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Re: Seventh Annual Drive-In/Exploitation Challenge LIST THREAD April 1-30, 2016

malazar's Seventh Annual Drive-In/Exploitation Challenge List

2015: 49
2014: 72

50 Films Completed
Checklist Completed

*Denotes First Time Watch
First Time Watches - 49/52 (94%)

Red=Streaming - 29 Entries
Blue=Blu-ray - 12 Entries
Orange=TV/DVR/On Demand - 8 Entries
Black=DVD - 3 Entries

April 1
1. RoboGeisha (Noboru Iguchi, 2009)*
2. Mission: Killfast (Ted V. Mikels, 1991)*
3. Marlowe (Paul Bogart, 1969)*

April 2
4. Cleopatra Jones (Jack Starrett, 1973)*

April 3
5. Born Losers (Tom Laughlin, 1967)

April 5
6. Vice Squad (Gary Sherman, 1982)*
7. Secret Agent Super Dragon - MST3K version (Giorgio Ferroni, 1966)*
8. Savage Streets (Danny Steinmann, 1984)*

April 6
9. Eagles Over London (Enzo G. Castellari, 1969)*

April 7
10. Abar, The First Black Superman (Frank Packard, 1977)*
11. Sandokan The Great (Umberto Lenzi, 1963)*
12. Voice Without a Shadow (Seijun Suzuki, 1958)*

April 8
13. Ninja Strikes Back (Joseph Kong, 1982)*

April 9
14. Two Wrongs (Tristan Dubois, 2015)*
15. Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (Chuck Bail, 1975)*

April 10
16. Yatterman (Takashi Miike, 2009)*

April 11
17. Close Range (Isaac Florentine, 2015)*
18. The Real Miyagi (Kevin Derek, 2015)*

April 12
19. Jerusalem Countdown (Harold Cronk, 2011)*
20. Casino Raiders II (Johnnie To, 1991)*

April 13
21. Cooley High (Michael Schultz, 1975)*

April 14
22. Cannibal Ferox (Umberto Lenzi, 1981)*
23. Kissin' Cousins (Gene Nelson, 1964)*

April 16
24. Point Break (Ericson Core, 2015)*

April 17
25. Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (Giulio Questi, 1967)*
26. The Lickerish Quarter (Radley Metzger, 1970)*
27. Turkey Shoot (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1982)*

April 18
28. Eat My Dust (Charles B. Griffith, 1976)*
29. Shock 'Em Dead (Mark Freed, 1991)*

April 19
30. The Messenger (Fred Williamson, 1986)*
31. The Hollow (Sheldon Wilson, 2015)*
32. Terminal Invasion (Sean S. Cunningham, 2002)*
33. Phase IV (Saul Bass, 1974)*

April 20
34. The Coed and the Zombie Stoner (Glenn Miller, 2014)*
35. Caged Heat 3000 (Aaron Osborne, 1995)*

April 21
36. Goldilocks and the Three Bares (Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1963)*
37. Sister Emanuelle (Giuseppe Vari, 1977)*

April 22
38. Lorna (Russ Meyer, 1964)*
39. Cruel Jaws (Bruno Mattei, 1995)*
40. Marihuana (Dwain Esper, 1936)*
41. Salon Kitty (Tinto Brass, 1976)*

April 24
42. Just One of the Guys (Lisa Gottlieb, 1985)
43. Triple Tap (Derek Yee, 2010)*

April 25
44. Shoot to Kill (William Berke, 1947)*
45. Can't Stop the Music (Nancy Walker, 1980)*

April 26
46. Paid in Full (Charles Stone III, 2002)*

April 27
47. Barquero (Gordon Douglas, 1970)*
48. Porno Mondo (Federico Schwartz, 1971)*
49. A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (Lucio Fulci, 1971)*

April 28
50. Cold Harvest (Isaac Florentine, 1999)*
51. Killer vs Killers (Fernando Di Leo, 1985)*

April 29
52. Undefeatable (Godfrey Ho, 1993)

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 - Marihuana (1936)
* 1940 - Shoot to Kill (1947)
* 1950 - Voice Without a Shadow (1958)
* 1960 - Born Losers (1967)
* 1970 - Cleopatra Jones (1973)
* 1980 - Vice Squad (1982)
* 1990 - Mission: Killfast (1991)
* 2000 - RoboGeisha (2009)
* 2010 - Two Wrongs (2015)
Watch a film for each rating:
* G - (optional)
* PG - Cleopatra Jones
* PG-13 - (optional) Jerusalem Countdown
* R - Vice Squad
* X (or NC-17) - The Lickerish Quartet
* Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - Close Range

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 - Blu-ray (RoboGeisha)
* Second format - Streaming (Two Wrongs)
* Third format - DVD (Yatterman)

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

Watch a film in the following genres:
A Token Science Fiction B-Movie: Terminal Invasion
A Token Horror B-Movie: The Hollow
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
* Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs) Secret Agent Super Dragon
* Giallo A Lizard in a Woman's Skin
* Sword & Sandal Sandokan The Great
* Spaghetti Western Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot!
* Cannibal Film Cannibal Ferox
* Mafia/Gangster Film Killer vs Killers
Martial Arts film:
* Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.) Ninja Strikes Back
* Hong Kong (or other Asian) film Triple Tap
* American film Mission: Killfast
* Any "Ninja" film Ninja Strikes Back
* Bonus* Actual Bruce Lee film Marlowe
Asian Action Film Casino Raiders II
Biker Film Born Losers
Stoner Film The Coed and the Zombie Stoner
Carsploitation Film Eat My Dust
Blaxploitation Cleopatra Jones
* Any type The Lickerish Quartet
* Nudie Cutie Goldilocks and the Three Bares
* Roughie Lorna
* 70s Porn Porno Mondo
* Emmanuelle Film Sister Emanuelle
* Teen Sex Comedy Just One of the Guys
Nunsploitation Sister Emanuelle
Shocksploitation Free Spot 1
Rape/Revenge Film Savage Streets
Vigilante Film The Messenger
Women in Prison Caged Heat 3000
Nazisploitation Salon Kitty
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation) Jerusalem Countdown
Hixploitation/Moonshiners Kissin' Cousins
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films Marihuana
"Hood" Film ("Gangsta") Paid in Full
Hollywood Gangster film (Film Noir era) Shoot to Kill
Juvenile Delinquent Film Savage Streets
60s Beach Movie Free Spot 2
Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor) Randy Travis and Jaci Velasquez (Jerusalem Countdown)
* *Bonus* Elvis film Kissin' Cousins
Ozploitation Turkey Shoot
Mexican Wrestling Film Free Spot 3
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema) Cruel Jaws
Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche) Free Spot 4
Eco-Terror Film Phase IV
Pre-90s Post-Apocalyptic film Turkey Shoot
"Mondo" Film Porno Mondo
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production The Real Miyagi
Video Nasty Cannibal Ferox
TV-Movie The Hollow
* Lifetime Channel Movie Two Wrongs
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film" Free Spot 5
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive}) - Point Break (2015) - 9% Rotten Tomatoes
Financial Bomb Point Break (2015)
Razzie Winner or Nominee Can't Stop the Music (Won Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay, Nominated for Worst Actor, Worst Actress, Worst Supporting Actress, Worst Director, and Worst Original Song)
MST3K/RiffTrax (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film Secret Agent Super Dragon

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
* 1 Linnea Quigley (Savage Streets)
* 2 Steve Reeves (Sandokan The Great)
* 3 Steve Railsback (Turkey Shoot)
* 4 Traci Lords (Shock 'Em Dead)
* 5 Fred Williamson/Joe Spinell/Cameron Mitchell (The Messenger)
* 6 Bruce Campbell (Terminal Invasion)
* 7 Laura Gemser (Sister Emanuelle)
* 8 Lee Van Cleef/Warren Oates (Barquero)
* 9 Gary Daniels (Cold Harvest)
* 10 Cynthia Rothrock (Undefeatable)

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
* 1 Ted V. Mikels (Mission: Killfast)
* 2 Danny Steinmann (Savage Streets)
* 3 Enzo G. Castellari (Eagles Over London)
* 4 Umberto Lenzi (Sandokan The Great)
* 5 Seijun Suzuki (Voice Without a Shadow)
* 6 Takashi Miike (Yatterman)
* 7 Radley Metzger (The Lickerish Quartet)
* 8 Roger Corman (Eat My Dust)
* 9 Herschell Gordon Lewis (Goldilocks and the Three Bares)
* 10 Russ Meyer (Lorna)

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
* 1 Vinegar Syndrome (Mission: Killfast)
* 2 Code Red (Savage Streets)
* 3 Severin Films (Eagles Over London)
* 4 Discotek (Yatterman)
* 5 American International Pictures (Cooley High)

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Re: Seventh Annual Drive-In/Exploitation Challenge LIST THREAD April 1-30, 2016

2016 Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge

2010 = 74
2011 = 80
2012 = 105
2013 = 60
2014 = 60
2015 = 62

Final Stats

Total =61 FTV =57 (93.4%)
Media DVD =50 BluRay =9 Streaming =2
By Decade
30's =1 40's =0 50's =4 60's =20 70's =21 80's =8 90's =1 00's =0 10's =1

(4 Commentaries and 1 Trailer Disk not counted in decade totals)

* = first time viewing
DVD unless otherwise noted

April 01
01. Betmen Yarasa Adam (Turkish Batman) (1973)* Streaming archive.org
When they can pull themselves away from the nudie club, Batman and Robin fight against a gang who guns down beautiful women. No subtitles so the plot is a little fuzzy. Nudity and laughs make it entertaining enough although the charm didn't quite make it through the entire hour long running time. The big fight at the end was pretty good. This Dynamic Duo rely more on acrobatic tricks than brute force. 4/10
02. Hell's Bloody Devils (1970)*
An undercover FBI agent tries to stop a shipment of counterfiet money from a Neo-Nazi group to the Mob. A motor cycle gang is working for the Nazis and a bunch of communists are against everybody. Not the biker film I thought it was but entertaining enough. It's not always clear who is shooting or chasing who or why but the acting and action is pretty good. Some well known stars including Broderick Crawford appear. Biker footage was added to a two year old spy movie to help sell it to the drive in market. It worked. JC 6/10

April 02
03. Angels From Hell (1968)* (4 Cult Movie Marathon Volume 2)
A biker returns to his club from a stint in the Marines and takes over which disrupts an understanding which the former leader had with the local cops and leads to trouble. The story went in a direction that I didn't anticipate and ended up being very good. Most of the acting was fine but there were several missed opportunities for just a little nudity - which was strangely absent. 7/10
04. Hell's Bloody Devils commentary with producer Samuel M. Sherman*
Good but not great commentary kind of runs out of steam before the end but does have some interesting details about the cast, crew, and what it takes to add material it a movie shot years before.
05. Attack of the Mayan Mummy (1964)* (Jerry Warren Collection Volume 2)
A scientist uses hypnotic regression on a young woman in order to locate a treasure hidden deep in a Mayan pyramid. Uses part of a Mexican film (The Aztec Mummy) and newly shot scenes consisting mainly of conversions explaining the plot. The source material was a little slow moving and Warren's additions don't help at all. Oddly watchable though, in a train wreck kind of way, I kind of enjoyed it but didn't care for the ending. There is one excellent scene from the original when the mummy first appears. 4/10
06. The Arena (1974)* (Roger Corman's Cult Classics Lethal Ladies Collection 2)
In ancient Rome the owner of an arena gets the idea to use female slaves as gladiators in order to beef up falling attendance. It's not a good idea. Peplum done New World Pictures style! Conceived as a female Sparticus with frequent topless scenes and filmed in Rome. Entertaining with leads Pam Grier and Margaret Markov doing a good job. 5/10

April 03
07. Mean Johnny Barrows (1976)*
Fred Williamson directed and stars in a story about a down on his luck vet who reluctantly becomes involved in a war between two mob families. Slow moving with action that isn't all that exciting but overall still interesting. Features one of the lamest (and funniest) martial arts fights I've ever seen. 5/10
08. The Mini-Skirt Mob (1968)*
A gang of rodeo bikers (!!) turns on one of their own when he dares to marry an outsider. Diane McBain, as the jealous and vengeful ex, leads a good cast in a tense and exciting story. Makes you wonder though, if it's really a good idea to ride horses or motorcycles in mini-skirts. Ouch! 7/10
09. Goose Boxer (1979)*
A goose roaster with a natural talent for martial arts becomes involved in a master's quest for revenge. I think. Kung fu comedy with little plot but a lot of action both comic and serious, well choreographed with many different styles. I only had a vague sense of what was going on but enjoyed the fights and the humor was pretty good too. With Charles Heung, Phillip Kao and Lee Hoi San. 5/10
10. Chatterbox (1977)* (4 Cult Movie Marathon Volume 2)
A woman's vagina suddenly starts talking and singing which leads to problems and fame. A satrie that isn't too heavy handed and filled with very silly stuff. Luckily lead Candice Rialson is very attractive because we do see a lot of her. 5/10

April 04
11. Blood of Dracula's Castle aka Dracula's Castle (1969)*
A man and his girlfriend visit an old castle in the desert that he inherited only to find it has some strange occupants. TV version with additional werewolf footage. Not bad but just awful pacing and padding. Almost every scene, including the added footage which isn't bad, goes on too long. When I saw the shorter version years ago I disliked the upper middle class version of Dracula but that didn't bother me now. We do get a lot of John Carradine and Robert Dix as a psychotic killer is pretty good. I also liked Mango, the monstrous caretaker and there is a nice sacrifice but damn, that pacing. JC 3/10

April 05
12. Tiger Over Wall (1980)*
Corrupt police officials persuade an old umbrella maker to take the rap for the theft of a dog belonging to some Westerners. Only a few men are willing to stand up against the crooked cops. A surprising amount of story and not too many fights in the first two-thirds of this movie but the last part is all action. Starring Phillip Ko and Hwang Jang Lee. 5/10
13. The Naked Cage (1986)* (4 Cult Movie Marathon Volume 2)
Good girl Michelle gets inadvertently involved in a bank robbery due to her hopped up ex and escaped convict Rita. She ends up going to prison where she has to face the usual WIP problems (nasty warden, horny guard) and also Rita who blames Michelle for messing up the heist and is out for revenge. A heck of a lot goes on in this prison at night maybe because there just don't seem to be that many guards around. Absorbing sleazy story. 6/10

April 06
14. Savage Island (1985)* (4 Cult Movie Marathon Volume 2)
An undercover task force targets a slave camp where women are forced to mine emeralds. A women in prison picture with an island for the prison covers the basics: cat fights, showers, and sadistic guards. Scenes with Linda Blair bracket scenes from two Spanish/Italian movies and she also does some narration. Holy Jerry Warren! The slave camp part is pretty good but near the end there is the most tedious chase through the jungle I've ever seen. 5/10
15. Candy Stripe Nurses (1974)* (Roger Corman's Cult Classics The Nurses Collection 2)
Three candy stripers get involved with one of their patients: a man accused of armed robbery, a collage basketball player, and a big rock star. I expected all boobs and no story but there were three pretty good stories (and some boobs). One of the nurses is the lovely Candice Rialson who was also in Chatterbox. Surprisingly fun. 6/10

April 07
16. Satan's Sadists (1969)*
A motorcycle gang terrorizes the California desert. Solid biker film directed by Al Adamson with good pacing and decent B-level acting. Russ Tamblyn is particularly good as the murderous leader Anchor. Good sense of the outsider lives of the gang. Low budget shows mostly in the small cast (the gang only has six members) and somewhat limited action effects. 7/10

April 08
17. Sex & Fury (1973)*
In Tokyo in 1905 a thief and gambler searches for the people who killed her father which she saw when she was a little girl. More sex than fury by a bit. Standard revenge story with an outstanding performance by star Reiko Ike. Visually impressive often with bright colors and very stylish direction. One fight scene has the heroine stark naked with a sword taking on a horde of attackers outside in a snowstorm! Violent but lovely. For a while all we see are legs and feet in the snow with a limb falling to the ground occasionally. 8/10

April 09
18. Curse of the Stone Hand (1964)* (Jerry Warren Collection Volume 1)
Anthology movie with two stories about families living in an old cursed house. Jerry Warren mashup using two Chilean films from 1945 and 1946 and newly filmed framing sequences (which are pretty cool) and inserts for the second story. The first story seems to be just a condensed version of the original with narration a little dubbing. The second story has several inserts, often featuring John Carradine or Katherine Victor, a couple very tightly integrated into the movie. It seems like major changes were made to the story line here, especially given the tacked on ending which came out of left field but really made it all worth while. JC 5/10
19. Wandering Ginza Butterfly (1972)*
The former head of a female gang gets out of prison and tries to go straight working as a hostess at a bar but soon runs up against a yakuza boss who wants to take over the business. Standard plot but star Meiko Kaji is impressive and well supported by the rest of the cast. Not action packed but it does include a high staked game of billiards. 7/10
20. Death Trip (1967)* (Sinister Cinema)
In Istanbul, two agents battle an organization trying to steal a large quantity of LSD to use against NATO forces. Joe Walker (Kommissar X) and Captain Rowland seem pretty ineffective with most of the heavy lifting done by people they meet. Not as fanciful as other movies in the series. There are some nice touches in the final shootout in the Valley of a Thousand Hills. 5/10
21. The Bees (1978)* Blu Ray
Killer bees from South America are accidentally set loose the United States. Mayhem follows. What starts out as a standard killer bee plot takes a few crazy turns on the way to a surprising finish. The bee attack effects are OK but used too much. John Saxon is his usual dependable self, John Carradine has a nice big part but his German accent fades away once in a while, and Angel Thompkins is cute and perky as heck. JC 6/10
22. Queen of Blood (1966) Blu Ray
Astronauts from Earth are sent to Mars to rescue an ambassador from another world whose ship has crashed. One of my favorite films looks great on Blu Ray. Director Curtis Harrington does an excellent job of matching footage he filmed with that of a Russian movie which had spectacular special effects. Cast lead by John Saxon does a good job. 8/10

April 10
23. Charlie Chan in City in Darkness (1939) (Charlie Chan Vol. 4)
In Paris, on the eve of war, Charlie investigates the murder of a wealthy businessman and finds himself deep in international intrigue. Lesser Chan due to too much time spent on comic relief with Harold Huber who plays his typical overly excitable and incompetent police official. Although the film was made before the war started it comes down solidly against Hitler and warns of German diplomatic treachery. 4/10
24. Hooked (1957)* (SWV Delinquent Double Feature)
The police narcotics division investigates heroine use in a high school after a gym coach tells them that he suspects one of his students is using drugs. The story has just a touch of Dragnet style although the lead (Paul Kelly) is no Joe Friday. Sometimes the plot doesn't quite make sense and the acting isn't the best but both of these help keep it entertaining. The anti-drug message is hit hard several times. 5/10
25. The Flaming Teen-Age (1956)* (SWV Delinquent Double Feature)
Two stories that show the dangers of booze and drugs. Extra footage was added to an existing movie to make this. The additional scenes, about a father who takes his son around to the sleaziest bars in town to show him why drinking is evil, are the best part of the movie. The original, the true(?) story of Fred Garland who goes from candy store owner to drunk to junkie and ends up a preacher, is stupefyingly boring. 3/10
26. Devil's Express (1976)*
A New York martial artist has to deal with a Black-Chinese gang war and a horrible killer lurking in the subways. Everybody in the Hood knows kung fu! A blacksploitation kung fu horror movie sounds great but the execution is only adequate. Star Warhawk Tanzania has presence but his acting, like everyone else, isn't that good. Most of the fighters have nice moves but the fights seem like walkthroughs. A lot of gritty street scenes and quirky minor characters up the entertainment level. 6/10

April 11
27. The Black Klansman aka I Crossed the Color Line (1966)*
A light skinned black man (played by a white actor) shaves his goatee and gets a slicked back hairpiece and goes to Alabama to join the KKK in order to find out who threw the fire bomb that killed his young daughter. Well-intentioned and generally well made. Some of the material, like interracial romance, was probably more shocking when the film was made than today but the Klan scenes are still chilling. Directed by Ted V. Mikels. 6/10

April 12
28. Five Bloody Graves (1969)*
Ben Thompson seeks vengeance on a Yaqui chief who is on a rampage against whites and was responsible for the death of Thompson's wife. Narrated by Death! Good cast including Robert Dix as Thompson, Jim Davis as a sleazy gun runner and John Carradine in a great role as a preacher. It dragged a little in the middle and the end was kind of anticlimactic but overall a good, gritty effort with lots of nice scenery (but not in OAR). Not all that bloody but it does have a high body count - FIVE graves wouldn't be enough. JC 6/10

April 13
29. Satan's Sadists commentary with producer Samuel M. Sherman*
This was better than the one for Hell's Bloody Devils with more info about the movie, Al Adamson and Independent-International Pictures. Sherman was listed as production consultant for this picture.

April 14
30. Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers! (1968)* (The Russ Meyer Collection R2)
The philandering owner of a topless bar, his frustrated wife, and his bartender get involved with each other and an oddly incompetent pair of thieves trying to break into the bar's wall safe. The first half of this Russ Meyer movie is all bouncing breasts and soft core sex scenes while the second half plays out as a violent crime drama. The wife does have a bit of a character arc but the effort spent to get into the safe, which couldn't have more than a couple hundred bucks in it, seems ridiculous. Occasional bits of humor pop up some intentional, some not. 5/10

April 15
31. Delinquent Schoolgirls (1975)* (VCI Psychotronica Collection)
Three "sexual deviants" escape from an institution and find their way to a reform school for girls (with big chests). The humor is broad and often tacky but it got a few chuckles out of me at first. By the time we saw the same jokes the third time around I was getting antsy. The "girls" were nice looking though and I've sat through worse. 4/10

April 16
32. Dream No Evil (1973)* (VCI Psychotronica Collection)
A woman finally finds her father who left her when she was a child only to discover that he has just died - or has he? A note before the movie says this was edited before release to get a PG rating instead of an R. Not the incoherent mess promised by the blurb on the back of the DVD case. A narrator does fill in some blanks but very early on also spoils what should be a big revelation that is sufficiently explained at the end. Actually pretty well done with some good acting which balances some not so good. Nice surreal feel at times. 6/10
33. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964)*
An amusement park fortune teller hypnotizes slacker Jerry and sends him out to kill. She also has a back room full of disfigured men who have offended her. I think. Somebody help me, I really enjoyed this movie. There may be a few too many musical numbers used for padding but I liked them all as well as the dream sequence. The plot makes little sense and the acting is often lame but this is just pure cheesy goodness from start to finish. 6.5/10
34. Enter the Ninja (1981)* Blu Ray
A westerner who has just officially become a ninja visits an old army buddy in the Philippines and finds plenty of trouble including another ninja. No surprises here. Christopher George plays a standard issue overly quirky bad guy and the action scenes are adequate and plentiful. The comeuppances could have been better. 5/10
35. The Creeping Terror (1964) (BCI Drive-In Cult Classics Vol. 2)
Creatures from outer space terrorize a small town in California. One of of the funniest bad movies ever made. The DVD booklet says this was originally intended as a spoof of SF movies so some of this may have been intentional but a lot comes from the shoddy production values and acting. Many have dumped on the monsters. I think they were the best part of the movie with an imaginative non-anthropomorphic design which looks pretty good in closeups. Even the monsters' movement, similar to a multi-person Chinese dragon costume, looks unearthly from the right angle. 6.5/10

April 17
36. Santo in the Hotel of Death (1961)*
Santo helps the police investigate several strange murders at a resort hotel. Very good Santo movie is a straight mystery/crime drama with just a touch of strangeness thrown in at the end. One of the police detectives has a watch-like Santo Signalling Device and Santo himself has a very Alfred like manager and a cool basement lab. 7/10
37. Wandering Ginza Butterfly 2: She-Cat Gambler (1972)*
Meiko Kaji returns as Nami, with Sonny Chiba, to avenge the death of her father, who was a gambler. Similar to the original, most of the action is in the finale. Not quite as good as that one but still very entertaining. 6/10
38. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? commentary with Joe Bob Briggs*
Good commentary with a few really funny lines and some good insights into the cast. I didn't think the film was as incomprehensible as Joe Bob claimed.

April 18
39. Female Yakuza Tale: Inquisition and Torture (1973)*
Reiko Ike returns as Ocho in the sequel to Sex & Fury in which she seeks vengeance on a drug gang who tortured her and on a man who killed a yakuza boss who befriended her when she was a girl. More nakedness and brutality than in the original but not as much action. The story seems more convoluted and the weirdness factor is upped quite a bit as is the sleaze. Not as visually elegant though. 6/10
40. La Resa Dei Conti aka The Big Gundown (1967)* Blu Ray
A successful manhunter goes after a young Mexican accused of raping and killing a twelve year old girl but the prey proves to be cleverer than anticipated. Leads Lee van Cleef and Tomas Millan are excellent and everything else about the movie is top notch. 7/10

April 19
41. Gone with the Pope (2010)* Blu Ray
Four ex-cons hatch a plan to kidnap the Pope. Low budget and kind of odd but entertaining. Star, producer, and director Duke Mitchell sings several songs on the soundtrack and I think he sounds good. I enjoyed the whole film but the end really sealed the deal. Shot in 1975 but not premiered until 2010, thirty years after Duke Mitchell's death. 6/10

April 20
42. Night Call Nurses (1972)* (Roger Corman's Cult Classics The Nurses Collection 2)
The adventures of three psychiatric nurses who work in a large hospital. Gratuitous skydiving, water skiing, and psychoanalysis followed by nudity and soft core sex. I didn't find the stories as interesting as those in Candy Stripe Nurses but a sudden eruption of action and violence at the end gives a satisfying conclusion. 5/10

April 22
43. Ms. 45 (1981)* Blu Ray
After being raped twice in one day, a mute young woman starts taking revenge on all men. Very well made movie which almost becomes just a series of killings but avoids that by showing the woman's growing aggressiveness and feelings of power. Stylishly directed with good acting. Bloody climax works perfectly. 8/10

April 23
44. Casus Kiran (Turkish Spy Smasher) (1968)* Streaming archive.org
Masked hero Spy Smasher and his hot female sidekick/girlfriend battle bad guys who are trying to do bad things in Istanbul. Lots of pretty well done action but only the vaguest of plots. Spy Smasher was an American comic book hero who was also featured in a Republic Serial. Several aspects were taken from the original including the costume, the motorcycle and the head villain known as The Mask, who ironically has a pretty crappy mask in all incarnations. What the original did not have was the female partner in a mini-skirt and dark glasses. Yow-zha. 5/10

April 24
45. Have a Good Funeral, My Friend ... Sartana Will Pay (1970)* (Sartana: The Complete Saga)
Sartana helps a beautiful woman whose murdered uncle left her his land. Very entertaining with Sartana outwitting his opponents at every turn and shooting straighter than any of the henchmen. The plot has some good twists and the standard supply of quirky characters. 7/10

April 25
46. Blood of Ghastly Horror (1971)*
A scientist implants an electronic device into the brain of a critically wounded soldier and it saves his life but turns him into a sadistic killer. The result of a couple of attempts by Al Adamson to beef up an early crime movie of his is a bit of a mess. It can be difficult to tell just which flashback you're in but the story does seem to hang together with some work and there are TWO mad scientists for your viewing pleasure. The big problem is that the original movie doesn't seem like it was any good and the added footage is only a little better but is more entertaining due to schlocky strangeness. I wasn't ever totally bored but came close once or twice. JC 3/10

April 26
47. Mars God of War (1962)* (Sinister Cinema)
Mars is sent to save a city from barbarians and falls in love with a mortal woman so he gives up his godhood then, surprisingly, nothing exciting happens. There's a good siege battle at the start but that's almost all of the action we get. There is an OK looking but lame monster at the end along with a small melee. There are a couple of kind of good sets. Very lukewarm on this one. 4.5/10

April 27
48. Blood of Ghastly Horror commentary with producer Samuel M. Sherman*
Interesting story of how this film came to be after undergoing several transformations and at least two rounds of adding new scenes. Sherman runs out of things to say before the movie is over but still worth hearing.
49. The Police Connection aka The Mad Bomber (1973)*
A mad bomber is terrorizing Los Angeles and only a serial rapist can identify him. Scripted, produced and directed by Mr. B.I.G. himself, Bert I. Gordon, and a surprisingly good film. Much more blood, nudity and even sleaze than I expected from Gordon's cheesy sci-fi movies. Well paced, well acted and genuinely suspenseful at times. Has Gordon made any more like this? 7/10

April 28
50. Santo at the Border of Terror (1981)*
Illegal immigrants from Mexico to the US end up working at a ranch where they become victims of a mad scientist. A very late El Santo movie and it shows. There are two wrestling matches and four songs! The sets range from shabbily furnished to empty rooms, the acting is below par even for a Santo movie, and once the plot kicks in Santo spends much of the time tied up. He moves and dresses like a middle-aged man, which I guess he was by then. Sad. 3/10
51. Revenge of the Ninja (1983)* Blu Ray
A ninja and his son go to America to find peace but find betrayal and death. I liked this much more than Enter the Ninja. There's lots of decent action and a variety of ninja tricks and weapons, not to mention a good looking blond and a cool looking psycho-ninja. There are some absurdities in the plot but it's never less than entertaining. Cheesy and delicious! 7.5/10

April 29
52. Blackbelt (1992)*
Don "The Dragon" Wilson plays an ex-cop hired to protect an up and coming singer whose manager is involved with the mob and who is being stalked by a crazed, and very big, martial arts expert. Very good, very exciting movie with lots of action. Wilson has grown on me since I first saw him in the Ring of Fire trilogy. The man can't really act but he sure can kick. 7/10
53. Vixen! (1968)* (The Russ Meyer Collection R2)
Vixen - vivacious, free-spirited, insatiable, and a racist - lives in the Canadian wilderness and loves her bush pilot husband who is often away so she must fine satisfaction with others. The first half of the film has many pleasant sex scenes and almost no plot. A story suddenly pops up when an Irish communist tries to hijack the plane for a trip to Cuba! His commie claptrap and Vixen's racism try to provide a message for the viewer but don't quite make it. An enjoyable watch. 6/10

April 30
54. Creature of the Walking Dead (1965)* (Jerry Warren Collection Volume 2)
A doctor finds his great grandfather's notes and brings him back to life using blood from living human beings. Jerry Warren adds narration to what seems like a pretty good Mexican horror movie made in 1960 and also adds some pointless scenes of his own. The source material has atmosphere and a nice lab set along with OK makeup for the dead guy. The additions have some of the worst dialog ever. 5/10
55. The Pom Pom Girls (1976)* (BCI Drive-In Cult Classics Vol. 3)
Cheerleaders and football players at Rosedale High pair up, play pranks, and get ready for the big game with rival Hardin High. Above average teen sex comedy provided me with several laughs. Favorite parts included the cheer leading tryouts and the big games itself. I found one of the leads to be more annoying than likeable but the rest of the cast was fine. 6/10
56. Malibu Beach (1978)* (BCI Drive-In Cult Classics Vol. 3)
School's out and it's time for fun at the beach and cruising around town. No reals laughs for me here but I still had fun watching this. A little more high school romance than silly comedy, there was a lot of nice eye candy especially on the beach. I wonder just how old these high school kids are since they routinely hit bars and buy beer. And where do they get all those great cars? 5/10
57. Ninja III The Domination (1984)* Blu Ray
Upon his death, the spirit of an evil ninja enters the body of a beautiful aerobics instructor/telephone line worker and causes her to start killing the police officers who gunned him down. Kept me interested throughout but I didn't really care for either of the two leads and the movie only really took off when Sho Kosugi went into action near the end, which did result in a good final ninja battle. 5/10
58. Frankenstein's Daughter (1958)*
Working for an older scientist the original Frankenstein's grandson and an old family assistant secretly try to create life using modern technology and a woman's brain believing the creation will be easier to control. Not the best 50's sf movie aimed at teens but better than many. Low budget but some good sets, OK acting, and an exciting finish. The monster makeup works fine. John Zaremba who was the lead scientist in The Time Tunnel plays a police lieutenant. 6/10
59. Missile to the Moon (1958)
A scientist convinces two escaped convicts to be his crew on a trip to the moon when he discovers that the government is going to take over his rocket project. Considered as a remake of Cat Women of the Moon (but who would really want to do that??) there are a few new twists thrown in like the cons and the rock creatures. The low budget could not be overcome here, although the spaceship interior isn't that bad and one or two interior shots on the moon look OK. Not too much of a chore to get through but very familiar stuff. 4.5/10
60. They Saved Hitler's Brain (1968)* (BCI Drive-In Cult Classics Vol. 2)
One of only two scientists who knows the formula for the antidote to a deadly nerve gas is killed and the other is kidnapped. The world's most domesticated government agent goes to South America with his wife to rescue the professor. TV version of The Madmen of Mandoras with around 20-25 minutes of new footage added at the beginning. After that the film runs pretty much as the original. The new material is even worse than the original. 4/10
61. Trailer War (2012)* Blu Ray
Some great trailers here. I watched this over the course of the challenge and finished up as sort of a preview of next year.


Decade Frequency

* 1890 -
* 1900 -
* 1910 -
* 1920 -
* 1930 - 1
* 1940 -
* 1950 - 1111
* 1960 - 11115111151111511115
* 1970 - 111151111511115111151
* 1980 - 11115111
* 1990 - 1
* 2000 -
* 2010 - 1

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 -
* 2010 -
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
Asian Action 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
Pre-90s Post-Apocalyptic 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
Razzie Winner or Nominee
MST3K/RiffTrax (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film

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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2016 Drive-In/Exploitation Challenge

DVD | Blu-ray | TV/DVR | Theater

☼ = First time viewing

Total Watched = 30
First Time Viewings = 28

March 31
01. Safe (2012)

April 2
02. Dragon Lee vs. The Five Brothers (1978)
03. The Quest (1996)

April 3
04. Van Nuys Blvd. (1979)

April 4
05. Day of the Warrior (1996)

April 5
06. Female Convict Scorpion 701 (2008)

April 7
07. Screw Balls (1983)

April 8
08. Black Hooker (1974)
09. Marihuana (1936)

April 9
10. Shock (1946)

April 11
11. School of the Holy Beast (1974)

April 12
12. Machete (2010)

April 13
13. Lips of Blood (1975)

April 14
14. Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This (2010)

April 16
15. Alien from L.A. (1988)
16. The Image (1975)

April 17
17. Hardcore Henry (2016)
18. Ali Baba and the Seven Saracens (1964)

April 18
19. Deep West (1971)

April 19
20. Machete Kills (2013)

April 20
21. Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)

April 21
22. The Delightful Forest (1972)

April 22
23. Future Zone (1990)

April 23
24. Death Machines (1976)
25. Blade (1998)

April 24
26. Countdown: Armageddon (2009)

April 25
27. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)

April 26
28. Exorcism (1975)

April 27
29. Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009)

April 30
30. Seven Dollars on the Red (1966)

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
* 1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
* 1900 -(optional)
* 1910 -(optional)
* 1920 -(optional)
X 1930 - Marihuana (1936)
X 1940 - Shock (1946)
X 1950 - Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)
X 1960 - Ali Baba and the Seven Saracens (1964)
X 1970 - Dragon Lee vs. The Five Brothers (1978)
X 1980 - Screw Balls (1983)
X 1990 - The Quest (1996)
X 2000 - Female Convict Scorpion 701 (2008)
X 2010 - Safe (2012)

Watch a film for each rating:
* G - (optional)
X PG - Alien from L.A. (1988)
X PG-13 - The Quest (1996)
X R - Safe (2012)
X X (or NC-17) - The Image (1975)
* 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}).
X First format, Blu-ray, Safe (2012)
X Second format, DVD, Dragon Lee vs. The Five Brothers (1978)
X Third format, theater, Hardcore Henry (2016)

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 - Future Zone (1990)
X A Token Horror B-Movie - Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
* Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs)
* Giallo
X Sword & Sandal - Ali Baba and the Seven Saracens (1964)
X Spaghetti Western - Deep West (1971)
* Cannibal Film
X Mafia/Gangster Film - The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
Martial Arts film:
* Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.)
X Hong Kong (or other Asian) film - Dragon Lee vs. The Five Brothers (1978)
X American film - The Quest (1996)
* Any "Ninja" film
* Bonus* Actual Bruce Lee film
X Asian Action Film - The Delightful Forest (1972)
* Biker Film
X Stoner Film - Cheece & Chong's Hey Watch This (2010)
X Carsploitation Film - Van Nuys Blvd. (1979)
X Blaxploitation - Black Hooker (1974)
X Any type - Exorcism (1975)
* Nudie Cutie
* Roughie
X 70s Porn - The Image (1975)
* Emmanuelle Film
X Teen Sex Comedy - Screw Balls (1983)
X Nunsploitation - School of the Holy Beast (1974)
* Shocksploitation
X Rape/Revenge Film - Female Convict Scorpion 701 (2008)
X Vigilante Film - Machete (2010)
X Women in Prison - Female Convict Scorpion 701 (2008)
* Nazisploitation
X Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation) - Countdown Armageddon (2009)
* Hixploitation/Moonshiners
X Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films - Marihuana (1936)
* "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
* Ozploitation
* Mexican Wrestling Film
* Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
* Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche)
X Eco-Terror Film - Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009)
* Pre-90s Post-Apocalyptic film
* "Mondo" Film
* Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
* Video Nasty
* TV-Movie
* 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
* Razzie Winner or Nominee
* MST3K/RiffTrax (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
X 1. Jason Statham - Safe (2012)
X 2. Jean-Claude Van Damme - The Quest (1996)
X 3. Vincent Price - Shock (1946)
X 4. Steven Seagal - Machete (2010)
X 5. Don Johnson - Machete (2010)
X 6. Mary Mendum - The Image (1975)
X 7. David Carradine - Future Zone (1990)
X 8. Ted Prior - Future Zone (1990)
X 9. Udo Kier - Blade (1998)
X 10. Traci Lords - Blade (1998)

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
X 1. Andy Sidaris - Day of the Warrior (1996)
X 2. Robert Rodriguez - Machete (2010)
X 3. Jean Rollin - Lips of Blood (1975)
X 4. Albert Pyun - Alien from L.A. (1988)
X 5. Radley Metzger - The Image (1975)
X 6. Robert Rodriguez - Machete Kills (2013)
X 7. Shaw Brothers - The Delightful Forest (1972)
X 8. David A. Prior - Future Zone (1990)
X 9. Roger Corman - The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
X 10. Jess Franco - Exorcism (1975)
Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
X 1. Mill Creek - Dragon Lee vs. The Five Brothers (1978)
X 2. Crown International - Van Nuys Blvd. (1979)
X 3 Severin - Screw Balls (1983)
X 4. Cult Epics - School of the Holy Beast
X 5. Redemption - Lips of Blood (1975)

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= First Time Viewing
54 Total
41 First Time Views Approx 76%

Mar 31 (After Dusk)
01 Moonrunners (1975) ☼

Apr 01
02 Malibu Express (1985) ☼
03 Hard Ticket To Hawaii (1987)
04 Pretty Maids all in a Row (1971) ☼

Apr 02
05 Fritz the Cat (1972) ☼

Apr 03
06 Picasso Trigger (1988) ☼
07 Gwendoline (1984) ☼
08 What have you done to Solange (1972) ☼

Apr 04
09 Mortuary (1983) ☼
10 Cabin Fever (2002) ☼
11 Savage Beach (1989) ☼

Apr 05
12 Poison Ivy (1992)

Apr 06
13 Guns (1990) ☼

Apr 07
14 The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) ☼
15 Carny (1980) ☼
16 C.H.U.D. (1984) ☼
17 Hot Dog... The Movie (1984)

Apr 08
18 The Naked Cage (1986) ☼
19 Poison Ivy II (1996) ☼

Apr 09
20 Do or Die A.K.A. Girls, Games and Guns (1991) ☼
21 Razor Blade Smile (1998) ☼
22 Poison Ivy: The New Seduction (1997) ☼
23 42nd Street Forever Vol.1 (2005) ☼

Apr 10
24 Dead Dudes in the House (1989) ☼

Apr 11
25 Joysticks (1983)

Apr 12
26 C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud (1989) ☼
27 Deathdream aka Dead of the Night (1974) ☼

Apr 13
28 Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976) ☼
29 Final Exam (1981) ☼

Apr 14
30 The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
31 Return of the Living Dead III (1993)

Apr 15
32 Hard Hunted (1992) ☼

Apr 16

Apr 17
33 Poison Ivy The Secret Society (2008) ☼

Apr 18
34 Burial Ground The Nights of Terror (1981) ☼
35 Birth of the Living Dead (2013) ☼

Apr 19
36 42nd Street Forever Vol. 2 - The Deuce (2006) ☼
37 Tenement (1985) ☼

Apr 20
38 Sleepaway Camp (1983) ☼
39 Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988) ☼

Apr 21
40 Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989) ☼
41 Blood and Black Lace (1964)

Apr 22
42 Nightmare in Wax (1969) ☼
43 Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

Apr 23
44 Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970) ☼

Apr 24
45 Team America: World Police (2004) ☼

Apr 25
46 The Fly II (1989) ☼
47 The Stoned Age (1994)
48 Cormans World Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel (2011) ☼

Apr 26
49 Used Cars (1980)
50 Vanishing Point (1971) ☼
51 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

Apr 27
No Qualifying Titles

Apr 28
52 Vengeance Is Mine aka Sunday in the Country (1974)

Apr 29
53 The Perfume Of The Lady In Black (1974) ☼

Apr 30
54 Logan's Run (1976)

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☼ = First Time Viewing

April 1
1. 42nd Street Forever Vol 2: The Deuce 2006
2. Holy Mountain 1973
3. The Beach Girls 1982
April 2
4. Sister Street Fighter 1974
5. Emmanuelle in America 1977
6. Women's Prison Massacre 1983
7. Caged Women 1982
April 3
8. The Sinful Dwarf 1973
9. Nekromantic 1987
10. Vampire Strangler 1999
11. Switchblade Sisters 1975
April 4
12. Grindhouse 2007
13. Devil's Rejects 2005
14. Big Bad Mama 1974
15. The Scribbler 2014
April 5
16. Swinging Cheerleaders 1974
17. Satan's Cheerleaders 1977
April 6
18. Ninja Cheerleaders 2008
19. Cheerleader Camp 1988
April 7
20. Seduction of a Nerd 1972
21. Jessicka Rabid (commentary) 2010
22. The Rebel Set MST3K 1959 ☼
April 8
23. Secret Agent Super Dragon MST3K 1966
24. The Starfighters MST3K 1964
25. Parts: The Clonus Horror MST3K 1979
April 9
26. Big Ass Spider 2013
27. Cowboys vs Dinosaurs 2015
28. Thundercrack! 1975
April 10
29. The Forbidden Room 2015
30. Circle 2015
April 11
31. The Real Animal Farm 2006
32. Tromeo & Juliet 1996
April 12
33. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead 2015
34. Wolfcreek 2 2013
35. Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, True Story of Cannon Films 2014
36. Animal 2014
April 13
37. All Cheerleaders Die 2013
38. The Devil's Cleavage 1975
39. The Hallows 2015
April 14
40. Women of the Prehistoric Planet 1966 MST3K
41. Wild Rebels 1967 MST3K
42. The Sinister Urge 1961 MST3K
43. Re-Animator 1985
April 15
44. August Underground 2001
45. August Underground Mordum 2004
46. August Underground Penance 2007
April 16
47. Tucker & Dale vs Evil 2010
48. Fear City 1984
49. Beast in Heat 1977
April 17
50. 42nd Street Forever Vol 3:Exploitation Explosion 2008
51. Angels Revenge MST3K 1979
52. Lady Snowblood 1973
April 18
53. Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless to Confess 1971
54. Girl Boss Guerilla 1972
55. Terrifying Girls' School: Lynch Law Classroom 1973
56. Criminal Woman: Killing Melody 1973
April 19
57. Cave Dwellers MST3K 1984
58. Pod People MST3K 1983
59. Shorts Vol 1 MST3K
60. Prince of Space MST3K 1958
April 20
61. Hercules Unchained MST3K 1959
62. Hercules Against the Moon Men MST3K 1964
April 21
63. The Killer Shrews MST3K 1959
64. Teenagers from Outer Space MST3K 1959
65. Gunslinger MST3K 1957
April 22
66. Attack of the Giant Leeches MST3K 1959
67. The Brainiac 1962
April 23
68. Turbo Kid 2015
69. The Vampire's Coffin 1958
April 24
70. The Big Boss 1971
71. Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell 1987
April 25
72. The Deadly Bees 1967

First time viewing = 29

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1. Wolf Creek (2005)
2. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
3. Crawlspace (2013)

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I am still hungover from the October Horror Challenge, but i will go ahead and participate since i am a exploitation fan.

April 1st
1. Squirm 6/10 I watched the arrow blue ray. fun drive in flick
2. Dracula in Pakistan (aka, The Living Corpse, 1967) - 6/10 . this one is a total rip off of Hammer's Horror of Dracula, but its fun and the mondo dvd has alot of interesting special features
April 2nd
3. SS Experiment Camp 6/10 campy video nasty from 1976. lots of unshaved women and a testicle implant!
4. Ilsa - She Wolf of the SS (1975) 7/10 continuing my theme of nazi sexploitation. Lots of sexy
Well endowed females
5. The Last Shark (aka Great White) (1981) . Vic Morrow in the Italian rip off of jaws. “One things
For sure. It wasn’t a floating chainsaw”.
April 3rd
6. Malibu Express 1985 - 4/10. Great boob quotient but a bit of a chore to get through at 100 min.
7. 1990 the Bronx warriers 7/10 – Italian post apocalypse fun. Pimps, bikers and zombies
April 4th
8. Mad Monkey Kung Fu - 6/10 crazy, silly martial arts movie
9. Martial arts of shaolin – 5/10 jet li and the shaw brothers. Standard martial arts fare
10. They Saved Hitlers Brain - 3/10 - also known by the shorter theatrical version The Madmen of Mandoras. This one is a pain to get through at over 90 minutes. Hitler’s head only says Macht Schnell!
11. Pigs 1972 - 6/10 Proto slasher from 1972 with a psychological edge. Very good.
April 5th
12. The Devil’s Hand 1962 5/10 A low budget crown international cheapy. Secret cult that likes to stick pins in dolls.
13. Escape from the Bronx 6/10 a fun action filled follow up to Bronx warriors. Don’t miss the small handgun used to shoot down a helicopter, yeah right!
April 6th
14. Five Shaolin Masters 5/10 The bad guy in this one has a flying axe! The martial arts was not too convincing.
15. Pumping Iron II the Women 6/10 Interesting follow up to pumping iron. The judges struggle to decide what they are judging on – femininity or muscle development.
16. Bloodlust 1961 – 5/10 - a low budget rip off of the most dangerous game with brady bunch Dad!
April 7th
17. Blacula - 7/10 a fun exploitation classic take on Dracula
18 Scream, Blacula, Scream 6/10 a decent followup to blacula
19. Executioners from Shaolin 7/10 awesome marital arts film. Highly recommended
April 8th
20. Cannibal Man 7/10 This film made in Spain in 1971 has nothing to do with cannibals but is a very atmospheric proto- slasher film . it’s a hidden gem.
21. Cannibals 5/10 Jess franco cannibal movie made in 1980. I understand Cannibal Terror made in the next year used footage from this film
April 9th
22. Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry. 7/10 personal favorite 70s flick. Great car chases
23. Race with the Devil 7/10 An under rated peter fonda action flick.
April 10th
24. The Phantom from 10,000 leagues 4/10 Cheesy and very dull 50s monster movie. If you have the blue ray the commentary track is very good.
25. The Creeping Terror 3/10 So bad its charming, along the lines of Ed Wood.
26. Terrified 3/10 a no budget murder mystery yarn
April 11th
27. The Real Animal Farm 6/10 Interesting documentary about Bodil Joensen, bestial porn star.
28. Abar, the first black superman 3/10 . 70s Blaxploitation. This one was a chore to sit through
29. KnightRiders 7/10. George Romero's most personal film. Highly Recommended
April 12th
30. Night of the Comet 6/10 80s teenage post-apocalyptic classic.
31. Plan 9 from Outer Space 6/10 Ed Wood classic so bad its great
32. Flying saucers over Hollywood 6/10. Documentary about ed wood
April 13th
33. War between the Planets 5/10 - low budget meteor threatening earth story.
34. Creation of the Humanoids 7/10 - a talkie low budget sci fi take on robots taking over human kind. I like it, but its not for everyone.
35. Land of the Minotaur 6/10 - peter cushing and Donald pleasance in a satanic cult classic
April 14th
36. the incredibly strange creatures who stopped living and became mixed up zombies 7/10 - a classic so bad its good. The joe bob briggs commentary is priceless.
37. The Hearse 6/10 made for TV feel to this one. A lady moves into her Aunts house and is terrorized.
April 15th
38. Dracula vs Frankenstein 6/10 Al Adamson goodness. Great commentary track with sam Sherman
39. Barbed Wire Dolls 6/10 - Jess Franco – naked women in chains. What more could you ask for?
40. The Last Dragon 6/10 - 80s martial arts cheese.
April 16th
April 17th
41. The Jail The Women’s Hell 5/10 - Bruno Mattei women in chains film. Pretty tame compared to Franco and the women were not attractive.
42. The Cannibal Run 8/10 this is a personal favorite childhood comedy film. Just good fun
43. Earth Vs the Spider 6/10 - 50s sci fi cheese.
44. Cruel Jaws – Jaws 5 3/10 - Bruno Mattei. A jaws ripoff. Horrible acting
April 18th
45. Caged Women 5/10 - Another spin on The most deadly game with scantily clad women being hunted for fun.
46. War of the Colossal Beat 7/10 -Bert Gordon follow up to the Amazing Colossal Man. Lots of fun.
April 19th
47. Amazon Jail 4/10 Another women in prison flick but I found this one pedestrian and dull.
48. Bare Behind Bars 6/10 Women in prison, but this one is off the hook. The last 30 minutes must be seen to be believed. Simulated child porn, dicks getting cut off…. Unreal.
April 20th
49. 99 Women – 3/10 Jess Franco women in prison film. Dull, plodding, out of focus. Not one of his best efforts.
Apeil 21st
50 Sadomania – 7/10 Another Jess Franco women in prison film, but much better, although be prepared for bestiality.
51. Women Behind Bars 7/10 My final women behind bars film for the month. I think Jess Franco nails it on this one. It has a great story and interesting characters.
52. Street Trash 8/10 A gonzo low budget 80s flick about street people. It’s a must see.
April 22nd
53. Planet Terror 8/10 Qeuntin Tarantino tribute to 70s grindhouse films. A really fun zombie movie.
54. LifeForce 8/10 Tobe Hooper space vampires. One of my favorite horror films
55. Frankenstein’s Bloody Terror 7/10 Paul Naschy debut as the wolfman
April 23rd
56. Children shouldn’t play with dead things 7/10 An interesting take on the zombie movie by Bob Clark, director of Black Christmas
57/ The Creep Behind the Camera 6/10 - Docu-film on the director of The Creeping Terror.
April 24th
58. Prehistoric Women – 2/10 . Not the hammer version, but the horrible 50s film. Really bad.
59. The, Good, The Bad, The Ugly 9/10. Sergio Leone classic Spagetti western.
60. A Fist full of dollars 7/10 . The first of the man with no name trilogy
61. For a few dollars more 7/10. An unfairly neglected second film of the trilogy.
April 25th
62. Basket Case II 5/10 A silly, but fun follow-up to basket case.
63. Basket Case III 6/10 another sequel. Fun stuff. Not to be taken seriously of course.
64. The World of Vampires 5/10 1961 Mexican vampire movie. Pretty atmospheric
65. Blood Hook 2/10 a boombox causes a guy to kill with fishing hooks. A chore to get through
April 26th
66. Deathprof 7/10 Fun throwback film with kurt Russell. Gotta love that dodge challenger
67. Hollywood's New Blood 1988 1/10 total shot on video crap
April 27th
68. Battle Beneath the Earh 5/10 Low budget but entertaining flick about Chinese tunneling underground to blow up the US.
69. The Ultimate Warrior 7/10. Yul Brynner and Max Von Sydow in a low budget post apocalyptic yarn.

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Re: Seventh Annual Drive-In/Exploitation Challenge LIST THREAD April 1-30, 2016

Seventh Annual Drive-In/Exploitation Movie Challenge

01. 42nd Street Memories / 4-5
02. Pee Wee's Big Holiday / 4-5
03. Turbo Kid / 4-6
04. The Human Centipede 3 / 4-8
- The Dark Side of Porn [episode: 'Debbie Does Dallas Uncovered'] / 4-10WILD CARD #1
- The Dark Side of Porn [episode: 'The Real American Farm'] / 4-10WILD CARD #2
- The Dark Side of Porn [episode: 'Does Snuff Exist?'] / 4-10WILD CARD #3
- The Dark Side of Porn [episode: 'Hunting Emmanuelle'] / 4-11
08. Hardcore Henry / 4-12
09. Eaten Alive! The Rise and Fall of the Italian Cannibal Film / 4-13
10. Xanadu / DCP / 4-13
11. Superman III / 4-16
12. Superman IV: Quest for Peace / 4-18
13. Comin' At Ya! / 3D-Bluray / 4-20
14. The Mask / 1961 / 3D-Bluray / 4-21
15. Shark Boy and Lava Girl / 3D-Bluray / 4-21
16. The Huntsman: Winter's War / 4-22
17. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band / 4-23
18. Rock of Ages [extended cut ☼] / 4-23
19. The Monkey King 2 / 3D-Bluray / 4-24
20. Captain America / 1990 / 4-24
21. Fantastic Four / 1994 / 4-24
22. Self / Less / / 4-24
23. I Drink Your Blood / 4-25
24. Garbage Pail Kids Movie / 4-26
25. Good Burger / 4-26
26. Gog / 3D-Bluray / 4-26
27. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls [with Roger Ebert commentary ☼] / 4-27
28. Superstar - The Karen Carpenter Story / 4-27
29. Hedwig and the Angry Inch [with commentary track ☼] / 4-27
30. The Seven Minutes / 1971 / 4-28
31. Bride of ReAnimator / [with the Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott commentary track] / 4-28
32. The Crazies (1973) / 4-29
33. Sharktopus / 4-29
34. Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle [with picture-in-picture Annie Sprinkle commentary track / 4-30
35. The Bubble / 3D-Bluray / 4-30

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Re: Seventh Annual Drive-In/Exploitation Challenge LIST THREAD April 1-30, 2016

1. Gingerdead man
2. Eight Legged Freaks
3. Abar, the first Black Superman
4. Shaft in Africa
5. The Taint
6. Avalanche Sharks
7. Keoma
8. Cyborg Cop 2
9. Schock
10. Shogun Assasin
11. A and C meet Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde
12. Return to the 36 the Chamber
13. The Hero and Terror

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