/10

April 7
12. Angels Hard as They Come (1971)Decent biker film starring Scott Glenn and Gary Busey. Written and produced by Jonathon Demme. Not a good movie, but not bad for what it is. 6/10
13. The Wild Ride (1960)Early Jack Nicholson film where he plays a smart-ass punk and plays it well. Movie is pretty predictable, but watchable. 4/10

April 9
14. Bury Me an Angel (1972)One of the better biker/revenge films I've seen. Shot from the female view which makes it unique among this genre. 7/10
15. The Fast and the Furious (1955)Pretty good film, but nothing that hasn't been done many times before and since. I enjoyed it. 5/10

April 10
16. Naked Angels (1969)Another biker/revenge story. Might have liked it better had I not just seen Bury Me an Angel. 4/10
17. The Winner (1969)Released a couple of years later under the name "Pit Stop". Entertaining racing movie with a bit of a twist ending. Not bad at all. 6/10
18. On Deadly Ground (1994)Another entertaining Seagal movie. Excellent performance by Michael Caine as the bad guy oil exec. Not crazy about the political statement it was trying to make, but it you're able to seperate it, it's actually a pretty entertaining film. 6/10

April 11
19. T-Bird Gang (1959)Decent revenge film. Nothing really stands out about it, but it wasn't bad. 4/10
20. Hell Ride (2008)Pretty good modern day biker film. Tarantino lends his name to it, and if you're a fan of his, you'll like it. You can definitely see his influence, but it's not as good as most of his films. 7/10

April 12
21. Hercules (1983)Oh, boy, where do I start on this one? Bad script, bad acting, bad effects all add up to one of those movies that's so bad it's good. Can't help but laugh at many scenes; the bear fight scene really stands out. 2/10

April 13
22. The Adventures of Hercules (1985)More of the same. It's amazing to me that Hercules actually got a sequel!!! How can you not like a movie that has The Little People, The Slime People, The Sword of Ice and The Fire Monster all in the same film? 2/10

April 14
23. Roy Colt and Winchester Jack (1970)My first Mario Bava film, and even though it doesn't appear to be one of his better films, I loved it. Good story mixed with just the right amout of humor. I can't wait to get into some of his "better films". 7/10

April 16
24. Man with the Screaming Brain (2005)Not bad at all. Good performances by Bruce Campbell, Stacy Keach and Ted Raimi. This movie was absolutely made for this challenge! 6/10

April 17
25. Four Times That Night (1972)Decent sex comedy from Mario Bava. I didn't enjoy it as much as Roy Colt and Winchester Jack because it got a little repetitive as it's the same story told from four points of view. 4/10
26. Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970)Pretty good murder mystery from Mario Bava. Got a little confusing with all the twists and turns it took, but it was entertaining and kept me guessing until the end. 6/10

April 18
27. Frankenfish (2004)Giant fish terrorize Louisiana swamp. Actually with a name like Frankenfish, I was expecting a little more comedy, but it plays as a straight horror film. Not too bad, but not great either. 4/10
28. Black Dynamite (2009)Loved it!!! My favorite movie of the challenge so far. I can see multiple viewings in the future. I can dig it! 9/10

April 19
29. Knives of the Avenger (1966)Another Mario Bava film that was pretty good. Amazed to learn that Bava took over for a fired director and filmed the entire movie in six days. 6/10
30. Red Eye (2005)Decent thriller directed by Wes Craven. Not your typical Craven film. Almost seemed a little to slick and polished to qualify for this challenge and probably wouldn't had Craven not been on the safe list. 5/10

April 20
31. The Student Nurses (1970)This was pretty bad. Just a bunch of scenes strung together with very little continuity. 2/10

April 21
32. Private Duty Nurses (1971)Absolutely terrible and one of the worst transfers I've ever seen. Many scenes were so dark you couldn't see what was going on. 1/10
33. Night Call Nurses (1972)A little better than my previous two entries. At least it tried to interject some humor and didn't take itself so seriously. 4/10

April 22
34. The Young Nurses (1973)More of the same. I don't understand why these nurse movies take themselves so seriously. 3/10

April 23
35. Candy Stripe Nurses (1974)Best and last of the nurse movies I've been watching. Fair amount of humor and nudity. 4/10
36. The Student Teachers (1973)I'm working my way through Roger Corman's Best of the B's - Volume 2 and this is the best of the bunch so far. Decent storyline (although all over the palce) and a far amount of nudity make it watachable. 5/10

April 25
37. Summer School Teachers (1974)Not too bad. The teacher movies in this set were definitely better than the nurse movies. 5/10
38. Captivity (2007)This sat in my unwatched pile for at least two years. I usually can watch Elisha Cuthbert do nothing, but I never got around to watching this because I kept hearing it was so bad. Well, it is bad, but not as bad as I feared. There were some good ideas here, but something was missing. I kept thinking is was going to turn into something good, but it just never developed. 4/10

April 26
39. Kings of South Beach (2007)Decent made for TV movie. Takes a little while to get going, but once the obvious twist is revealed, picks up a little steam. 4/10
40. Rabid Dogs (1974)Excellent Mario Bava thriller. This and Black Dynamite are my favorite two movies from this challenge so far. Can't decide which one I like better. Plan to watch the other cut, Kidnapped, before the month is over, but from all indications, this is the superior version. 9/10

April 27
41. The Fly II (1989)Maybe not a bad stand alone movie, but fails as a sequel to The Fly. 4/10

April 29
42. Kidnapped (1974)Completely different feel to this version of the film as compared to Rabid Dogs, and not for the better. Still not bad, but if you can only watch one version, watch Rabid Dogs instead. 6/10

April 30
43. Fire Down Below (1997)One of the better Steven Seagal movies. He was still a bad ass here. 6/10
44. Rock 'N' Roll High School (1979)A classic, especially if you're a Ramones fan. 7/10
45. Maximum Risk (1996)Action packed Jean-Claude Van Damme movie. Two or three really good car/foot chases. What can I say, I love these cheesy Seagal and Van Damme films. 6/10

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
--- 1900 -(optional)
--- 1910 -(optional)
--- 1920 -(optional)
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
-X- 1950 - The Fast and the Furious (1955)
-X- 1960 - The Babysitter (1969)
-X- 1970 - Weekend with the Babysitter (1970)
-X- 1980 - Hercules (1983)
-X- 1990 - Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
-X- 2000 - Hell Ride (2008)

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G - (optional)
-X- PG - The Pom Pom Girls (1976)
-X- PG-13 - Red Eye (2005)
-X- R - The Babysitter (1969)
--- X (or NC-17) -
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - Captivity (2007)

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, Streaming Netflix type, UMD, theater, iPod, VHS-sourced{VHS transferred to DVD-+R is fine}).
-X- First format, DVD, The Babysitter (1969)
-X- Second format, Blu-ray, Hell Ride (2008)
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

--- Watch a film in an actual Drive-in. (optional) (insert title)

Watch a film in the following genres:
-X- A Token Science Fiction B-Movie: Man with the Screaming Brain (2005)
-X- A Token Horror B-Movie: Blood Mania (1970)
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
--- Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs)
-X- Giallo - Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970)
--- Sword & Sandal
-X- Spaghetti Western - Roy Colt and Winchester Jack (1970)
--- Cannibal Film
--- Mafia/Gangster Film
Martial Arts film:
--- Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.)
--- Hong Kong (or other Asian) film
--- American film
--- Any "Ninja" film
--- Bonus* Actual Bruce Lee film
-X- Biker Film - Angels Hard as They Come (1971)
--- Stoner Film
-X- Carsploitation Film - The Winner (1969)
-X- Blaxploitation - Black Dynamite (2009)
-X- Any type - Four Time That Night (1972)
--- Nudie Cutie
--- Roughie
--- 70s Porn
--- Emmanuelle Film
--- Teen Sex Comedy
--- Nunsploitation
--- Shocksploitation
-X- Rape/Revenge Film - Death Wish (1974)
-X- Vigilante Film - Death Wish (1974)
--- Women in Prison
--- Nazisploitation
--- Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation)
--- Hixploitation/Moonshiners
--- Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films
--- "Hood" Film ("Gangsta")
--- Hollywood Gangster film (Film Noir era)
-X- Juvenile Delinquent Film - T-Bird Gang (1959)
--- 60s Beach Movie
-X- Film starring Musical Group or Music Star - Rock 'N' Roll High School - The Ramones
--- *Bonus* Elvis film
--- Ozploitation
--- Mexican Wrestling Film
--- Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
--- Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche)
-X- Eco-Terror Film - Frankenfish (2004)
--- "Mondo" Film
--- Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
--- Video Nasty
-X- TV-Movie - Kings of South Beach (2007)
--- Lifetime Channel Movie
-X- Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film" - The Fly II (1989)
-X- Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes) - Hercules (1983) 17% RT
--- Financial Bomb
--- MST3K/RiffTrax (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film
--- Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT)

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
-X- 1 Jayne Mansfield - Single Room Furnished (1968)
-X- 2 Cheryl Rainbeaux Smith - The Pom Pom Girls (1976)
-X- 3 Charles Bronson - Death Wish (1974)
-X- 4 Steven Seagal - Out for Justice (1991)
-X- 5 Jack Nicholson - The Wild Ride (1960)
-X- 6 Sid Haig - The Winner (1969)
-X- 7 Dennis Hopper - Hell Ride (2008)
-X- 8 David Carradine - Hell Ride (2008)
-X- 9 Lou Ferrigno - Hercules (1983)
-X- 10 Bruce Campbell - Man with the Screaming Brain (2005)

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
-X- 1 Julien Donkey-Boy - Harmony Korine
-X- 2 The Fast and the Furious - Roger Corman
-X- 3 Roy Colt and Winchester Jack - Mario Bava
-X- 4 Red Eye - Wes Craven
--- 5
--- 6
--- 7
--- 8
--- 9
--- 10

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
-X- 1 The Babysitter - Crown International Pictures
-X- 2 Van Nuys Blvd. - Mill Creek Entertainment
-X- 3 Malibu Beach - BCI Eclipse
-X- 4 Captivity - After Dark Films
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I'll be using a letter grade scale. As these are b-movies, a B is the highest grade I'll give. If something is really strong, I'll award a B+.

March 31

1. Just For the Hell of It (1st Viewing): Herschell Gordon Lewis has never been known for his cinematic finesse, but he has all the grace of a sledgehammer with this DQ flick.

Dexter (Ray Sager) leads a group of hooligans in terrorizing their lazy little town. He uses his clean-cut looks to get the gang out of trouble.

It all starts out pretty innocent--throwing paint on passers-by, disrupting waiting rooms, and setting fires to lawns. But as the movie continues, the group gets nastier. They burn a diner owner's hand to a crisp, then trash his place. They beat up the blind and crippled. They throw babies in trash cans and beat up little kids. Then they go full-out deranged with drugging girls and gang rapes. The movie hammers this stuff home, never stepping off the gas.

Standing in the group's way is Doug and his girlfriend, Jeannie. Doug helped Dexter out in a fight once, but he's not part of the group. Dexter has a bit of respect for Doug--at first. But as they head for the movie's finish, Dexter tricks Doug and Jeannie pays the high price. After that, Doug chases his tormentors to a crash-and-burn finale.

As expected, there's no plot for this film. But it does an okay job of building upon the growing menace of the gang. The movie would have been helped with some breaks in between all the action. But that's not Mr. Lewis' forte, so it's not like I was expecting it.

The acting is amateurish. Ray Sager is the noteworthy one among the crowd. Everyone else stinks.

The editing is pretty bad. Lewis clearly pieced together this film. In terms of plot it doesn't matter, but it's not pleasing to the eyes. Lewis also padded this flick. Cut 30 minutes of fodder, and things would have been a bit better.

It's not a good movie, but it does try build to a fairly interesting conclusion. In ranking it among other DQ films though, it's just there.

Grade: D

2. The Teacher (1st Viewing):this is the poor man's THE GRADUATE, as high school kid Sean (former child star Jay North) is seduced by Diane (Angel Tompkins), his teacher and neighbor whose husband left for reasons unknown. Local Vietnam vet and all-around wacko Ralph is obsessed with Diane--again, no one explains why--and follows her around in a hearse, spying on her from an abandoned warehouse while Diane goes boating. When an accident takes place, Ralph blames Sean and threatens to kill him. It doesn't help matters when Sean starts sleeping with Diane with creepy Ralph looking through the window. The movie meanders until it reaches its pretty nasty conclusion.

The plot is old hat, yet still thin. The locations work to the film's advantage,however, and gives things the right blend of laid-back suburbia and abandoned hope with the old industrial park.

The acting is all over the place. North is the worst of the main characters, as he doesn't seem to know how to play the part of a shy teenager. It doesn't help that he was out of his teens by then--at least he looks older. Angel Tompkins was obviously hired for her physical assets, but she's not too bad. At least she goes for it with some energy. The actor who plays Ralph, however, is pretty good. He gives a creepy performance. Looks for the mothers of John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands in cameo spots.

The copy I have is clean with decent audio. The soundtrack leaves a lot to be desired, but at least I could hear it. There were no defects in the film best I can tell.

Nothing special about this one, but it's not offensive in any way. It makes for okay background noise when you're doing something else.

Grade: C-

3. The Burning Hell (1st Viewing): "20,000 Degrees Fahrenheit - and Not a Drop of Water!" That's how brimstone preacher Estus Pirkle rolls--telling the world to learn about Jesus before they burn for all eternity.

I hadn't heard of this movie or the Ormond organization until last night. I've been missing out. What a ride! Pirkle, with solemn, horn-rimmed stare, opens up the movie on Mt. Sinai as the earth swallows those who questioned God's selection of Moses as his voice for the Hebrews. There's camera-shaking and smoke screens galore. And there is Moses, with a cheap Santa Claus beard and speaking with an American Southern accent. Weird.

The movie goes back and forth between biblical days and the present time. The present centers mostly around Tim, a hippie who's hanging out with the wrong crowd and therefore DOOMED TO HELL unless he begins to fear God like Mr. Pirkle suggests. This film is basically a Christian scared-straight ad, as Tim sees his evil friend Ken get decapitated in a motorcycle accident and runs back to Pirkle's church. Way to be a pal, Tim, leaving your friend's remains on the side of the road for the buzzards. Ever heard of calling the police? No, Tim just plops down on a pew among the Billy Will and Ellie Jo congregation, looking like he's jonesing for some munchies after getting baked.

Pirkle narrates the movie with vigor, using bad math to tell us that "nine zeros means a MILLION people will burn." Man, I flunked math half my school career and I know that's a BILLION. But what's a few digits between being saved and BURNING FOREVER!

There's a depiction of Hell that seems like it sprouted from a LSD trip gone bad. Everyone cries: "It's hot! It burns! The odor! Why the itching?" Get to scratching honey, because there's nothing else to do except watch Cain try to take off his hands for choking his brother Abel to death. Oh, yeah. Hell is a good old Murder's Row.

And the Devil in this movie must be seen to be believed. He's like a cross between the Riddler, a Mardi Gras reveler, and a mime that talks, if that makes sense. And he talks like the guy who went "YEEEESSSSS?" on the old sitcoms. Just some seriously funky stuff is going down here, maggots and all. Yeah, they break out maggots and worms to show how half of us will be everlasting compost for the underworld.

After hallucinations of being speared by John the Baptist's killer, Tim rushes to Pirkle's altar and gets saved, lest he become worm meat.

Imagine if Herschell Gordon Lewis found Jesus. That's how this movie plays. It's hilarious! I laughed all the way through. It's so over the top, so histrionic, so poorly made, and so bad it's good. Even if you believe in Heaven and Hell, you'll get a laugh out of this movie. I have some Christian beliefs and I was rolling on the floor most of the time. This movie is lots of fun!

Grade: B

April 1
4. If the Footmen Tire You, What Will the Horses Do? (1st Viewing): Another fine film from the Ormond Organization. This is even more outrageous than The Burning Hell. The good preacher Estus Pirkle hits a triple whammy with overblown dogma, Communist fear tactics, and sheer insanity wrapped up in a Z-list film.

The body count in this flick is enough to make Saving Private Ryan blush. They really do it right with the fake blood, making sure the slain children are extra red. And you gotta love how shooting blanks at the ground causes dozens of people to drop in death so dramatically. Way to go with the fearmongering.

Were the Communist foot soliders supposed to be Russian or Cuban? Their armbands had sickles like the USSR, but they claimed Fidel Castro as their deity. A deity who gives candy to the would-be brainwashed Christiant tots. Country of origin is no matter, since everyone talks with a Mississippi drawl.

Pirkle enlists another young adult who's turned from God to renounce their evil ways. This time it's Judy, a pretty girl who gave her dear old mother a deadly heart attack because she refused to stop partying. Never mind that Judy's partying only consists of a few beers and cigarettes with her boyfriend. If Mama says she's hellbound, then to hell with Judy! My word, how did they come up with this mess?

It's an absolute riot, this movie. Pure schtick at it best!

Grade: B

April 2

5. Five Minutes to Live (1st Viewing): country legend Johnny Cash plays Johnny Cabot, an East Coast thug who hides out in a small California town after a job goes bad and he kills a cop. Cabot is approached by local gangster Fred Dorella to help with a heist. Fred's plan is simple enough--he goes to the nearby bank and demands the bank's vice-president, Ken Wilson, gives him $70,000 while Johnny holds Ken's wife Nancy hostage at their suburb home and waits for Fred to call him. What the deadly duo doesn't know is that Ken is about to run off with his mistress and isn't all that concerned about his wife. But as luck has it, lots of people get in the way of an otherwise good plan.

Cash was basically playing himself in the film, even going so far as to sing the title song several times, but he had a real presence. He was very believable as a nasty to the core thief who'll pull the trigger at a moment's notice. His dialogue is sharp and clever and his tormenting of Alice was sick, but the right way to play the role. Look for Vic Tayback (Mel from the sitcom Alice) as Johnny's partner and a very young Ronnie Howard as the vice-president's son Bobby. Tayback was good and Howard was basically an annoying version of Opie Taylor, but that's all the movie needed of him. Howard was actually the best actor in the bunch. Everyone else is pretty flat in their performances. The production doesn't help them much, nor does the flimsy material. But it's a solid D-list noir-lite flick. There's an interesting twist at the end that nearly gets ruined by some flighty muck, but it still caught me off-guard a bit.

Not a bad film and worth a watch.

Grade: C

April 3

6. Teenage Gang Debs (1st Viewing): in this juvenile delinquent film, Terry is a shady Manhattan girl moving into Brooklyn and aligning herself with local gang The Rebels. She makes a beeline for Rebel leader Johnny and beats his then-girlfriend Angel to win him. When Johnny tells Terry that he marks his girls by carving his initials into them with a pocketknife, Terry decides to make the moves on gang member Nino. Nino had no aspirations of being the big man, but Terry convinces him to take down Johnny. Nino soon takes the top spot and with Terry by his side, they terrorize other gangs, as well as their own members. It's not long before their reign of terror spirals out of control.

This is your basic JD flick, nothing more or less. The acting is sub par and the characterization is as thin as paper, but the direction tries to make up for those shortcomings with some semblance of atmosphere. The photography is solid, especially in a couple of the fight scenes. Having Terry play as a teenage Lady Macbeth was a nice touch. I wouldn't necessarily recommend this film but it's not bad and worth a watch.

There was a funny thing in the flick, though--watching the kids do a dance called "The Black Belt." It's a pre-cursor to the Carl Douglas classic "Kung Fu Fighting." The song is atrociously campy. With lyrics like white belt/you're a beginner/yellow belt/you're still a beginner, what can we expect? It's a good laugh, though.

Grade: C

7. American Grindhouse (1st Viewing): this documentary covers the history of exploitation films, using a decade by decade approach to covering its bases. There were interesting clips from earlier movies and I appreciated how the film pointed out that the line between mainstream and B-movies was blurred forever in 1975 with the arrival of Jaws, which is basically a big-budget, b-movie inspired monster film.

At 80 minutes, the doc moves fast and doesn't allow you to get bored. There were lots of good interview clips: H.G. Lewis gets his due, and it's good to see Ted. V. Mikels and Don Edmonds get recognized. I also forget how batty David Hess is until I see him in something. I also like how they pointed out that blaxploitation star Fred Williamson never pimped or danced in any of his films, which was something of a standard for that genre.

It would have been nice to see Ed Wood and Roger Corman covered, and a quick blurb from Quentin Tarantino would have the icing on the cake. They probably couldn't afford to get QT, though. Also, John Landis is around too much for my tastes. Nothing against him, but a couple of his blurbs could have been given to someone else.

Overall, however, this a good primer to get a quick look into these kind of films. Well narrated by Robert Forster and very enjoyable.

Grade: B-

8. Headed for Trouble/Dance, Little Children (1st Viewings): these two shorts were featured on the same disc as Teenage Gang Debs and Teenage Stalker. Headed for Trouble showcases how to stop delinquency among teens and Dance, Little Children is about a syphilis outbreak among small-town Kansas adolescents. Children was the better of the two for me, but neither actually teaches you anything. As expected, they were just mini 'shockumentaries' intended to scare teens and their parents. I'm assuming neither worked. But it was fun to watch them, just for the nostalgia value.

Grade: C

April 4

9. Black Dynamite (1st Viewing): LOVED this movie! A perfect homage to blaxploitation. It's parody, but rises above that to becomes its own entity because everyone wisely played it straight. Michael Jai White was great as the lead. All the supporting actors were fantastic and the story is hilarious. Yeah, this is a must-buy for me. I think most here have seen this one, so I won't do a rundown of the movie. But if you're late to the game like me, watch this ASAP! It's BLACK DYNAMITE, mofos!

Grade: B+

10. Teenage Strangler (1st Viewing): a double feature with Teenage Gang Debs, this film destroys any chance it had of been entertaining by revealing the strangler in the first 5 seconds. No joke--you'll immediately know who the killer is. No red herring, no bait and switch--just an anvil upside the head that screams HERE'S THE STRANGLER! In a nutshell, some nut is strangling high school girls with a stocking and the police investigate the high school social club for it. You have your standard drag racing, random singing, and dancing at the local malt shop. The movie looks good and keeps things short by clocking in at just over an hour. But even for a film like this, I'm surprised at how they botched revealing the killer so soon. A major mark on a movie that was already destined to be dull.

Grade: D+

April 5

11. A Smell of Honey, a Swallow of Brine (1st Viewing): surprising solid roughie flick. Stacey Walker has some real presence as Sharon Winters, a secretary who seems sweet, but seduces men and then claims rape to get her sick kicks. Walker looks like a curvier Renee Zwelleger who didn't eat a lemon just before having her picture taken. She's oddly attractive and pretty well cast. As expected from a movie with David Friedman participating, there's plenty of nudity on display. The ending felt a bit disjointed as Sharon gets her due, and even at 71 minutes, the flick is padded. But the cinematography from Laslo Kovacs was very good and keeps things from feeling too after-school special-ish. Solid performance by Walker and an OK film all in all.

Grade: C

12. A Sweet Sickness (1st Viewing): this flick details a young woman's journey to become a Hollywood star, but gets used and abused every step of the way. Good idea, bad execution. The story is dull and the lead actress--who looks sort of like a curvier Amy Adams--suffers through too much to be taken seriously. She's raped by the landlord, is part of a stripping stage auction, and gets chloroformed by a realtor and forced to take part of an orgy involving photos and whipped cream. The music is weird, though the black and white photography is solid. There's just not enough to make this one worthwhile.

Grade: D

13. The Brick Dollhouse (1st Viewing): and this is the first flat-out clunker I've watched for this challenge. This flick has nothing of value to offer. Some model gets killed and the police interview her fellow model roommates about the situation. This is nothing more than an excuse to use color film stock to feature naked girls and adults playing the stripper version of Spin the Bottle while smoking pot (WTF?). No plot exists, the music is crap, and things run 15 minutes too long. The movie is only 55-60 minutes in length, by the way. What a bore. The best parts were the clothes, furniture, and wigs. Really. Just an awful film.

Grade: F

April 9

14. Death Rage (1st Viewing): Yul Brynner is slumming it as Peter Mancini, a retired hitman drawn back into duty when he travels to Italy to avenge his brother's death. The movie have have been decent, but the picture quality was so bad. I couldn't tell what was what. Brynner has a few cool lines and snuggles with an exotic dancer (Barbara Bouchet). Martin Balsam plays the police commissioner. It's a dull affair. Outside of Bouchet getting naked for Brynner a few times, I wouldn't bother with this one. Only Brynner's cool factor keeps me from failing this flick.

Grade: D

15. Medusa (1st Viewing): DREADFUL! George Hamilton and his perma-tan are a playboy who's been disinherited by his father and needs to pay back money to a Greek syndicate. Cameron Mitchell comes off solid as the dangerous Angelo, but he's the only one. Had Mitchell played Hamilton's role, things might have been OK. Alas, what you got is Hamilton running around Greece, strangling women for no reason. The movie tries to be smart and have Hamilton narrate in spots and talk about mythology, but it's no use. The movie stinks. I don't know how the plot wrapped up, and I don't care. SUCH A BAD MOVIE!

Grade: F---

16. Angst (1st Viewing): bizarre black comedy/horror flick. Fiona Horsey is Helen, a woman gets forced upon by several men but doesn't understand why her attackers disappear during the abuse. Just so happens Helen has vagina detenta (or something like that) that demands to be fed once all the action starts.

This movie might have been decent if it wasn't so long. About midway, it got really boring. Horsey's a pretty good actress. With better material and co-stars, she could be a star. She has the only decent performance in the film.

There's too many subplots. Something about conjoined twins and Helen's girly parts eating men because it's hungry for true love. Whatever. Things just get dull fast and the movie slips into flat-lining territory. Too bad. It had the potential to be an OK dark, comedic gorefest. But it wasn't meant to be.

Grade: C-

April 11

17. Detour (1st Viewing): an excellent no-budget film noir from Edgar G. Ulmer. It tells the story of Al Roberts (Tom Neal), a struggling pianist who is hitchhiking his way to Los Angeles to be with his girlfriend Sue. Roberts is picked up in Arizona by Charlie Haskell, a friendly race bookie. During the night, a rainstorm breaks out and Al stops the car to put up the top. He tries to wake up Haskell but Haskell falls out of the car, dead from a likely heart attack. Roberts realizes that things look bad for him--a hitchhiker picked up by a bookie on his way to a horse race, carrying lots of money. So Al takes on Haskell's identity with the intent of ditching the car once he makes it to LA.

But as he continues through Arizona, he picks Vera (Ann Savage), a world-weary woman--who just happens to know the real Haskell on account that he picked her up in Louisiana and threw her out after they got into a fight. Vera quickly assumes Al killed Haskell and blackmails him with threats of going to the police. Vera takes her sadistic ways even further when seeing in the paper that Haskell's father--a very rich man--is looking for his long-lost son that he hasn't seen in about 15 years. She makes plans for Al to impersonate the younger Haskell to get a large inheritance. But fate proves to be cruel for both Al and Vera.

Excellent movie. It packs a major wallop during the second half. At 68 minutes long, it's lean and built to hit nothing but major points. Tom Neal was solid in his role as the self-victimizing Al, the dolt that can't out of his own way. He can't see that he makes bad choices and always blames the world for 'sticking its foot out and tripping' him. Neal isn't a great actor, but he's got the right presence for the role.

But Ann Savage is a ball of fire as the twisted but tragic Vera. Her presence exudes a nasty edge. There's a scene where she closes her eyes and then suddenly opens them--scared the devil out of me. But for all her abrasiveness, there's a softness to Vera. You can tell that she's been pushed around too much, has been on her own for too long. As terrible as she is, Vera becomes a victim, one of life's forgotten people. Savage gives the role a multi-layered nuance that most would haven't bothered with in such a small movie.

The film is truly a Poverty Row affair. It's spliced together in spots and there's hardly any sets. Most of the film takes place in a car. But doesn't stop Ulmer and Detour from being a near masterpiece. A must-watch if you enjoy film noir, or movie in general.

Grade: B+

April 12

18. Cutie Honey(1st Viewing): a really campy, crazy Japanese flick. Honey is a sweet office worker, but she's also the superheroine Honey Flash. Apparently, Honey was in an accident that destroyed her body. Her brain was transferred to an android-type figure, but the catch is Honey has no memory of her past life. Honey is being chased by Sister Jill and her minions known as Panther Claw. Trying to help Honey is police detective Natsuko and journalist Seiji.

The plot has some serious holes but the movie is so much fun, I didn't mind. The bad CGI was another story, though. It stuck out really bad. The bright colors only made it look worse. Loved the color scheme, but not with that awful CGI.

Some things just make no sense. One of the villians breaks into song and dance while fighting Honey. WTF? And there's too many lingering shots of Honey in her underwear or a short skirt. It felt skeevy.

But all in all, an entertaining movie. Very campy with no real arc, but lots of fun just the same.

Grade: B-

19. Grindhouse Trailers from YouTube: this was great. I watched about an hour of some crazy trailers and hopefully I'll be able to track down some of the films. Trouble Man, Angel's Wild Women, Invasion of the Blood Farmers, and Rolling Thunder caught my eye. A great to get in some extra viewing when you're not up to paying attention to a full-length feature.

Grade: B+ for Blood Farmers and Teenage Mother alone

April 13

20.Killdozer (1st Viewing): a cheesy made for TV movie. I want my 68 minutes back on this one. A group of construction workers (one of whom is Robert Urich) are on a remote island when they find a mysterious rock. The rock glows and passes bad spirits to--yep, a bulldozer. Apparently, the rock was part of a evil cult or something like that. So the bulldozer drives across the island, killing folks right and left until a couple of the guys put together some goofy plan. Ugh--just dull and trite. I don't mind bad as long as it's entertaining. This wasn't. The music stinks, there's no gore. What a rip-off. I watched for free and I still want a refund. Skip it.

Grade: D- (spared a "F" because the photography was good)

21. High School Big Shot (1st viewing): nerdy Marvin Grant (Tom Pittman) is trying to make a way for himself, inspite of having to deal with a drunk father who mooches money off his own kid so he can go on dates. When Marv is saved from a beatdown from Vince by Vince's girl Betty, Marv stupidly thinks Betty likes him and agrees to write a term paper for her. The two are caught, Betty doesn't graduate and Marv loses out on a chance to win a scholarship. But having overheard his boss talk about a million-dollar drug drop, Marv decides to enlist the help of Sam Tillman and his safecracking brother-in-law Harry March to get the money. As always, the plan goes wrong and folks get killed.

MST3K made fun of this movie, but it's really not that bad. Predictable, but decent for what it is. Tom Pittman is convincing as the hopeless Marv, and the the two actors playing Sam and Harry are good. No one outright stinks. Apparently, Pittman died similiarly to James Dean, crashing his sports car. Too bad, he seemed to have some solid acting chops. An okay film.

Grade: C

22. Date Bait (1st viewing): a riff of the Romeo & Juliet legend, with a tweaked-out junky thrown in. Danny Logan is a good kid from the wrong side of town. He's in love with sweet rich girl Sue Randall. But along with her prudish father who won't allow his daughter to date below his standards, Danny has to deal with Brad Martinelli, who's just out of rehab and is back getting high off the heroin his brother sells. Brad fancies Sue and eventually kidnaps her. Mayhem ensues.

Not too bad. Again, very predictable, but the acting wasn't cheesy. That helps a lot. Adding a layer to the Romeo & Juliet saga was a nice touch. Worth a look if you're into JD films.

Grade: C

23. Cleopatra Jones (1st viewing): the sexy agent comes back to save her favorite charity in stylish fashion. I really liked this. Tamara Dobson wasn't the best actor, but she has presence (being 6'2" helped") and the rest of the cast was really good. Shelley Winters hammed it up as the evil Mommy. Really enjoyed this one. Great soundtrack and good production quality.

Grade: B

24. Second Coming of Eva (1st Viewing): wow. Wasn't expecting something so risque. Plot doesn't matter with this Swedish flick. It's all about the sex. A girl is shipped off to a boarding school that's not an actual school, but a hothouse of carnality. Not terrible, but nothing great. Eh.

Grade: D

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Re: LIST THREAD 2nd Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge March 31-April 30

Reserved. 20 is a more realistic goal for me than 100, especially since I can't rely on the old fallback of padding the numbers by watching with my kids

*First-time viewing

March 31
1. Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy (1968)

April 1
2. Running Scared (2006)*

April 2
3. I Spit on Your Grave (2010)*

April 3
4. The Stalking Moon (1968)*

April 7
5. Zombie Strippers* (2008)
6. My Tutor (1983): Part of Mill Creek's 12-movies-on-three-two-sided-discs Too Cool for School Collection. Picture quality is adequate and anamorphic widescreen.

April 10
7. Death Proof (2007)*

April 14
8. Billy Jack (1971)

April 24
9. Enter the Dragon (1973)*

April 28
10. Forbidden World (1982)*
11. Showgirls


If a category is listed as "Optional", it does not need to be
filled to "complete" the checklist. There are 10 free spots you may apply to non-Optional categories.
As with other checklists, titles can count for multiple categories.

Some of these categories are so obscure we're giving 10 free spots of your choosing to fill in the list.

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
* 1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
* 1900 -(optional)
* 1910 -(optional)
* 1920 -(optional)
* 1930 -
* 1940 -
* 1950 -
* 1960 - Barbarella
* 1970 - Billy Jack
* 1980 - My Tutor
* 1990 -
* 2000 - Death Proof

Watch a film for each rating:
* G - (optional)
* PG - Barbarella
* PG-13 - (optional)
* R -
* X (or NC-17) -
* Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) -

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, Streaming Netflix type, UMD, theater, iPod, VHS-sourced{VHS transferred to DVD-+R is fine}).
* First format, (insert format), (insert title).
* Second format, (insert format), (insert title).
* Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch a film in an actual Drive-in. (optional) (insert title)

Watch a film in the following genres:
A Token Science Fiction B-Movie: Barbarella
A Token Horror B-Movie: Zombie Strippers
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
* Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs)
* Giallo
* Sword & Sandal
* Spaghetti Western
* Cannibal Film
* Mafia/Gangster Film
Martial Arts film:
* Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.)
* Hong Kong (or other Asian) film
* American film
* Any "Ninja" film
* Bonus* Actual Bruce Lee film: Enter the Dragon
Biker Film
Stoner Film
Carsploitation Film - Death Proof
* Any type
* Nudie Cutie
* Roughie
* 70s Porn
* Emmanuelle Film
* Teen Sex Comedy: My Tutor
Rape/Revenge Film: I Spit on Your Grave
Vigilante Film
Women in Prison
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation)
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films
"Hood" Film ("Gangsta")
Hollywood Gangster film (Film Noir era)
Juvenile Delinquent Film
60s Beach Movie
Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor)
* *Bonus* Elvis film
Mexican Wrestling Film
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche)
Eco-Terror Film
"Mondo" Film
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
Video Nasty
* Lifetime Channel Movie
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film"
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive})
Financial Bomb
MST3K/RiffTrax (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film
Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT)

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
* 1
* 2
* 3
* 4
* 5
* 6
* 7
* 8
* 9
* 10

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
* 1 Death Proof (Tarantino)
* 2
* 3
* 4
* 5
* 6
* 7
* 8
* 9
* 10

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
* 1 Mill Creek (My Tutor)
* 2 Synapse (Thundra)
* 3
* 4
* 5

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Re: LIST THREAD 2nd Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge March 31-April 30

2010 B-Movie/Exploitation/Drive-in Movie Challenge List - 104


1) Martial Arts Mayhem Vol. 1 (1996) - SWV chop-socky movie trailer compilation. Maybe a little too heavy on well-known movies with well-known stars for this Challenge. There wasn't much here I hadn't seen before on other DVDs, but it was a fun way to start things. Naturally it included the trailer for the Devil Woman/Dragons Never Die double feature (I think either the radio ad or the trailer is on at least 90% of the Image/SWV DVDs). Gotta love that tag-line:
"Take your mama to see it, before somebody else does."

<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="200" height="180" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/4TL5kML04-w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

2) Return of the Ape Man (1944) - Though it sounds like it should be, this Monogram Bela Lugosi film is not a sequel to The Ape Man, Monogram's Bela Lugosi film from the previous year. This time Lugosi plays a mad scientist who, along with John Carradine, defrosts frozen caveman George Zucco, who then runs off and kills some people.


3) Dolemite (1975) - A pimp is released from prison so he can bring down the drug dealers who are ruining his old neighborhood. I think it was Michael Jai White (in the Black Dynamite commentary) who talked about the boom mic appearing so often in this movie, and yeah, it was like another character in the film, but since the DVD is full framed (and looks like it could be open matte) that might be an unfair criticism.
4) The Human Tornado (1976) - A racist southern sheriff catches his wife in bed with Dolemite, then chases him to California. This one was played more (obviously) for laughs.
5) Sex Kittens Go to College (1960) - Mamie Van Doren is a genius former stripper who gets a job as the head of the science department at a small college. Madcap (mild) sex comedy with a great cast (including Tuesday Weld, Martin Milner, John Carradine, Vampira, Jackie Coogan, and Conway Twitty). I was surprised when, after ninety minutes or so of double entendres and G-rated slapstick screwball antics, pretty much out of nowhere a woman starts to strip for the robot character in the film (in a dream sequence, no less). Then, after about ten minutes of topless chicks dancing, the movie starts back up. I thought this might be a "hot reel" version of the film (although I'd never heard of Allied Artists, or any other "big name" distributor, doing that), but the internet informs me that this was the "European cut" of the film. Either way, like the prize in a pack of Cracker Jack, it was a nice little bonus.
6) The Beat Generation (1959) - Gritty crime drama (co-written by Richard Matheson) about a detective whose life falls apart after he becomes obsessed with capturing a scuba diving beatnik serial rapist. Includes a surprisingly frank (for 1959) subplot about abortion. Jackie Coogan plays the detective's partner (in a mostly serious role for a change), Mamie Van Doren is a would-be victim of the rapist, Vampira recites some beatnik poetry, and Louis Armstrong performs a few songs. Very good film, which, with about ten or fifteen minutes of "zany" beatnik antics omitted could've been great.
7) The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966) - A returning Antarctic expedition crash lands at a remote naval base, infecting the island with man-eating prehistoric plant-creatures. Filled with familiar faces (including Billy Gray, Bud from Father Knows Best), military stock footage, and Mamie Van Doren.


8) Abar (In Your Face/Abar, the First Black Superman) (1977) - A black doctor and his family move into a white neighborhood and are harassed by their new neighbors. The doctor hires a guy named John Abar as a bodyguard, then, way too late in the film, he gives the bodyguard a serum he invented that made a rabbit invulnerable. Not enough superheroics, but plenty of sub-par acting. If you look real close, or hit the pause button, you can see the In Your Face title is still in there for a frame or two.
9) Supermen Dönüyor (The Return of Superman/Turkish Superman) (1979) - Guy from Krypton has super powers (apparently given to him by the wizard, Shazam). Bad guy wants to get his hands on some Kryptonite that he plans to use to transmute everyday objects into gold.
10) The Monster and the Ape (1945): Chapter 1: "The Mechanical Terror" / Chapter 2: "The Edge of Doom" / Chapter 3: "Flames of Fate" - I decided to watch this because I figured it's probably the cheesiest unwatched serial I own (come on, it's about a robot and a gorilla). So far it's actually not that bad. No stars (the only face I recognize is Willie Best, playing the comic-relief chauffeur), and some pretty decent (and frequent) fight scenes. A professor builds a robot (the Metalogen Man) that runs on a rare substance, metalogen. A bad guy, his two henchmen, and a gorilla want to steal the robot and the metalogen and build their own robots. Another guy, working for a company that wants to buy the professor's invention, helps the professor, his daughter, and their chauffeur put a stop to the bad guy's evil plans (when he's not driving over cliffs or falling into brick ovens).
11) The Monster and the Ape (1945): Chapter 4: "The Fatal Search" / Chapter 5: "Rocks of Doom" / Chapter 6: "A Fiend in Disguise" / Chapter 7: "A Scream in the Night" - Ouch. Chapter 4 started with a cheat that would've had Annie Wilkes screaming for blood. And the beginning of Chapter 6 would've had her hobbling the projectionist.


12) Black Fist (Bogard/Black Streetfighter) (1974) - Guy becomes a streetfighter. Has a few fights. Pays bribe money to crooked cop, Dabney Coleman. Quits fighting and buys a bar. Then about two thirds of the way in, it turns into a revenge flick. Philip Michael Thomas played a couple of roles.
13) Don't Mess with My Sister! (1985) - A guy who works at an auto junkyard cheats on his wife with a belly dancer. Yeah, I was expecting more than that too. Especially since this crap was written, produced, and directed by the same guy who wrote, produced, and directed I Spit on Your Grave. Plus, there's the whole exclamation point in the title thing. With all that going for it, this flick should be wall-to-wall blood and violence. Okay, there was some blood and violence, but mostly it was just a whole lot of not much.
14) The Face of Marble (1946) A Monogram B directed by the prolific William Beaudine. John Carradine is a scientist working on a way to reanimate dead people. Meanwhile there's an old lady working up some voodoo magic, and Willie Best does his thing.


15) The Monster and the Ape (1945): Chapter 8: "Death in the Dark" / Chapter 9: "The Secret Tunnel" / Chapter 10: "Forty Thousand Volts" / Chapter 11: "The Mad Professor" - More of the same: Lots of fistfights. The robot is stolen (again). The robot is recovered (again). The good guy faces certain death (at least there was only one really blatant cliffhanger escape cheat in these chapters). Now they're looking for a new source of "metalogen."
16) The Monster and the Ape (1945): Chapter 12: "Shadows of Destiny" / Chapter 13: "The Gorilla at Large" / Chapter 14: "His Last Flight" / Chapter 15: "Justice Triumphs" - The bad guys steal the new "metalogen" and it's up to the good guys to stop them. All in all, it was pretty good. Certainly better than I expected. The Columbia stunt guys could do some pretty good, frenetic fight scenes.
17) Untamed Mistress (1953) - Two guys, a horny old geezer, and Velda, a girl who was raised by gorillas, go on a safari to gorilla country. Armed with two rifles, a couple of cameras, and Velda's cleavage, they face tons of stock footage and a few guys in gorilla suits. There's some National Geographic style nudity courtesy of the stock footage, and then a few topless "native girls" dance around for their ape suitors.


18) Harlem Rides the Range (1939) - White hat wearin', white horse ridin', sharp shootin', singin' cowboy, Bob Blake, and his sidekick, Dusty, run up against some hoods out to steal a radium mine.
19) Moon Over Harlem (1939) - Edgar G. Ulmer directed soap opera tale about a gangster, the widow he marries, and her daughter. The acting in this one would've made the "actors" in Dolemite and Abar cringe.
20) The Secret Shaolin Kung Fu (1979) - Someone is killing beggars, and it's up to a busboy, his blind grandfather, and an old wino to put a stop to it.
21) Ten Brothers of Shao-Lin (1977) - Bad guy sends soldiers out to track down and kill the 10 disciples. With a plot like that you don't have to wait very long between fight scenes.


22) Girls in Prison (1956) - AIP WiP film. Woman goes to jail for robbery. Her cellmates think she can lead them to the still missing $18 thousand in stolen money, so they plan to escape and take her with them.
23) Women's Prison (1955) - Women in a prison are mistreated by warden Ida Lupino, and it's up to prison doc Howard Duff to try to keep them alive and bring the warden to justice.
24) Caged (1949) - Pregnant teen goes to prison where she runs up against the usual WiP stuff. Agnes Moorehead plays a reform-minded warden trying to clean up the place and get rid of a mean, politically connected matron. Oddly enough, this Warner Bros A Picture was the only one so far to include shower scenes (too bad they only showed the women from the knees down or the neck up).
25) Joshû ori (Female Prisoner: Caged!) (1983) - Japanese WiP flick. This one had it all: an evil warden, cruel guards, fights, rapes, nudity, sex, bondage, torture, and probably a few things I'm forgetting. Too bad it didn't have a good story to go with all that.
26) Nu zi jian yu (Women's Prison) (1988) - HK WiP flick. On her wedding day, a woman beats a guy with a statue and is later sent to prison. Pretty tame for this type of film.


27) Blood Orgy of the Leather Girls (1988) - A few girls torture, maim, and/or kill a few guys. Looks like something that Doris Wishman or the Findlays might've shot twenty years earlier. Badly acted, poorly shot and edited, with H.G. Lewis style gore.
28) Countess Dracula's Orgy of Blood (2003) - After being resurrected by Dracula's daughter, Lord Ruthven and his lesbian vampire sister (who were staked during the film's opening by none other than Paul Naschy) search for the woman they both love.


29) Road of Death (1973) - After a gang of bikers beats up Frank and his friend, Joe Banana, then rapes their girlfriends, Frank gets a gun and goes looking for revenge. There's maybe ten minutes of actual story in this film. The rest is taken up by Joe Banana and his band, The Joe Banana Thing, playing a couple of songs, Joe Banana making sandwiches, Joe Banana dancing with his girl, and lots and lots of footage of guys riding motorcycles. Almost no nudity, in spite of having at least two porn veterans in the cast.
30) Motorcycle Gang (1957) - Bad boy Nick (AIP Beach movie regular, John Ashley) returns home after fifteen months in jail to find out that his old biker buddies now belong to a police-sanctioned motorcycle club that competes in cross-country races. Alfalfa Switzer plays the hero's best friend, Speed.


31) Teenage Graffiti (1977) - Soap opera melodrama about a recent high school graduate and his relationships with his girlfriend, his parents, his brothers, and a young, wealthy couple. I was a little surprised by the "this film has been rated PG" screen after the credits rolled (the trailer confirmed this rating) because the movie started out with a boob shot and there were at least three other topless incidents in the film, but like I said, it was a soap opera, not the sleazy teen flick I was expecting.
32) Teenage Mother (1967) - Features the worst dancing performance I've seen since, well, yesterday. A female teacher arrives at a high school to teach a new sex education class. Soon, one of her students announces she's pregnant, then runs away from home. Fred Willard is in this, playing the Coach, and he looks like he might have been a year or two older than the guys playing his "teenage" students. There's a "birth of a baby" scene, but at least it was just the "normal birth," without the caesarean and birth of twins footage that was also mentioned in the movie's dialogue.
33) Teenage Doll (1957) - Directed by Roger Corman. After a female gang member turns up dead in an alley, her fellow gang members go hunting for the girl they suspect killed her.
34) Teenage Devil Dolls (One Way Ticket to Hell) (1955) - Teenage girl starts hanging out with motorcyclists, which leads first to pot smoking, then pill popping, and eventually, heroin addiction.


35) Super Fly (1972) - Drug dealer wants to make one last big deal before retiring. Stylish and well made.
36) Horror of the Blood Monsters (1969) - Independent International hodgepodge made up of new Al Adamson directed scenes (featuring John Carradine, here and there) edited in with stuff from two or three other movies.
37) Six She's and a He (Love Goddesses of Blood Island) (1963) - An astronaut, or maybe he's a WWII pilot, crashes into the ocean and later washes ashore on an island inhabited by six "love goddesses." No nudity. Some H.G. Lewis style gore. I watched the more complete 47 minute version, which is still obviously missing a reel or two, but it makes more sense than the 27 minute version on the Image/SWV Death Curse of Tartu/Sting of Death DVD. Mixed in with the hour plus of extras on this disc was part of a Nudie Cutie starring Dick Van Patten called The Secret Dream Models of Oliver Nibble (1967) (I'm guessing here because the title and setup for this short were missing), so I got to see the dad from Eight is Enough cavorting with nekkid chicks.


38) A History of the Blue Movie (1970) - Documentary about dirty movies. Included a few complete silent shorts (beginning with A Free Ride (1915)) with occasional voice-over narrative, and clips from several stripper shorts and loops.
39) Female Chauvinists (1976) - A woman and her boyfriend infiltrate a group of man hating, Dr. Pepper loving women. My first Uschi Digard sighting of this Challenge.


40) Swamp Virgin (Untamed Fury) (1947) - PRC B retitled for its 1951 re-release by Classic Pictures. A young man, who years earlier had left the swamp to go get some book learnin', hopes to use his education to bring civilization to the swamp. He's met with resistance from the locals, especially his old rival, Gator (short for Gator Bait, due to his father's method of alligator hunting when he was a child). A rather young looking E.G. Marshall appears as one of the swamp people.
41) Babes in the Woods (1962) - Three young ladies go to a resort in the woods.
42) Last Cannibal World (Jungle Holocaust) (1977) - After a bad landing, a couple of guys battle cannibals and nature while trying to make their way back to their plane.


43) Motor Psycho (1965) - Russ Meyer film about three guys on motorbikes raping their way across the desert who run into Alex Rocco.
44) Black Snake (1973) - Slightly sleazy period drama about slaves on a West Indies sugar plantation. Shouldn't a Russ Meyer movie to be more than just slightly sleazy?


45) Sisters of Death (1977) - Seven years after a girl was killed during an initiation, five sorority sisters are invited to a reunion in a big house in the middle of nowhere.
46) The Barn of the Naked Dead (Nightmare Circus) (1974) - After their station wagon breaks down in the desert, three young ladies are "rescued" by a guy who chains them up in his barn with a bunch of other women. Meanwhile, a radioactive mutant is stalking and killing people nearby. A little bit Pets. A little bit The Hills Have Eyes.


47) Ms..45 (1981) - When she is raped for the second time in the first ten minutes of the film, a mousey, mute girl decides to fight back, then goes on a killing spree with her attacker's .45.
48) The Mack (1973) - After his release from prison, former drug dealer, Goldie, goes into the more lucrative pimping business.
49) Martial Arts Mayhem Vol. 2 (1998) - Another SWV chop-socky movie trailer compilation. This one was mostly more obscure stuff I'd never seen (or heard of) before.


50) The Great American Girl Robbery (Cheerleaders' Wild Weekend) (1979) - A busload of cheerleaders is kidnapped and held for $2 million ransom. A near perfect drive-in movie: pretty girls, gratuitous nudity, sex, violence, a simple, straight-forward plot, plus a cheerleader with a chainsaw.
51) Chainsaw Cheerleaders (2008) - A witch brings another witch across time, and that witch starts killing people. Ouch. Just goes to show that a cheerleader with a chainsaw isn't always a good thing.
52) The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand (The Clutching Hand) (1936): Chapter One: "Who is the Clutching Hand?" / Chapter Two: "Shadows" / Chapter Three: "House of Mystery" - Dr. Gironda, inventor of a formula that can transmute metals into gold, disappears, and Craig Kennedy, "super-detective", is called in on the case. Weiss Productions serial features uninteresting car chases down dirt roads, ineptly staged fistfights, lots of people standing around talking, and some of the least exciting cliffhangers I've ever seen.
53) The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand (The Clutching Hand) (1936): Chapter Four: "The Phantom Car" / Chapter Five: "The Double Trap" / Chapter Six: "Steps of Doom" / Chapter 7: "The Invisible Enemy" - More of the same. It's not really bad, it's just not very good. There's not much of anything happening, and the one good cliffhanger in these chapters was resolved in the next chapter by just not having the bad guys spring the trap on the good guys. Inescapable deathtrap? What inescapable deathtrap?


54) Shao-Lin Red Master (1978) - Newly graduated kung fu master goes looking for the guy who killed his parents.
55) The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand (The Clutching Hand) (1936): Chapter-8: "A Cry in the Night" / Chapter-9: "Evil Eyes" / Chapter-10: "A Desperate Chance" / Chapter-11: "The Ship of Peril" - Bleh.


56) The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand (The Clutching Hand) (1936): Chapter-12: "Hidden Danger" / Chapter 13: "The Mystic Menace" / Chapter 14: "The Silent Spectre" / Chapter 15: "The Lone Hand" - And, it's done. Apparently there was a sequel to this, another Craig Kennedy serial, so it must've made money. There were a lot of nice cars to look at, at least.
57) Django (1966) - Stranger comes into town, dragging a coffin and looking to take care of some personal business.


58) Django Strikes Again (1987) - Twenty years after the first film, Django comes out of retirement, digs up his coffin, and goes looking for the folks who kidnapped his daughter. More like an '80s action movie than a western, but not bad.
59) Monster and the Stripper (The Exotic Ones) (1968) - A few guys go into the swamp, capture the "Swamp Thing," and put it on display in a geek show at a strip club in New Orleans.
60) Hot Skin and Cold Cash (1968) - Barry Mahon movie about one night in the life of a New York City hooker. This one seemed familiar, but I'm pretty sure I haven't seen it before.


61) Odio Mi Cuerpo (I Hate My Body) (1974) - A womanizer's body is burned up in a car wreck, so an ex-Nazi surgeon transplants his brain into the body of a woman.
62) My Body Hungers (1967) - A girl investigates her sister's murder at a roadhouse. It's a Joe Sarno movie, so there are lots of scenes of people talking about relationships peppered between the simulated sex scenes.
63) Alice Goodbody (Gosh!) (1974) - Sharon Kelly plays a waitress who is "discovered" working at a diner in L.A., is offered a chance to be in pictures, and "works" her way up from an extra to a star. Film on marquee during requisite shot of Grauman's Chinese Theater: Enter the Dragon.


64) Starlet! (1969) - EVI softcore movie about people making a softcore movie at EVI. Dave Friedman (who wrote it) plays himself on the phone in one scene. Film on marquee during requisite shot of Grauman's Chinese Theater: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
65) Hollywood Boulevard (1976) - Another B movie about people making B movies. New Joe Dante directed scenes with Candice Rialson, Dick Miller, Mary Woronov, and Paul Bartel are mixed in with clips from several old New World Pictures movies to make yet another story about a girl breaking into the movie business. Since I watched it earlier this month, it was funny to see an Untamed Mistress poster on a wall in one scene (they had changed it to make Mary Woronov's character the star). Film on marquee during requisite shot of Grauman's Chinese Theater: Beyond the Door.
66) Hollywood Babylon (1971) - Film version of Kenneth Anger's book combines old newsreel footage and clips from silent movies with re-enactments to tell several Hollywood scandals of the '20s and '30s. Uschi Digard showed up in a couple of segments.


67) All the Sins of Sodom (1968) - Another Joe Sarno movie. This one's about a photographer and a few models he sleeps with.
68) Sodom and Gomorrah: The Last Seven Days (1975) - Lot, his wife, and their two daughters move to Sodom. Meanwhile a space hippie and a talking chimp, on a mission to wipe out venereal disease, arrive in their spaceship.
69) Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom) (1975) - Nazisploitation movie with Italian Fascists in place of Nazis. It's subtitled and Criterion released the DVD, so it must be art.


70) Hot Month of August (1965) - According to the DVD case, Doris Wishman was vacationing in Greece when she bought the rights to this film (O Zestos minas Augoustos) from a cash-strapped film company. Edit in some newly shot sex scenes, dub the new film with all-new dialogue (supposedly, she lost the English translation of the script), and this is the result.
71) Keyholes Are for Peeping or Is There Life After Marriage? (Keyholes Are for Peeping) (1972) - Sammy Petrillo (Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla), still doing his poor man's Jerry Lewis, plays a middle-aged, hippie loser living with his mother in Doris Wishman's apartment. Doris managed to get out of her apartment some in this one. All the way out into the hall, where we get to see the actor playing the building super press his eye against doorknob after doorknob (to look through the keyholes) and watch lots of clips from old Doris Wishman movies (tinted red so maybe we won't notice that it's clips from old B&W Doris Wishman movies).
72) Girls Are for Loving (1973) - The third Ginger movie finds Ginger working for the U.S. Government to take down a female villain.
73) The Working Girls (1974) - The adventures of three working girls. A little bit like a Corman nurse movie, but none of them were nurses. Yeah, this is the one where Elvira dances topless.
74) Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity (1987) - Two women escape from a slave ship and crash land on a planet where they are hunted by some guy and a couple of robots. Brinke Stevens was in this one.


75) Easter Bunny Kill! Kill! (2006) - Someone wearing a bunny mask kills a few people.
76) If Footmen Tire You What Will Horses Do? (1971) - From the same folks who made Untamed Mistress and Monster and the Stripper (Ron Ormond and family). Preacher (Rev. Estus Pirkle) tells his congregation what life in the U.S. could be like under communist rule.
77) The Burning Hell (1974) - Another Ormond religious flick. This time Rev. Pirkle tells his congregation what hell might be like.


78) Run! Bitch Run! (2009) - After witnessing a murder and being raped and left for dead in the woods, a woman seeks revenge.
79) Nude Nuns with Big Guns (2010) - A nun with a bunch of guns seeks revenge against drug dealing priests and motorcyclists.
80) The Killer Nun (Suor Omicidi) (1979) - Anita Ekberg plays a drug addicted nun working at a hospital.
81) The Zebra Killer (The Get-Man/Combat Cops) (1974) - A couple of cops hunt for a serial killer.
82) Cover Girl Killer (1959) - British whodunit about a killer who kills cover girls, leaving their bodies dressed and posed as they were on the cover of a men's magazine.


83) Calendar Pin-ups (Calendar Pin-up Girls) (1966) - Manuel S. Conde how-to film discussing the finer points of lighting and photographing the nude female figure.
84) Posed for Murder (1989) - Playmate goes into acting. Meanwhile someone kills a few people.
85) Death Collector (1988) - All I remember about this one is it sucked.


86) The Disturbance (1990) - Crazy guy starts dating a girl who's way too hot for him just about the time he really starts to lose his mind.
87) i Maniaci (The Maniacs) (1964) - Lucio Fulci sketch comedy with Barbara Steele.
88) The Abductors (1971) - The second Ginger movie finds Ginger investigating the disappearance of a few cheerleaders.
89) The Scavengers (1969) - Bob Cresse Civil War picture. Uschi Digard was in it for a few minutes.


90) The Lost Skeleton Returns Again (2009) - Sequel brings back everyone from the original to do more of what they did in the first film.
91) The Naked Monster (2005) - Brinke Stevens and Kenneth Tobey (with some help from John Agar, Forrest J Ackerman, Linnea Quigley, and a bunch of other B-Movie veterans) fight a prehistoric monster in L.A.
92) Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008) - Entertaining documentary about Australian B-Movies.
93) Turkey Shoot (Escape 2000) (1981) - Three young people are sent to a re-education camp, then later released to be hunted by the warden and a few of his friends.


94) The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972) - Barry and his Aunt Edna go to London.
95) Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974) - Barry and his Aunt Edna go to Paris where Edna is kidnapped by a vampire count (Donald Pleasence).
96) Fantasm (1976) - A psychiatrist shares the sexual fantasies of ten of his female patients which we see acted out by Uschi Digard, Rene Bond, John Holmes, and others (with all those Hollywood actors and the Hollywood locations, it wasn't really much of an Ozploitation flick). Unfortunately Rene Bond was wasted in a non-speaking role in a nasty "rape fantasy" segment.
97) Fantasm Comes Again (1977) - A man and a woman read ten letters to an advice column which we see acted out by Uschi Digard, Rainbeaux Smith, and others. This time it was Rainbeaux Smith in the "rape fantasy" segment (plus we see some of Rene Bond's scene from the first film projected onto a drive-in screen). I'm sure they were both given those roles because they could actually act, but c'mon.


98) The Return of Captain Invincible (1982) - Alan Arkin plays a retired superhero who battles his arch-enemy, Christopher Lee. This started out pretty good, with fake newsreels showing us Captain Invincible's history and why he retired to Australia. Then the singing started.
99) Deep Throat (1972) - Woman with an anatomical anomaly has lots of sex. Hey, isn't that Joe Banana's buddy, Frank?
100) Best Worst Movie (2009) - Entertaining documentary about Troll 2.
101) Mr. No Legs (1979) - Guy with no legs works as a hitman.
102) Hundra (1983) - After her Amazon tribe is wiped out by barbarians, Hundra goes looking for revenge and for a man worthy to father her children. I'd seen this one before on cable years ago, but didn't remember it until I started watching it.

5/1/11 Overtime: Midnight to dawn

103) The Playmates (The Playmates in Deep Vision 3-D) (1974) - Woman making a documentary about sex meets a reporter and falls in love, in 3-D. Nice segment with Rene Bond in and out of a Bunny costume.
104) Flesh of the Lotus (1971) - Johnny Wadd investigates the murder of a former girlfriend. Make your own private dick joke.
105) Jabberwalk (This Is America) (1976) - I hadn't watched any Mondo films this month, so I decided to watch this "documentary" to end things.

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Re: LIST THREAD 2nd Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge March 31-April 30

B Movie Challenge 2: Electric Boogaloo! (2011)
March 31 - April 30, 2011
Challenge Goal: 100 Movies in 31 Days
Personal Goal: 31 Something Weird/Image DVDs in 31 Days

I'm going to watch (mostly, but not limited to) Something Weird/Image DVDs.
I'm going to (try) to review each film.
I'm going to keep a running list of all the trailers I watch.
Green = First Timer

PG - 01. Killer Kitty Double Feature
Warning: This program contains violence, nudity, and very sharp claws!
Kitty Kat trailers for: The Black Cat (1965), The Fat Black Pussy-Cat (1963), The Cats (1965), Confessions Of A Psycho Cat (1968), The Girl From Pussycat (1969), The House Of Cats (1966), Puss 'N' Boots (1955), Pussycats Paradise (1960) & A Trip Around The World (1960), The Tomcat (1967), The Pink Pussy: Where Sin Lives (1964)
Trailer Count = 10

CG - 001. The Black Cat (1965) A+
CG - 002. The Fat Black Pussy-Cat (1963) A
"Before They Were Famous" appearance: Geoffrey Lewis
xxx. Deleted Scenes From The Original Version Of The Fat Black Pussy-Cat
"Before They Were Famous" appearance: Hector Elizondo
xxx. Margie LaMont: The Cat Girl
xxx. Gallery Of Horror Drive-In Exploitation Art With Horrorama Radio Spot Rarities

PG - 02. A Kitty Krime Double Feature
Warning: This program contains Nudity, Sexual Situations and Bad Ol' Puddy Tats!
KittyKat trailers for: Kitten In A Cage (1968), The Girl From Pussycat (1969), The Fat Black Pussy-Cat (1963), The House Of Cats (1966), The Pink Pussy: Where Sin Lives (1964), Platinum Pussycat (), Pussycats Paradise (1960) & A Trip Around The World (1960), 3 Loves Of A Psycho Cat (1968)
Trailer Count = 8 - 5 repeats
Total = 13

CG - 003. Kitten In A Cage (1968) C-
CG - 004. The Girl From Pussycat (1969) C-
xxx. Friendly Kitten
xxx. Pretty Kitty From Kansas City
xxx. Young And Kittenish
xxx. Kute Kitty
xxx. Gallery Of Harry Novak Exploitation Art With Soundtrack Greatest Hits (actually has Radio Spots)
xxx. Gallery Of Harry Novak Exploitation Photos (This one has the Soundtrack Greatest Hits)

April Fool's Day (no DVD player Today, so all online streaming movies Today)
CG - 005. Chariots Of The Gods (1970) C
You can watch it too! Click Here
CG - 006. Turkish Star Trek (1973) B
You can watch it too! Click Here
CG - 007. April Fool's Day (1986) A+
Not Streaming, on Showtime Beyond
PG - 03. Confessions Of A Psycho Cat
WARNING: This program contains nudity, violence and straitjackets.
Bad Girl Sexplotation Trailers for: Confessions Of A Psycho Cat (1968), Bad Girls Don't Cry (1959), Come Play With Me (?), Fuego (1968), In Hot Blood (1968), Olga's House Of Shame (1964), Ride The Wild Pink Horse (1967), Spoiled Rotten (1961), Stefania (1966), Submission (1969)
Trailer Count = 10 - 1 repeat
Total = 22

CG - 008. Confessions Of A Psycho Cat (1968) B+
CG - 009. Hot Blooded Woman (1965) C+
xxx. Preface To A Life (1950)
"Before They Were Famous" appearance: Don Murray
xxx. Gallery Of Sexploitation Art With Sexploitation Radio-Spot Rarities

PG - 04. Double Feature
No warning, must be OK!
Teen-O-Rama Theatrical Trailers for: The Cool And The Crazy (1958), Cry Baby Killer (1958), Eighteen And Anxious (1957), Jacktown (1962), Joy Ride (12957), Lost, Lonely And Vicious (1957), Teenage Wolfpack (1956)
Trailer Count = 7
Total = 29

CG - 010. Lost, Lonely And Vicious (1957) B
CG - 011. Jacktown (1962) B+
xxx. Crisis In Morality
xxx. Hell Is A Place Called Hollywood
xxx. Little Miss Delinquent
xxx. Gallery Of Trash-O-Rama Exploitation Art With Radio-Spot Rarities

PG - 05. Starman Volume 1
No warning, must be OK!
Super Heroic Trailers for: Three Fantastic Supermen (1974), Sergeant X Of The Foreign Legion (1960), The Black Devil (1957), Lightning Bolt (1966), Superargo Vs. Diabolicus (1967), Superargo And The Faceless Giants (1968), Super Stooges Vs. The Wonder Women (1975), Goliath And The Vampires (1961)
Trailer Count = 8
Total = 37

CG - 012. Attack From Space (1965) B+
CG - 013. Evil Brain From Outer Space (1965) B
xxx. My Milkman, Joe
xxx. Prince Planet

PG - 06. Starman Volume 2
No warning, must be OK!
CG - 014. Invaders From Space (1965) B
CG - 015. Atomic Rulers (1965) B+
xxx. Prince Planet
xxx. Mercury Amazing Vs. Vampyrum
xxx. Exploring The Moon
xxx. Talking Of Tomorrow

PG - 07. Double Feature
No warning, must be OK!
Sword-&-Sandal-Style Trailers for: Hercules Against The Moon Men (1963), Hercules Of The Desert (1964), Goliath And The Vampires (1961), Goliath And The Sins Of Babylon (1963), Son Of Samson (1960), The Avenger (1962), Gladiators Seven (1962), Mighty Ursus (), Alone Against Rome (1962), Sabu And The Magic Ring (1957), The Mongols (1961), Damon And Pythias (1962), Chinese Hercules (1973)
Trailer Count = 13 - 1 repeat
Total = 50

CG - 016. Hercules Against The Moon Men (1963) A
CG - 017. The Witch's Curse (1963) C-
xxx. The Terror Of Rome Against The Son Of Hercules
xxx. Mole Men Against The Son Of Hercules
xxx. Gallery Of Sword & Sandal Exploitation Art

PG - 08. Goliath And The Dragon
No warning, must be OK!
Goliath and the Gang in Trailers for: Hercules Of The Desert (1964), The Trojan Horse (1961), Colossus And The Amazon Queen (1960), Colossus Of The Arena (1962), Goliath At The Conquest Of Damascus (1965), Hercules Against The Mongols (1963), Samson And The Seven Miracles Of The World (1961), Atlas (1961), Hercules Against The Moon Men (1963), The Witch's Curse (1963), Giant Of The Metropolis (1961)
Trailer Count = 11 - 2 repeats
Total = 59

CG - 018. Goliath And The Dragon (1960) B+
CG - 019. The Conqueror Of Atlantis (1962) C+
xxx. Fire Monsters Against The Son Of Hercules
xxx. Muscleman Montage
xxx. Hercules Oblivious
xxx. Gallery Of Sword & Sandal Exploitation Art

2011-04-06 (no DVD player again and bad conectivity)
CG - 020. Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1949) A
CG - 021. Tarzan And The Slave Girl (1950) A
CG - 022. Tarzan's Peril (1951) A
CG - 023. Tarzan's Savage Fury (1952) B
CG - 024. Tarzan And The She Devil (1953) B
(PAL DVDrs I can only watch on my computer)
CG - 025. At Long Last Love (1975) D
On Fox Movie Channel - Golden Turkey Award WINNER for "The Worst Musical Extravaganza in Hollywood History"
PG - 09. Double Feature
Warning: This program contains nudity, sexual situations, and Miss Baby Bubbles!
Mondo Trailers for: Mondo Bizarro (1966), Mondo Freudo (1966), Ecco (1964), It's A Sick Sick Sick World (1965), Malamondo (1964), Mondo Balordo (1964), Mondo Oscenita (1966), Mondo Teeno (1967), Sadismo (1967), The Freudian Thing ()
Trailer Count = 10
Total = 69

CG - 026. Mondo Bizarro (1966) C
CG - 027. Mondo Freudo (1966) C+
xxx. Dungeon Party
xxx. Galley Of Mondo Movie Exploitation Art With Audio Oddities

CG - 028. Mondo Bizarro (1966) C
With Commentary by the Mondo Mod Men: Johnny "Mr. Mondo" Legend and Hollywood Book & Poster Co.'s Eric Caidin
CG - 029. Mondo Freudo (1966) C+
With Commentary by the Mondo Mod Men: Johnny "Mr. Mondo" Legend and Hollywood Book & Poster Co.'s Eric Caidin
PG - 10. Primitive Triple Feature
WARNING: This program contains mild nudity, bad choreography and sexy women speaking jibberish!
Untamed Trailers for: Daughter Of The Sun God (1962), I Married A Savage (1949), Tarzana: The Wild Girl (1969), Virgin Sacrifice (1959), The Wild Women Of Wongo (1958)
Trailer Count = 5
Total = 74

CG - 030. Bowanga Bowanga (1951) C
CG - 031. The Wild Women Of Wongo (1958) A+
CG - 032. Virgin Sacrifice (1959) C-
xxx. Forbidden Daughters ()
xxx. Gallery Of Roadshow Exploitation Art With Audio Oddities

2011-04-09 (no DVD player again)
CG - 033. Screams Of A Winter Night (1979) A+
You can watch it too! Click Here
CG - 034. The House In Nightmare Park (1977) A+
You can watch it too! Click Here
CG - 035. Wet Asphalt (1958) A+
You can watch it too! Click Here
2011-04-10 (no DVD player again and bad conectivity)
CG - 036. The Fury (1978) B
On American Life Network
CG - 037. Attack Of The Giant Leeches (1959) A+
PG - 10. Tropical Double Feature
WARNING: This program contains mild nudity and two giant clams.
Trailers for: The Fiend Of Dope Island (1961), Pagan Island (1960)
Trailer Count = 2
Total = 76

CG - 038. The Fiend Of Dope Island (1961) A+
xxx. Alternate Title Sequence for Fiend Of Dope Island Under The Title Whiplash!
CG - 039. Pagan Island (1960) C+
xxx. Women Of Bali
xxx. Virgins Of Bali
xxx. Perilous Paradise
xxx. The Shipwrecked Sailor And The Hula Girl
xxx. The Exotic Fire Dance
xxx. Pagan Love
xxx. The Moon Of Manakoora
xxx. Artist Lewis Van Dercar
xxx. Gallery Of Drive-In Exploitation Art With Trash-O-Rama Radio-Spot Rarities

PG - 12. Explosive Double Feature
Warning: This program contains nudity, sexual situations, and an expolding hippie!
Harry Novak Seventies-Style Drive-In Trailers for: Booby Trap (1973), The Takers (1971), The Black Alley Cats (1973), Black Bunch (1973), Erika's Hot Summer (1971), The Loves Of Cynthia (1972), Weekend Lovers (1969), Young And Wild (1973)
Trailer Count = 8
Total = 84

CG - 040. Booby Trap (1973) B+
CG - 041. The Takers (1971) C+
xxx. Blasting Kaps PSA
xxx. These Are The Aliens
xxx. Magnificent Monique
xxx. Gallery Of Harry Novack Exploitation Art With Soundtrack Greatest Hits
xxx. Gallery Of Harry Novack Exploitation Photos

CG - 042. Booby Trap (1973) B+
With Commentary by Harry Novak and friends
CG - 043. Cinematic Titanic Live: Danger On Tiki Island (2010) A+
xxx. Cinematic Titanic Live: Between The Riffs
PG - 13. Sharon Kelly Double Feature
Warning: This program contains nudity, sexual situations and the strange spectacle of beautiful women having sex with ugly men!
Dirty-Minded Trailers for: The Dirty Mind Of Young Sally (1973), Teenage Bride (1975), Don't Just Lay There (1970), The Experiment (1972), Female Factory (1971), Italian Stalllion (1976), The Party At Kitty And Stud's House (1970), Thaw That Frigid Bird (1970), Sassy Sue (1972)
Trailer Count = 9
Total = 93

CG - 044. The Dirty Mind Of Young Sally (1973) A
CG - 045. Teenage Bride (1975) B
xxx. Bad Girl In Black Boots
xxx. Gallery Of Harry Novack Exploitation Art With Soundtrack Greatest Hits
xxx. Gallery Of Harry Novack Exploitation Photos

CG - 046. The Film Crew: Wild Women Of Wongo (2005) A+
xxx. Make The Film Crew Dance
xxx. Goodbye, Goona-Style

PG - 14. Public Enemy Double Feature
No warning, must be OK!
Crime-Busting Trailers for: Jacktown (1962), Miami Exposé (1956), Slaughter On 10th Avenue (1957), Portland Exposé (1957), Jail Busters (1955), Baby Face Nelson (1957)
Trailer Count = 6 - 1 repeat
Total = 98

CG - 047. Ma Barker's Killer Brood (1960) A+
CG - 048. Gang Busters (1955) C+
xxx. Gun Girls (1956)
PG - 15. Sizzling Latin Double Feature
WARNING: This program contains nudity, sexual situations and an out-of-control Isabel.
Trailers fot the Argentinean Epics: Fuego - three versions (1968), Love Hunger (1962), The Curious Dr. Humpp (1967), The Deadly Organ (1967), No Exit (1962), The Unsatisfied (1961), The Pink Pussy: Where Sin Lives (1964), Put Out Or Shut Up (1958)
Trailer Count = 10 - 3 repeats
Total = 105

CG - 049. Fuego (1968) B+
CG - 050. The Female (1968) A+
xxx. South American S&M Show
xxx. South American Smoke-Den Stripper
xxx. Naked Temptation
xxx. Gallery Of Sixties Exploitation Art With Radio-Spot Rarities

PG - 16. Turned-On Double Feature
Warning: This program contains nudity, sexual situations and...and...oh wow, look at all those colors...
Drug-Drenched Trailers for: Smoke And Flesh (1968), The Pusher (1960), Devil's Harvest (1942), The Hard Road (1970), Confessions Of An Opium Eater (1962), The Narcotics Story (1958), Monkey On My Back! (1957), Hopped Up (1949), Marihuana (1936), The Acid Eaters (1968)
Trailer Count = 10
Total = 115

CG - 051. Alice In Acidland (1969) D
CG - 052. Smoke And Flesh (1968) C+
xxx. Aphrodisiac: The Sexual Secret Of Marijuana (1971)
xxx. Gallery Of Underground Sexploitation Movie-Magazine Cover With Audio Oddities

CG - 053. Teenage Wolfpack (1956) A
2011-04-18 (Another no DVD day)
CG - 054. Suck (2009) C+
on The Movie Channel On Demand
CG - 055. The It's Alive Show: Wild Guitar (1962) A+
You can watch it too! Click Here
CG - 056. RiffTrax: Plan 9 From Outer Space (2009) A+
CG - 057. Sssssss (1973) D
CG - 058. The Resident (2010) B+
CG - 059. Yongary Monster From The Deep (1967) B
CG - 060. The Intruder (1986) A
You can watch it too! Click Here
CG - 061. Headin' For Broadway (1980) A
You can watch it too! Click Here
CG - 062. MST3K on KTMA-TV: Gamera Vs. Barugon (1988/1966) A+
A Video-CD I bought years ago.
PG - 17. Karate: The Hand Of Death
WARNING: Trailers contain brief nudity and bad grammar!
CG - 063. Karate Hand Of Death (1962) B+
CG - 064. The Incredible Martial-Arts-Mayhem Kung-Fu Trailer Show!!! (2003) A+
Two Swords, Two Sorcerers (), Flying Claw Fights 14 Demons (1979), The Iron-Fist Rebel (), Temple Of Death (), Japanese Connection (1973), Wanted! Bruce Li Dead Or Alive (Deadly Strike) (1978), Masters Of The Iron Arena (), Kung-Fu Death Wish (Chaku Master) (), Superfist (1976), Big Bad Bolo (1978), Lee, The Angry Man (), Shaolin Master Killer (1978), Hammerfist Masters (), Gangbusters Kung-Fu (He Has Nothing But Kung Fu) (1977), World War Of Kung-Fu (), Incredible Master Beggars (1979), Ten Tigers Of Shaolin (1979), Tower Of Drunken Dragons (1982), The Mad, The Mean, And The Deadly (1977), Single Fighter (1974), The Karate Killer (1973), The Screaming Tiger (1972), Blood Of The Dragon (), Devil Woman (1970) & Dragons Never Die (1986), Korean Connection (1974)
The Thunder Kick (1973), The Shanghai Killers (1971), Sister Street Fighter (1974), The Sacred Knives Of Vengeance (1972), Kung-Fu The Punch Of Death (1973), Chinese Hercules (1973), Fearless Fighters (1971), Slash -The Blade Of Death! (1971), Hands Of Death (1971), The Street Fighter (1974), Return Of The Street Fighter (1974), When Tae Kwon Do Strikes (1973), The Tattoo Connection (1978), The Snake Fist Fighter (1971), Slaughter In San Francisco (1974), Kill Or Be Killed (1980), Kill And Kill Again (1981), Dragons Die Hard (1976), Shogun Massacre (The Buddha Assassinator) (1980), Master Of The Flying Guillotine (1975), Superdragon (1982), Shanghai Lil And The Sun Luck Kid (1973), Fury Of The Black Belt (1975), Thunderfist (1973), Deep Thrust (1972)
Trailer Count = 50 - 1 Repeat
Total = 164

PG - 18. Joel M. Reed Double Feature
Warning: This program contains Nudity, Sexual Situations and Deviant Bird Watchers!
Sleazeball Trailers for: Career Bed (1969), Fluctuations (1970), Hot Erotic Dreams (1968), The Molesters (1963), The Smut Peddler (1965), Take All You Can Get (1970), The Ultimate Degenerate (1969)
Trailer Count = 7
Total = 171

CG - 065. Career Bed (1969) A
CG - 066. Sex By Advertisement (1968) B
xxx. The Filth Shop
xxx. Gallery Of Sick Sixties Sex Stills With Audio Oddities

Roger Corman's Cult Classics Double Feature
Trailers: Not Of This Earth (1988), Up From The Depths (1979)
CG - 067. The Terror Within (1989) A
Trailers: Galaxy Of Terror (1981), Forbidden World (1982)
CG - 068. Dead Space (1990) C
Trailer Count = 4
Total = 175

CG - 069. Night Of The Creeps (1986) C+
Roger Corman's Cult Classics Double Feature
Trailers: Firecracker (1981), Humanoids From The Deep (1980)
CG - 070. Up From The Depths (1979) A+
Trailers: Caged Heat (1974), Jackson County Jail (1976)
CG - 071. Demon Of Paradise (1987) B
Trailers: Up From The Depths (1979), Demon Of Paradise (1987)
Trailer Count = 6
Total = 181

CG - 072. In Search Of Historic Jesus (1979) B
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CG - 073. The Funhouse (1981) B
Trailer: Undead (2003)
CG - 074. Undead (2003) C+
Trailer Count = 1
Total = 182

Roger Corman's Cult Classics Triple Feature - Sci-Fi Classics
CG - 075. Attack Of The Crab Monsters (1957) A+
CG - 076. Not Of This Earth (1957) A+
CG - 077. War Of The Satellites (1958) A+
CG - 078. The Roger Corman Trailer Collection (2011) A+
Trailers: Attack Of The Crab Monsters (1957) & Not Of This Earth (1957), She-Gods Of Shark Reef (1958), Teenage Doll (1957), The Undead (1957), War Of The Satellites (1958), The Wasp Woman (1959), A Bucket Of Blood (1959), The Little Shop Of Horrors (1960), Creature From The Haunted Sea (1961), The Fall Of The House Of Usher (), The Pit And The Pendulum (1961), The Intruder (1963), The Premature Burial (1962), Tales Of Terror (1962), The Raven (1963), X-The Man With The X-ray Eyes (1963), The Secret Invasion (1964), Masque Of The Red Death (1964), Tomb Of Ligeia (1964), The Wild Angels (1966), The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1967), The Trip (1967), Bloody Mama (1970), Gas-s-s-s (1970), Von Richthofen And Brown (1971), Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
Trailer Count = 27
Total = 209

PG - 19. Best Of Burlesque Disc 1
No warning, must be OK!
Theatrical Trailers for: 3D Glamour Show (), Follies Burlesque '72 ()
Trailer Count = 2
Total = 211

CG - 079. A Virgin In Hollywood (1952) B+
xxx. In The Dressing Room Of Bella Starr
xxx. Love For Sale
xxx. Persian Slave Market
xxx. American Beauties
xxx. Give This Little Girl A Great Big Hand
xxx. A Gypsy Frolic
xxx. Parade Of Girls
xxx. Daughters Of Eve
xxx. Bust-O-Rama
xxx. Curvaceous Cuties Of Burlesque
xxx. Dances That Thrill
xxx. Unclad Cuties
xxx. Uncover Girls
xxx. Tops In Burlesque
xxx. Night Club Girls
xxx. Sepia Sirens
xxx. Secrets Of Paris
xxx. Gallery Of Burlesque Ballyhoo And Expkoitation Art

CG - 080. RiffTrax: Santa And The Ice Cream Bunny (2011/1972) A+
xxx. Rifftrax: Santa's Punch & Judy
CG - 081. Godzilla Vs. Gigan (1972) A
CG - 082. Penitentiary (1979) A
You can watch it too! Click Here
PG - 20. Frankenstein's Castle Of Freaks
Warning! This program contains mild nudity.
Original Theatrical Trailer for: Frankenstein's Castle Of Freaks (1974)
Trailer Count = 1
Total = 212

CG - 083. Frankenstein's Castle Of Freaks (1974) C-
xxx. The Monster And The Maiden
xxx. Frankenstein And The Naughty Nurse
xxx. Gallery Of Exploitation Art Featuring Horrorama Radio-Spot Rarities



Challenge Total: 83 (Missed the Goal by 17)

Personal Total: 20 (Missed My Goal by 11)

First Time Viewings: 64

Trailers: 212

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Re: LIST THREAD 2nd Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge March 31-April 30

1. Above the Law (1988) * - Soft-spoken, pre-tubby Seagal is just dandy when showing off his impressive karate skills, less so when attempting to act.
2. Darkman (1990) - The tone of this one is all over the place, but the Looney Tunes-style sequence at the amusement park was inspired, and Danny Elfman's score helped elevate the material.
3. Inferno (1980) * - As with any Argento film, the plot is virtually incomprehensible, but, as with any Argento film, the use of color is stunning, particularly on the beautiful Blu-ray.
4. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) * - Could this actually be worse than Part V? What's with the inexplicable appearance of adolescent Jason? And how much time did the film actually spend in recognizable New York? 2 or 3 minutes? Still, the moment when he literally knocks Julius' block off and the head falls into a dumpster below with the cover neatly banging closed over it was a nice touch.
5. Human Desire (1954) * - I preferred Renoir's version, but Lang's adaptation has a surprisingly downbeat ending and pumpkin-faced/Betty Boop-voiced Gloria Grahame is as fascinating to watch as ever.
6. It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
7. Graveyard Shift (1990) *
8. Subspecies (1991) *
9. Warlock (1989)
10. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) *
11. Death Wish III (1985) *
12. Over the Top (1987) *
13. The Exterminator (1980)
14. Eyes of a Stranger (1981) *
15. Watchers (1988) *
16. Action Jackson (1988) *
17. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
18. Across 110th Street (1972)
19. Brainscan (1994)
20. Body Bags (1993) *
21. Not of this Earth (1958) *
22. Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) *
23. Phenomena (1985) *
24. Dr. Giggles (1992) *
25. Black Moon Rising (1986) *
26. House (1986)
27. Lifeforce (1985)
28. Santa Sangre (1989)
29. The Unnamable (1988) *
30. The Omega Man (1971)
31. War of the Satellites (1958) *
32. The Premature Burial (1962) *
33. Destroy All Monsters (1968) *
34. Scarlet Street (1945)
35. Scarlet Street (w/commentary)
35. The Big Heat (1953)
36. While the City Sleeps (1956)
37. Not of this Earth (w/commentary)
38. Attack of the Crab Monsters (w/commentary)
39. Attack of the 50-Ft Monster Mania *
40. The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1981) *
41. Link (1986) *

* First viewing
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Re: LIST THREAD 2nd Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge March 31-April 30

March 31st
1. Case of the Scorpion's Tail (Martino, 1971)

April 1st
2. Inconfessable Orgies of Emmanuelle (Franco, 1982)@

April 2nd
3. Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (Grau, 1975)@
4. Rica (Nakahira, 1972)@

April 3rd
5. Rica 2: Lonely Wanderer (Nakahira, 1973)@
6. Big Trouble in Little China (Carpenter, 1986)

April 4th
7. And Now... Make Your Peace With God (Fidani, 1968)@

April 5th
8. Rica 3: Juvenile Lullabay (Yoshimura, 1974)@
9. Succubus (Franco, 1968)@

April 6th
10. Zombie Strippers (Lee, 2008)@

April 7th
11. Panic Beats (Molina, 1983)@

April 8th
12. Blue Rita (Franco, 1977)@
13. The Warrior (Putra, 1981)@
14. Golgo 13 (Noda, 1977)@

April 9th
15. Bullet Train (uncut version) (Sato, 1975)@
16. How To Kill a Judge (Damiani, 1976)@
17. The Bodyguard (Takamori, 1976)@

April 10th
18. Pyjama Girl Case (Mogherini, 1977)@
19. Dragon Princess (Kohira, 1976)@
20. Up! (Meyer, 1976)@

April 11th
21. Karate Warriors (Yamaguchi, 1976)@

April 14th
22. Werewolf Shadow (Klimovsky, 1971)@
23. Shaolin Temple (Xinyan Zhang, 1982)@

April 15th
24. Kids From Shaolin (Xinyan Zhang, 1984)@

April 16th
25. Nightmare City (Lenzi, 1980)@
26. Killing Machine (Suzuki, 1976)@

April 17th
27. Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun(Franco, 1977)@

April 18th
28. Dark Forces (Wincer, 1980)@

April 19th
29. The Last Round (Massi, 1976)@

April 20th
30. The Executioner (Ishii, 1974)@

April 22nd
31. The Executioner 2: Karate Inferno (Ishii, 1974)@

April 23rd
32. The Live (Carpenter, 1988)@
33. Malabimba (1979, Bianchi)@
34. The Mighty Pekin Man (Meng Hua Ho, 1978)@

April 24th
35. Ilsa, The Wicked Warden (Franco, 1977)@
36. Night of the Lepus (Claxton, 1972)@

April 25th
37. School of the Holy Beast (Suzuki, 1974)@

April 26th
38. Simon King of the Witches (Kessler, 1971)@

April 27th
39. The Dracula Saga (Klimovsky, 1973)@



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Re: LIST THREAD 2nd Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge March 31-April 30

-Watch 50 movies
-get 75% of the checklist done
-90% of my list to be first viewings

March 31st

1. Smiley Face(2007) | First time viewing | Netflix instant stream
Not a bad little stoner film. I've never been a fan of Anna Farris but she saved this movie, it was a fun ride to watch her run around town stoned out of her mind.
RATING: 7/10

2. The Streetfighter(1974) | First Time Viewing | DVD
As testosterone induced as this movie is Sonny Chiba touches balls a little too often and travels around with a homo erotic sidekick who later begs to be his slave. This movie still kicks a lot of ass.
RATING: 7/10

3. Rubber(2010) | First Time Viewing | WILDCARD BITCHES! | High Def
Three movies in and I'm already using a wildcard but it's about a tire with bloodlust that goes around exploding peoples heads. So at least it's still on the same theme as the challenge. I was really looking forward to this and now after watching it my feelings are mixed. It was a fun movie but even with it's brisk 82 minute run time I felt like it dragged a little to much. The concept just doesn't hold strong for that long
RATING: 6/10

April 1st

4. Destroy All Planets(1968) | First Time Viewing | DVD
When in doubt splice in 10-15 minutes of old Gamera footage to beef up your movies runtime. Destroy All Planets was a boring chore to get through.

5. Jonah Hex(2010) | First time Viewing | High Def
I wasn't planning on watching this but after Destroy All Planets put me half to sleep I needed something stupid that I wouldn't care about falling asleep during. Falling under the Critical and Financial bomb categories this actually wasn't that bad and managed to wake me up a bit. I mean by no means is it good, just not as terrible as I thought it would be.
RATING: 5/10

6. Troll 2(1990) | First time viewing | High Def
I'm happy to say I've finally seen Troll 2 and I get why it has such a huge cult following. Troll 2 is the perfect bad movie, chock full of everything ridiculous and horrible. It's consistently terrible the whole way through which means it never stops being funny or becomes a bore. I loved every minute of it.
RATING: 8/10

7. Keoma(1976) | First time viewing | DVD
Holy shit. That was the longest, most poorly sung narration/song in a movie ever. The soundtrack is terrible, there is literally no music except for the same two voices that point out the most obvious actions in the movie. "Keoma, you ride your horse with a girl on it, into town, Keoma" No shit, I am literally watching that happening right now, you don't have to tell me things I can see. With that in mind I still enjoyed this movie. Nero is a badass with the best beard I've seen in ages.
RATING: 7/10

April 2nd

8. Machete(2010) | First Time Viewing | High Def
Lots of action, lots of gore, and lots of sexy women. Machete is a fantastic throwback grindhouse filmmaking. I still can't get used to Danny Trejo with any kind of beautiful women though.
RATING: 8/10

9. Rolling Thunder(1977) | DVD
One of my favorite revenge flicks. A well written, slow burning film that explodes all at once at the end. But then again what else would you expect from the writer of Taxi Driver. Devane is absolutely excellent in this film conveying most emotion with his face. Everything about this movie just clicks for me. It's my quintessential gritty 70's movie.
RATING: 9/10

10. Run! Bitch Run!(2009) | First Time Viewing | DVD
Half throwback to 70's grindhouse and half fucked up illogical mess. When this movie works, it works. When it doesn't it's just stupid. I mean one of the villains masturbates on the toilet with a plunger. The trailer led me to believe it would be a lot more comical than it is, it's pretty damn serious and grim much in the veins of 70's rape/revenge flicks. This barely anything budget of a movie could have been a lot better but as it stands, it's just mediocre. Director Joseph Guzman is still relatively new to the scene, I think after a few more pictures he could be making some great low budget throwbacks. Cheryl Lyone will easily take my "hottest chick that I thought was ugly till I saw her naked" award for this challenge.
RATING: 6/10

April 3rd

11. Black Dynamite(2009) | First Time Viewing | High Def
I have to say I'm loving all the new films that are throwbacks to the days of exploitation cinema. Black dynamite is a hilarious representation of Blaxploitation.

12. Toolbox Murders(1978) | First Time Viewing | High Def
Toolbox Murders starts off promising. Right off the bat we get a slew of interesting kills and gratuitous nudity and then it just stops about 20-30 minutes in and yet somehow that's okay. The movie manages to get even more grim and chilling once the killings over, it's quite a surprise and nice to see a slasher of a different breed(even though this predates the slasher craze of the 80's)
RATING: 7/10

13. Best Worst Movie(2009) | First Time Viewing | DVD
I finally saw Troll 2 and I get why it's so revered. Delving further in I decided to check out Best Worst Movie. The documentary by Michael Stephenson who played the son in Troll 2, Joshua. What I like about Stephenson is that he doesn't shine the spotlight on himself, in fact he is rarely on screen. This is really the story of George Hardy and him discovering his newfound stardom. Hardy plays the dad in Troll 2 and when we get a glimpse of him in real life, well you probably couldn't even write a character that likable. He's just that guy in town that every one loves, even his ex wife has nothing bad to say about him. Being a dentist, theres still that small part of him that wishes he could have been an actor and even though he knows how bad Troll 2 is he soaks up every bit of applause and affection fans give him at screenings when he delivers his trademark line "You can't piss on hospitality!" It really is a great documentary even if you had never seen Troll 2. The difference in the attitude towards the film with the american actors vs. the italian filmmakers is astounding. The actors all know it's terrible(well most), some are even embarrassed of it. Then you have the Italians, who truly believe it's a great film. The producer(I believe) even talks about how movies like Harry Potter would never have existed if Troll 2 hadn't been made. The look on the composers face as he plays back some tracks from the movie is priceless. It's just this, satisfied "Fuck yea! this is badass" kind of look. It really is amazing. I highly recommend this to any fans of the movie or just fans of documentaries in the first place.
RATING: 8/10

April 4th

14. Coffy(1973) | First time viewing | TV-High Def
Pam Grier is sexy, real sexy. That's all you need to know about this movie.
RATING: 8/10

15. Thriller a cruel picture(1974) | First Time Viewing | DVD
A cult classic, one of the movies that clearly inspired Tarantino. I found it boring. This movie has a ton of great ideas and by all means it should be badass but it just doesn't deliver.
RATING: 5/10

April 5th

16. Crippled Masters(1979) | DVD
A favorite bad movie of mine from when I was young. Granted I'm probably a little bit of an asshole for finding crippled kung fu funny but so be it. This movie is just fun, terrible dubbing, a laughable villain, and crippled kung fu!

April 6th

17. Ong Bak(2003) | First Time Viewing | Netflix instant watch
I'm not sure why I was expecting more from this. It's not bad but if this is the best in the series I don't really have the drive to watch 2 and 3.
RATING: 6/10

April 7th

18. Master of the Flying Guillotine(1976) | First Time Viewing | DVD
Now this is an awesome Kung Fu flick. The fights never get boring since you have a whole tournament filled with different fighters and characters. Entertaining throughout.
RATING: 9/10

19. Man With the Screaming Brain(2005) | First Time Viewing | Netflix instant watch
My feelings are mixed on this one. When it works it's great, dumb entertainment but often it's just a boring mess. Campbell hams it up in the usual way and it's just as great as it always is.
RATING: 6/10

April 8th

20. Hobo With a Shotgun(2011) | First Time Viewing | Streaming
Rutger Hauer is about as perfect as they come for the role of a homeless man cleaning up the streets with his own brand of vengeance. Pure grindhouse aesthetic and wonderfully absurd. I can understand how some people don't like this movie but if you can embrace the second act insanity instead of reject it then get ready for a hell of a ride.
RATING: 8/10

April 9th

21. Tenement(1985) | First Time Viewing | DVD
It's been a good while since I've seen such a laughably bad villain but damn if the incoherent gang leader doesn't take the win. From the laughably bad death scenes to the horrible acting this movie is a must see for any fan of bad movies.
RATING: 6/10

April 10th

22. Postal(2007) | First Time Viewing | Blu-ray
God help me I think I just enjoyed a Uwe Boll movie. Amidst all the insanity and shit Boll manages to create a somewhat enjoyable, tongue in cheek of a movie.
RATING: 6/10

April 11th

23. Sex and Fury (1973) | First Time Viewing | DVD
This is the classiest exploitation flick I've ever seen. Beautifully shot and scored this is a perfect example of why you don't just have to watch the sludge of the film industry in this challenge. While I admire the filmmaking, at it's core Sex and Fury is about boobs and blood and in that regard it delivers in spades. This is one of the best in the Pinky violence genre and I urge everyone to check it out.
RATING: 10/10

For the rest of my list continue on to part 2.

If a category is listed as "Optional", it does not need to be
filled to "complete" the checklist. There are 10 free spots you may apply to non-Optional categories.
As with other checklists, titles can count for multiple categories.

Some of these categories are so obscure we're giving 10 free spots of your choosing to fill in the list.

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
* 1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
* 1900 -(optional)
* 1910 -(optional)
* 1920 -(optional)
* 1930 -
* 1940 -
* 1950 -
* 1960 -
* 1970 -
* 1980 -
* 1990 -
* 2000 -

Watch a film for each rating:
* G - (optional)
* PG -
* PG-13 - (optional)
* R -
* X (or NC-17) -
* Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) -

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, Streaming Netflix type, UMD, theater, iPod, VHS-sourced{VHS transferred to DVD-+R is fine}).
* First format, (insert format), (insert title).
* Second format, (insert format), (insert title).
* Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch a film in an actual Drive-in. (optional) (insert title)

Watch a film in the following genres:
A Token Science Fiction B-Movie:
A Token Horror B-Movie:
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
* Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs)
* Giallo
* Sword & Sandal
* Spaghetti Western
* Cannibal Film
* Mafia/Gangster Film
Martial Arts film:
* Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.)
* Hong Kong (or other Asian) film
* American film
* Any "Ninja" film
* Bonus* Actual Bruce Lee film
Biker Film
Stoner Film
Carsploitation Film
* Any type
* Nudie Cutie
* Roughie
* 70s Porn
* Emmanuelle Film
* Teen Sex Comedy
Rape/Revenge Film
Vigilante Film
Women in Prison
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation)
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films
"Hood" Film ("Gangsta")
Hollywood Gangster film (Film Noir era)
Juvenile Delinquent Film
60s Beach Movie
Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor)
* *Bonus* Elvis film
Mexican Wrestling Film
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche)
Eco-Terror Film
"Mondo" Film
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
Video Nasty
* Lifetime Channel Movie
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film"
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive})
Financial Bomb
MST3K/RiffTrax (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film
Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT)

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
* 1
* 2
* 3
* 4
* 5
* 6
* 7
* 8
* 9
* 10

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
* 1
* 2
* 3
* 4
* 5
* 6
* 7
* 8
* 9
* 10

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
* 1
* 2
* 3
* 4
* 5

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Re: LIST THREAD 2nd Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge March 31-April 30

Goal: 75
First Time Views *
Watched With Wife *
- March 31st -
Super Mario Bros. (1993) (DVD)
My Thoughts: Ok, so yes this movie is ridiculously bad but as a child of the 80's/90's I have a bit of a soft spot for it. The movie is like Alien From LA meets The Adventures Of Pluto Nash, interesting to look at but with a plot and acting that is impossible to take seriously. Bob Hoskins was pretty good as Mario though and it has just enough Nintendo references to make it bearable, for a fan at least.
(2.5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 3.8 out of 10
- April 1st -
Blood of Dracula's Castle (1967) (DVD) *
From The Mill Creek Gore House Greats Set
My Thoughts: A couple of bourgeois Vampires, a murderer, a hunchback and their butler rent a small castle in the American southwest. And when their land lord dies the new owners decide to evict them. This movie is seriously cheese factor 5 with a propensity to linger on random non-essential scenes. Feels like a Hammer ripoff made by a company that typically does beach movies.
(2 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 2.6 out of 10
- April 2nd -


Cabin In The Sky (1943) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: An all black religion-based musical about a gambler that gets a second chance on life after getting shot. Man, even black people in the 40's can dance better than me. This one seems mostly wholesome but gets really weird/racist/ridiculousness at times (especially at the end). I did like how all the black demons had their afros twisted into horns and the black angels were all dressed like doormen. All that being said the music was actually quite good and for the most part and still catchy 64 years later.
(3.5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 7.1 out of 10
- April 3rd -


Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: I was predisposed to hate this one but I actually kinda liked it. Having seen 6 of the 9 Hellraiser films they just seem to hold up better over time due to the flexibility of the shall we say the running theme, as opposed to the other horror names. Truth be told I am pretty sure the last 4 or so films started out as other properties and had Pinhead shoehorned in but that is kind of the appeal of these latest entries. Still it doesn't hold a candle to the first one, is somewhat derivative (blatantly stealing from several other genre flicks), and has a horribly mismatched outro song which bumped my score down half a point.
(3 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 4.3 out of 10



Commentary "Hellraiser: Hellworld" (2005) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: More entertaining than the actual movie. This crew commentary chronicles the making of Hellraiser: Hellword and Hellraiser: Deader as shot back to back in a double bill in Romania. The crew is really likable, entertaining and even funny at times. They also tend to lapse into talking about The Prophecy 4 & 5 which some (or all?) of them helped make (also in Romania).
(4.5 out of 5)
IMDB Movie Score: 4.3 out of 10


Blood Mania (1970) (DVD) *
From The Mill Creek Gore House Greats Set
My Thoughts: A crappy melodrama with a little nudity, drugs and murder sprinkled in. The acting is laughably bad, it's got those weird quick jump 60's murders/rapes/flashback scenes and death by poppers! This movie is a perfect match for this challenge but otherwise perfectly forgettable.
(2 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 3.2 out of 10


Concrete Cowboys (1979) (DVD) **
From The St. Clair Vision Star Power Set
My Thoughts: Magnum P.I. and the Snowman are 2 country boys that go to the big city and get mixed up in a murder investigation. A decent paint by numbers made for TV movie, amusing at times but ultimately forgettable.
(3 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "Just old movie, easy to guess the ending. I think Bandit is also there too, that is also Bandit. Are you recording, what are you doing creepy?"
(3 out of 5)

IMDB Score: 4.9 out of 10
- April 4th -


That Man Bolt (1973) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: Easily one of the best blacksploitation action films I have ever seen. It is basically Shaft as Bond. The only problem is that they stick too closely to the Bond formula and loose some of the things that make blacksploitation titles great, like boobs and the occasional over the top violence. This is a title that is going to get some re-play in my house.
(4 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 5.2 out of 10


Dr. Giggles (1993) (DVD) **
My Thoughts: The cheese is strong with this one. I can't believe I have never seen this before. I once heard someone say this was the antithesis of what was wrong with horror genre in the early 90's but I can't disagree more, this one was fun from start to finish, stupid fun yes, but fun none the less.
(4 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "The doctor butt-ugly, I have never seen that ugly actor ever. He looks butt-ugly man, I cannot belive he is an actor. Too much murder gross, it's kinda guess too whats going to happen, need a little more story wise. He just kill the people."
(3 out of 5)

IMDB Score: 4.4 out of 10
- April 6th -


Terrified! (1963) (DVD) *
From The Mill Creek Gore House Greats Set
My Thoughts: An above average slasher predecessor. Much more that what I was expecting from something out of this box set. Very 50's feeling movie with an early 70's-style villain. A must for fans of the genre.
(3.5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 4.2 out of 10


Collateral Damage (2002) (DVD) **
My Thoughts: I have always considered this the last picture in what I remember as the fall of Arnold, something which started 6 years earlier with the ill-fated Eraser. When this film originally came out it had unpleasant current connotations. Looking back now it is an acceptable action film but it is not the fun kind I have come to love and expect from the Governator.
(3.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "It's almost same everything boom boom boom die. And terrorist too CSI or CIA easy to read the story, all of his movie like that."
(4 out of 5)

IMDB Score: 5.2 out of 10
- April 8th -


A Swingin' Summer (1965) (Internet) *
My Thoughts: Having only seen parodies of this sub-genre before I was kind of surprised that this movie turned out almost exactly how I would have expected. Basically bikinis, dancing, live performances and some totally inept bad guys. Fun to look at even if it is lacking on the thinking side of things. Also a 30 second close up of a gyrating bikini clad butt kind of loses it's appeal when they are in granny panty sized bottoms.
(2 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 4.6 out of 10


The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: Clint Eastwood kills people (a lot of people) and makes some friends along the way. Not quite up to a Leone level but a very satisfying western. Would have been better if he haddn't have gotten Squaw-Jacked.
(4 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 7.8 out of 10
- April 9th -


Maybe I'll Come Home In The Spring (1971) (DVD) **
From The St. Clair Vision Star Power Set
My Thoughts: Sally Field is especially hot, as is her sister and is haunted by her past (see: flashbacks of hippy David Carridine doing drugs and dumpster diving) druggie runaway returns home tale. This one is on the nose camp, laugh out loud funny and a 70's timecapsule to boot. Go see this one. Coincidentally my DVD died about 20 mins in so don't buy this set, just head over to Archive.org (although she is not nearly as hot in the lower resolution).
(4 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "Strange, (I) like happy ending but no no. Sad, parents such problem. Bill is like he doesn't have to act like the way he is, he's hippy. Sally Field is good actress as always."
(3.5 out of 5)

IMDB Score: 6.7 out of 10
- April 10th -


Nightmare In Wax (1969) (DVD) *
From The Mill Creek Gore House Greats Set
My Thoughts: A wax museum horror meets horror on the movie set. This one put me to sleep twice but the parts I was awake during were somewhat entertaining even reaching Something Weird Video levels at times. Although I fail to see how the creepy looking lead can me so popular with the ladies and how the effects can be worse than the Vincent Price wax-horror that came out some 16 years earlier.
(2 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 2.7 out of 10
- April 11th -


Hero At Large (1980) (DVD) * (Wildcard #1)
My Thoughts: It's like Kick Ass, done in the 80's, with John Ritter, oh and it's a romantic comedy. Despite that and a pension to a be little ridiculous and even TV-movie-esk at times this is actually a pretty good movie. This film is also a 1 degree of Bacon, a very young Bacon.
(3.5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 6.0 out of 10
- April 12th -


The Madmen of Mandoras (1963) (DVD) *
From The Mill Creek Gore House Greats Set
My Thoughts: Mistaken online for They Saved Hitlers Brain due to release date and subject matter, in this one they saved his whole head! This would really have been a perfect candidate for MST3K, it has that mix of silly and serious that seems to be their cornerstone of parody goodness. That being said it does under preform a bit considering the subject matter.
(3 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 2.4 out of 10
- April 13th -

18.) & 19.)

Godzilla Vs Space Godzilla (1994) (DVD) *
Godzilla Vs Destroyah (1995) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: The first one was a more run of the mill Godzilla flick, it seems like it is always going to be an average or below average one if there is a baby Godzilla in the mix. The second one is far and away a better picture, the effects seemed better, the plot and monster villain were better and there was also this awesome Aliens homage moment in the film.
(3 out of 5) (Space Godzilla)
IMDB Score: 5.3 out of 10
(4 out of 5) (Destroyah)
IMDB Score: 6.3 out of 10
- April 14th -


Stanley (1972) (DVD) *
From The Mill Creek Gore House Greats Set
My Thoughts: An Indian with a pension for snakes gets pushed too far and ends up using said snakes to seek his revenge. The whole movie is just weird and just when you think it has plateaued on the weirdness it gets even weirder. I should note that there are non simulated snake killings, which might be a problem for some.
(3.5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 4.3 out of 10
- April 15th -


Surf Ninjas (1993) (DVD)
My Thoughts: Ah the 90's; inept ninjas, that asian kid from TMNTII, GameGear, Surfing, a 30 year old Rob Schneider playing a teenager, nostalgia... Is the movie stupid at times, ok at all times, yes. But it's just fun, this was fun when I was a kid and it's still kind of fun even as an "adult". Would I have liked this movie if it came out now? No, probably not. Those just be my roots. Also coincidentally this movie got me to rent Surf Nazis Must Die back in the day (it was my first non-Toxie Troma movie).
(3 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 4.3 out of 10
- April 16th -


Lip Service (2000) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: I met Kari Wuhrer once when I was 16, it's still a life regret that I did not mention to her that 16 was the age of consent in Oklahoma. Unfortunately this old budget DVD only made it only about 20 minutes before becoming unplayable. So since I can't grade the movie I will grade Ms. Wuhrer. This is Wuhrer at the end of her pentacle of hotness, just a few years before she starts showing her age. I am rating her a 7 compared to the rest of her career and if this movie had shown her assets, in the portion I saw, they probably would have gotten an additional point each.
(- out of 5)
(7 out of 10) Wuhrer Scale
My Wife's Thoughts: "Movie didn't complete, pretty good but tease. She's like Alexz (mutual friend), but we just watch 20 minutes. Only chapters 1 through 4, thats tease!"
(- out of 5)

IMDB Score: 5.9 out of 10
- April 17th -


Terror (1978) (DVD)*
From The Mill Creek Gore House Greats Set
My Thoughts: A witch makes good on an centuries old curse in modern day London. The first 3/4ths of the film are done whodunit slasher-style and then it just turns into a cheap version of the end battle from Empire. On the outset this one does feel a little classier but thats only becasue people are talking with British accents, past that it's just standard B-horror fair.
(3 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 5.0 out of 10
- April 18th -


Return Of The Living Dead 5: Rave To The Grave (2005) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: The worst of the ROTLD series (even taking into consideration the first part of this double bill shoot; Necropolis) by far. In this chapter, with it's frustrating new mythos, some college kids find a barrel and decide to turn it into a party drug, naturally. It does get a half point bump for all the naked Romanian girls but this one is as brain dead as the characters portrayed in it.
(2 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 3.1 out of 10


Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach (1988) (DVD)
My Thoughts: Huh, just realized I watched Police Academy 5 after ROTLD 5. Anyway I can remember as a kid this being the first Police Academy I was disappointed with and that is still holding true for me on this revisit. Didn't crack a smile the whole time, PA 4 was lame too but it at least had a funny 80's rap and some Bobcat in love.
(1.5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 3.1 out of 10
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Re: LIST THREAD 2nd Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge March 31-April 30

Goal: 50
First Time Views *
Watched With Wife *
- April 20th -
Satan's Slave (1976) (DVD) *
From The Mill Creek Gore House Greats Set
My Thoughts: A rather boring cult piece peppered with nudity and some decent gore from time to time. Although comparing everything to Wicker Man or Rosemary's Baby might not be fair, they had something that studio money can't necessarily buy; atmosphere. Something which this movie just couldn't quite seem to get right.
(2.5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 4.1 out of 10
Charro! (1969) (DVD) * *
My Thoughts: After seeing Clint Eastwood kill more people than Cholera, Elvis was a pretty sorry excuse for a cowboy. Also the lengths the studio went to to keep him wholesome were ridiculous. He shots not a single person and there is one point where he walks up to a bar and orders... wait for it.... a taco. I gad to run it back and turn the subtitles on because I just didn't believe it.
(2 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "Elvis is not a good actor in this movie, kinda fakie, ending is ok. Taco! It's not really western, western scene I think many horsies."
(3.5 out of 5)

IMDB Score: 5.4 out of 10
- April 21st -
The Boogeyman (1980) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: Evil Mirror. This movie is like blending up Halloween, Amityville Horror and Poltergeist and then adding just a smidge of the Exorcist. Perhaps I was just in the right frame of mind but this one rode the line of awesome/un-intentionally funny almost perfectly. Not a first time view as I kind of remember seeing it when I was a kid but so far easily my favorite of the challenge.
(4.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: "I can guess the ending, they need to change a little bit.
What a liar, there is no way she guess they had to throw an evil mirror down a well, please.
See, whatever lady say you trust. So you have to trust whatever (I) said. I thought a little better but not so great, ne? Beginning is very great but middle kinda read."
(3.5 out of 5)

IMDB Score: 4.2 out of 10
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989) (DVD)
My Thoughts: Surprisingly better than P5, even to the point of being amusing at times. This one even brings back several people who previously jumped ship with the series. This one kind of gives me hope for part 7 but I am still dreading watching that one as it was one of the biggest cinematic disappointments of my childhood.
(2.5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 3.3 out of 10
- April 22nd -
Trip With The Teacher (1975) (DVD) *
From The Mill Creek Gore House Greats Set
My Thoughts: A slower Last House On The Left where the fuglyest girl gets raped. I found this one boring, great poster but didn't deliver. Also can 3 motorcycles really pull a bus, I somehow doubt it.
(2 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 3.4 out of 10
American Grindhouse (2010) (Internet) *
My Thoughts: A very interesting look at the genre. I mostly found myself writing down titles to buy/research later. Also I can't believe I have never seen this Shewolf of the SS movie! And note to self, pre-Hayes Code titles.
(4 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 7.1 out of 10
To All My Friends On Shore (1972) (DVD) **
My Thoughts: Bill Cosby and The Oracle are a poor black couple trying to raise a kid in the projects while working their way out. This whole movie is basically a Debbie Downner about how tough it is to be a black person. Meh
(2.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: Well it's a good story but very easy to guess the story I would say. They use leukemia, sickle cell or cancer. I wasn't surprised of anything, Bill Cosby good, ne?"
(4 out of 5)

IMDB Score: 7.0 out of 10
Chunking Express (1994) (DVD) **
My Thoughts: One of the better RomComs I have seen in awhile, loved the atmosphere, actors and locals but would have made some different choices in music, ending and editing. I wonder if I would have liked it as much if QT hadn't been gushing over it. Also, along the same lines, Criterion also released this title and while I try to always go for their releases, no QT intro/outro means no sale on that one.
(3.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: Feels like stories not connected, that beginning and ending. It's nothing connected but it was good. I like Takeshi and I like that director. They eat chashu and rice, I saw it.
(3.5 out of 5)

IMDB Score: 8.0 out of 10
- April 23rd -
Way Of The Dragon (1972) (TV) *
My Thoughts: This is the one where he fights Norris! About the best Lee experience you can get, makes me wish I didn't cheap out back in the day and buy the cheaper Bruce Li box set (Lee was on the front and I didn't pay attention). The dubbing in this one is less effective considering Lee doesn't know English and is always asking people to translate/read for him.
(4 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 7.0 out of 10
- April 24th -
Prime Evil (1989) (DVD) *
From The Mill Creek Gore House Greats Set
My Thoughts: A decent cult flick but I found myself losing interest between the lulls and the awful acting. Defiantly a movie to be revisited at a later time with drink in hand.
(2.5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 3.4 out of 10
Police Academy 7: Mission To Moscow (1994) (DVD)
My Thoughts: Why did I sit through this again? So many bad things let me focus on the good. Since seeing this the first time as a kid I have seen so so many awful movies that I can't in good conscience give this one my lowest score of a 1 out of 5.
(1.5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 2.6 out of 10
- April 25th -
Brain Twisters (1993) (DVD) *
From The Mill Creek Gore House Greats Set
My Thoughts: Trying to do Halloween 3 without the baggage. Commendable effort and this movie does work from time to time but there is just a few too many bad actors peppered in and the story feels lacking, although maybe I missed something when I went to the door to go tell that Jehovah's Witness to shove it.
(3 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 3.5 out of 10
- April 26th -
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) (DVD)
My Thoughts: This and Hot Shots were two of my favorite movies when I was around 10 years old and I have to say it still holds up pretty will, a bit stupid at times but way better than the crap parodies they are churning out nowadays. How this is under 20% on Rotten Tomatoes I will never know.
(3.5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 5.7 out of 10
- April 27th -
Slaughterhouse (1987) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: Crazy old man discovers his huge retarded son killed some teenager who were teasing his pigs and decides to have him kill a few others as well. This movie is cheesy 80's horror to a tee and I found it highly enjoyable. Feels kinda like a TCM 1&2, Motel Hell & My Bloody Valentine slurry. Can't wait to see sLaughterhouse II.
(4 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 5.1 out of 10
- April 28th -
Never Sleep Again (2010) (DVD) (Wild Card #2) *
My Thoughts: Best Non-Star Wars retrospective documentary I have ever seen. This one made the Friday the 13th Retrospective I watched for the 2010 Horror challenge look like a student film. It had laughs, deleted scenes I have never seen, people contradicting each other, everything you want out of one of these films. And it didn't hit you over the head with plot points like the Jason docu did. The only complaint I have is that a few of the big names like Depp didn't participate but you really can't hold that against this one. A must for any fan of the genre.
(5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 9.0 out of 10
- April 28th -
Rifftrax: Missile To The Moon (1958) (DVD) *
My Thoughts: Feels very much like a classic MST3K, didn't make me laugh quite as much as the other RiffTrax I have heard but pretty good. Really the one thing that I can't stop thinking about is the song on the DVD menu, did they record this? Did some crazy band make this? It was surprisingly awesome.
(3.5 out of 5)
IMDB Score: 3.0 out of 10
- April 28th -
Battlefield Earth: A Saga Of The Year 3000 (2000) (DVD)
My Thoughts: I can recall an incident when I was 15 talking about this movie to someone and having to play off me liking it as a joke. Well, no more. This is a fun movie, ok it's got some ridiculousness but it delivers on the sci-fi action post apocalyptic future thing excellently. Had they of made this a balls to the wall R-Rated movie it would have played much better IMHO. I think Scientology is just as stupid as the next guy and it has nothing to do with this movie. I like Battlefield Earth, there, it's out there.
(3.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: (About 40 mins in) This kinda boring, maybe you watch and I go to sleep? Start 3 and then going down down, suck. (About 60 mins in) OK I'm go to bed, enjoy.
(2 out of 5)

IMDB Score: 2.4 out of 10

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 -(Optional)
--- 1900 -(optional)
--- 1910 -(optional)
--- 1920 -(optional)
--- 1930 -
-x- 1940 - Cabin In The Sky (1943)
-x- 1950 - Rifftrax: Missile To The Moon
-x- 1960 - Blood of Dracula's Castle (1967)
...............Terrified! (1963)
...............A Swingin' Summer (1965)
...............Nightmare In Wax (1969)
...............The Madmen of Mandoras (1963)
...............Charro! (1969)
-x- 1970 - Blood Mania (1970)
...............Concrete Cowboys (1979)
...............That Man Bolt (1973)
...............The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
...............Maybe I'll Come Home In The Spring (1971)
...............Stanley (1972)
...............Terror (1978)
...............Satan's Slave (1976)
...............Trip With The Teacher (1975)
...............To All My Friends On Shore (1972)
...............Way Of The Dragon (1972)
-x- 1980 - Hero At Large (1980)
...............Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach (1988)
...............The Boogeyman (1980)
...............Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)
...............Prime Evil (1989)
...............Slaughterhouse (1987)
-x- 1990 - Super Mario Bros. (1993)
...............Dr. Giggles (1992)
...............Godzilla Vs Space Godzilla (1994)
...............Godzilla Vs Destroyah (1995)
...............Surf Ninjas (1993)
...............Chunking Express (1994)
...............Police Academy 7: Mission To Moscow (1994)
...............Brain Twisters (1993)
...............Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
-x- 2000 - Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005)
...............Commentary "Hellraiser: Hellworld" (2005)
...............Collateral Damage (2002)
...............Lip Service (2000)
...............Return Of The Living Dead 5: Rave To The Grave (2005)
...............American Grindhouse (2010)
...............Never Sleep Again (2010)
...............Battlefield Earth: A Saga Of The Year 3000

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G - (optional)
-x- PG - Super Mario Bros.
............The Outlaw Josey Wales
............Nightmare In Wax
............Hero At Large
............Surf Ninjas
............Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach
............Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
............Police Academy 7: Mission To Moscow
-x- PG-13 - Chunking Express
.................Loaded Weapon 1
.................Battlefield Earth: A Saga Of The Year 3000
-x- R - Hellraiser: Hellworld
..........Commentary "Hellraiser: Hellworld"
..........Blood Mania
..........That Man Bolt
..........Dr. Giggles
..........Collateral Damage
..........Return Of The Living Dead 5: Rave To The Grave
..........Satan's Slave
..........The Boogeyman
..........Trip With The Teacher
..........Way Of The Dragon
..........Prime Evil
--- X (or NC-17) -
-x- Unrated (pre-MPAA 1968) - Blood of Dracula's Castle
...........................................Cabin In The Sky
...........................................A Swingin' Summer
...........................................The Madmen of Mandoras
...........................................Rifftrax: Missile To The Moon
-x- Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - Concrete Cowboys
............................................Maybe I'll Come Home In The Spring
............................................Godzilla Vs Space Godzilla
............................................Godzilla Vs Destroyah
............................................Lip Service
............................................American Grindhouse
............................................To All My Friends On Shore
............................................Brain Twisters
............................................Never Sleep Again

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, Streaming Netflix type, UMD, theater, iPod, VHS).
-x- First format, (DVD), (Super Mario Bros.).
.................................(Blood of Dracula's Castle)
.................................(Cabin In The Sky)
.................................(Hellraiser: Hellworld)
.................................(Commentary Hellraiser: Hellworld)
.................................(Blood Mania)
.................................(Concrete Cowboys)
.................................(That Man Bolt)
.................................(Dr. Giggles)
.................................(Collateral Damage)
.................................(The Outlaw Josey Wales)
.................................(Maybe I'll Come Home In The Spring)
.................................(Nightmare In Wax)
.................................(Hero At Large)
.................................(The Madmen of Mandoras)
.................................(Godzilla Vs Space Godzilla)
.................................(Godzilla Vs Destroyah)
.................................(Surf Ninjas)
.................................(Lip Service)
.................................(Return Of The Living Dead 5: Rave To The Grave)
.................................(Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach)
.................................(Satan's Slave)
.................................(The Boogeyman)
.................................(Police Academy 6: City Under Siege)
.................................(Trip With The Teacher)
.................................(To All My Friends On Shore)
.................................(Chunking Express)
.................................(Prime Evil)
.................................(Police Academy 7: Mission To Moscow)
.................................(Brain Twisters)
.................................(Loaded Weapon 1)
.................................(Never Sleep Again)
.................................(Rifftrax: Missile To The Moon)
.................................(Battlefield Earth: A Saga Of The Year 3000)
-x- Second format, (Internet), (A Swingin' Summer).
..........................................(American Grindhouse)
-x- Third format, (TV), (Way Of The Dragon).

Watch a film in an actual Drive-in.
--- (optional) (location),(insert title)

Watch a film in the following genres:
-x- A Token Science Fiction B-Movie: Godzilla Vs Space Godzilla
...................................................Godzilla Vs Destroyah
...................................................Rifftrax: Missile To The Moon
...................................................Battlefield Earth: A Saga Of The Year 3000
-x- A Token Horror B-Movie: Blood of Dracula's Castle
........................................Hellraiser: Hellworld
........................................Commentary Hellraiser: Hellworld
........................................Blood Mania
........................................Dr. Giggles
........................................Nightmare In Wax
........................................The Madmen of Mandoras
........................................Return Of The Living Dead 5: Rave To The Grave
........................................Satan's Slave
........................................The Boogeyman
........................................Trip With The Teacher
........................................Prime Evil
........................................Brain Twisters

Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
--- Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs)
--- Giallo
--- Sword & Sandal
--- Spaghetti Western:
--- Cannibal Film
--- Mafia/Gangster Film

Martial Arts film:
--- Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.)
-x- Hong Kong (or other Asian) film: Way Of The Dragon
-x- American film: Surf Ninjas
-x- Any "Ninja" film: Surf Ninjas
-x- Bonus* Actual Bruce Lee film: Way Of The Dragon

-x- Biker Film: Trip With The Teacher
--- Stoner Film
--- Carsploitation Film
-x- Blaxploitation: Cabin In The Sky
..........................That Man Bolt

--- Any type
--- Nudie Cutie
--- Roughie
--- 70s Porn
--- Emmanuelle Film
--- Teen Sex Comedy

--- Nunsploitation
--- Shocksploitation
-x- Rape/Revenge Film: Trip With The Teacher
--- Vigilante Film
--- Women in Prison
-x- Nazisploitation: The Madmen of Mandoras
-x- Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation): Cabin In The Sky
................................Prime Evil
--- Hixploitation/Moonshiners
--- Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films
--- "Hood" Film ("Gangsta")
--- Hollywood Gangster film (Film Noir era)
-x- Juvenile Delinquent Film: Maybe I'll Come Home In The Spring
-x- 60s Beach Movie: A Swingin' Summer
-x- Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor): Cabin In The Sky (Louis Armstrong)
-x- *Bonus* Elvis film: Charro!
--- Ozploitation
--- Mexican Wrestling Film
--- Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
--- Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche)
-x- Eco-Terror Film: Godzilla Vs Space Godzilla
............................Godzilla Vs Destroyah
--- "Mondo" Film
-x- Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production: American Grindhouse
--- Video Nasty
-x- TV-Movie: Concrete Cowboys
....................Maybe I'll Come Home In The Spring
....................Lip Service
....................To All My Friends On Shore
--- Lifetime Channel Movie
-x- Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film": Hellraiser: Hellworld
.....................................Commentary "Hellraiser: Hellworld"
.....................................Return Of The Living Dead 5: Rave To The Grave
.....................................Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach
.....................................Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
.....................................Police Academy 7: Mission To Moscow
-x- Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100)
..........Super Mario Bros. (Tomatometer: 13%)
..........Collateral Damage (Tomatometer: 18%)
..........The Madmen of Mandoras (IMDB Bottom 100 level score)
..........Surf Ninjas (Tomatometer: 8%)
..........Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (Tomatometer: 0%)
..........Police Academy 7: Mission To Moscow (IMDB Bottom 100)
..........Loaded Weapon 1 (Tomatometer: 14%)
..........Battlefield Earth: A Saga Of The Year 3000 (IMDB Bottom 100)
..............................................................................(Tomatometer: 2%)
-x- Financial Bomb: Battlefield Earth: A Saga Of The Year 3000
-x- MST3K/RiffTrax (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film: Rifftrax: Missile To The Moon
--- Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT)

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
-x- 1 - Blood of Dracula's Castle (John Carradine)
..........The Boogeyman
-x- 2 - That Man Bolt (Fred Williamson)
-x- 3 - Maybe I'll Come Home In The Spring (David Carradine)
-x- 4 - Nightmare In Wax (Cameron Mitchell)
-x- 5 - Way Of The Dragon (Bruce Lee)
-x- 6 - Way Of The Dragon (Chuck Norris)
-x- 7 - Police Academy 7: Mission To Moscow (Christopher Lee)
-x- 8 - Loaded Weapon 1 (William Shatner)
--- 9 - Never Sleep Again (Linnea Quigley)
--- 10 - Never Sleep Again (John Saxon)

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
-x- 1 - Chunking Express (Quinten Tarantino's Rolling Thunder Label)
--- 2 -
--- 3 -
--- 4 -
--- 5 -
--- 6 -
--- 7 -
--- 8 -
--- 9 -
--- 10 -

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
-x- 1 - Blood of Dracula's Castle (Crown International Pictures)
..........Blood Mania (Crown International Pictures)
..........Terrified! (Crown International Pictures)
..........Nightmare In Wax (Crown International Pictures)
..........The Madmen of Mandoras (Crown International Pictures)
..........Stanley (Crown International Pictures)
..........Terror (Crown International Pictures)
..........Satan's Slave (Crown International Pictures)
..........Trip With The Teacher (Crown International Pictures)
..........Prime Evil (Crown International Pictures)
..........Brain Twisters (Crown International Pictures)
--- 2 -
--- 3 -
--- 4 -
--- 5 -
Additional Statistics
Number of 1st time viewings:
34 out of 42 (81%)

Number of titles watched with wife:
10 out of 42 (24%)

Most Watched From Decade:
1.) 1970's - 11 out of 42 (26%)
2.) 1990's - 9 out of 42 (21%)
3.) 2000's - 8 out of 42 (19%)

Most Watched By Rating:
1.) R - 14 out of 42 (33%)
2.) PG - 10 out of 42 (24%)
3.) Unrated (post-MPAA) - 9 out of 42 (21%)

Most Watched By Format
1.) DVD - 39 out of 42 (93%)
2.) Internet - 2 out of 42 (5%)
3.) TV - 1 out of 42 (2%)

Most Watched Checklist Specifics
1.) Critical Bomb - 8 out of 42 (19%)
2.) Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film" - 6 out of 42 (14%)
3.) TV-Movie - 4 out of 42 (10%)

Highest Rated 1st Time Views:
(4.5 out of 5 or better)
Commentary "Hellraiser: Hellworld" (4.5)
Never Sleep Again (5)

Highest Rated Repeat Views:
(4.5 out of 5 or better)
The Boogeyman (4.5)

Wife's Highest Rated Of The Challenge:
(4 out of 5 or better)
Collateral Damage (4.0)
To All My Friends On Shore (4.0)

My Worst Titles Of The Challenge (Unfortunatly not all 1st time views):
(2.0 out of 5 or lower (1 being the lowest possible score))
Blood of Dracula's Castle (2.0)
Blood Mania (2.0)
A Swingin' Summer (2.0)
Nightmare In Wax (2.0)
Return Of The Living Dead 5: Rave To The Grave (2.0)
Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach (1.5)
Charro! (2.0)
Trip With The Teacher (2.0)
Police Academy 7: Mission To Moscow (1.5)

My Wife's Worst Titles Of The Challenge:
(2.5 out of 5 or lower (1 being the lowest possible score))
Battlefield Earth: A Saga Of The Year 3000 (2.0)
Best Movie Watched:
Never Sleep Again

Worst Movie Watched:
Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach
Police Academy 7: Mission To Moscow

Best Cowboy:
Clint Eastwood in The Outlaw Josey Wales

Worst Cowboy:
Elvis in Charro!

Challenge Surprises (in a good way):
That Man Bolt
Dr. Giggles
Maybe I'll Come Home in the Winter
Godzilla Vs. Destroyah
The Boogeyman
Way Of The Dragon

Guiltiest of Pleasures
Battlefield Earth: A Saga Of The Year 3000

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1) THE DORM THAT DRIPPED BLOOD - Well made slasher has some decent gore, but could be better with some editing. Scenes of people walking around in the dark are meant to be suspenseful, but just slow things down. I loved the ending. *

2) BONNIE'S KIDS - The plot never stops thickening in this fabulous drive-in flick. Tiffany Boling and Robin Mattson are great as two sisters on the lam after one kills their abusive stepfather, leading them to their mob connected uncle and his young trophy wife. It's impossible to guess where the story will head next. *

3) ROAD GAMES - Stacy Keach is a virtual one man show in Richard Franklin's stylish thriller from down under. Jamie Lee Curtis shows up too as a hitchiker kidnapped by a serial killer. Well made. *

4) TUNNELVISION - Unfunny anthology comedy is one day of programming on futuristic (1985!) TV station. Filled with cameos by soon to be stars, but laugh deficient script and sub par production values make this nearly unwatchable. Some of the satire is still amazingly relevant though. *

5) DR BLACK MR HYDE - Fantastic blaxploitation horor film from director William (Blacula) Crain. Bernie Casey stars as a brilliant physician hooked on a potion that turns him into a hulking, homicidal white faced monster. Well developed characters and some genuine tension in the final scenes. Great performance from Casey, particularly as Hyde. *

6) KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE - The Chiodo Brothers' homage to 50's alien invasion flicks is colorful, imaginative and trippy.

7) ROLLER BOOGIE - Overlong, but harmless fluff with Linda Blair as rich girl hanging out with California disco skaters circa 1979.

8) DAY OF THE ANIMALS - Director William Girdler's nature gone amuck epic is one of the best of the genre. A great cast struggles to get down a mountain to civilization as animals drivin crazy by ozone depletion ravage the countryside. Spoiler alert: A mad, shirtless Leslie Nielson wrestles a bear. 'Nuff said!

9) THE UNHOLY ROLLERS - Claudia Jennings stars as a rookie trying to make it in the rough and tumble world of roller derby. Jennings character is meant to be a free spirit but comes across instead as sociopathic at times. Martin Scorsese worked with the editors. Fast paced and fun. *

10) FORBIDDEN WORLD - Awesome "Alien" rip off from New World Pictures is exploitation at its finest. Co-star Dawn Dunlap is so hot she could be used to support the argument for intelligent design.

11) FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES - Writer/director Tom McLoughlin brings a self aware sense of humor to long running series.

12) ROCK N ROLL HIGH SCHOOL - One of my favorite movies of all time. Clever script, great performances and killer music. Plus, the Ramones are in it!

13) PICK UP - Crown International meets David Lynch in weird drive-in flick. Sometimes interesting, but ultimately tedious. *

14) CHILD BRIDE - Sleazy, but not half bad southern gothic potboiler with some moody black and white photography. Movie's big triumph is getting age of consent raised to 13 years old! *

15) HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN - Feature expansion of Canadian "Grindhouse" trailer. Rutger Hauer stars as homess man using violence to fight crime in lawless town. Politically incorrect, over the top gore. At times, this feels like a well made Troma flick. Colorful and cool. *

16) GHOULIES - Empire Pictures answer to "Gremlins". Dull. *

17) THE POM POM GIRLS - Kinda plays like a slightly racy episode of 90210. Such a strong drive-in vibe you can almost feel the summer heat and hear crickets when watching. *

18) TROLL - The sequel is better, but this is still a pretty wacky, fun flick. One of Empire's better pictures.

19) VANISHING POINT - Existential car chase flick without many car chases. More art house than drive-in really. *

20) RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR - Post apocalyptic Bruno Mattei gorefest. Some good moments and a great surreal ending, but too dull to recommend. Nonsensical dialogue courtesy of co writer Claudio (Troll 2) Fragrasso. *

21) AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE - Interesting documentary. Makes a good companion to "Schlock - The Secret History of American Movies" *

22) TOMMY - Ken Russell's excesses are perfectly suited to film version of classic Who album. Ann-Margret is mesmerizing as Tommy's increasingly unhinged mother. *

23) HOUSE (1977) - Surreal doesn't quite cover it. Director Nobuhiko Obayashi goes for broke in highly stylized ghost story.

24) INFERNO - Dario Argento's sequel to "Suspiria" is just as trippy if not more so.

25) JACKSON COUNTY JAIL - Good performances by Yvette Mimieux and Tommy Lee Jones keep things interesting. *

26) LASERBLAST - Low rent sci fi as teen finds an alien weapon that begins to transform him into...something. Silly, but cool effects and a good performance by Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith. *

27) DEATH RACE 2000 - Paul Bartel's satiric masterpiece. A drive-in classic.

28) LOOSE SHOES - Would be "Kentucky Fried Movie" is undone by laughless script. Structured as a series of coming attractions, only one (musical Darktown After Dark) is good. A young Bill Murray stars in one segment.

29) SCHLOCK - Debut film from John Landis is parody of 50's monster movies. Mostly unfunny and poorly paced, but worth a look for impressive early work by Rick Baker. *

30) THE WARRIORS - Walter Hill's stylized street gang opus is action movie classic.

31) BLOOD BATH - If I found out I had 62 minutes to live I'd spend it watching this flick...because those 62 minutes would seem like 20 years. The final chase and climax are kinda cool, but getting there is tough. *

32) PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE - Cult comedy masterpiece. Tim Burton's debut feature is still one of his best.

33) BLOODY MAMA - Roger Corman directed this well acted and disturbing look at the Ma Barker gang. Shelly Winters, Bruce Dern and Robert DeNiro star. *

34) BUCKTOWN - Excellent vehicle for Fred Williamson and Pam Grier directed by Arthur Marks. Unpredictible story and good action. *

35) THE REDEEMER - Low budget gem about 6 people stalked by a killer at 10 year high school reunion. Weird, creepy atmosphere gives flick nightmarish feel . Underrated.

36) J.D.'S REVENGE - Arthur Marks directed this tale of an upstanding law student possessed by the soul of a vengful 1940's gangster. Decent blaxploitation hybrid. *

37) THE OCTAGON - Surprisingly dull Chuck Norris flick. Not the non stop fight fest I was expecting. *

38) A BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY - Fabian Forte stars as notorious criminal, "Pretty Boy" Floyd in AIP and director Larry Buchanan's riff on "Bonnie and Clyde". Not bad, but kinda blah. B & C even have a small cameo, providing our hero with his first tommy gun. *

39) CAGED HEAT - Great WIP flick written and directed by Jonathan Demme. Superb cast of b-movie hotties.

40) EATING RAOUL - Paul Bartel and Mary Wornov are fabulous in director Bartel's hilarious black comedy. Damn, I wish PB had directed more movies!

41) HORROR HIGH - Probably my favorite Crown International joint. A teenage take on Jekyll and Hyde is pretty well acted with some good gore.

42) VIVA LAS VEGAS - Standard Elvis vehicle is colorful and fun. Good songs and a luscious 23 year old Ann-Margret make it one of the King's better movies. *

43) THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE - Claudia Jennings and Jocelyn Jones are the two most adorable bank robbers ever in entertaining drive-in staple. *

44) BARE KNUCKLES - Brusing crime drama written and directed by Don Edmonds. Tough as nails bounty hunter pursues brutal serial killer while falling in love with woman he met in Pizza Hut parking lot. It would have been cool to see further adventures of lead character Zachary Kane. *

45) TROLL 2 - What more can be said about this beloved crapfest that anybody participating here hasn't already heard? It delivered as always!

46) BOXCAR BERTHA - A depression era drive-in crime flick produced by Roger Corman, directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Barbara Hershey and David Carradine...Damn, I love the 70's!. A killer movie. *

47) DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE - Depraved but very well made with an intense, convincing performance by future "Sopranos" star Dan Grimaldi. An abused child grows up to be a disturbed man with a penchant for burning young women alive and keeping their charred corpses around for conversation. Better than it sounds.

48) DEATHDREAM - Director Bob Clark's horror flick is blistering metaphor for the effects of the Vietnam war on the American family. Well acted and powerful.

49) THE BIG CUBE - Lana Turner trips out on acid. Richard Egan's grin is kinda creepy. *

50) FRIDAY FOSTER - Another winner from director Arthur Marks. Pam Grier and Yaphet Kotto make a great duo in this shoulda been franchise. Grier plays title character, an intrepid reporter, who uncovers a political conspiracy while investigating the death of a friend. Colorful, fast paced, and fun with great performances and music. *

51) DR. GIGGLES - Bad Freddy wannabe. Larry Drake is good and so is the photography. The script, not so good. *

52) HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD - Directed by Joe Dante and Alan Arkush, this mix of stock footage and new material is hilarious portrait of life in low budget exploitation flicks. Charming, affectionate, and probably pretty accurate.

53) SANTA SANGRE - Alejandro Jodorowsky's trip through a diseased mind is hallucinogenic, darkly funny and ultimately upllifting. Haunting and unforgettable imagery.


Total: 53
First time: 31

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Goal: 50 films.
Final Count: 24 (19 FTV)

FTV=First Time Viewing.
All films will be viewed on DVD unless noted otherwise.

1. Superfly (1972): This one was far worse than I remembered. Absolutely everything about it was bad, except for the music. Mayfield's soundtrack saves it from an "F" rating. Last seen: 1978. D-
2. Enter the Dragon (1973): Paired up with Superfly as a double feature on 2 separate occasions at my local theater. Not much to say about this classic film that hasn't been said before. Absolutely great! Before they were famous: Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Bolo Yeung. A-
3. The Resident (2011): New Hammer's second release, and better than I expected--I'm not a big fan of the "woman chased by killer" genre. Well done, except for the tedious beginning. FTV C
4. The Glass Tomb (1955): Hammer's final Lippert noir. Mildly interesting because of the weird "Starving Man" plot line, which made the main plot (murder and who-done-it) totally forgettable. Before they were famous: Honor Blackman. FTV C
5. The Glass Tomb (1955): Watched again with the commentary track.
6. Sabata (1969): I expected a lot from this one since MGM bothered to release the series on DVD, so I'll have to list it as a disappointment. I was never sure of the plot through most of the film, and the dubbing was poorly done (and also had out-of-sync dialogue in many scenes.) But it's a very odd sort of Spaghetti Western--almost a live-action cartoon really. It has a good deal of humor, which really wasn't a genre standard until My Name is Nobody a few years later. And, it has a lot of physical comedy, similar to the post-Drunken Master martial arts genre. In fact, this movie feels more like a kung fu movie than a Spaghetti Western. Despite all of this, I was somehow satisfied with the experience when it was all over. FTV B-
7. Hell is a City (1960): Much, much better than the noir films made for Lippert. This one has great atmosphere, a good performance from Stanley Baker, and a top-notch soundtrack. A fine film in general, and a must-have for Hammer collectors. FTV B+
8. Hell is a City commentary track: Not the wordiest of commentary tracks, but a good one. Director Val Guest actually remembers a lot about making the movie, which is a refreshing change.
9. The Babysitter (1969): Rewatched for the challenge. I consider it to be an ultimate sleaze movie. Exploitation on many levels--it boggles the mind that George Carey would conceive a such a story and then star as the protagonist himself. I still find the ending hilarious...court case won, blackmailing female framed, and George rewarded for his infidelity by both his wife and his boss! C+
10. Terror Street (1953): Not a bad "wrong man" Hitchcockian knock-off, but Dan Duryea is always better as an asshole antagonist than the good guy he plays here. FTV C+
11. Wings of Danger (1952): The most boring of the Lippert-Hammer noir I've seen so far. Something about a plane crashing and another pilot having blackouts--I'm not sure, because I kept blacking-out myself as I tried to watch it. It was kinda like a William Castle gimmick: blackout along with the movie's characters! It's no wonder that Hammer gave it to the new kid on the block to direct (Terence Fisher). FTV F
12. Return of Sabata (1971): Not much different than the first film is the trilogy, but not as good. Again, I found the movie hard to watch but had a kind feeling for the film after it was over--I'll call this the Sabata Effect. I was also amused by the theme song making fun of Lee Van Cleef having only 9 fingers. FTV C
13. Superfly commentary track: Well, I did learn a few things from the expert on the commentary: this film has the greatest score ever recorded, and the film itself is one of the greatest ever made. Thanks, bro, I did not know any of that!
14. Tarzan Triumphs (1943): Nazi paratroopers! An odd mix of adventure and Allied propaganda. A good bit of the ol' ultraviolence too, with Cheeta and Boy both shooting Nazis...and enjoying it. FTV C
15. Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943): With Jane still gone, it's Cheeta who's the star of the show now. It's cool how Tarzan and Boy plod through the scorching desert wasteland wearing only their loincloths! FTV C+
16. Arena (1985): Has to be considered an unofficial sequel to Barbarella, since Miles O'Shea reprises his role as Dr. Durand Durand. Utilizing footage from the Duran Duran's Sing Blue Silver film and lots of footage from Barbarella, it's a very strange concept film. The visual effects vary between good, bad, and ugly, but some segments (such as the extended "Wild Boys" scene) are quite intriguing. The audio mix is rather poor, and at times, I couldn't understand the dialogue over the booming music, which made the plot hard to follow--but maybe that's a good thing. I've had this DVD for a while, but never watched all of it. Anyway, I know understand why the secondary title of this film was "An Absurd Notion". FTV B-
17. Tarzan and the Amazons (1945): A hidden city filled with nothing but scantily-clad women? Oh Yeah!!! And Jane finally returns, but Tarzan doesn't seem to notice that she's an entirely different woman (now played by Brenda Joyce.) There are actually some pretty good matte shots in this one. FTV C+
18. Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946): This one seemed more like a serial than a movie. Weissmuller's physique is beginning to resemble Adam West's at this point. FTV C-
19. Tarzan and the Huntress (1947): Tarzan continues his left-wing agenda of gun-control laws after some trappers decide to take an ark-load of jungle creatures off to zoos (including the very rare African Black Bears!), and aids a local tribal leader in wealth distribution. Boy should be called Man-Boy starting here. FTV C-
20. Mutant (1983): After I watch Corman-produced films like this one, I always say I'll never, ever watch another. After sitting through this 4x3 VHS dub "director's cut" DVD, I swear I'll never, ever watch another one. FTV F
APRIL 14-APRIL 19: Watched movies not suitable for the list. Also watched all of Archer Season One.
21. Adios Sabata(1971): Yeah, I know I watched them out of order, but this wasn't really a Sabata movie. Still, it was my favorite of the trilogy, despite Yul Brenner dressing and acting like one of the Village People. FTV C+
22. The Hills Run Red (1967): Not a bad spaghetti western, with lots of good actors including Dan Duryea and Henry Silva. The main star, Thomas Hunter, looks a bit like Eastwood and chews the scenery like Brando. FTV C
23. Ace High (1968): I actually like Bud Spencer and Terence Hill when they aren't acting like idiots. Eli Wallach is good in this one as well, with just a touch of Tuco in his character. The film is a bit long abnd the plot is a bit absurd, but I found it to be one of the better non-Leone films in the genre. FTV B-
April 28:
24. Princess of Mars (2009): Managed to squeeze in one more for the challenge--I just had so many other things to watch that didn't qualify--and this was one I was saving specifically for this. I was actually surprised by the production values of the film...the visual effects were a bit cartoonish, but often no worse than a typical TV sci-fi show. The real problem was the dull story and script; making the film contempory and adding a new antagonist for John Carter wasn't the way to go. Worst of all, Traci Lords just wasn't the Dejah Thoris that I imagined when reading the book so very long ago...and to sum it up, I think this film should have been titled Skanky Princess of Mars. FTV C-

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Challenge #1 Results

Trailers: Tender Flesh, B.J. Lang Presents...., Blood Bath
Shorts: Part-Time Pin-Up, Playgirl Models

1. The Beautiful, The Bloody, and The Bare (1964)-Lots of nude-modeling and a blood-drenched climax (In other words, a nice intro to this marathon) No where near being great, but I actually expected it to be much worse.
Trailers: Motorcycle Gang, The Mafia Girls, Gymkata, Bury Me An Angel

2. High School Hellcats (1958)-I was expecting an all-out girl gang type of movie, but it looks like it would take another 15 years for those to happen. Modestly good 50's delinquent flick here.
3. L.A. Streetfighters (1985)-Jeez...And I thought the "High Schoolers" in the movie above looked too old Honestly, this was, at least, badly entertaining for awhile. But then all the air was let out of the balloon when the drug lord-plot showed up. But it was clear (Script-wise) that this movie didn't have no story at all up untill that point.
4. Sleazy Rider (1973)-Appropriately lives up to it's title. The "Climax" is hilarious. I think they ran out of film...Or money...Or all of the above.
Trailers: Pets, The Sinful Dwarf, The Captive Female, Virgin Witch, Dirt, The Dark
Shorts: Sexycises

5. Behind Locked Doors (1968)-Every review I read for this movie said that this was much more superior than it's co-feature, Beautiful/Bloody/Bare. But this ended up being the movie that nearly put me to sleep. I guess I can just handle watching chicks pose nude a lot more than the normal guy can.
6. Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)-Always wanted to see this since reading about it as a kid in one of my old horror-movie books. Didn't end up exactly loving it, but I do respect it.
7. The Sidehackers (1969)-I went in expecting the focus to be about the (Short-lived) sport of Sidehacking, but got an odd revenge story instead. And only now do I found out that this movie was MST'ied. Wonder if the MST3K crew had something to say about Ross Hagen's constantly-changing hair color.
8. Fiend (1980)-First coma-inducing film I've encountered thus far. I've got another Don Dohler film lined up tomorrow night and I'm sure that will be a little bit better.
Trailers: Jacktown, The Losers, The Guy From Harlem, Mindwarp, Houswives and Bartenders

9. Mad Youth (1940)-I didn't remember this one being about prostitution/white slavery (At least, untill the last two thirds) Still though, it's hard to dislike that classic jitterbug frenzy near the beginning.
10. A Taste of Hell (1973)-Seemed like a good idea, but it's hurt by a lack of William Smith, lazy directing (Save for the firey conclusion) and too much yapping (I've never seen Vic Diaz chat so much) At least I liked the makeup job done on FrankenBarry.
11. Hit! (1973)-This isn't pure blaxploitation mayhem, but rather one of those solid (Or near solid) 70's crime films that had crossover appeal (ala Across 110th Street) Even though this does feel a little over-padded (Stretching a little over 2 hours) It's saved by some good performances and slick moments.
12. The Alien Factor (1978)-Having only seen the last half hour of this on TV some 20-odd years ago, I knew I would end up liking this more than Fiend. Maybe not a whole lot more, but just enough.
13. The Girl with the Hungry Eyes (1967)-My first B&W Bill Rotsler film. Plot-wise, a few things could have certainly been added (Didn't need that 15-minute romantic flashback) but why complain when sensual shots are provided (Adele's shower scene, Pat Barrington's crazy dance)

Trailers: Invasion of the Saucer Men, The Return of Ringo, 9 Deaths of the Ninja

14. Village of the Giants (1965)-First time seeing it all the way through. Silly and corny as hell...And I still liked it.
15. The Octagon (1980)-I always assumed by the title & the cover that this was Chuck's "Fighting-tournament" movie. If only it were so....
16. Texas Adios (1967)-Pretty solid spag. Western. I liked how well the story kept unfolding. It was also kinda nice to see Luigi Pistilli playing a non-villian for once.

Trailers: Switchblade Sisters, Eyeball, Deranged, The Brides of Dracula, Fast Company, Caged Heat

17. Dirty O'Neil (1974)-Not too bad! Sure, it's uneven and plenty of the humorous sequences fall flat, but there's never a dull moment. Lots of hot mommas in this too!
18. Die Sister, Die! (1972)-Only reason why I watched this was because of it's appearance on one of the "42nd Street Forever" volumes. Easily surpassed Fiend for most boring movie watched yet.
19. Rats: Night of Terror (1984)-After my last film, this was a much-welcomed breath of fresh air Absolutely loved the dubbing on this (As well as those waterfalls of rats that came out of mid-air!) and even though the movie comes to a stand-still during it's last half hour, those final two frames are very rewarding.
20. Burnout (1979)-At around 80 minutes long, only about 15 total is spent on plot & dialogue. The rest of the time, all you hear are engines revving and a speedway announcer telling you everything that is going on. In other words, tedious.
21. Prison Girls (1972)-Don't expect to see a rugged tale set in prison here. Instead, we get sex tale after sex tale as the Prison Girls recieve furloughs for some sex in the city(!) All done for a rehabilition process---Or is it? Regardless, the sex is often boring, but the skin doesn't disappoint.

Trailers: Colt 38 Special Squad, Mondo Pazzo, Fantastic Planet

Shorts: Mondo Elvis

22. Kidnap (1974)-Lots, I mean, LOTS of talking going on with this one. Which was to be expected since this is about a kidnapping instead of a gang war. To it's credit though, it started to get involving towards the end. For me, at least.
23. Mondo Hollywood (1967)-Despite it's larger production-value and long-running time, this expose' is rather tame and uneventful compared to the more wild "B" American Mondos made around the same time. Stick with those instead if it's more of a "Shocking" time you want.
24. Future-Kill (1985)-I expected a futuristic, apocalyptic film but got stuck seeing 80's frat boys on the run from a grumpy, metallic barbarian. Pretty bad (The muffled audio didn't help things out either) but at least I got some enjoyment out of the DVD-extras involving Ed Neal.
25. Fluctuations (1970)-This is already the winner of the "WTF Did I Just Watch?" award.

Trailers: The Big Doll House, Last House on the Left, Emanuelle and The Last Cannibals, The Streetfighter

26. C.C. and Company (1970)-A little bit better than I expected. Mostly because Joe Namath does a decent job of acting and the movie had a slighty harder edge (I was expecting more of an innocent PG/PG-13 type of flick) Loved it when Ann Margaret dropped the F-bomb. Not just because it's coming from her mouth, but that you RARELY hear foul language in biker flicks.
27. The Zebra Killer (1974)-Hell, as many times as you hear the word, "Savage!" being said outloud, it makes you wonder that this movie should've been called Savage! instead of this one. Anyway, the movie's kind of a dud. There could've been some interesting motivations for the killer, but you soon lose interest because the actor's performance gets irritating and worse as the movie goes along. Director William Girdler did a better job with horror films than crime/action ones.
28. Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming (1970)-My 3rd Garko-Sartana movie that I've seen. Even though these films have been largely forgettable to me compared to other great Italian westerns, I'd have to say that this is the best of those three.
29. SS Girls (1977)-Not really as outrageous the 2nd time around (First saw this a few years ago) but it's still a top-tier nazisploitation flick and I still like it. Special praise goes to Gabriele Carrara for delivering one of the most wonderfully hammy performances you'll ever find in an exploitation film.
30. Fists of Bruce Lee (1978)-It was late and I didn't really follow the plot to this (But hey, it's a Bruce Li flick) all I could make out was that he was a hired surveilance guy trying to fend off rival gangs. As usual, the non-approved music soundtrack is what gives these movies their most charm.

Trailers: Texas Dynamite Chase, Smokey Bites The Dust, Godzilla Vs Mechagodzilla

31. The Bloody Judge (1970)-Better paced than I expected. It was kinda nice to see Herschell Gordon Lewis-type of blood mixed in with a period piece like this (But if only there were more in this film) Still though, I consider this a fine companion to Mark of the Devil.
32. Crazy Mama (1975)-Kind of a yo-yo movie to me. What I mean by that is there were plenty of times when I would lose interest in the movie, but I would soon get yanked back into it. Who knew that Cloris Leachman once had some booty?
33. Matango (1963)-For the first hour or so, this movie's actually a psychological thriller (Are the ghosts/monsters just in everyone's imagination?) but towards the end, it almost becomes a standard monster flick. I would've liked this film more if it decided what kind of movie it should be.

Trailers: Golden Temple Amazons, Massacre in Dinosaur Valley

34. Diamonds of Kilimandjaro (1983)-Ah, good ol' Eurocine crud. But as lame and strange as this film was, at least it managed to be a step-up compared to the last Jungle Goddess movie I saw, Luana.
35. The Meatrack (1970)-Gritty, dirty male-hustler flick. I admit some of the scenes made me queasy. But that's what I bargained for in this challenge.

36. Man Friday (1975)-I wasn't sure about including this, but both David (Badazzmofo) Walker and Bill (Sleazoid Express) Landis included this film and wrote reviews for it in their magazines/books. Though it wasn't typical exploitation, it was a worthwhile film with good perfomances and interesting perspectives on racism, religion and class.
37. Sticks and Stones (1970)-2nd feature that accompanied The Meatrack. Completely different film and a lot more harmless. Can't say I really liked it though.
38. Orgy of the Dead (1965)-At 90 minutes, I admit that this felt twice as long. But, amazingly, I can't say that I ever got bored. Criswell does some of the best "Line-reading" I've ever seen.

Trailers: America 3000, The Sins of Saint Lucia, Female Prisoner: Caged

39. She (1982)-Hard to believe there was an apocalyptic/fantasy film from the early 80's that didn't take itself seriously (Many others from that period actually did) and to it's credit, it could've been much worse.
40. The Black Godfather (1974)-Underwhelming for the most part. That's probably because I found a lot of the lead actors just calmly phoning things in. All except for Diablo (Damu King) who at least tried to make things more lively. Another thing that I ended up admiring about it was the surprisingly cool music score.
41. Watcher in the Attic (1976)-After a long & busy monday, it was kinda hard to stay awake and alert through this one since this was a very quiet movie. Thankfully, it wasn't as aggrivatingly kinky the way other Nikkatsu products are. Eeriely haunting, in these modern times, that this Japanese movie includes the true-life disastrous earthquake of the 20's into the storyline.
42. Snuff (1976)-I had hoped that I would at least find some enjoyment of the Original film that occured before the "Money shot", but that really wasn't meant to be (Loved the camera-zooms though. That's something that I haven't seen enough of for this marathon yet)

Trailers: Humongous, Hells Chosen Few, Video Vixens

43. Twins of Evil (1971)-From the looks of things, I was expecting a witchcraft/witch-trial film in the early going (With the always dependable Peter Cushing in the role of the witch hunter) But all of a sudden, we got vampires in our midst! And I had no problem with the film shifting into vampire territory because the result turned out to be one of the best vampire films ever created by Hammer films!
44. Killer Fish (1979)-It takes nearly an hour for things to get interesting (When the characters get surrounded by the piranha on a sinking boat) Before that, the only pleasure I got was a funny spaz attack provided by Karen Black (On her first encounter with the piranha) and Angelis' disco score.
45. Hell on Wheels (1967) -More country-singing than drag-racing in this.
46. Acting Out (1980)-Late 70's sexy documentary about anyomonous folks who get their sexual fantasies acted out. Almost feels like an authentic documentary all the way through because so many of the fantasy-renactments didn't work out!

Trailers: The Hard Road, The Acid Eaters

47. The Christine Jorgensen Story (1970)-Biopic of the first publicized sex-change figure. I liked the Douglas Sirk-approach that this film seemed to have. Only thing I could've done without was that awful way of altering Christine's voice in the 2nd half. It sounded like she was a cyborg underneath.
48. Hell's Wind Staff (1979)-Hard to believe that Yuen Woo Ping wasn't involved with this since so much of this film's action,choreography and structure strongly resembles his work. Regardless, this is pure classic chop-sock entertainment....But any kung fu movie with Hwang Jang Lee should have been an indication.
49. Smoke and Flesh (1968)-Even though I did enjoy this more on a 2nd viewing, there was still enough potential to make this a sexy, acid classic instead of having it languish in cult obscurity. But I'm still okay with the final results.
50. The Fatal Flying Guillotine (1977)-Storywise, this isn't nowhere near as good as (The original) Flying Guillotine or Master/Flying Guillotine. In fact, I'm pretty sure this was re-titled afterwards to match the success of Master/Guillotine (Even the characters in this movie don't call them guillotines either. It's referred to as "Lightning strike" instead) Still though, it never gets old to see dual(!) guillotines get thrown around and causing bloody havok.
Trailers: Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS, Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde, Ebony Ivory and Jade, Torso

51. Giant from the Unknown (1958)-Standard 50's monster movie. One think that stood out about it was that the local sherrif was an @$$hole (At least in the early going)
52. Malibu Beach (1978)-Just one partying sequence after another and very, very little storytelling to offer. But, and it's hard for me to admit this, I never once got bored or restless. Who knows? This might actually end up in my top 5 Crown International films!
53. House with the Windows That Laugh (1976)-Always expected this to be a usual giallo. Instead it's more of a mystery thriller than an all-out slasher. Not a bad film at all, but we're talkin' about a slow-burn here. Recommended for patient viewers.
Trailers: Stunt Rock

56. Death Riders (1976)-Surprisingly interesting documentary about biker/car daredevils (Almost all of these guys look like they're barely out of their teens, BTW) As much as I liked it, probably would've liked it more if the Death Riders were given more personality time...And I certainly could've done without a few of those John Denver-esque tunes.

57. Avenging Angel (1985)-I saw the first Angel movie for the first time for last year's challenge and decided to give the sequel a shot this time around. It certainly started off interesting (Having Bronski Beat's "Why" playing over a massacre-scene was a nice touch) Unfortunately, nothing memorable ever happens after that. And even though the Angel-character actually participates in action-sequences (Which was lacking in the last movie) all the added-humor had already stunk up the joint.
58. Behind Convent Walls (1978)-The last few nunsploitation flicks I saw involved statanism/possession, so it was nice to finally watch one that simply involved frustrated, horny nuns. Only thing I didn't care for was the constantly jerky hand-held look of the movie. And this was the same cinematographer who did Suspiria??

59. Walking Tall Part II (1975)-Despite the inclusion of reliable faces for this sequel (Luke Askew, John Davis Chandler, Robert DoQui and Richard Jaeckel) this sequel just feels tired and un-motivated.
Trailers: Girls come too, Eves on Skis, Nudes on Tiger Reef
Shorts: Bring 'em back nude, The expose of the nudist racket

60. The Monster of Camp Sunshine or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Nature (1964)-Things actually looked promising in the cleverly-cool opening credits, but I can't remember anything else that happened afterwards...Except for the finale which was slightly reminscent of Duck Soup's conclusion.
61. The Beast That Killed Women (1965)-This fared a little bit better due to the wonderfully awful acting provided by the participants and....Well, I think the acting was what did it (The nudity ain't too bad either)
62. Fast Company (1979)-I mostly wanted to see this for Cronenberg's take on racing/carsploitation, but hell, anybody could've directed this. The thing I most enjoyed was the interview with Bill Smith & John Saxon on the Blue Underground disc.
63. The Executioner II: Karate Inferno (1974)-I have vague memories of the 1st movie---Other than things started fairly slowly but ended in a very good climax. Kind of the same structure with this one, but with less satisfying results. Even though Sonny Chiba is capable of bringing humor out, there was just way too much of it here.
Trailers: Strange Compulsion, On Her Bed of Roses, Two Girls for a Madman

Shorts: Swami Yogi-Pogi

64. Vibrations (1968)-I haven't seen a whole lot of Joe Sarno's work yet, but this might the best B&W film I've seen by him so far.
65. Adiós Amigo (1976)-I was actually surprised that Richard Pryor was the lead star here with the most screentime (Thought he would've been reduced as a sidekick for Williamson) Too bad the results turned out to be bland.
66. H.O.T.S. (1979)-A largely unfunny T&A flick. But thank god for that climactic football game! That "Huddle-shot" just might be my most favorite image I've encountered in this marathon!
67. Little Laura and Big John (1973)-After a somewhat mildly-interesting opening, the movie soon nose-dived into cheap sloppiness. At least it was nice to see a younger Paul Gleason appear in an early role.
68. A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell (1990)-Just about the same as I remembered seeing it on cable many years ago. Still no "Nymph characteristics" involving the lead character...And I don't remember the movie feeling MUCH longer than 82 minutes.
69. The Love Cult (1966)-Kind of refreshing to see an roughie/sexploitation flick with scam-artist themes like this. I only would've liked to have seen more skin action and less swaying speeches.
70. The Chinese Boxer (1970)-Well worth the wait! Probably the only fault I had with the movie was some of the stiff hand-to-hand choreography, but everything else was bloody beautiful. This might just be my most favorite Wang Yu film yet!
71. The Taming of Rebecca (1982)-Felt like something much different before early morning showed up....I'm really not used to seeing hardcore roughies so it's safe to say this section of the marathon came to a strange close....
Trailers: The Peeping Phantom, Sex Killer, Venus in Furs, The Twisted Sex, Beach Girls

Shorts: The Revolution Marches on it's stomach

72. Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)-Self-explanatory stuff here. But this is yet another one of those ol' flicks where it suddenly ends right when it starts to get good. At least a "Cat dance" was provided!
73. Fighting Back (1982)-Slightly above-average vigilante film. One can say that this ends with a whimper, but I appreciated how it didn't become completely predictable. Good performance by Tom Skerrit---But not a good performance as an Italian, of course.
74. Mundo depravados (1967)-Pretty much what you would expect from a burlesque whodunit. But there should have been more stripping than yapping.
75. Van Nuys Blvd. (1979)-Wow. Another Crown-International film that I ended up liking! Never knew that vans were still popular in the late 70's.
76. Naked and Cruel (1984)-Though consisting of plenty of obvious fakery and recycled footage, this still managed to be one of the more better Mondo movies I've seen (As far as pacing and subject-matter goes) Having Nico Fidenco's music score for D'amato's Emanuelle films re-used here was certainly a nice touch.
76. Snake: Crane Secret (1976)-The only thing good going for this one was that the villain was quite badass. Everything else was either confusing or dull.
77. The Exotic Dreams of Casanova (1974)-An odd one. The first half features a (Literally) swinging costume party. The 2nd half turns into a courtroom drama. But even though members of the trial are still in costume...Or completely naked...Court scenes just don't belong in (S)exploitation films.
78. The Heroin Busters (1977)-Another pretty good polizi by Enzo Castalleri. Not my favorite of his, but it's still hard to dislike a movie that has a half-hour chase and a score by Goblin! And who knew that David Hemmings as an aged, cranky detective could be so likable?

79. The Violent Years (1956)-As I complained about earlier (Regarding Reform School Girls) at least this movie mostly focused on the criminal activities of a girl gang. Wonder how the MST3K version is.
80. Stingray (1978)-Kind of a Corman-company ripoff involving carsploitation. But what sets this one apart from the others is the surprising violence (Quite a high bodycount here) Even though this doesn't mix well with the humor, this still ended up being the best American movie I've seen with Chris Mitchum (I've only liked his Italian/Spanish movies before)
81. The Evictors (1979)-A very slow (Almost dreary) start, but then all of a sudden, things started to fall into place quite nicely. This ended up being a decent Haunted House thriller (Without involvment of the supernatural)
82. Black Heat (1976)-Man, I had no idea that this and The Murder Gang were the same movie! If you watch both trailers, someone sure did a swell job in making this look like 2 entirely different movies. Anyway, a few things that really saved this one for me: That glorious booty shot provided by Tanya Boyd and, most of all, Russ Tamblyn's exit scene. I LOL'd big time when that happened. Hollywood movies should take a hint on how to send bad guys off. This was as perfect as it gets!
83. Pleasure Shop on the Avenue (1979)-This was like Joe D'amato's take on House/Edge of the Park (Even the same two blonde actors appear in this) But with D'amato, you know that there's gonna be more sex than violence and that's what you'll get. Too bad I got stuck watching an obviously cut version.
84. The Arena (1974)-Better than I expected! What got to me most was Margaret Markov's performance. She chose a short-lived career in movies, but you could see that she had what it took for an action-heroine. And while Pam's good as always (Her gladiator outfit---Whoa!), Lucretia Love still ended up being a scene stealer on many occasions. I don't know if she was constantly high or drunk during filming but I sure loved it!
85. Fade to Black (1980)-Good concept about a movie-obsessed nerd who goes on a killing spree. But aside from one of the killing moments (Involving a pre-Diner Mickey Rourke) I felt everything else came up short. Too bad because I had high hopes for this.
86. Hot Summer in Barefoot County (1974)-As you can see, this was a long movie-viewing day for me and fatigue caught up with me while watching this one. The only thing that I noticed most about this movie was that Sherry Robinson seemed to get less and less attractive as the movie went on. She looked hotter dressed up as a man!
87. Eugénie (1974)-Dang it. I thought this was the one that had Marie Liljedahl in it. I've been wanting to see that one for a long time. Oh well, at least this one turned out to be somewhat awarding (About a murderous stepfather-daughter team) It takes some time to get going, but I ended up liking it by the end. Certainly the best performance/character by Paul Muller that you'll likely ever see in a Jess Franco film.

88. Circus of Horrors (1960)-It's like Eyes without a face with a circus setting. Not really as cool as it sounds, but still worth a look.
89. Bonnie's Kids (1973)-I don't think I've ran into an Arthur Marks film that I've ever disliked. Maybe a little trimming could've been done in the early going, but the results are still pleasing enough. (The scene with Myra's rant against Diana is one of the examples why 70's exploitation-cinema is so raw. No way would you have a scene like that today!)
90. The Lickerish Quartet (1970)-Even though this tends to be one disorientating movie, I still found this to be the best of the four Radley Metzger films that I've seen. Loved Stelvio Cipriani's score.
91. I Spit on Your Corpse! (1974)-No corpses ever get spit on, but as with Al Adamson's Satan's Sadists, this is another movie all about a long chase (These are the movies where he's at his best, IMO) Nice to see Georgina Spelvin as a gun-toting, topless punching badass (Even if she did resemble Miss Swan from Mad TV to me )
92. Executioners from Shaolin (1977)-Wasn't really a big fan of the happy, romantic section that occurs near the beginning (I came to see Pai Mei!) And whenever Mr. Whitebrow does show up, the movie always kicks into gear. Good flick, but I much perferred Fists/White Lotus.
93. Wild Rebels (1967)-Dang, MST3K did this movie too? There's obviously a lot of old episodes that I need to catch up with. Loved the ADR during the car-chase at the end, wonder if the MST3K crew came up with some new ones!
94. Virgin Witch (1972)-I was expecting more of an attempt for a fright fest, but this barely even registered any suspense. Lots of skin though, and that's what counts most for this challenge
95. Antropophagus (1980)-Never heard a whole lot of praise for this, but it ended up being a bit better than I thought. Sure, there's some slowness that accompanies those dull main characters, but I loved the atmosphere (Greek ghost town, nice lighting effects, blaring mono electronic score, and good gore fx)
96. Submission (1969)-Wasn't quite sure what the plot was here. All I remembered was a bunch of random sex scenes that might or might not have been fantasies. I must say that I couldn't help but to bring up the evolution of the softcore-film while watching this. Compared to the skinemax stuff you see on TV/DVD these days, it's amazing how enitrely different they are compared to these B&W 60's roughies.

Trailers: The Cats, The King, Sappho Darling
Shorts: Lash of the lesbian

97. Chained Girls (1965)-Half documentary/Half re-creation of lesbian lifestyle stories (I don't even ever recall seeing any girls in chains, BTW) The thing that I got a kick out of was the narrator (Who has that perfect 1950's instructional voice) politely saying phrases like "Bull dyke" and "Baby Butch".
98. Daughters of Lesbos (1968)-As with the above (And since this was a double-feature) my most enjoyment was the narrator (Again) This time, it's a woman. And she really gets into what she's saying!
99. Ellie (1984)-Thought I would've hated this within the first few minutes, but I started to get into this revenge-dark comedy. The ending certainly comes up way short, but at least I was interested til then.
100. Thundercrack! (1975)-As insane as this flick was, at least it made more sense than entry #25 of my marathon!

101. Gorp (1980)-I woke up with a massive headache this morning and the constant yelling and screaming in this movie didn't exactly make me in a happier mood. Oh, and it should be noted that both Fran Drescher and Rosanna Arquette looked much better in the following decade.
102. The Astounding She-Monster (1957)-This was a little more offbeat than what was commonly found in other 50's schlock (I expecting the narrator to start speaking in rhyme momentarily) Does this also mark the first appearance of a super-sexy female alien?
103. Fascination (1979)-Pretty good first half, but things slowed down considerably towards the end. Not one of Jean Rollin's better outings, but that imagery with Brigitte and the sickle is unforgettable.
104. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)-It's like a combo of Phantom of the Opera and House of Wax. Not too bad. It just runs a little long and Christine Kaufmann spends way too much time looking shocked or scared.
105. The Alcove (1984)-One of the last (Possibly the last) of Gemser/D'amato films. Compared to their earlier Emanuelle films, this one's much more tame (Aside from the "Porno-movie" scene) but it harkens back to the early erotic films of the late 60's/early 70's. At least, that's what I got out of it.
106. Black Samurai (1977)-Certainly one of the best good-bad movies I've seen thus far. The dubbing (Bruce Lee sound fx & the tauntings) really takes this to a whole 'nother level. My most favorite part=Jetpack POV!
107. Up Your Alley (1971)-I haven't had plenty of good luck when it comes to comedies for this marathon, but I was pleased with what we had here. Afterall, you can't go wrong with Haji and an abundance of boobage!
108. Hell's Belles (1968)-Dirt bike remake of Winchester '73. Turned out to be better than I always expected. Thanks mostly to biker-regulars, Jeremy Slate and Adam Rourke turning in their best performances of the genre.

109. The Notorious Cleopatra (1970)-Haven't seen this one in awhile and felt like re-visiting it. It might be my favorite of Pete Perry's movies (At least the in the non-country corn porn field) I also would've liked to have seen Sonora (Cleopatra) in more films.
110. No Blade of Grass (1970)-Good, effective apocalyptic flick that seems to unknown. Aside from the abrupt ending, I'd still be quick to recommend this.
111. Pit Stop (1969)-Another one that I've been wanting to see for awhile and it didn't disappoint. B&W and Jack Hill go together very well. And how about that cast? Ellen Burstyn=So young! Beverly Washburn=So adorable! Sid Haig=Looking so much like Anthony James!
112. The Screaming Tiger (1973)-So-so Jimmy Wang Yu flick. At least his kung fu looks good here and the climactic battle which takes place on a moving train (And ends up in a waterfall) isn't a shabby sight.
113. Chesty Anderson, U.S. Navy(1976)-Mildly entertaining romp with Timothy Carey ridiculously hamming things up. One problem though, this movie possibly had the hottest-looking cast I've seen in this entire marathon, but very little skin shows up (Even Uschi Digart manages to keep her clothes on!) How could the exploitation gods be so cruel?
114. And God Said to Cain (1970)-The most annoying bell-ringing I've heard since Kelly's Heroes.
115. The Creeping Flesh (1973)-Is this the first (And only) time that Lee & Cushing have played brothers? As for the movie, I just wish it was more about the re-generated beast instead of the insane wife.
116. Space Thing (1968)-Not one of the better movies from Film Ventures (I've since heard that Dave Friedman took over directing duties over this when the original director walked out) The only thing I had the most fun with was Captain Mother (Cara Peters)
117. The Doll Squad (1973)-Hey! This just might be Ted Mikels' most polished movie yet! (That is, if Corpse Grinders happens to be the measuring stick) I just loved those optical explosions and those funky kalidescope wipes/transitions. It was also so strange to see Tura Satana (RIP) in color for once. I had a great deal of fun with this.
118. Autopsy (1975)-It felt like this would be highly original in the early going (Not to mention, very sleazy and creepy) but then some complicated giallo-ingredients started to take over and the film lost me.
119. Lorna (1964)-How refreshing was it to finally have a Russ Meyer film in cruise-control? What I mean by that is that I'm always used to crazed, frantic editing going on his movies. But thankfully, the opposite occured here. But what I loved most about this movie was the opening sequence. Without a doubt, one of the most perfect intros I've ever seen.
120. Stunt Rock (1980)-After an exhaustive jam-packed day of constant movie-watching today, who knew that this film would get my energy going back up? I surprisingly liked this quite a bit. Never a dull moment (Even if there were one too many of those super-cheesey SCORCERY performances!) I'm looking forward to checking out the commentary soon.
121. Night Call Nurses (1972)-It seems that most exploitation-scholars seem to regard this one as the best of the "Nurse" movies. While I agree that a lot of effort seemed to be put into this one, the finished product just came out as odd to me. Candy Stripe Nurses is the one that holds the edge just for entertainment value alone.

I'm too tired (Or too lazy) to include comments for these final movies.

122. Pets (1974)
123. Life of Ninja (1983)
124. Night of the Cobra Woman (1972)
125. The Lady in Red (1979)

List is finalized!

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Doubt I'll make 100, but I will give this challenge a try.

March 31.

1. Godzilla: King of the Monsters:
Not as good as the original Gojira in my opinion, but an entertaining creature feature nonetheless. After all I have always been a kaiju fan.
2. Trial By Fire
Typical Lifetime movie fare, but a watchable movie.

April 1:


April 2

3. Friday the 13th Part III

April 3

4. Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning
5. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

April 4

6. Grandma's Boy

April 5

7. Grandma's Boy (Audio Commentary)

April 6

8. Destroy All Monsters

April 7

9. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

April 8

10. Ong Bak 2
Favorite lines: I will send you to serve your master in hell.
Your blood is not for my sword to taste.
11. Cutthroat Island

April 9

12. Terror of MechaGodzilla
13. Terror of MechaGodzilla (Audio Commentary)

April 10

14. The Howling
15. Monster Zero
16. Monster Zero (Audio Commentary)

April 11

17. Godzilla: Tokyo SOS
18. Godzilla vs The Thing

April 12

19. The Devil's Rejects
20. Ghidrah the Three Headed Monster
21. Ghidrah the Three Headed Monster (Audio Commentary)

April 13

22. Attack of the Giant Leeches
23. Matango
24. Matango (Audio Commentary)

April 14

25. The Brain That Wouldn't Die
26. Godzilla's Revenge
27. Godzilla Final Wars

April 15

28. Catwoman
29. Hang 'Em High
30. Godzilla vs Destoroyah
31. King Kong vs Godzilla

April 16

32. Godzilla vs Megaguirus

April 17

33. Superman III

April 18

34. Gamera the Giant Monster
35. Gamera: Guardian of the Universe

April 19


April 20

36. Duel
37. Enter the Dragon
38. Reefer Madness

April 21


April 22

39. The Legend (The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk)
40. The Legend (The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk) Audio Commentary
41. From Dusk Till Dawn

April 23


April 24


April 25

42. Creature From The Black Lagoon
43. The Creature Walks Among Us
44. The Creature Walks Among Us (Audio Commentary)
45. Fistful of Dollars

April 26

46. For A Few Dollars More

April 27

47. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
48. Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle For Earth

April 28

49. Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla II

April 29

50. Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack
51. Godzilla Raids Again

April 30

52. Emperor of the North

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asianxcore's 2nd Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge List

Personal Goal: 50
2011 Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge Total: 52
2010 Drive In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge Total: 9
# Of First Time Viewings: 23/52 (44%)


Best 1st Time Viewing: Sugar Hill (1974) & Bitch Slap (2009)
Best Repeat Viewing: Death Proof (2007) & Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974)
Best Overall Gore: Aftermath (1994)
Biggest Disappointment: American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)
Best "Classic" Bad-Asses: Bruce Lee (Game Of Death) & Sho Kosugi (Nine Deaths Of The Ninja)
Best "Modern" Bad-Asses: Danny Trejo (Machete) & Rain (Ninja Assassin)
Best "Classic" B-Vixens: Chantal Contouri (Thirst) & Dawn Dunlap (Forbidden World)
Best "Modern" B-Vixens: Julia Voth (Bitch Slap) & Michelle Rodriguez (Machete)
Best "Random" Vixen: Shelley St. Clair (Black Samson)
Best "WTF" Moment: The Vomit Gore Trilogy (2006-2010)
Sleaziest Director: Daisuke Yamanouchi
Funniest Film Moment: Random boob slip (Forbidden World)
Most Annoying Audio: Snuff 102 (2007)
Coolest Camera Shot: Eihi Shiina; Blood Shower/Umbrella (Tokyo Gore Police)
Worst Film: Girl Hell 1999 (1999)

RED= First Time Viewing
GREEN= Wild Card

March 31st

1. Vanishing Point (1971)
2. Mad Max (1979)
3. Death Race 2000 (1975)
4. Dead-End Drive In (1986)
5. Death Proof (2007)
6. Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974)

April 1st

7. Black Dynamite (2009)
8. Black Belt Jones (1974)
9. Hot Potato (1976)
10. Three The Hard Way (1974)
11. Sugar Hill (1974)

April 2nd

12. The Last Dragon (1985)

April 3rd

13. Black Samson (1974)
14. Foxy Brown (1974)
15. Jackie Brown (1997)

April 4th

16. Sheba, Baby (1975)
17. Coffy (1973)
18. Meatball Machine (2005)

April 5th

19. Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
20. The Machine Girl (2008)
21. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

April 6th

22. Ichi the Killer (2001)

April 7th

23. Red Room (1999)
24. Red Room 2 (2000)

April 8th

25. Muzan-e (1999)
26. Senketsu no Kizuna (2000)
27. Kyoko Vs. Yuki (2000)
28. Graphic Sexual Horror (2009)

April 10th

29. Girl Hell 1999 (1999)
30. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)
31. Patrick (1978)

April 11th

32. Thirst (1978)

April 12th

33. Razorback (1984)
34. Slaughtered Vomit Dolls (2006)
35. ReGOREgitated Sacrifice (2007)
36. Slow Torture Puke Chamber (2010)
37. Nekromantik (1987)

April 13th

38. Aftermath/Genesis (1994/1998)
39. Snuff 102 (2007)
40. Men Behind The Sun (1988)
41. Machete (2010)

April 14th

42. Nekromantik 2 (1991)
43. American Ninja (1985)
44. American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)
45. American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)

April 15th

46. Enter The Ninja (1981)
47. Nine Deaths Of The Ninja (1985)

April 17th

48. Ninja Assassin (2009)

April 25th

49. Bitch Slap (2009)
50. Forbidden World (1982)
51. Humanoids From The Deep (1980)

April 26th

52. Game of Death (1978)

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Why not. I have a stack of peplum to watch...

Martch 31st

April 1st

April 2nd
1. Hercules Against the Moon Men (1964)
2. Legend of Sea Wolf (1975)
3. Colossus and the Amazon Queen (1960) - Gladiators, Amazons, and Pirates with a bad soft-porn/comedy/adventure Jazz type score. Starring Rod Taylor ("The Time Machine"). Yes, it's very, very bad... Would have been perfect at a Drive-In on a Friday/Saturday night.
4. Mutiny on the Elsinore (1937)
5. Captain Kidd (1945)
6. Hell Ship Mutiny (1957)

April 9th
7. Beyond the Law (1968)
8. Apache Blood (1075)
9. This Man Can't Die (1968)
10. Gunfight at Red Sands (1963) [horrible... simply horrible!]

April 25th
11. Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939)
12. Doomed to Die (1940)
13. Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)

April 30th
14. Son of Sampson (1960)
15. Son of Cleopatra (1965)
16. Hero of Rome (1964)
17. Invincible Gladiator (1962)

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Red, Bloody Red = First Time Viewing TOTAL = 58

1) Maniac (1934) - This "educational" film, with interstitials describing psychological disorders is populated with actors who either chew the scenery or sound and look like they're reading cue cards. A plagiarism salad combining Edgar Allen Poe's The Black Cat, the Cat & Rat Ranch urban legend and some tacked on titillation of women in lingerie, plus a little nudity. Also, a couple of cat fights: one with women and another with actual cats.

2) Sex Madness aka They Must Be Told! (1938) - The Scourge of Syphilis Strikes! This movie centers around a burlesque show and the depravity within. The main story is about one of the performers, a small town girl who goes to the big city for fame and fortune, but in desperation, resorts to being an escort and is stricken with syphilis. We also get snippets of some of the audience, obviously affected by the tawdry show: an unmarried couple who register as Mr. & Mrs. at a hotel, a lesbian making a move on her co-worker, a leering man is a child molester, a group of young men go to a party after the show and at least one contracts a social disease.
This film and Maniac were produced and directed by Dwain Esper and both films had short passages of Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung in the soundtrack. Now I'm curious if other films by him also have music from Wagner.

3) MST3K: Warrior of the Lost World - Post-Apocalypse world with roving, thematic gangs. "It's not Mad Max, it's Sad Max." I'm with Joel and the Bots with their growing annoyance with sassy superbike Einstein and share their rejoicing as it is crushed under the giant truck Megaweapon.

4) The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959) - I broke open my R2 18-movie Russ Meyer set for this occasion. Now, where to start? Chronologically is as good as any order. This nudie-cutie was practically sleep inducing, considering how the basis is that the monotony and repetition of daily life makes the male mind wander. There's no dialog, just a narrator and repetitious soundtrack. Sure, it warms up with some nice shots of cleavage and some brief nudity as Mr. Teas (the actor's real name, a natural for a sexploitation film) daydreams, but that was mostly peek-a-boo shots. The real payoff is about two-thirds into this hour-long movie, when a trio of fully nude beauties frolic around a lake. Then, the narration gets really strange. As the girls are in a rowboat, the narrator talks about the density of water and exports of the US by boat. When they're at a tire swing, the factoid of when vulcanized rubber was invented is mentioned. This is my first foray into Russ Meyer films, so it'll be interesting to see how this develops.

5) Marihuana (1936) - Another Dwain Esper produced/directed film. I was curious if he would use Wagner's Ring again, but it was not in this one. There were some music passages that could have been Wagner, maybe from another work. It did include The Blue Danube, so take THAT 2001: A Space Odyssey!
Another cautionary film, as this one warns that marijuana use can lead to tragic accidental death, licentious behavior resulting in pre-marital pregnancy, and addictions to harder drugs ("H and C"). Y'know, same old, same old. Nice bit of nudity when four women go skinny dipping in the ocean.

6) American Grindhouse (2010) - A great documentary looking back to the history and evolution of exploitation films. Essentially captures the spirit of this challenge with lots of lively commentary. Looking forward to the DVD release, which is going to be loaded with extra material.

7) MST3K: Night of the Blood Beast - An astronaut crashes (Movie: I'm too close to the Earth! Mike: I'm afraid of intimacy!), seemingly dead, but he gets better. All in all, let's call him Steve (Mike and the Bots refer to all of the male characters as Steve in this one), is rather calm despite being dead, coming back to life and finding out he has alien shrimp gestating inside him. Add a giant gooey parrot looking monster as the Blood Beast.

8) Eve and the Handyman (1961) - My second Russ Meyer film. Mysterious, trench-coated Eve follows the Handyman, making notes and narrating the story. Is she a detective or spy? Who is the Handyman and why does she have such an interest in him? Is San Francisco populated by clones of the same woman?
Again, another vaudevillian film that has no dialog, relying on visual jokes. Surprisingly little nudity in this one.

9) The Intruder (1961) - Roger Corman and William Shatner...sounds like a guaranteed recipe for schlock, but it's a surprising film. Rather than the typical creature-feature, this time the monster is closer to home. Shatner is a charismatic traveling activist of "social reform ", visiting a town experiencing its first days of mandated integration of black students into the schools. The townspeople are already primed for protest, picketing the school as the ten black students arrive. Shatner makes a few influential contacts and makes a town square speech that sounds all too familiar today, stressing that school integration is just the beginning and before you know it, "they" will have taken over. Mob mentality starts to take over and violence towards blacks escalates. The local newspaper editor becomes involved as he decides to take the unpopular stance. This was the first of Roger Corman's movies to lose money. As I said before, the monster was a little too close to home and probably made people feel uncomfortable. Even when filming in the Missouri town, Corman started to get flak from the local law enforcement, believing he was some kinda commie.
But, on the lighter side, Shatner does deliver his typical performance. He seduced a travelling salesman's wife and when he's confronted, it's classic Shatneresque. As well as at the end of the film, when he's been exposed and he knows he's lost the townspeople.

10) 42nd Street Forever, Volume 1 (2005) - Trailer compilation with 47 trailers.

11) MST3K: The Corpse Vanishes - It felt like Joel and the Bots had more misses that hits with this slow moving film. Too much dependence on Bela Legosi impressions and Joel pretending to brush the clothes of the screen actors.

12) Gone With the Pope (1975, 2010) - Duke Mitchell produced this film in the mid-'70s, but it only existed as a rough cut because Mitchell ran out of money, then died a few years later and it wasn't rediscovered for several more years. There was no script to guide the editing process (possibly there was no script for the shooting process either) and the final meandering story shows. Duke plays Peter, recently released from prison and gets hired by mob bosses to do a hit. Peter agrees, concerned about taking care of his prison buddies when they are released. Somehow, his three friends are released at one time, then he takes them on a long boat trip to Italy, where he springs the idea of kidnapping the Pope. Amazingly, they accomplish this with no difficulty since one of his Peter's prison friends is an exact double for the Pope. It's hard to tell what the stance about religion is in this film. One minute, it's harshly criticized, the next, it's salvation for two of Peter's friends. His friends take the Pope back. After Peter returns, he starts killing the mob bosses that hired him at the beginning of the film and it ends with a Virgin Mary statue with glowing eyes.

13) Bride of the Monster (1955) - Ed Wood, Jr. utilized octopus and alligator stock footage to create menace, as well as an unmoving octopus prop that seems as threatening as a bean-bag chair. I did like how Bela Legosi always had a whip handy to beat Tor Johnson.

14) The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973) - TV Movie with Chuck Connors, Buddy Ebsen, William Shatner, Paul Winfield and Russell Johnson. A 747 carrying ten passengers and the stones of an ancient altar gets suspended in mid-air and a freezing force emenates from the cargo hold. The altar contains an ancient Druid spirit that demands human sacrifice on the eve of the summer soltice. The passengers try to fool the spirit with a girl's doll, which has been adorned with the hair and fingernails of a descendant of the family that's supposed to be sacrificed, as well as a make-up job that makes the doll look like a Juggalo.

15) Coffy (1973) - Pam Grier dishing out vigilante vengance against the drug network that messed up her kid sister. Subtle line that evoked an "Ewwww, gross" from me: after Coffy had sex and is walking across the room - "Whoops. You shouldn't have made me laugh".

16) MST3K: Future War - Take a third-rate copy of Jean Claude Van Damme and put him in a film with cyborg hunters from the future with dinosaurs and you have Future War. Oh, and boxes...lots and lots of cardboard boxes. (Tom Servo: Look, he's boxed in! Mike: Yeah, well, I'm cardbored.)

17) The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974) - Some of the best Harryhausen effects in this classic and it's not just the visual animation that makes this one of my favorites. It's the accompanying sound; the creaking and splintering wood sounds of the animated masthead, the clanking of metal Kali. Featuring John Phillip Law (of Barbarella) as Sinbad and a pre-Doctor Who Tom Baker as the evil sorcerer Koura. Middle-Easterners with bright blue eyes?

18) Keep Them Happy (1972) - I watched this from a set called Swinging in the 70's - Grindhouse Triple Feature. You know those stereotypical bad porn movies that are usually mocked, where the housewives have to pay a bill and they offer, "isn't there some other way I can pay?" in the worst acting way possible? This was one of those movies. Furthermore, it was definitely softcore, as it consisted of couples writhing together in the most awkward positions, essentially guaranteeing that no actual sexual contact is possible. Probably to comply with obscenity laws in some states that don't allow hardcore. Just dismal.

19) Panic in Year Zero! (1962) - Ray Milland and family leave early in the morning for a camping trip and a few hours later, see Los Angeles consumed in a mushroom cloud. I think the title is a misnomer, as Milland kept his senses about him to the degree that I thought I should be taking notes. Gets too "it's a small world, iddnit?" as they re-encounter the same people from earlier in the film. Has a jazzy Les Baxter soundtrack, while enjoyable in itself, seems out of place for the subject matter.

20) Cutthroat Island (1995) - Legendary box office bomb! Actually, it's an enjoyable film, with sweeping tropical vistas, a rousing soundtrack and lots of expensive destruction. I was afraid that I would suffer through it, but it only seemed a tad long.

21) 42nd Street Forever, Volume 2 - Trailer compilation of 56 trailers. Too bad Skatetown USA isn't available (featuring Chachi, Arnold Horshack, Marsha Brady and introducing Patrick Swayze)

22) MST3K: First Spaceship on Venus - Quite a noisy film, with a lot of dialog, a constant musical soundtrack and overpowering sound effects, which was competing with the riffs. I admit a bit of admiration, as Crow did, for the portrayal of international cooperation, especially since it was produced in 1962, when the competitive Space Race was in full effect.

23) My Name Is Bruce (2007) - "You don't like Bruce, you WALK!" Bruce Campbell plays actor Bruce Campbell, duped into fighting a guardian ghost of killed Chinese mine workers (ancient Chinese spirit, huh?). Well, not so much fighting as running away from. Tons of inside jokes and, of course, slapstick. Definite fun for BC fans.

24) The Burning Hell (1974) - Over the top depictions of arrogance, foolishness and callousness of non-believers. Funny thing is, I could probably find the same behavior in today's "faithful".

25) Enthiran (the Robot) (2010) - *wildcard for being big budget & popular in India* It all started with a friend sending a video link and after watching that, I knew I had to see it. A 3 hour Bollywood movie, describing the plot would be exhaustive; suffice it to say, it's part Short Circuit, Terminator, Terminator 2 and I, Robot. It also has four song and dance numbers and lots of vanity shots of beautiful co-star Aishwarya Rai.

26) Glen or Glenda? (1953) - what is this i dont even...I had seen clips of this film, but this was the first time I watched it in entirety. Bela Legosi's interjections, the stampeding buffalo, the dream(?) sequence, it's all so...puzzling. "Only the infinity of the depths of a man's mind can really tell the story."

27) My Name Is Bruce Commentary - Bruce Campbell and Producer Mike Richardson provide lively discussion about this movie. It was mostly a film version of "Hey, kids! Let's put on a show!" It was shot mostly around Medford, OR, utilizing Bruce's own property, a lot of the local talent, the general population of Medford and is a testament to what can be done with a small budget. When a lot of commentaries are exercises in mutual admiration, Bruce takes the opportunity to call attention to the bit players.

28) MST3K: Werewolf - The movie itself was so ridiculous, the riffing was almost unnecessary. Particularly enjoyable was a security guard, driving home and changing to a werewolf...and he continues driving!

29) The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974) - Hammer Horror meets the Shaw Brothers! Peter Cushing, as Van Helsing, visits China to track down the legend of Chinese vampires. The fight scenes seemed subdued for Shaw Brothers, but still an enjoyable film. Plenty of Hammeresque vampires crumbling into dust.

30) The Last Man on Earth (1964) - I'm left wondering what kept Robert (Vincent Price) Morgan going for three years. I also appreciate the ambiguousness of the ending, which was unfortunately "corrected" in The Omega Man and I Am Legend.

31) Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) - A mix of The Magnificent Seven, Star Wars and My Mother, the Spaceship. Surprised that I watched 30 films and haven't encountered John Saxon until now.

32) Death Race 2000 (1975) - From the appearance of the title and the entirety of the film, it looks like it was conceived and written by a bunch of eighth graders. And I mean that in a good way. Really, I can imagine a bunch of 12-year olds brainstorming: what if, what if...they're at the first pit stop, getting rubdowns...and they're all naked! And when the secret of Frankenstein's glove is revealed, I'm sure some boy was really proud of himself for that one. But it is stupid fun and near the top of the exploitation pinnacle.

33) Kung Fu Hustle (2004) - A mixture of kung fu, slapstick, cartoon physics and a snazzy Axe Gang dance make up this action comedy.

34) If the Footmen Tire You, What Will the Horses Do? (1971) - Don't be such a floozy, young lady, or some commie thug will decapitate a child RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU! It's like a movie version of a Jack Chick comic. The Burning Hell was mostly hokey, but this is off-the-wall crazy paranoia. I can't help but wonder if the kid getting his eardrum punctured was forced to throw up or it just happened and they thought they would use it.

35) Impulse (1974) - William Shatner's performance as mentally unbalanced conman/gigolo Matt Stone must been seen, especially for this challenge. As a boy, Matt killed a john "visiting" his mother and spent his youth in a correctional facility. As an adult, somehow, he has irresistable male magnetism, as he effortlessly gets the attention of almost any attractive female around him. Maybe it's the parade of polyester wardrobe he sports. He becomes involved with an attractive young widow, who has a rather bratty adolecent daughter. Matt Stone's disturbed personality emerges when he's stressed out, whether because he's being leaned on by bruiser Karate Pete, or he is bumped by a bunch of balloons. He also has a laughably wonderful pinkie biting affectation.

36) The Brain Eaters (1958) - Leonard Nimoy plays a small but crucial role in this Sci-Fi B-movie about parasitic, mind-controlling insects, which look like fuzzballs with pipe cleaners stuck into them. It might be easy to miss Nimoy (or "Nemoy" as he's credited) if you're not aware he's in this movie. Not only is he wearing a white wig and huge white beard, he's shrouded by a cloud of mist. Several scenes in this movie are narrated, but the narration only describes what's happening on screen. Must have had a problem with the sound.

37) Fear in the Night (1947) - DeForest Kelly stars in this low budget film noir about a man haunted with a nightmare that he kills a man in a distinctive mirrored room. When he wakes, he finds some objects and bruises that match the dream, even though he has no real recollection of the event. He talks to his police detective brother-in-law, who advises him that it was his imagination. Yet, he subconciously guides his brother-in-law to the house where the crime was committed, leaving the detective to suspect him.

38) Pretty Maids All In a Row (1971) - James Doohan and William (Trelane, Koloth) Campbell have supporting roles in Pretty Maids All In a Row, a teen sex black comedy. It was produced and scripted by Gene Roddenberry and stars Rock Hudson, Angie Dickenson and Telly Savalas (a chain smoking detective, two years before Kojak). In a high school where all of the girls are pretty and wear mini-skirts, some of them are found dead around the school. Add to this, female students frequently being "tested" by Vice Principal/Coach "Tiger" McDrew (Hudson) and sexual tension between male student Ponce de Leon Harper and substitute teacher Miss Smith (Dickenson).

39) Josie's Castle aka Teenage Divorcee (1972) - George Takei plays Ken in this hippie drama, where he and two other friends, Josie and Leonard, are all recent divorcees and they get together to share a "pad" in 1966 San Diego. Things are fun and carefree at first, with Josie and Leonard being extra close. A groovin' party, which later turns into an orgy, introduces other characters: Sean, who wants to work with Leonard to score some drugs to sell and flamboyantly gay Bartholomew, who wants to film a masturbating baboon at the zoo. Things aren't so rosy when the landlady calls the cops, after she finds out the plant Leonard gave her is marijuana.

40) The Supernaturals (1986) - Nichelle Nichols is Sgt. Leona Hawkins in this silly snoozer of a horror picture. She's in charge of a group of privates, camping out on the site of an old Civil War skirmish, where zombie Confederate soldiers rise. LeVar Burton plays one of the privates and it was odd hearing Mr. Reading Rainbow say "motherfucker".

41) Moontrap (1989) - Walter Koenig teams up with Bruce Campbell as space shuttle pilots that discover an ancient spaceship. They bring a pod back, which cannabilizes machinery and body parts to make a huge robot. They determine it came from the Moon and before you know it, they're there...and they're not alone. Facepalm moment: Colonel Grant (Koenig) laments that he didn't bring his son's frisbee to the Moon's surface, saying it would have gone farther than Shepard's golf shot. Yeah, when you have an object that relies on aerodynamics...

42) Shaolin Soccer (Chinese version) (2001) - A kung fu movie for modern times. Since there's not much call for kung fu combat, Stephen Chow is looking for modern applications of Shaolin kung fu and is recruited by a fallen soccer star who wants to coach his own team. Chow, as Mighty Steel Leg, eventually gathers his brothers, each with their own speciality: Iron Head, Light Weight, Iron Shirt, Lightning Hands and Hooking Leg. A lot of comedy and a little love story involving sweet bun stand baker Mui.

43) Earth Girls Are Easy (1988) - A '50s movie for the '80s. It's got alien visitors, but instead of global domination or taking over people's bodies, they just want to meet some chicks. And with the '80s songs, dances, fashions and style, it's as idiosyncratic as a '60s beach movie. Geena Davis looks good in everything she wears, which included white lingerie, a pink bikini, torn jeans/denim jacket and a nurse's uniform. Has nods to past sci-fi movies with appearances by Robbie the Robot, a Muranian robot from The Phantom Empire (1935), several familiar alien make-up jobs and a couple of cars from Death Race 2000. Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans have pre-In Living Color supporting roles.

44) Dr. Sex (1964) - This early Ted V. Mikels film has a trio of psychologists discussing cases as a frame for this nudie-cutie. Nothing too outstanding, but it does finish with a seeexy pahrty.

45) Megaforce (1982) - If Richard Branson decided to go militant, it would look like Megaforce. That thought came to me when Commander Hunter removed his motorcycle helmet. I got the impression this movie was made with merchandising in mind: toys, comics, maybe a TV series.

46) MST3K: Space Mutiny - This is one of the legendary episodes of MST3K. Just mention "Big McLargeHuge" and anyone who knows of this episode will chime in with another beefy, tank-top wearing male lead reference. The movie itself is astoundingly bad; there is almost nothing about it that doesn't deserve mocking.

47) The Sadistic Hypnotist (1969) - Another nudie film with a shallow premise to feature nudity. It opens with us following a man walking down a city block. First he admires some nude statuettes in store window, then we're treated to real women assuming the same poses as the statuettes. Then, he goes to an adult theater, so we see the same films he's watching. It opens with a short nudist camp feature, then the main film about Wanda, the sadistic hypnotist, who abducts a man from an auto accident, ties him to a bed, yadda yadda yadda, then there's an escaped male mental patient who infiltrates the house, ties up Wanda and the other women, yadda yadda yadda. Keep in mind, these are films that the theater patron is also watching and we're periodically reminded by seeing shots of him in the theater (with a film flicker effect which looks like someone waving fingers in front of the camera). The ending of the film within a film features an LSD trip, with body painting and psychedelic lighting. Then, we see the movie patron leave, drive in his car and get into an "accident", when he's approached by a hypnotic looking woman...the end?

48) Maniac Cop (1988) - The title says it all and it stars Bruce Campbell.

49) Foxy Brown (1974) - Pretty much the same setup as Coffy, but amped up a couple of notches. Do NOT mess around with Pam Grier. If you do, you'll die a horrible death...if you're lucky. But I wonder if Claudia was still out there, somewhere, waiting for Foxy.

50) Dragstrip Girl (1957) - These are some of the most wholesome hot-rodding kids you'll ever encounter. I wasn't sure if I was watching a hot rod film or an adaption of an Archie comic book. Louise is an 18 year-old new girl in town, zipping down the street in her own car, when she encounters Jim and Fred. After a little race and chase down by the law, they duck into a car club garage and mingle at Pop's Malt Shoppe Mama's Cafe, where she encounters the rest of the gang, including Frank Gorshin as cut-up Jughead, erm...I mean, Tommy. Louise dates both good guy Archie Jim and rich, but underhanded Reggie Fred, but can't decide between them and it turns out the boys have been life-long rivals. The rivalry over Louise boils over into a fist-fight, then some racing games. Reggie is determined to ruin Archie's chances at the big race, so he steals Archie's car and accidentally kills a man while testing it out. (I guess at that point, it stopped being like an Archie comic.)
Also, has to be seen to experience Louise's Bizarro parents, who don't get upset at anything: Louise's hot-rodding, getting her clothes stained with grease, inviting boys over that she just met, having a very loud, then very quiet party and banishing the parents to their bedroom.
You can watch it HERE.

51) C.H.U.D. (1984) - When Criterion announced on April 1 that they were going to release C.H.U.D., I knew I had to include it in my challenge list. But it seemed less about the Cannibalistic Human Underground Dwellers and more about the bureaucracy and shady dealings that created them and the handful of people who were discovering it. Before They Were Famous alert for John Goodman as "Cop in diner".

52) MST3K: The Human Duplicators - Departing from playing a hulking brute, Richard Kiel plays a hulking alien scientist, intent on replacing humans with androids. Although bulletproof, the androids tend to have their heads shatter if they fall over. Joel and the Bots got some good riffs on a "high security installation" that looked like a motel.

53) Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave (1976) - The title means nothing, except to inform you this is a Brucesploitation movie, starring Bruce K. L. Lea (real name Jun Chong). "Bruce" comes to the States, following his former martial arts teacher, only to discover he recently died...five men threatening him...teacher really isn't dead...fight to the finish, etc. Badly dubbed to the degree of inevitable mocking. One man does all of the male character voices and for some reason, they all sound like they're trying to imitate Howard Cosell. The musical soundtrack is entertaining, as it sounds like a grab bag of '70s exploitation movie music.

54) Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS (1975) - Who's the man who's got designs, to be a sex machine to all the frauleins? Wolfe! You're damn right.

55) Wild Gals of the Naked West (1962) - Russ Meyer continues the formula of slapsticky visual jokes and boobs, threaded together with narration. However, when his previous efforts seemed vaudevillian, this one seems cartoony. In a decrepit old west town, running gags seem the norm. A fistfight that lasts almost the entire length of the film, a trio of floozies lassoing men and dragging them up, a Harpo Marx looking character who persistently chases women, practical jokers tipping outhouses, and more. The soundtrack adds to the Looney Tunes type feel and even some of the scenery is literally cartoon sketches. I'm left thinking this film must have been a nightmare to edit, as there are tons of quick camera shots, lasting a second or two.

56) The Capture of Bigfoot (1979) - I remember the Bigfoot craze through the '70s and this movie captures the final death throes of that fad. Silly, rather than scary or mysterious, it does include an evil businessman who wants to capture Bigfoot and he becomes more maniacal as the movie goes on. When the film starts, you get the impression that the community is isolated in a wilderness, but then someone mentions there are ski slopes and all of a sudden, there's footage of ski races and an apres ski party with lots of young adults disco dancing, dipping into that old well of having a party to feature a music performer.

57) Two Champions of Shaolin (1981) - Shaw Brothers film of final fights between clans (of course) featuring double crosses and split loyalties that leaves you wondering who's going to fight whom.

APRIL 25 - Mocking Monday: - Have been going through my unwatched MST3Ks, but thought I would dip into the other riffing formats.
58) MST3K: Robot Holocaust - From the 1st Comedy Central season, yet another post-apocalyptic world, where people are reduced to wearing skimpy scraps for clothing, yet they're able to keep their high-maintenance '80s hairstyles. More wooden performances than a lumber yard.

59) The Film Crew: Killers From Space - Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett make up The Film Crew, who are tasked with providing commentary for films that would be overlooked. They have character skits at the beginning, midpoint and end and provide voice over commentary for this early Peter Graves movie.

60) Cinematic Titanic: Doomsday Machine - Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Coniff, Mary Jo Pehl and J. Elvis Weinstein use the silhouette in front of the screen method to riff movies. Doomsday Machine was a kindred film to Monster-a-Go-Go in that it ran out of money during production and was completed several years later, with none of the original cast and an ending that didn't make sense.

61) Rifftrax: Planet of Dinosaurs - Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett provide a riffing commentary track, no setup and no silhouettes. I think the full title of this movies is A Lot of Meandering Around the Planet of Half-a-dozen Dinosaurs

Project Popcorn not included

62) Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) - What a bunch of psychos! Interesting watching Tura Satana and the old man have a cat-and-mouse game, each one certain that she or he was the cat.

63) Hausu (House) (1977) - It's like Michel Gondry directed a Japanese ghost story. If you're going into the realm of the supernatural, I guess anything goes, really. So, you can have a piano eat a girl, or another one trapped in a clock, being ground up by the gears or a painting of a cat spew enough blood to fill a room. Quirky camera tricks leave you tilting you head in puzzlement more than anything else.

64) The Next Voice You Hear... (1950) - In February 1942, MGM released Joe Smith, American, a movie about an aircraft plant worker, working on a secret bomb sight, who is kidnapped and tortured for what he knows. Not only does Joe keep the secrets of his country safe, he escapes and leads the FBI to his abductors. A pro-American film for a country that just entered World War II, showing that everyone, not just the military, should be ready to defend the USA.

We return to the same character, played by James Whitmore (actually credited as "Joe Smith, American"), as well as his nine-month pregnant, yet surprisingly thin wife (played by future First Lady Nancy Davis). World War II is long over and rather than kidnappers, Joe is plagued by ordinary problems: a temperamental car starter, a nagging boss, a tight budget and growing concerns about his wife's pregnancy. One evening, Joe turns on the radio and at 8:30 pm, hears an interrupting voice say "This is God. I'll be with you for the next few days." (We, the audience, never get to hear the voice.) At first, this is regarded as a prank or hoax or promo, but then news starts spreading that the same thing was heard over all radios, all stations, everywhere. As the messages continue of the following days, concerns, doubts and fears start growing (Nancy's screaming reaction to the rain after God reminded them of forty days and nights of rain was over-the-top awesome). Joe Smith, American learns that reducing his own aggravation makes things go easier. Mary Smith successfully delivers a daughter into the family.

So, go to church, say grace at meals and be American!

65) 42nd Street Forever Volume 3: Exploitation Explosion - Trailer compilation of 42 trailers.

66) 42nd Street Forever Volume 3: Exploitation Explosion Commentary
67) Dementia 13 (1963) - RIP William Campbell 10/30/1926 - 4/26/2011

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Thursday, March 31st
1. American Grindhouse (2010) NWI
2. Berserk (1967) TCMU
3. The Specialist (1975) - A melodramatic offering with sexual impropriety, political backstabbing and the beautiful Ahna Capri of "Enter the Dragon" fame, who sadly died of an automobile accident in August. Has a very funky Lou Rawls score ...perhaps a bit too funky for a film starring Batman and Hank from Green Acres.

Friday, April 1st
4. Star Slammer (aka "Prison Ship") (1987) NWI - An Intergalactic women's prison film starring the buxom mom from "Growing Pains" that takes place on a spaceship that looks like it's straight out of "Star Wars" on the outside and "Alien" from the inside. Has a cameo from a one of the deadly spawns and John Carradine the year before he passed away.
5. Megaforce (1982) - This was almost like watching a feature-length version of an "A-Team" episode in that there were constant explosions and cartoon violence where no one ever died. Also contained gratuitous amounts of thumb kissing and '80s references.
6. Machete (2010) BD

Saturday, April 2nd
7. The Mini-Skirt Mob (1968)
8. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) BD
9. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)

Sunday, April 3rd
10. Black Belt Jones (1974) NWI
11. Chrome and Hot Leather (1971)

Monday, April 4th
12. Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001) NWI
13. Prime Evil (1989)
14. Doctor Mordrid (1992)
15. Death Machines (1976)

Tuesday, April 5th
16. Arena (1989) NWI
17. Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001) NWI
18. Fireball 500 (1966)

Wednesday, April 6th
19. Ten Tigers of Shaolin (Guang Dong shi hu) (1979) NWI
20. Shaolin Tiger Claw (Er long zheng zhu) (1974) NWI
21. Thunder Alley (1967)

Thursday, April 7th
22. MST3K: Touch of Satan (1998) NWI
23. Carnival Magic (1981) TCMU

Friday, April 8th - Saturday, April 9th
Nothing. In a cabin down by the river.

Sunday, April 10th
24. Little Laura and Big John (1973)
25. The Hearse (1980)

Monday, April 11th
26. MST3K: The Final Sacrifice (1998) NWI
27. Shaft's Big Score (1972)

Tuesday, April 12th
28. Breakin' (1984)
29. Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984) NWI
30. Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe Chapters 1 - 7 (Disc 1) (1940)
31. Under the Cherry Moon (1986)
32. Cavegirl (1985)

Wednesday, April 13th
33. Friday Foster (1975) NWI
34. A Taste of Hell (1973) NWI
35. The Coach (1978)

Thursday, April 14th
36. Run! Bitch Run! (2009) NWI
37. Run, Man, Run (1968) NWI
38. Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe Chapters 8 - 12 (Disc 2) (1940)

Friday, April 15th
39. The House on Skull Moutain (1974) NWI
40. 10 to Midnight (1983) NWI
41. Mutant (1982)
42. Deathbed (2002)

Saturday, April 16th
43. A Fistful of Dollars (1964) BD
44. For a Few Dollars More (1965) BD
45. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966) BD
46. Django (1966) BD

Sunday, April 17th
47. Battle of Shaolin (aka "Bandits, Prostitutes and Silver") (1977)
48. Flash Point (2007)
49. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978) BD
50. The Sidehackers (aka "Five the Hard Way") (1969)

Monday, April 18th
51. Cherry 2000 (1987) NWI
52. Vicious Lips (1988) NWI
53. 42nd Street Forever, Volume 1 (2005)
54. Best Friends (1975)

Tuesday, April 19th
55. The Monkey Hu$tle (1976) NWI
56. Daughter of Horror (aka "Dementia") (1955) NWI
57. 42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce (2006)
58. Evil Clutch (1988)

Wednesday, April 20th
59. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) NWI
60. Bloody Mama (1970) NWI
61. 42nd street Forever, Volume 3: Exploitation Explosion (2008)
62. Jocks (1986)

Thursday, April 21st
63. Bucktown (1975) NWI
64. Five Guns West (1955) NWI
65. 42nd Street Forever, Volume 4: Cooled By Refridgeration (2009)

Friday, April 22nd
66. PTU: Police Tactical Unit (2003)
67. The Babysitter (1969)
68. Forced Vengeance (1982) NWI
69. 42nd Street Forever, Volume 5: The Alamo Drafthouse Edition (2009)
70. 42nd Street Forever! Grindhouse Universe (200?)

Saturday, April 23rd
71. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
72. Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1968)
73. Sorceress (1982)
74. The Big Doll House (1971)
75. The Big Bird Cage (1972)
76. Chained Heat (1983)
77. Women in Cages (1971)

Sunday, April 24th
78. Viva! Django (1971)
79. Django Strikes Again (1987)
80. Django, Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967)

Monday, April 25th
81. Pray for Death (1985) NWI
82. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987) NWI
83. Terrified! (1963)
84. The Bat People (1974)
85. Terror (1978)
86. Satan's Baby Doll (1982)

Tuesday, April 26th
87. The Wasp Woman (1959) NWI
88. The Cutter (2005) NWI
89. Thomasine and Bushrod (1974) NWI
90. Roadie (1980)
91. Up! (1976)

Wednesday, April 27th
92. Prevues of Coming Attractions, Volume 2: Blaxploiteasin' (2009)

Thursday, April 28th
93. Death Riders (1976)
94. Return of Django (1969)

Friday, April 29th
95. Adventures of a Taxi Driver (1976)
96. Adventures of a Private Eye (1977)
97. Adventures of a Plumber's Mate (1978)
98. Ms. 45 (1981)
99. Junkie Nurse (aka "Boppin' at the Glue Factory") (2009)
100. Stephen Romano Presents Shock Festival Disc 1: Exploitation Trailer Marathon (2010)

Saturday, April 30th
101. Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995) BD
102. Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996) BD
103. Dragon Princess (1979)
104. Karate Warriors (1976)

Last Update: 5/1
Reviews Pending


= First Time Viewing
PDD = Public Domain Download
NWI = Netflix Watch Instantly
TCMU = TCM Underground
BD = Blu-ray
RC = Roku Channel
OV = Online Viewing
No Symbol = DVD

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Re: LIST THREAD 2nd Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge March 31-April 30

List is final.

Total Viewed = 80
Monsterpalooza creds = 6

First Time Viewing Films = 62
Previously Viewed Films = 12

Finished the Checklist!!

I did 74 movies last year. I'm shooting for at least 75 this time even though I have more non-Challenge stuff going on this year.

* first time viewing
aka if name on movie differs from name on DVD
All movies on DVD unless otherwise noted.

01. Elsa Fraulein SS (1977)* (aka Fraulein Kitty)
Its 1943 and things aren't going well for the Nazis. The High Command decides to outfit a train of ill repute to send to the front lines to let the officers know they haven't been forgotten and to find out which are having second thoughts about the Reich (because men are incredibly stupid right after getting laid and will just spill their guts). Apparently one of the milder Nazisploitation films there is some nudity but only a couple instances of mild torture and only a weak wip vibe. What there is of a plot meanders slowly along sometimes dreamlike sometimes tedious. Has one of the most boring WW2 battle scenes I've ever seen. 4/10
02. Shanty Tramp (1967)*
One very long night in the life of Emily, a Shanty Tramp. This movie is exploitation bliss; its got nudity, gore, racism, a motorcycle gang, a mob, mooonshiners, a fire and brimstone preacher and a ton of sleazy characters. And a lot of things happen some predictable some jaw dropping. The acting is generally horrible although the preacher is pretty good when he gets going. Emily spends the first part of the movie wandering around town with the most bizarre expression on her face - teeth clenched, mouth partly open - I don't know if this is supposed to be a come-hither look, lust or boredom but it sure is creepy. At first I was put off by the bad acting and that weird expression but by mid-movie I was totally hooked. Warning: although supposedly set in Bayou country there is almost no swamp goodness at all. The closest you get is some really good frog croaking and other night sounds in one scene. And be sure to listen for the Shanty Tramp song! 7/10
03. Common Law Wife (1963)*
A rich old man tries to get rid of his live-in girlfriend when he invites his sexy, stripper niece to come back to "take care of him". Both are shocked to learn that the girlfriend has become his common law wife. This is like a soap opera, although a very sleazy soap opera. It starts out a bit slow as niece Jonelle reconnects with her old lover, now the town sheriff and married to her sister, but it picks up when Bull, another old friend and now a successful moonshiner, shows up and punches out the sheriff. The acting is bad but I've seen worse. There is some very minor, partial nudity. The story gets better along the way and leads up to a very satisfying and somewhat surprising end. Some good swamp scenes. Gators are mentioned but none are seen. 5/10

04. The Defilers (1965)*
Carl and Jameison have too much time and too much money - they only live for kicks. Carl becomes bored with liquor, drugs and consensual sex so he convinces Jameison to help kidnap a casual acquaintance and keep her as their sex slave. Some nudity and violence. The two leads are adequate with Byron Mabe doing a decent job as psycho Carl but some of the other acting borders on poor. Low budget and sleazy, the film is well made and very watchable. This can be a brutal film but compared to the graphic violence shown in mainstream theaters today, it is all rather tame. 6/10
05. Scum of the Earth (1963)*
A high school student gets slowly drawn into posing for pornographic pictures when all she wants to do is to make money so she can go to college. Implied (off screen) nudity. sex, and violence but all we see is really just cheesecake. Many familiar faces from other Herschell Gordon Lewis films. The acting is serviceable and the plot moves quickly. Lawrence Wood as Lang, the sleazy head of the gang, has an amazing rant near the end. There are actually some likable characters among the scum. Fairly traditional resolution. 5/10

xx. Zorro Rides Again (1937) Chapter 1 Death From the Sky (29' 39") VHS
The construction of the California-Yucatan Railroad is under attack by a gang lead by the ferocious El Lobo, who is in the pay of Marsden a big city investment banker. Marsden wants to buy the RR from current owners Manuel Vega, Philip Andrews, and Philip's sister Joyce who refuse to sell. Don Manuel sends for his nephew James Vega, the grandson of the original Zorro, for help. Everyone is disappointed when James arrives and turns out to be a fop. Little do they know he is actually the mysterious Zorro who has recently appeared and already saved their lives. Only the faithful servant Renaldo knows the truth. After Don Manuel is killed in an ambush, Zorro launches a series of attacks against El Lobo's gang. Zorro discovers that the RR payroll, being sent on a train, is going to be seized by the gang. He boards the train and along with Philip and Joyce waits for the attack. Suddenly they see an airplane approaching and it quickly begins attacking the train with bombs!
06. Border Phantom (1936)* (VCI Bob Steele Classic Western Collection)
In this modern western Bob helps the niece of a murdered entomologist investigate mysterious events in a deserted hacienda. Mix of typical B western with elements from an old dark house mystery provide initial interest but a lack of action is the movie's downfall. The silly sidekick was actually OK here but the idiot sheriff got on my nerves. 4/10
07. Swamp Woman (1941)* (Sinister Cinema Poverty Row Studio Collection PRC Vol. 6)
Very entertaining mix of romance and crime drama set among swamp dwellers. A lawman pursues an escaped convict into the swamp. Meanwhile a woman returns to her swampy home after years in the city preceded by a slimy little man asking for her. Facts come out that reveal the truth about an old murder case. Solid acting, fast moving story, great swampy locale. 6/10
08. Jungle Man (1941) (aka Drums of Africa) (Sinister Cinema Poverty Row Studio Collection PRC Vol. 6)
Good jungle film with Charles Middleton as a missionary(!) and Buster Crabbe as a doctor trying to find a cure for a deadly jungle fever. The missionary's brother arrives along with his daughter (who wears very fetching jungle outfits) and her fiance who is searching for the lost City of the Dead. Ample but not excessive use of stock animal footage is well integrated. Not a particularly strong story but a good cast and a fun watch. 5/10
09. Babyface Morgan (1942)* (Sinister Cinema Poverty Row Studio Collection PRC Vol. 6)
Silly comedy about gangsters trying to use the son of their dead leader as a figurehead for a new mob running a protection racket. Of course the kid is a total innocent and thinks he's running a legitimate insurance business. Romance ensues. Cast is OK, the script isn't particularly witty and this kind of film is not really my cup of tea. I got a few chuckles out of it but found it predictable and tedious. 3/10
xx. Zorro Rides Again (1937) Chapter 2 The Fatal Minute (18' 02") VHS
Zorro disables the plane with a well placed rifle shot. El Lobo is ordered to destroy the RR's supplies and has a time bomb placed in the warehouse where they are stored. Zorro captures the thug who planted the bomb and returns to the warehouse. The thug panics and reveals where the bomb is hidden but just as Zorro is about to disarm it his is knocked out. The crook flees and the bomb explodes!
10. Coffy (1973)*
Coffy is out for revenge on those who got her sister hooked on drugs and her search takes her places she never thought it would. Pam Grier is great, the story is good and the film is well made. Coffy's actions are well motivated and even minor characters have personalities. Her quest leads to violence but there isn't any of the mass mayhem we're used to today, and that is a very good thing. 8/10

11. Zorro Rides Again (1937) Chapter 3 Juggernaut (16' 17") VHS
Zorro manages to escape but the warehouse and supplies are destroyed. James Vega tricks Marsden into sending more supplies to the RR. When Marsden finds out he orders El Lobo to destroy the train carrying the new supplies. Learn of this Zorro races to stop El Lobo. A fight ensues and Zorro's foot gets caught in the tracks as the iron monster bears down upon him!
12. Coffy with Jack Hill commentary
This was a good commentary discussing how Jack Hill got involved with the movie, the racism in the movie business at the time, working with Pam Grier, and why certain directorial choices were made in the movie.
13. Pistoleros (1967)* (aka Ballata per un Pistolero)
A bounty hunter and a mysterious stranger both pursue a gang of bank robbers but for different reasons. Well done spaghetti western nicely filmed and directed. The build up to the bank robber is particularly well done as are the action scenes. The two leads are appropriately tough. But there are no surprises here, the plot is pretty standard and totally predictable. 7/10
14. Kiss Kiss... Kill Kill (1966)*
"I love you Joe Walker, just like all the women do!" - line from the Joe Walker song. Private detective and ladies' man Joe Walker and American police captain Tom Rolland search for a missing nuclear scientist and try to solve several murders. Starting out as a straight action movie with just a few gadgets this eventually hits James Bond territory with an island fortress furnished in 60's Italian Sci Fi. Joe is kind of an egotistical dick and Tom seems dense and mostly incompetent. Perhaps intended to be a spy spoof it becomes silly at times. Some fun moments, some dull. 5/10
15. The Defilers with David F. Friedman commentary
A very interesting commentary manged to clarify just what nudie-cuties and roughie are. Lots of info on the cast and crew and what happened to them. Also some great stories about the low budget industry in the day. Very worthwhile.
16. Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)* (aka Hercules in the Center of the Earth)
Hercules and his companions search for a way to revive his true love but even when she has been cured all is not right. Excellent Herc movie, one of the best. It is a true heroic quest story not cheaply done court intrigue. Solid fantasy elements enhanced by Bava's great sets, colors and camera work. Some of the monsters look cheap but that doesn't really hurt the film. 8/10

17. Monster A-Go Go! (1965)*
An astronaut is sent up in space. The capsule returns but the astronaut can't be found. A series of murders begins in which the bodies are mutilated and blood is turned to dust. The first victim is found near the crashed space capsule. This movie is indeed a mess. There are flashes of low budget goodness in the beginning, up to the point where we get a new cast and later during the sewer chase. Other than that randomness and nonsense seem to rule. I hated the end and the stupid voice over it included. The look of the monster has been mocked but it works OK in brief glimpses in the context of the film. For what could have been this gets a generous 3/10.

18. Fatal Desire (2006)* Streaming hulu
Joe, a divorced ex-cop, and Tanya, married with a part time job, meet in a chat room and start exchanging emails. They eventually meet in person and start a torrid affair and quickly fall in love. But Tanya has a problem. Based on a true incident, this Lifetime movie isn't terrible but its not all that good either. The acting is OK but the plot could have been tighter. The final series of events happen too quickly and seem to come out of nowhere while the buildup takes too long and becomes a bit tedious. There are subplots and characters that are briefly noted and then dropped. The makeup, particularly Anne Heche's is very well done. Also while Heche is quite nice to look at and does a mean pole dance she shouldn't ever try to sing again. 5/10

19. High School Hellcats (1958)* VHS
Good girl Joyce gets involved with an all female gang, called The Hellcats, at her new school. A tragic accident brings in the police and Joyce is caught between the law and the gang. Rather tame JD movie but still a fun watch. There's smoking, drinking, shoplifting, necking, and a knife attack but script lacks intensity and is a bit predictable. Adequate acting and directing. 6/10

20. Emmanuelle (1974)*
The young wife of a diplomat accompanies her husband to Thailand where a series of encounters enhances her already highly developed sensuality. Beautiful people, wonderful scenery, lots of nudity - I don't understand why I didn't like this more than I did. By around the 50 minute mark serious tedium had set in which was relieved only briefly by short trips to a brothel, an opium den, and a thai-boxing match. But even these were all soft and fuzzy and very very clean. This also applies to the philosophy of Mario, a widely sought after master of scientific eroticism, who eventually mentors Emmanuelle. Oh Please! 4/10

21. Spider Baby (1968)*
Kind of like an Old Dark House movie told from the point of view of the inhabitants. The Merrye House in visited by distant relatives who want to claim it for their own. They get much more than they expected. I often don't find horror comedies to be very funny but this one caused quite a few chuckles and a couple of outright laughs. Way above average for me. The cast is strong with the daughters being particularly good. The lawyer is a bit weak and at one point far too much time is spent on him as he pokes around the house late at night. A minor flaw in an otherwise very good movie. 8/10

22. Monsterpalooza Day 1
Spent much of the day wandering around the amazing exhibition hall/dealers room. Stunning. Sensory overload reached Comic Con International levels at times. I loved it. Got autographs from Harou Nakajima and Jack Hill. Gushed over Mr. Nakajima and chatted briefly with Mr. Hill.
23. They Called Him ... Godzilla -- Haruo Nakajima panel
The man inside the Godzilla suit, and most other Toho monsters, from 1954 to 1972. Lots of love shown from the audience.
24. American Grindhouse Panel
William Lustig, Jack Hill, Larry Cohen, Jeremy Kasten, and Joe Dante. Not so much about film making as about film viewing. Many stories of what it was like in the Grindhouse theaters on 42nd or other cities' equivalents. Also watching your own films in a theater with the public. Will streaming kill theaters? (Yes and no). Terror tales of stupid film distributors and their PR campaigns. All around fascinating.

25. Monsterpalooza Day 2
I met and chatted with Ricou Browning and Julie Adams of Creature From the Black Lagoon. Ms. Adams is particularly charming and full of good humor. Later spoke with Mr. BIG himself, Bert I. Gordon. He persuaded me to buy a copy of his autobiography. It was an easy sale.
26. Men in Suits Panel
A big panel, eight or nine suit actors and designers. People in the suits need to be in excellent all around physical condition and need strong acting skills. Some sort of movement based training such as dance, mime or martial arts also very helpful. Animatronics and CGI are useful aids to the suit actor but are inferior when used alone. Many suit actors feel more comfortable in a suit than out of one. Another amazing panel.
27. Ricou Browning -- Feature Creature Panel
His career with an emphasis on the Creature movies. Detailed discussion of his role in the first one.

28. State Property (2002)*
The rise and fall of an inner city gang that takes over but only finds bigger trouble. Basically an updated WB gangster movie but with more nudity, swearing, and blood and a lack of any likable characters. Acting seems OK but none of the characters has a strongly drawn, distinctive personality. 5/10
29. Black Samson (1974)* (4 Film Favorites Urban Action Collection)
Samson owns a bar and keeps his street clean and safe from pushers. Two gangs, one black and one white, are trying to muscle in. Lots of likable characters here; even the head of the black gang has some redeeming characteristics although the white gang is pretty much pure evil. The acting is adequate. Samson is pretty low key but his girlfriend acts up a storm. Good action sequences and nice BGM help to keep this fun but predictable film moving along. 6/10

30. Black Belt Jones (1974)* (4 Film Favorites Urban Action Collection)
The mob wants the land currently occupied by a martial arts school and their tactics result in the death of the owner. One of his former students and his daughter team up to try to save the school. Good action movie some comedy that actually adds to the enjoyment. I rarely laughed out loud but I was smiling a lot. The acting for the most part is very good. Jim Kelly has some great moves and Gloria Hendry is tough and lovely at the same time and really does look like she knows martial arts. The script drags a bit in a couple spots near the end, especially in the too long climatic battle scene, but it does have some pretty good lines. 7/10
31. Death Journey (1976)*
The key witness in a mob trial needs to be transported from LA to New York in 48 hours. The NY DA knows that there's only one man for the job -- ex-cop Jesse Crowder. Crowder takes the job and mayhem ensues. This is glorious low budget film making! The acting is awkward at times and the script can be lame but then a minute later it dishes out wonderful nonsense. Fred Williamson carries off Jesse Crowder and even manages to develop some chemistry with the mousy witness played by Bernard Kirby. The action scenes can drag (a lot of running around) and the background music, although funky, gets repetitious and annoying. Location shooting in several US cities. 7/10

32. Razorback (1984)*
An animal rights activist disappears in Australia while tracking down the story of kangaroo slaughters. Her husband follows and finds the truth more horrible than he imagined. Great stuff. A Mad Max vibe, at times surreal cinematography, and some unexpected plot twists enhance a basically standard nature gone mad story. The beastie is shown only in quick glimpses but those work well. Acting is competent. Well done action sequences keep things exciting. 8/10

xx. Zorro Rides Again (1937) Chapter 4 Unmasked (16' 18") VHS
Zorro cleverly releases his foot from the track. El Lobo steals a deed needed by the RR in order to continue construction. Zorro regains the papers and returns to the scene of the crime where El Lobo's men, disguised as rurales, get the drop on him. El Lobo steps out from behind a curtain and reaches for Zorro's mask....

33. Invasion From Inner Earth (1974) (Brentwood Invasion of Terror 4 Movie Set)
A small group of scientists, who have been doing research in the wilderness, discover that a plague is sweeping through the world when they try to return to civilization. They return to the cabin where they have been staying with their pilot and his sister and try to decide what to do. Boy, this was a tough one to get through. I think I watched this before but I mercifully remembered nothing. It started out OK. Sure, low budget and less than stellar acting but there are some good eerie events leading up to the discovery. There are occasional cuts to a radio station or a TV studio, a bar or a street scene in order to give the viewer the bigger picture. There are shots of the worst flying saucer ever put on film. But the film surely and steadily slows down. The long end consists of each one of the remaining three characters traipsing through the snowy woods looking for the others. This goes on forever -- snow and trees and stumbling around. Finally one of the three dies, the other two reunite on the edge of town and BAM! a twist ending that just about snaps your spine! It makes no sense at all in the context of the rest of the movie and its just plain stupid. Ugh 2/10

34. Death Wish 2 (1982)*
Charles Bronson once again turns vigilante after his daughter and housekeeper are raped and murdered. This is the only DW movie I've seen and I wasn't impressed. Everything is competently done but there isn't any spark. Bronson's character doesn't have much of a personality. You loathe the gang and are glad when they get taken out in well staged action sequences but there isn't really much excitement. I never got the "Gosh I can hardly wait to see DW 3" feeling. 5/10

35. The Dawn Express (1942)* (Sinister Cinema Poverty Row Studio Collection PRC Vol. 6)
Nazi agents are after a formula that will double the power of gasoline. This little spy thriller is a lot of fun with a good caste full of faces I'm familiar with from serials and other moveis of the time (Anne Nagel, Constance Worth, Jack Mulhall, William Bakewell, C. Montague Shaw and others). Lots of skulking around and sinister faces peering out from shadows, from behind newspapers, steins of beer etc. Not much action until the end which I found very exciting if predictable. 7/10
xx. Zorro Rides Again (1937) Chapter 5 Sky Pirates (16' 55") VHS
Renaldo's arrival saves Zorro's identity. Two of the gang are captured but El Lobo still has the deed which he is ordered to fly over the boarder for safekeeping. Donning a disguise Zorro manages to infiltrate the gang during a jailbreak. He sneaks aboard the plane carrying the deed and takes control but a hail of six gun fire causes him to crash while trying to take off....
36. A Demon for Trouble (1934)* (VCI Bob Steele Classic Western Collection)
Bob is accused of murder when he gets involved with a shady character who buys ranches and then has the former owners killed in order to get his money back. A bit creaky but Bob has some personality in this one. The end is convoluted and a bit unconvincing but the movie is filled with fighting, shooting, and hard riding -- what else do you need at a Saturday matinee? 6/10
37. Beach Party (1963)*
"Surfing all day, swinging all night! Vacation is here, beach party tonight!" Frankie and Annette try to make each other jealous while a professor studies teenage mating rituals. Chaos ensues. I used to really dislike these beach movies and never could stand watching one for more than a few minutes. They were far too silly for a serious monster lover like myself! And this one is silly but in a very fun way. There are lots of songs, wiggling behinds, and even a laugh or two. This left me with a smile -- a very pleasant way to spend 90 minutes. 6/10
38. Kissin' Cousins (1964)* (4 Film Favorites Elvis Presley Musicals)
The Army wants a lease for an ICBM base on some land owned by mountain folk. Elvis, a distant relative, si sent along on the mission. I also never much cared for Elvis so never watched any of his movies until now. This is another fun film. I was surprised that he had such a strong screen presence and was very pleased to see a pre-Batgirl Yvonne Craig as one of the cousins. There is also a tribe of feral women looking for men folk. At one point they all put on bikinis! I really enjoyed the finale, a long party sequence with two or three songs and lots of dancing. 7/10

39. Caged Heat (1974)*
Women try to survive in a prison run by a brutal warden and a crazed doctor. Not bad, lots of breasts, shower scenes and some torture and bloodshed but not outstanding either. Barbara Steele who plays the warden has had better roles. 6/10

xx. Zorro Rides Again (1937) Chapter 6 The Fatal Shot (16' 34") VHS
Fortunately the disguised Zorro is uninjured and escapes with the deed. In order to trap Zorro, El Lobo kidnaps Philip and Joyce and sends Joyce back with a note that says Philip will be killed at exactly 6:00 PM. During the rescue attempt, Zorro is shot at point blank range by El Lobo!

40. Apocalypse (1998)* Streaming Netflix
A major crisis in the middle east leads to worldwide nuclear war. As the first wave of missiles is about to hit suddenly all of the nukes and millions of people just disappear. The president of the European Union states that this was his doing and declares himself the one true messiah. Low budget with acting that leaves much to be desired this film is still entertaining. Included are excerpts from the Jack Van Impe TV show (his ministry was one of the producers) which explains the relevant biblical prophecies, something I found very useful. 5/10

41. She Shoulda Said 'No'! (1949)* (Mill Creek Cult Classics 20 Movie Pack)
The story of Anne Lester -- showgirl, loving sister, and marijuana addict! Part crime drama and part anti-drug film this one doesn't have the consistently high level of craziness I recall from Reefer Madness. There is some good stuff of this type in the first part of the movie as Anne is introduced to pot and I love the theremin music that comes up every time someone pulls out a joint. The last part of the movie turns pretty much straight crime drama as the ever reliable Lyle Talbot and his police detectives close in on the dope ring. Knox Manning, the voice of many Colombia serials, does the narration. 5/10
42. Marihuana (1936)* (Mill Creek Cult Classics 20 Movie Pack)
An innocent high school student unknowingly takes a few puffs of a marihuana cigarette which leads to giggling, pregnancy, and the hard stuff. She becomes Snow Queen of the city but a plan for revenge upon her older sister leads to her downfall. OK cautionary tale. Some great pot smoking scenes which lead to skinny dipping and death. 5/10
43. Rolling Kansas (2002)*
Three brothers and two friends follow a map left by their parents that points to a government research marijuana field. Starts out fine with some laughs but the characters never jell. They all have quirks but they're also all bland and unfunny so there isn't any humor from character interaction. The opposing forces, officers of various law enforcement agencies, weren't that funny for me either. Good soundtrack. Certainly not terrible but not involving and without any reason to see it again. 4/10

44. Death Race 2000 (1975)
A drive-in classic and a great example of a Roger Corman production. I haven't seen this in years but it holds up. I like it more now than I used to because I can appreciate the humor more and the action sequences are still top notch. Love those cars. 8/10

45. How Awful About Allan (1970)* (Brentwood Invasion of Terror 4 Movie Set)
Allan returns home from a mental hospital having partially regained his sight which he lost due to guilt about a horrible fire which killed his father and scarred his sister. Very well done TV movie. Surprisingly creepy in part due to excellent use of light and shadows and frequent views of the world using Allan's blurry vision. You can feel how unnerving it would be to hear a noise and see a blurry figure but be unable to tell just who it is. Small but solid cast with Anthony Perkins especially good as Allan. 7/10
46. Challenge of the Tiger (1980)*
Bruce Le and Richard Harrison play CIA agents out to recover a formula for a substance that can sterilize any species, including humans. Their search goes from Spain to Hong Kong to Macao. Lots of breasts and so so kung fu although the fights at the end against the three bosses are pretty good. The real highlight of the film is at the beginning when we get to see topless tennis played in slow motion! Wow! 5/10
47. Ninja Hunter (1986)* (Tai Seng Ninja Six 6-DVD Box Set)
Abbot White of Wu Tang destroys Shaolin Temple with the help of ninjas. The descendants of the few survivors are out for revenge which will be difficult since the Abbot steals life energy from women to make himself invulnerable. Top notch kung fu cheese. Almost continuous action from start to finish but with enough different styles and weapons and cool but wacky ninja tricks to keep it all interesting. I especially liked the White Ninja with the Hitler mustache. 6/10

48. Zorro Rides Again (1937) Chapter 7 Burning Embers (15' 44") VHS
Once again, Renaldo saves the day. Zorro finally gets evidence that Marsden is behind El Lobo but is pursued the by entire gang when he escapes. Arriving in town, Zorro organizes a defense but when the gang attacks and uses dynamite against the barricade, burning rubble from the explosion sets the building where Joyce put the evidence on fire. Zorro grabs the evidence but as he attempts to leave the burning building, the floor collapses!
49. The Kid With the Golden Arm (1979)*
A dangerous gang of villains tries to get a gold shipment, intended for famine relief, which is protected by an armed escort and several martial arts heroes. An almost perfect old-style kung fu movie. Lots of fighting and lots of variety since each hero has their own style and weapons as do the four gang leaders. There are also many neat traps and poisons used by the gang. Colorful and fun. 8/10
50. The Blood Stained Shadow (1978)* (Anchor Bay The Giallo Collection)
When a man returns to the town of his birth to visit his brother, a priest, a series of murders begins. Slow moving but some nice Venetian scenery. The murders are not particularly suspenseful or bloody and the underlying motive is a bit obscure. A few nice bizarre scenes but not enough to lift it above average. 5/10
51. The True Story of the Nun of Monza (1980)* (Media Blasters Nunsploitation: Four Disc Collection)
Set in the time of the inquisition. A noble woman enters a convent and eventually becomes Mother Superior. She is raped, falls in love with the man who did it, gets pregnant, has a stillborn child, and gets involved with a murder. Finally some of the other nuns call in an inquisitor. There is also a lot of hanky-panky going on with some of the other nuns usually involving nudity, sexual situations and occasionally whips. Much of this seems to happen at random. All is wrapped up in religious symbolism and music. I was often confused during this movie. 4/10
52. Man From Deep River (1972)*
A white man lost in the Thai jungle is found by a savage tribe and eventually becomes a member, severing all ties with civilization. Potentially interesting jungle story marred by too many real scenes of animals being killed. Not necessarily done cruelly and probably really part of tribal life, the sheer number of these scenes and the way the camera lingers becomes distasteful. The cannibals are an enemy tribe and the only scene of cannibal munching takes place after an enemy force ambushes a women. Two points deducted for scenes of animal slaying. 4/10
53. Forbidden Paris (1969)*
Mondo type documentary featuring the odd and bizarre of Paris in the 1960's. This includes a school for fakirs (complete with needle sticking), driving across Paris while nude, a cremation cult, a Hitler fan club, a taxidermist skinning and stuffing a beloved pet dog, a sect that likes to get naked and have group sex while masked and so much more. 5/10

xx. Zorro Rides Again (1937) Chapter 8 Plunge of Peril (16' 12") VHS
Zorro escapes from the burning building but El Lobo regains the evidence. Marsden orders El Lobo to disrupt the RR's water supply so he goes to the dam and opens the flood gates intending to empty the reservoir. Zorro stops him and closes the gates but is attacked by the gang. He leaps onto a rail cart and speeds off downhill. One of the gang releases the speed lever and the cart crashes at the bottom of the hill!
54. Santo in The Vengeance of the Mummy (1970)* (Santo and the Monsters Box Set)
Santo joins an expedition to the Yucatan jungles that is searching for the lost tomb of Prince Nonoc of the Opache people. Average Santo movie with two comic relief goofballs, a professor and a cook. Far too much time spent with these two and an annoying child. However some shots of the mummy work pretty well and are quite eerie. Not much action. 5/10
55. Enter the Dragon (1973)
A martial arts tournament held every three years is much more than it appears to be. Another movie I haven't seen in years. Bruce Lee is excellent but I forgot how much James Bond type stuff is in this and just how out of place John Saxon seems to be. Still, I'm a JS fan so its all OK. 7/10
56. Caliber 9 (1972)* (aka Milano Calibro 9) (Raro Video Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection)
Getting out of prison, a small time hood is caught between the mob he used to work for, who think he stole $300,000 from them, and the police who want to use him to get info on the mob leaders. Outstanding movie, well acted and directed with a great score. Just enough bloody action to keep things moving along. Lots of suspense. 9/10
57. Cutthroat Island (1995)*
Two pirate ships compete for the legendary treasure located on Cutthroat Island. No idea why this film didn't do better. It cost a lot and although there's nothing new here the action sequences are all well done and the near perfect pacing never lets you get bored. I enjoyed it more than some of the summer blockbusters I've seen over the past few years. 7/10
xx. Zorro Rides Again (1937) Chapter 9 Tunnel of Terror (15' 56") VHS
Zorro leaps off the cart before it crashes. Later he discovers El Lobo is going to blow up a tunnel in order to destroy a train carrying Philip and Joyce. Zorro races after the train and manages to leap from his horse to the caboose. As he runs along the top of the train so he can warn the engineer, the train enters the tunnel and the explosives are detonated!
58. Macabre (1957)* William Castle Birthday Movie!
A doctor's young daughter is buried alive and there are only hours left to find her alive. OK William Castle suspense effort with a lot of skulking around a creepy graveyard and a couple of nice scares. Jim Backus is pretty good as a vengeful sheriff but the ending doesn't quite ring true. 5/10
59. The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959)* (The Russ Meyer Collection R2)
Mr. Teas goes through his days eying cleavage and enjoying the occasional fantasy about naked women. There's really not much here although Mr. Teas seems like a pleasant sort. Not too exciting but I was surprised that I never got bored although that may be because this clocks in at just over an hour. 4/10

60. The Black Room (1984)* (Brentwood Invasion of Terror 4 Movie Set)
A brother and sister rent out a room designed for erotic encounters although they have a much more sinister use for it. Very low budget horror movie has boring stretches but still has an inexplicable appeal. Lots of soft core kinkiness. I was interrupted about two thirds of the way through and when I got back to it, I seemed to like it more. Acting about average for this kind of movie. 4/10
61. Lady Terminator (1988)*
A sea goddess possesses the body of an anthropology student and sets out on a rampage looking for revenge. The setup is different and there's a lot more sex, gore and female nudity but as soon as the action gets going (which is pretty darned fast) the similarities to Terminator are obvious. Awful dialog and acting are good for a few laughs as is Lady T's preferred way of killing a man. Good, entertaining action sequences make the film very watchable. 6/10
62. Zombie Nightmare (1986)*
A good boy, killed in a hit and run accident, is returned to life by a voodoo ritual so he can seek revenge on his killers. Not a particularly outstanding zombie flick although the make up is good. With one exception the killings aren't too chilling and the acting is all over the place though most is fairly low level. Good rock soundtrack and Jon Mikl Thor makes an OK monster. 5/10

63. Ring of Terror (1962)
One of the fraternity initiation pranks for a group of first year med students goes horribly wrong. This is an odd movie. Most of it is clean cut college fun with you know, girls and parties and hot dogs and stuff but in the last ten or fifteen minutes it tries to be a horror movie. Some of these scenes work well but the end is kind of abrupt. There was some groundwork laid so the shocking conclusion wasn't totally random but it wasn't all that convincing either. Quite a bit of padding overall, bad acting and stupid humor. 3/10
64. Bandh Darwaza (1990)* (Mondo Macabra Bollywood Horror Collection Vol. 1)
This Bollywood take on vampires probably has more to with with Indian legends than with Bram Stoker. The vampire looked pretty good and there were some creepy sets as part of his hideout. There were four songs but no big production numbers ( I was hoping for at least one). Right around the 90 minute mark any plot just gets thrown out the window and we get a series of chases, captures, escapes, fights, and generally running around that just seem to happen at random, along with an steadily increasing body count (on both sides). This goes on until the end which I though was very exciting and well done. 6/10

65. Big Bad Mama (1976)*
A woman and her two daughters try to find a better life through crime, starting with moonshining and ending with a kidnapping. William Shatner and Tom Skerritt are fine as the men in their lives. Nice score by David Grisman. Easy to watch movie full of old cars and sub-machine guns. 5/10
66. Pink Flamingos (1972)*
Divine must prove that she is the filthiest person in the world. Funny, disgusting, crudely poetic at times, incomprehensible at others, this is a movie not to be forgotten. I just couldn't take my eyes off it. This is really the essence of low budget indie film making. I'm willing to sit through low budgets and poor acting just for those great WTF moments that occasionally pop up. This entire movie is one big WTF moment. The acting is awful at times as is the dialog and narration but it all works so well together. And yes, the last scene is sickening. 8/10

67. Inside Deep Throat (2005)* Streaming Netflix
Fascinating documentary covers the making of Deep Throat, the impact it had and the campaigns against it. Political, legal, and sociological angles are all covered but its never dry. Lots of interviews with cast, crew, and those for and against the film and some notes on what happened to them later. I've never seen the movie, but this is an excellent look at a certain period in America and artistic freedom versus censorship. 9/10
68. American Grindhouse (2010)*
A chronological history of the exploitation film from the silent era to the 21st century told through film clips and interviews. A fun documentary that could be used as a primer for this challenge. The silent and precode stuff was the most interesting to me but none of it is boring. There is a lot of interview time spent on John Landis who I have nothing against but there were other people that I thought should have got more time. I was starting to feel a little film clip burnout by the end. 6/10
69. Cycle Savages (1969)*
A motorcycle gang goes after an artist who has been doing sketches of them without their knowledge. Everyone in this movie is kind of lame - the gang, the cops, the good guys, even Bruce Dern is lame. His character spends the first hour of the film trying to come up with a plan to injure the artist's hands and make it look like an accident. What does he come up with? A bench vice! "Yes officer, I saw it all! He had his hands inside the vice and he kept tightening it with his chin! What could he have been thinking?" Sorry for the spoiler, but it was for your own good. 3/10
xx. Zorro Rides Again (1937) Chapter 10 Trapped (17' 25") VHS
Due to villain incompetence the train is safe but Philip is injured. Later, El Lobo forces Philip and Joyce to sign over their shares of the RR and then sends the deeds to Marsden in the city. Renaldo and Zorro follow and discover where Marsden put them in his office. That night, Zorro breaks in and gets the papers but while he is trying to escape he slips and falls off the roof of the building!

70. Dillinger (1945)* (Warner Film Noir Classic Collection Vol. 2)
Story of the life of gangster John Dillinger. I always like rise and fall gangster movies and this Monogram cheapie is pretty good but far from the best. Lawrence Tierney just doesn't have the charisma of Robinson, Cagney, or Bogart but he does an OK job and the movie has a good cast in general. Edoardo Ciannelli, who's been a favorite even since I saw The Mysterious Dr. Satan when I was just a wee lad, has a good role as a gang member. I don't know anything about the real Dillinger and his holdups but some the the capers seemed like they could be right out of a movie serial. 6/10
xx. Zorro Rides Again (1937) Chapter 11 Right of Way (15' 47") VHS
Zorro manages to save himself and escape with the papers. Joyce and Philip decide to move all of the RR's plans and documents to Mexico City where they will be safer. El Lobo hijacks the train which Zorro is following in a semi! The road crossed the tracks and the truck driver tries to beat the train to the crossing. Will he make it?
71. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)* (4 Film Favorites Superman)
Superman battles Lex Luthor's creation The Nuclear Man. Boring and stupid with effects that range from OK to poor. I saw this once before and I recall thinking that it wasn't so bad but really this is awful. I never liked Gene Hackman's Luthor, he's just too damn silly. Give me Lyle Talbot any day! There's too many scenes that just slow the movie down, like Luthor rants and Superman and Kent having to be in the same place at the same time. The story is also full of inconsistencies. If Superman has figured out that The NM needs light to function, why doesn't he bury him on the dark side of the moon instead of leaving him on the surface at sunrise? And throwing the Nuclear Man into a reactor destroys him?? GACK! I still think the story had some potential but it was very poorly executed. 2/10
72. Croaked: Frog Monster From Hell (1975)* (aka Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake) (Toxie's Triple Terror #3)
On an isolated sparsely populated island scientists search for a rare fossil while others search for an Indian treasure. Not a great movie but a vast improvement over Bill Rebane's prior films. Too slowly paced for the first hour it does pick up in the final third. Its a standard 50's monster plot with a leisurely buildup which is much too slow and not nearly eerie enough although there are a few good bits. The acting is a cut above most low budget movies, not great but better than expected. The monster looks pretty good in the few brief glimpses we get but the ending just doesn't work that well. 4/10

73. The Gore Gore Girls (1972)*
Someone is killing and mutilating strippers. Dapper private detective Abraham Gentry is put on the case by a newspaper. Lots of striptease action, a dash of dark comedy, and lots of gore some of which is actually quite disturbing. It is a classic mystery plot with several suspects. The screen play isn't bad and there are some interesting choices of background music in a few scenes. 5/10
74. The Ghastly Ones (1968)*
In order to satisfy the terms of their father's will three sisters and their husbands must stay in their childhood home for three days but a sinister hooded figure starts killing them off. Not a bad period piece take on the old dark house thriller but with more gore. Grim and lurid, often with a sinister feeling of claustrophobia. The acting is adequate. 6/10
75. Tenement Game of Survival (1985)*
A drug crazed gang seeks revenge on the tenants who turned them into the police. Savage and brutal but absorbing and well made. Urban warfare at its most bloody and savage. 7/10
76. The Pom Pom Girls (1976)* (BCI Drive-In Cult Classics Vol. 3)
Senior year starts out with a bang for the cheerleaders and football players of some high school. Mildly amusing but often unfunny high school hijinks. The plot is pretty incoherent and characters come and go without explanation. The two main males are kind of dicks but this may be SOP. Occasional nudity and drug humor provides some interest. 5/10
77. Grizzly (1976)
A prehistoric-sized grizzly bear rampages through a national park. A quality, competently made monster flick. Great location shots. Nice, suspenseful early build up and when we finally see the grizzly it is pretty fearsome. 7/10
78. Zorro Rides Again (1937) Chapter 12 Retribution (16' 53") VHS
The driver manages to stop the truck in time. Later, El Lobo captures Zorro and discovers his identity. Taking him to his hideout, El Lobo intends to force James to sign a bill of sale. Meanwhile, Renaldo discovers the location of the hideout and the rurales and railroad men storm the fortress. During the battle Zorro is wounded but El Lobo is killed. Without anymore interference the RR is soon completed cementing relations between the US and Mexico.
Review The first pairing of directors William Witney and John English initiating what many serial fans consider to be the golden age of Republic serials (or even of all serials). This was also the first of Republic's serials featuring Zorro or one of his descendants. It is set in modern times so along with horses and six guns there are also airplanes and machine guns. The first few chapters are very exciting with excellent miniature work and even some interesting camera angles. By the middle chapters though things have settled down and I even think it runs out of gas near the end. The Republic serial formula has not quite jelled yet so we get things like songs, not common in serials (Zorro even sings his own theme song!). Also the fist fights are still a little ragged and some of the chapter cliffhangers and resolutions are weak. The cast is OK. John Carroll is not terribly imposing but that's just right for James Vega although it does take a bit of a stretch to believe he is also the heroic Zorro while Duncan Renaldo is good as the faithful servant Renaldo. Richard Alexander is OK as El Lobo while Bob Kortman is a truly nasty seeming second in command. Noah Beery as Marsden really doesn't do much except issue orders on the radio and fume a bit. The rest of the cast is kind of bland although a henchman occasionally has a good scene. So all in all a good, entertaining serial but only a hint of what was to come. 6/10
79. The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)
Spiders start coming out of a black hole that has fallen to Earth in Wisconsin. Scientists try to find a way to destroy them. A huge improvement over Invasion From Inner Earth], Bill Rebane uses the same basic 50's monster plot but this time with very good pacing. The building up of strange events is just about perfect and even the giant spiders look pretty darned good in a low budget way. The acting does the job with even some lesser name but recognizable stars (Barbara Hale of Perry Mason fame and Alan Hale from Gilligan's Island). 6/10
80. The Giant Leeches MST3K Version (Rhino Mystery Science Theater Vol. 6)
Also included Chapter 1 of Undersea Kingdom. Solid MST episode. I always like their way with a serial chapter and there were many giggles throughout the movie. Some good host segments.

If a category is listed as "Optional", it does not need to be
filled to "complete" the checklist. There are 10 free spots you may apply to non-Optional categories.
As with other checklists, titles can count for multiple categories.

Some of these categories are so obscure we're giving 10 free spots of your choosing to fill in the list.

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
* 1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
* 1900 -(optional)
* 1910 -(optional)
* 1920 -(optional)
* 1930 - Border Phantom (1936)*
* 1940 - Swamp Woman (1941)*
* 1950 - Macabre (1957)*
* 1960 - Spider Baby (1968)*
* 1970 - Death Journey (1976)*
* 1980 - Ninja Hunter (1986)*
* 1990 - Apocalypse (1998)*
* 2000 - Rolling Kansas (2002)*

Watch a film for each rating:
* G - (optional)
* PG - Apocalypse (1998)*
* PG-13 - Cutthroat Island (1995)*
* R - State Property (2002)*
* X (or NC-17) - Pink Flamingos (1972)*
* Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - The Gore Gore Girls (1972)*

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, Streaming Netflix type, UMD, theater, iPod, VHS-sourced{VHS transferred to DVD-+R is fine}).
* First format - DVD, The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)
* Second format - VHS, Zorro Rides Again (1937)
* Third format - Streaming, Inside Deep Throat (2005)*

Watch a film in an actual Drive-in. (optional) (insert title)

Watch a film in the following genres:
A Token Science Fiction B-Movie - Invasion From Inner Earth (1974)
A Token Horror B-Movie: - The Black Room (1984)*
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
* Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs) - Kiss Kiss... Kill Kill (1966)* German
* Giallo - The Blood Stained Shadow (1978)*
* Sword & Sandal - Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)*
* Spaghetti Western - Pistoleros (1967)*
* Cannibal Film - Man From Deep River (1972)*
* Mafia/Gangster Film - Caliber 9 (1972)*
Martial Arts film:
* Bruce Lee-sploitation (Bruce Le) - Challenge of the Tiger (1980)*
* Hong Kong (or other Asian) film - The Kid With the Golden Arm (1979)*
* American film - Black Belt Jones (1974)*
* Any "Ninja" film - Ninja Hunter (1986)*
* Bonus* Actual Bruce Lee film - Enter the Dragon (1973)
Biker Film - Cycle Savages (1969)*
Stoner Film - Rolling Kansas (2002)*
Carsploitation Film - Death Race 2000 (1975)
Blaxploitation - Black Samson (1974)*
* Any type - Shanty Tramp (1967)*
* Nudie Cutie - The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959)*
* Roughie - The Defilers (1965)*
* 70s Porn - Inside Deep Throat (2005)*
* Emmanuelle Film - Emmanuelle (1974)*
* Teen Sex Comedy - The Pom Pom Girls (1976)*
Nunsploitation - The True Story of the Nun of Monza (1980)*
Shocksploitation Tenement Game of Survival (1985)*
Rape/Revenge Film - Death Wish 2 (1982)*
Vigilante Film - Coffy (1973)*
Women in Prison - Caged Heat (1974)*
Nazisploitation - Elsa Fraulein SS (1977)*
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation) -Apocalypse (1998)*
Hixploitation/Moonshiners - Big Bad Mama (1976)*
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films - She Shoulda Said 'No'! (1949)*
"Hood" Film ("Gangsta") - State Property (2002)*
Hollywood Gangster film (Film Noir era) - Dillinger (1945)*
Juvenile Delinquent Film - High School Hellcats (1958)*
60s Beach Movie - Beach Party (1963)*
Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor) - Jon Mikl Thor in Zombie Nightmare (1986)*
* *Bonus* Elvis film - Kissin' Cousins (1964)*
Ozploitation - Razorback (1984)*
Mexican Wrestling Film - Santo in The Vengeance of the Mummy (1970)*
Foreign "Ripoff" film (Indonesia) - Lady Terminator (1988)*
Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche) - Bandh Darwaza (1990)*
Eco-Terror Film - Grizzly (1976)
"Mondo" Film - Forbidden Paris (1969)*
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins - American Grindhouse (2010)*
Video Nasty - The Ghastly Ones (1968)*
TV-Movie - How Awful About Alan (1970)*
* Lifetime Channel Movie - Fatal Desire (2006)*
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film" - Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)*
Critical Bomb (IMDB Bottom 100) - Monster A-Go Go! (1965)*
Financial Bomb - Cutthroat Island (1995)*
MST3K/RiffTrax (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film - The Giant Leeches MST3K Version
Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT) - Ring of Terror (1962)

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
* 1 Bruce Dern - Cycle Savages
* 2 Bruce Le - Challenge of the Tiger
* 3 Charles Bronson - Death Wish 2
* 4 David Carridine - Death Race 2000
* 5 Divine - Pink Flamingos
* 6 Fred Williamson - Death Journey
* 7 John Saxon - Enter the Dragon
* 8 Lon Chaney, Jr. - Spider Baby
* 9 Pam Grier - Coffy
* 10 Santo - Santo in The Vengeance of the Mummy

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
* 1 Bill Rebane - Croaked Frog Monster From Hell aka Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake
* 2 David F. Friedman - Scum of the Earth
* 3 Dwain Esper - Marihuana
* 4 Herschell Gordon Lewis - The Gore Gore Girls
* 5 Mario Bava - Hercules in the Haunted World
* 6 Roger Corman - Big Bad Mama
* 7 Russ Meyer - The Immoral Mr. Teas
* 8 Umberto Lenzi - Man From Deep River
* 9 William Castle - Macabre
* 10 William Girdler - Grizzly

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
* 1 American International Studios - Beach Party
* 2 Crown International Pictures - The Pom Pom Girls
* 3 J.E.R. Pictures - The Ghastly Ones
* 4 PRC - Jungle Man
* 5 Monogram - Dillinger

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Re: LIST THREAD 2nd Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge March 31-April 30

2nd Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge

Count: 32.5

- Evil Alien Conquerors / 2003 / dir. Chris Matheson---DVD---(3/31)
[Trailers: Evil Alien Conquerors / Satan's Bed / The Child / Blood Feast]

- Behind Covent Walls / 1978 / dir. Walerian Borowczyk ---DVD---(4/1)
[Trailers: Please Don't Eat My Mother! / Mantis in Love / The Body Beneath / Marihuana]

- Sugar Hill / 1974 / Paul Maslansky---Netflix Streaming---(4/2)
[Trailers: Heroes of the East / Confessions of a Psycho Cat / Bloody Pit of Horror / The Pig Keeper's Daughter]

- Impact / 2008 / Michael J. Rohl ---(4/2)

- Four of the Apocalypse / 1975 / Lucio Fulci ---Netflix Streaming---(4/3)
[Trailers: Come Drink With Me / Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead / Blood Suckers / Notorious Daughter of Fanny Hill]

- Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine / 1965 / Norman Taurog ---Netflix Streaming---(4/4)

- Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs / 1966 / Mario Bava ---Netflix Streaming---(4/4)
[Trailers: Primitive Love / The Boogeyman / Night Train Murders / The Apple / Phantom of the Paradise / The Devils]
[Shorts: Boys Beware! (1961) / Happy Tree Friends - 'Remains To Be Seen']

- Shock Treatment / 1981 / Jim Sharman---DVD---(4/5)

- Phantom of the Paradise / 1974 / Brian De Palma---YouTube---(4/5)

[Trailers: Monster Crashes the Pajama Party / Whip and the Body / Conspiracy of Torture / Absurd / Nightmare in A Damaged Brain]

- I Saw the Devil / 2010 / Jee-woon Kim / 144min version---DVD---(4/6)---WILD CARD #1
[Trailers: Love Camp 7 / SS Experiment Love Camp / Women's Prison / Human Experiments / The Killer Nun / Night Warning]

- Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship and Videotape / 2010 / Jake West---DVD---(4/7)

- Last House on the Left /1972 / Wes Craven [w/ 'actor' commentary track] ---Blu-ray---(4/7)
[Trailers: Cannibal Holocaust / Don't Go In the House / Don't Go Near the Park / Don't Look in the Basement / Toolbox Murders]

- Volcano High (WaSanGo) / 2001 / Tae-gyun Kim---DVD---(4/8)
[Trailers: Women Behind Bars / Terror Eyes / The Slayer] / Prisoner of the Cannibal God]

- Mystery Science Theater 3000: Lost Continent---Netflix Streaming---(4/9)

- Mystery Science Theater 3000: Devil Fish---Netflix Streaming---(4/9)
[Trailers: Possesion / Nightmare Maker / Contamination / The Beyond / Deep River Savages]

- Mystery Science Theater 3000: Phantom Planet---Netflix Streaming---(4/10)

- Mystery Science Theater 3000: Zombie Nightmare---Netflix Streaming---(4/10)
[Trailers: Frozen Scream / Funhouse / I Miss You Hugs and Kisses / Delirium / Revenge of the Boogeyman]

- The Apple / 1980 / Menahem Golan---(4/11)

- Blonde Ambition / 1981 / John Amero---(4/11)
---Film viewing + film viewing with director commentary
[Trailers: In the Pink]

- Attack of the Puppet People / 1958 / Bert I. Gordon---NetFlix Streaming---(4/12)

- Village of the Giants / 1965 / Bert I. Gordon---NetFlix Streaming---(4/12)
[Trailers: The Ghastly Ones / Cannibal Apocalypse / Zombie Creeping Flesh / Unhinged]

- Human Centipede (First Sequence) / 2009 / Tom Six---NetFlix Streaming---(4/13)
[Trailers: The Grim Reaper / Carnage (Bay of Blood) / Bloody Moon / The Burning]

- Daddy, Darling / 1970 / Joseph W. Sarno---DVD---(4/14)

- Ken Park / 2002 / Larry Clark, Edward Lachman---DVD---(4/14)
[Trailers: Confessions of a Young Housewife / A Touch of Genie / Abigail Leslie is Back in Town]

- Srgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band---DVD---(4/15)

- Tommy---35mm---(4/15) [AFI Silver]

- Erotic Adventures of Zorro / 1972 / Robert Freeman---DVD---(4/16)

- Whip and the Body / 1963 / Mario Bava---DVD---(4/27)

- Conspiracy of Torture (aka 'Beatrice Cenci') / 1969 / Lucio Fulci---DVD---(4/28)

- Shock Waves / 1976 / Ken Wiederhorn---DVD---(4/29)

- Dead Snow / 2009 / Tommy Wirkola---NetFlix Streaming---(4/29)

- Dinosaurus! / 1960 / Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.---NetFlix Streaming---(4/30)

- The Terror of Tiny Town / 1938 / Sam Newfield ---DVD---(4/30)

☼ = First Time Viewing

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