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12th ANNUAL DRIVE-IN/EXPLOITATION/B-MOVIE CHALLENGE
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April 1
1: The Female Bunch (1969)(Al Adamson set AA) *
2: Godzilla v Kong (2021)(AA) * (Wild Card)

April 2
4: Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970) (AA) *
5: Lash of the Penitentes (1936) * Something Weird Forbidden Fruit Vol 9
6: Way of the Dragon (1972)(Bruce Lee collection) *
7: Jackson County Jail (1976) (New World)
8: The Astrologer (1975) *

April 3
9: Creation is Violent. Doc on Klaus Kinski *
10: Malibu High (1979)
11: Schlock (1973) *
12: Help! (1965) * Beatles
13: Nosferatu in Venice (1988) * Klaus Kinski

April 4
14: Guilty Parents (1934) * SWFF Vol 7
15: Six Degrees of Marty Feldman *

April 9
16: Test Tube Babies (1948) * SWFF Vol 7
17: The Dynamite Brothers (1974) * AA
18: Sex Madness (1938) * SWFF Vol 2
19: Dracula vs. Frankenstein * (1971) AA (Not seen since a child)

April 10
20: She Shoulda Said No (1949)* SWFF Vol 6
21: The Creep Behind the Camera * Prime

April 11
22: Inglorious Bastards (1978) *
23: Rush Hour (1998) * Jackie Chan

April 12:
24: Bowery Boys meet the Monsters (1954)*

April 16
25: 10 to Midnight.(1983)*
26: Sudden Impact (1983)
27: The Warriors Director's Cut (1981)
28: Bullett (1968) *
29: Viva Las Vegas (1964) Elvis
30: Mother's Day (1980)* Joe Bob's Last Drive-In
31: House by the Cemetary (1981) Joe Bob

April 24 Andy Milligan day
(1) 32: The Ghastly Ones (1968) * Andy Milligan
(2) 33: Guru the Mad Monk (1970) * AM
(3) 34: Body Beneath (1970) * AM
(4) 35: The Curse of the Full Moon (1972) * AM Version of Rats are coming! The Werewolves are here!
(5) 36: Torture Dungeon (1969) *
(6) 37: Blood (1973) *
(7) 38: Fleshpot on 42nd St. (1973) *
(8) 39: Seeds (1968) *

April 25
40: Audition (1999) * Joe Bob

April 26
41: Class of 1984 (1982) * Joe Bob

April 27
42: Hollywood Man (1976) * William Smith, Mary Woronov

April 30
43: Sleepaway Camp (1983)
44: Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972) *
45: Shaft (1971)
46: Bride of Re-Animator (1990) Joe Bob
47: Next of Kin (1982) * JB

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TheBigDave's Drive-in/Exploitation/B-Movie Movie Challenge 2021


Latest Movie: Bride of Re-Animator (1990)


BLAXPLOITATION
Dolemite (1975) - Honest black pimp vs corrupt cops and drug dealers. Goofy but a lot of fun. ⭐⭐⭐⭐


FULL MOON MOVIES
Demonic Toys (1992) - Typical 90's Full Moon flick, but I wanted more killer dolls. ⭐⭐⭐
Doctor Mordrid (1992) - Not bad for a low budget Dr Strange ripoff. ⭐⭐⭐


JOE BOB BRIGGS MOVIES
Audition (1999) - Great movie and a really good episode. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Bride of Re-Animator (1990) - Underrated zombie classic. The practical effects are amazing. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Class of 1984 (1982) - One of the best 80's exploitation movies. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The House by the Cemetery (1981) - Stupid kid drives me nuts. Great episode with Eli Roth. ⭐⭐⭐
Mother's Day (1980) - One of the best Troma movies. Interesting commentary with Eli Roth. ⭐⭐⭐


NAZISPLOITATION
Angel of Death (1987) - Dull, cheap, and poorly made. Relatively tame for a Nazi movie. ⭐
Frauleins in Uniform (1973) - Lots of hot naked Frauleins and evil Nazis. ⭐⭐⭐⭐


PLAGUESPLOITATION
The Cassandra Crossing (1976) - A ridiculous 70's disaster flick with a great cast. ⭐⭐⭐
Corona Zombies (2020) - An awful movie. But occassionally, it's pretty hilarious. ⭐⭐⭐


SEXPLOITATION
Swedish Boarding School Girls (1979) - Nonstop sex and nudity with "au naturel" euro hotties. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Vice Academy (1989) - Hilarious with hot babes. Needed more nudity. ⭐⭐⭐
Vice Academy 2 (1990) - More naked babes and sex jokes, but still tamer than you'd expect. ⭐⭐⭐


STONER MOVIES
Evil Bong (2006) - Fun movie if you're really stoned. Otherwise, it's pretty bad. ⭐⭐⭐
Evil Bong 2: King Bong (2009) - Better than the first movie. ⭐⭐⭐


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ = A Cult Classic. One of the best movies in this genre.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ = Highly Recommended. An excellent movie. Worth buying.
⭐⭐⭐ = Good. An average movie in this genre. Worth a rental.
⭐⭐ = Blah. Not too good. Find something better to watch.
⭐ = Avoid. A really awful movie. Don't waste your time.

Ratings are based on what I expect from a film in that particular genre. A 4-Star Eurosleaze Nazisploitation movie is not the same as a 4-Star Hollywood WWII movie.

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4/8
1. Dirty Harry*
2. I Spit on Your Grave (2010)

4/9
3. Showdown in little Tokyo

4/26
4. Escape to Ensenada (Vudu free)*
5. Deathproof

4/28
6. Fists of Fury*

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April 7

1. Gammera The Invincible - YouTube

April 8

2. Killdozer - YouTube

April 10

3. StarCrash - YouTube
4. Cleopatra’s Daughter - DVD

April 11

5. Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects - MGM HD

April 12

6. Star Hunter - Comet
7. War Of The Monsters - YouTube

April 13

8. The Two Gladiators - DVD

April 15

9. Hercules Against The Moon Men - DVD
10. The Giants Of Thessaly (The Argonauts) - DVD

April 16

11. The Punisher (1989) - YouTube

April 21

12. Scary Movie 3 - Starz
13. The Craft: Legacy - Starz

April 22

14. Equinox - YouTube

April 29

15. Stealth - Encore Black

April 30

16. Battle Beyond The Stars - Comet

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1. Robo Vampire (Ho, 1988) 3/10
2. Do or Die (Sidaris, 1991) 4/10
3. Time Walker (Kennedy, 1982) 4/10
4. Megapython vs Gatoroid (Lambert, 2011) 2.5/10
5. Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Dougherty, 2019) 5/10
6. Kong vs. Godzilla (Wingard, 2021) 6/10

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April 1

1. Bullets, Blood And A Fistful Of Cash (2006). FTV. Streamed. 2.5/5.
2. Django Strikes Again (1987). FTV. Watched on DVD. 2.5/5.
3. Double Target (1987). FTV. Watched on DVR. 2/5.
4. Group Marriage (1973). FTV. Watched on Blu ray.2.5/5.
5. Texas Detour (1978). FTV. Watched on Blu ray. 2.5/5.

April 2

6. Future Zone (1990). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.
7. Prison Heat (1993). FTV. Watched on DVR. 2/5.
8. Shaolin Kung Fu Mystagogue (1977). FTV. Streamed. 3/5.
9. Streets Of Vengeance (2016). FTV. Streamed. 2.5/5.
10. Shark Encounters Of The Third Kind (2020). FTV. Watched on DVD. 1.5/5.
11. Rage And Honor (1992). FTV. Streamed. 2.5/5.
12. The Wild World Of Batwoman (1966). FTV. Watched on DVR. 1.5/5.

April 3

13. The Triumph Of Hercules (1964). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.
14. Mary Millington's World Striptease Extravaganza (1981). FTV. Streamed. 1.5/5.
15. The Kiss Of Death (1973). FTV. Watched on DVD. 3/5.
16. Fast And Fierce: Death Race (2020). FTV. Streamed. 1.5/5.
17. Cruel Jaws (1995). FTV. Streamed. 1.5/5.
18. Konga TNT (2020). FTV. Streamed. 1/5.

April 4

19. Psycho Bettys From Planet Pussycat (2011). FTV. Streamed. 2.5/5.
20. Gang Warz (2004). FTV. Watched on DVD. 2/5.
21. Fire Twister (2015). FTV. Watched on DVD. 1.5/5.
22. Blue Film Woman (1969). FTV. Watched on DVR. 2.5/5.
23. Virtual Weapon (1997). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.

April 5

24. Filthy McNasty (2002). FTV. Streamed. 1.5/5.
25. Megaforce (1982). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.
26. Blood Freaks (2020). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.

April 6

27. Sorceress 2: The Temptress (1997). FTV. Watched on DVD. 2/5.
28. The Lady Kills (1971). FTV. Watched on Blu ray. 2.5/5.

April 7

29. Garlic And Gunpowder (2017). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.

April 8

30. Pervertissima! (1972). FTV. Watched on Blu ray. 2/5.
31. Mary Millington's True Blue Confessions (1980). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.

April 9

32. Her Name Was Christa (2020). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.
33. Midnite Spares (1983). FTV. Watched on DVR. 2.5/5.

April 10

34. Cowgirls Vs Pterodactyls (2021). FTV. Streamed. 1.5/5.
35. Murder Loves Killers Too (2009). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.
36. Invasion Of The Animal People (1959). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.

April 11

37. Mega Scorpions (2003). FTV. Watched on DVD. 2/5.
38. Threads (1984). FTV. Streamed. 3.5/5.
39. Mutant Hunt (1987). FTV. Watched on DVD. 2/5.
40. Young Rebels (1989). FTV. Streamed. 2.5/5.

April 12

41. Warrior Queen (1987). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.

April 13

42. Piranha (1995). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.

April 14

43. Ms.Cannibal Holocaust (2012). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.
44. Itsy Bitsy (2019). FTV. Watched on DVD. 2.5/5.

April 15

45. The Streets Run Red (2017). FTV. Streamed. 2.5/5.

April 16

46. Hell Hunters (1987). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.
47. Derelicts (2017). FTV. Streamed. 3/5.
48. Silk (1986). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.

April 17

49. Ninja Death Squad (1987). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.

April 18

50. Future Kick (1991). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.
51. Pink Lemonade (2006). FTV. Watched on DVD. 2.5/5.
52. Bimbo Movie Bash (1997). FTV. Streamed. 1.5/5.
53. Goin' All The Way! (1981). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.
54. Truth Or Dare (2013). FTV. Streamed. 2.5/5.

April 19

55. Death Dimension (1978). FTV. Streamed. 2.5/5.
56. Sexina (2007). FTV. Watched on DVD. 2/5.

April 20

57. Omega Syndrome (1986). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.

April 21

58. Hollywood Vice Squad (1986). FTV. Streamed. 2.5/5.

April 22

59. Black Bikers From Hell (1970). FTV. Streamed. 2.5/5.

April 23

60. Platoon The Warriors (1988). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.

April 24

61. Stoney (1974). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.
62. The Zero Boys (1986). FTV. Streamed. 2.5/5.
63. American Force 4: Soldier Terminators (1988). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.

April 25

64. Hot Wax Zombies On Wheels (1999). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.
65. Raiders Of The Sun (1992). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.
66. Dead House (2014). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.
67. The Leech Woman (1960). FTV. Watched on DVD. 2.5/5.
68. Cocaine Wars (1985). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.

April 26

69. Beyond Dream's Door (1989). FTV. Streamed. 2.5/5.

April 27

70. Ninja Strike Force (1988). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.

April 28

71. Dr. Moreau's House Of Pain (2004). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.

April 29

72. Deep Blood (1990). FTV. Streamed. 1.5/5.
73. Dead Heat (1988). FTV. Streamed. 3/5.

April 30

74. American Force 5: Mission Dynamo (1989). FTV. Streamed. 2/5.

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First Time View - ☼

03/31/2021
01. The Falcon's Brother,, 1942, Stanley Logan, Movie, Stream, US, B&W, ☼
02. Der Frosch mit der Maske,, 1959, Harald Reinl, Movie, Stream, DE, B&W,

04/01/2021
03. Mysterious Footworks of Kung-Fu,, 1978, Chan Wa, Movie, Stream, HK, Color,

04/02/2021
04. I am Sartana, Your Angel of Death,, 1969, Giuliano Carnimeo, Movie, Stream, IT, Color,
05. The Mystery of Chess Boxing,, 1979, Joseph Kuo, Movie, Stream, HK, Color,
06. Mystery Science Theater 3000, "The Amazing Colosal Man", 1991, Bert I Gordon, Movie, Stream, US, B&W,

04/03/2021
07. Rifftraxx, "Superargo and the Faceless Giants", 1968, Paolo Bianchini, Movie, Stream, IT, US, ☼
08. Kung Fu Vampire,, 1993, Yuen Cheung-Yan, Movie, Stream, HK, Color,

04/04/2021
09. Drive-In Delirium Volume 2: The Offspring, "Giallo A-Go-Go", 2011, Various, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color,
Spoiler:
  • Blood and Black Lace
  • One on Top of the Other
  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
  • Hatchet for the Honeymoon
  • Black Belly of the Tarantula
  • Cat O' Nine Tails
  • Four Flies on Grey Velvet
  • The Fifth Cord
  • The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave
  • Death Walks on High Heels
  • Seven Blood-Stained Orchids
  • What Have You Done to Solange?
  • All the Colours of the Dark
  • Who Saw Her Die?
  • The Case of the Bloody Iris
  • Death Smiles at Murder
  • Torso
  • Spasmo
  • Eyeball
  • The Night Train Murders
  • Strip Nude for Your Killer
  • Autopsy
  • Deep Red
  • Suspiria
  • The Pyjama Girl Case
  • Inferno
  • Macabre
  • Tenebre
  • The New York Ripper
  • A Blade in the Dark
  • Murder Rock
  • Phenomena
  • Opera
  • Off Balance
  • Phantom of Death
  • Hitcher in the Dark





10. Der rote Kreis,, 1960, Jürgen Roland, Movie, Stream, DE, B&W, ☼
04/05/2021
11. Drive-In Delirium Volume 2: The Offspring, "We Are Going to Eat You", 2011, Various, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color,
Spoiler:
  • The Man from Deep River
  • Last Cannibal World
  • The Last Survivor
  • The Mountain of the Cannibal God
  • Cannibal Holocaust
  • The Savage Island
  • Eaten Alive
  • Cannibal Ferox
  • Cannibal Terror
  • Massacre in Dinosaur Valley
  • Cut and Run
  • Tombs of the Blind Dead
  • Ghost Galleon
  • Zombies 2
  • Zombi Holocaust
  • City of the Living Dead
  • Nightmare City
  • Contamination
  • Hell of the Living Dead
  • Zombie's Lake
  • House by the Cemetery
  • Nights of Terror
  • The Beyond
  • After Death
  • Killing Birds





04/06/2021
12. Drive-In Delirium Volume 2: The Offspring, "Don't/British Blood & Bosoms", 2011, Various, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color,
Spoiler:
  • Don't Look in the Basement
  • Don't Open the Windo
  • Don't Open the Door
  • Don't Answer the Phone
  • Don't Go in the House
  • Don't Go Near the Park

  • Corruption
  • Witchfinder General
  • Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly
  • And Soon the Darkness
  • Scream and Scream Again
  • Goodbye Gemini
  • Fright
  • Fear in the Night
  • Dr. Jeckyl and Sister Hyde
  • Blood from the Mummy's Tomb
  • The Vampire Lovers
  • Countess Dracula
  • Vampire Circus
  • Dracula AD 1972
  • Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter
  • The Blood on Satan's Claw
  • Dr. Phibes
  • Dr. Phibes Rises Again
  • Virgin Witch
  • Tower of Evil
  • The Flesh and Blood Show
  • Raw Meat
  • The Asphyx
  • The House that Dripped Blood
  • Vault of Horror
  • From Beyond the Grave
  • And Now the Screaming Starts
  • The Wicker Man
  • The Mutations
  • Madhouse
  • The House of Whipcord
  • Frightmare
  • Killer's Moon





04/07/2021
13. Drive-In Delirium Volume 2: The Offspring, "Sexy for Satan/A Fistful of Euros", 2011, Various, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color,
Spoiler:
  • Succubus
  • Mark of the Devil
  • Werewolf Vs. Vampire Woman
  • Vampyros Lesbos
  • Daughters of Darkness
  • The Vampire Happening
  • The Devil's Nightmare
  • Caged Virgins
  • The Shiver of the Vampire
  • The Curse of the Devil
  • Veil of Blood
  • The House of Exorcism
  • Nude for Satan
  • Manhattan Baby
  • Demons

  • A Bullet for the General
  • Django
  • Django Kill
  • Any Gun Can Play
  • The Hellbenders





04/08/2021
14. Drive-In Delirium Volume 2: The Offspring, "A Fistful of Euros/Satan Made Me Do It", 2011, Various, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color,
Spoiler:
  • The Great Silence
  • A Name that Cried Revenge
  • Run Man Run
  • 100 Rifles
  • Matalo
  • Companeros
  • Red Sun
  • Hannie Caulder
  • A Man Called Sledge
  • The Deserter
  • Bad Man's River
  • The Man Called Noon
  • Four of the Apocalypse
  • Keoma
  • A Man Called Blade
  • Comin' At Ya 3D

  • Witchcraft 70
  • Devil Woman
  • Mark of the Witch
  • Blood Orgy of the She Devils
  • The Other
  • The Night Child





15. Keoma,, 1976, Enzo G. Casterllari, Movie, Stream, IT, Color, ☼

04/09/2021
16. Drive-In Delirium Volume 2: The Offspring, "Satan Made Me Do It", 2011, Various, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color,
Spoiler:
  • The Pyx
  • Beyond the Door
  • The Devil Times Five
  • The Devil Within Her
  • The Devil's Rain
  • Race with the Devil
  • God Told Me To
  • The Omen
  • To the Devil a Daughter
  • Exorcist 2: The Heretic
  • The Car
  • The Sentinel
  • The Child
  • Nurse Sherri
  • The Legacy
  • The Hearse
  • Fear No Evil
  • Evilspeak
  • Demonoid
  • Deadly Blessing
  • Evil Dead
  • Evil Dead 2





17. Der Rächer,, 1960, Karl Anton, Movie, Stream, DE, B&W, ☼
04/10/2021
18. Drive-In Delirium Volume 2: The Offspring, "Satan Made Me Do It/Spooked", 2011, Various, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color,
Spoiler:
  • Children of the Corn
  • Maximum Overdrive
  • Hellraiser
  • Hellraiser 2: Hellbound
  • Prince of Darkness
  • Night of the Demons

  • The Legend of Hell House
  • The House on Skull Mountain
  • Burnt Offerings
  • House By the Lake
  • The Evil
  • The Amityville Horror
  • Amityville 2: The Possession
  • Amityville 3D
  • The Fog
  • Death Ship
  • The Changeling
  • The Entity
  • Ghost Story
  • The Survivor
  • Sole Survivor
  • The House Where Evil Dwells
  • House
  • Prison





19. The House on Skull Mountain,, 1974, Ron Honthaner, Movie, Stream, US, Color, ☼
04/11/2021
20. Drive-In Delirium Volume 2: The Offspring, "The Creature Wasn't Nice", 2011, Various, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color,
Spoiler:
  • Night of the Bloody Apes
  • Trog
  • The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant
  • Beast of Blood
  • The Twilight People
  • Invasion of the Bee Girls
  • It's Alive
  • They Came from Within
  • The Stepford Wives
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Mighty Peking Man
  • Demon Seed
  • Slithis
  • Prey
  • The Manitou
  • The Brood
  • The Dark
  • The Being
  • It Came Without Warning
  • The Unseen
  • Mindwarp
  • Humanoids from the Deep





21. The Dark,, 1979, John 'Bud' Cardos, Movie, Stream, US, Color,
04/12/2021
22. Drive-In Delirium Volume 2: The Offspring, "The Creature Wasn't Nice", 2011, Various, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color,
Spoiler:
  • Blood Beach
  • Inseminoid
  • Incubus
  • Superstition
  • The Beast Within
  • Parasite
  • The Thing
  • Creepshow
  • Creepshow 2
  • Humungus
  • Basket Case
  • Xtro
  • C.H.U.D.
  • Mutant
  • Life Force
  • Critters
  • The Curse
  • The Hidden
  • Dolls
  • The Blob
  • Neon Maniacs
  • They Live
  • Brain Damage





04/13/2021
23. Drive-In Delirium Volume 2: The Offspring, "Cosmic Carnage & Funked-Up Futures", 2011, Various, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color,
Spoiler:
  • Planet of the Vampires
  • The Green Slime
  • The Mysterious Island of Captain Nemo
  • The Land That Time Forgot
  • The People That Time Forgot
  • At the Earth's Core
  • Warlords of Atlantis
  • Beyond Atlantis
  • Yor: The Hunter from the Future
  • The Bed Sitting
  • No Blade of Grass
  • The Last Days of Man on Earth
  • Zardoz
  • Silent Running
  • Dark Star
  • A Boy and His Dog
  • Flesh Gordon
  • Star Crash
  • Message from Space
  • Galaxina
  • Saturn 3
  • Battle Beyond the Stars
  • Space Raiders





24. Sars Wars: Bangkok Zombie Crisis,, 2004, Taweewat Wantha, Movie, Stream, TH, Color,

04/14/2021
25. Drive-In Delirium Volume 2: The Offspring, "Cosmic Carnage & Funked-Up Futures", 2011, Various, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color,
Spoiler:
  • Escape from New York
  • Android
  • Mad Max
  • The Chain Reaction
  • The New Barbarians
  • 1990: The Bronx Warriors
  • Megaforce
  • Turkey Shoot
  • Raiders of Atlantis
  • Metalstorm
  • Treasure of the Four Crowns
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
  • Dead End Drive-In
  • The Peris of Gwendoline
  • Strange Invaders
  • Invaders from Mars
  • Cherry 2000
  • Wizards
  • The Beastmaster
  • The Sword & the Sorcerer
  • Sorceress
  • Conquest
  • Fire and Ice
  • Barbarian Queen





04/15/2021
26. Mystery Science Theater 3000, "The Many Loves of Hercules", 2017,, TV, Stream, US, Color,
27. Drive-In Delirium Volume 2: The Offspring, "The Hard Naked Truth", 2011, Various, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color,
Spoiler:
  • Venus in Furs
  • Space Thing
  • Female Animal
  • The Depraved
  • 3 Dimensions of Greta
  • The Seduction of Inga
  • The Curious Female
  • The Secrets of Sex
  • Alvin Purple
  • Hungry Pets
  • Panorama Blue
  • 2069: A Sex Odyssey
  • Bibi: Confessions of Sweet Sixteen
  • Lola
  • The Swinging Cheerleaders
  • The Naughty Stewardesses
  • The Story of O
  • Supervixens
  • Wham Bam Thank You Spaceman
  • The Italian Stallion
  • Chatter Box
  • Let Me Die a Woman
  • Sister Emanuelle
  • Adventures of a Plumber's Mate
  • ABC of Love and Sex
  • Felicity
  • Spaced Out





04/16/2021
28. District 13,, 2004, Pierre Morel, Movie, Stream, FR, Color,
29. District 13: Ultimatum,, 2009, Patrick Alessandrin, Movie, Stream, FR, Color, ☼

04/17/2021
30. Die Bande des Schreckens,, 1960, Harald Reinl, Movie, Stream, DE, Color, ☼

04/18/2021
31. The Chinese Boxer,, 1970, Wang Yu, Movie, Stream, HK, Color,
32. The Twelve Gold Medallions,, 1970, Cheng Kang, Movie, Stream, HK, Color,

04/19/2021
33. Ambitious Kung Fu Girl,, 1981, Tony Lou Chun-Ku, Movie, Stream, HK, Color, ☼

04/20/2021
34. RiffTrax, "Neutron the Atomic Superman vs. the Death Robots", 2012,, TV, Stream, US, B&W, ☼
35. Zeiram,, 1991, Keita Amemiya, Movie, Stream, JP, Color,

04/21/2021
36. Zeiram 2,, 1994, Keita Amemiya, Movie, Stream, JP, Color,
37. Fantômas,, 1964, André Hunebelle, Movie, Stream, FR, Color, ☼

04/22/2021
38. Der grüne Bogenschütze,, 1961, Jürgen Roland, Movie, Stream, DE, Color, ☼

04/23/2021
39. Modesty Blaise,, 1966, Joseph Losey, Movie, Stream, GB, Color,

04/24/2021
40. Italian Spiderman,, 2007, Dario Russo, Short, Stream, AU, Color, - wildcard
41. The Sword of Alexander,, 2007, Yukihiko Tsutsumi, Movie, Stream, JP, Color,

04/25/2021
42. Tremors: Shrieker Island,, 2020, Don Michael Paul, Movie, Stream, US, Color, ☼
43. James Tont operazione U.N.O.,, 1965, Bruno Corbucci, Movie, Stream, IT, Color, ☼

04/26/2021
44. James Tont operazione D.U.E.,, 1966, Bruno Corbucci, Movie, Stream, IT, Color, ☼
45. Das Geheimnis der gelben Narzissen,, 1961, Ákos Ráthonyi, Movie, Stream, DE, B&W, ☼

04/27/2021
46. Nemesis,, 1992, Albert Pyun, Movie, Stream, US, Color,
47. Sister Street Fighter,, 1974, Kazuhiko Yamaguchi, Movie, Stream, JP, Color,

04/28/2021
48. The 72 Desperate Rebels,, 1978, Lin Bing, Movie, Stream, TW, Color,

04/29/2021
49. Mystery Science Theater 3000, "Untamed Youth", 1990, Howard W. Koch, TV, Stream, US, B&W,
50. War of the Satellites,, 1958, Roger Corman, Movie, Stream, US, B&W,

04/30/2021
51. Die seltsame Gräfin,, 1961, Josef von Báky, Movie, Stream, DE, B&W, ☼

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31st/1st:
(1TV)1. Overkill (1987)-An L.A. undercover cop (Who isn't a big fan of wearing shirts) teams up with a vengeful cop from Japan to take on the Yakuza. A lot of the action sequences seem to end once they get started. I still had a decent enough time with it. (youtube)
(1TV)2. Youth Aflame (1944)-aka "Hoodlum Girls". Despite the total lack of an ending, as well as a few other scenes being obviously cut out, a good roster of characters was able to keep me interested. Contains a great jump-rope act! (youtube)
(1TV)3. Sunset Cove (1978)-Another "Teens saving [something] from being bought out by bad guys" movie. In this case, it's a beach. Lackluster final act, but I liked a lot of the "Hanging-out" nature of it. (Blu-Ray)
(1TV)4. Fists of Fury (2016)-Cynthia Rothrock hosting martial-arts trailers. Most of the trailers have already appeared on the "Trailers of Fury" & "42nd Street Forever" series, so there wasn't a lot of new material here. She's still got it tho! (Tubi)
(1TV)5. Sinner's Blood (1969)-God. I'm still reeling over the dizziness this movie gave me (Thanks to it's extreme Fullscreen presentation) Cool music score, however. The only thing I liked most about this. (Prime)
(1TV)6. This is Not A Test (1962)-Currently wrapping up. Feels like it would have been a better fit for television but I’m still not minding (B Movie TV)
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2nd:
(1TV)7. Superargo Versus Diabolicus (1966)-Cool to look at, but a bit on the bland side when it comes to the action. I’m still open to check out the sequel later this month. (Beta Max TV)
(1TV)8. The Sex Perils of Paulette (1965)-Mostly un-eventful, But I’m glad this wasn’t the typical all-out roughie that we would expect from Doris Wishman. Features Tony Lo Bianco in one of his first movie roles. (YouTube)
(1TV)9. The Ninja Mission (1984)-Only about a total of 5 minutes of Ninja action in this movie...And no, Godfrey Ho wasn’t involved with this one. (B Movie TV)
(1TV)10. Faceless (1987)-It came up a little short in the ending. But that all-Star cast & amusing gore FX had already won me over. (YouTube)
(1TV)11. Deadlier Than The Male (1967)-Richard (Zombie) Johnson on the trail of two hot female assassins. Close to finishing right now, but I’m loving the Swinging 60s Look here. (YouTube)
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3rd:
(1TV)12. It's A Sick, Sick, Sick World (1965)-This doesn't go quite the same route as other Mondo movies do and becomes refreshing in the process. The laughably defiant narration is a hoot. (CPU)
(1TV)13. Ship of Monsters (1960)-Mexican Musical/Sci-Fi/Comedy done well! A lot of charm throughout this. Especially with the monsters.(YouTube)
(1TV)14. Bruce and Shao-lin Kung Fu 2 (1978)-No Shaolin stuff to be found (Then again, this could just be the wrong title) but it’s Bruce Le vs a Japanese General. Also features Bolo doing Drunken Gorilla style(?) I had fun with it. (DVD)
(1TV)15. Sunset Murder Case (1938)-Sally Rand (The Famous bubble dancer) in a murder plot. Not a whole lot to cover here. (YouTube)
(1TV)16. Blackjack (1978)-Most likely the last of the traditional Blaxploitation films of the 70s. The abrupt conclusion is a big complaint, but it was nice to see Tony Burton in a prominent role. (YouTube)
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4th:
(1TV)17. Jonathan (1970)-Great production value, but completely odd storytelling. This would have been a much better fit for Czech or Hungarian cinema at the time. Not for a German vampire film! (CPU)
(1TV)18. They Came From The Swamp: The Films of William Grefe (2016)-*Adds THE DEVIL’S SISTERS & WHISKEY MOUNTAIN to my wishlist* (CPU)
(1TV)19. The Aftermath (1982)-Other than the music score sounding like it belongs more in a Swashbuckling flick than a hard-edged Post-Apocalyptic Movie, I Still ended up liking this...Thanks mostly to the ending. (CPU)
(1TV)20. Pickup (1951)-A noir pick. It doesn't end as big as it should, but a certain plot device sure does keep the viewer invested! (YouTube)
(1TV)21. The Women's Great Escape (1976)-It lacks a lot of the juicy requirements that make up a common women-in-prison flick. But there's enough grittiness and action to overcome that..Not to mention, patriotism! (youtube)
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5th:
(1TV)22. Melissa, The Total Female (1970)-An erotic filmmaker is frustrated by his fiancee's pre-martial sex behavior. So along comes "Melissa"... (CPU)
(1TV)23. Carnival Rock (1957)-Watched As part of a Roger Corman Double-Feature in honor of his birthday. Good musical acts. Annoying performances (Aside from Dick Miller) (YouTube)
(1TV)24. I, Mobster (1958)-More solid story this time. Plus Lili St. Cyr re-creates her famous bath-tub act! (Pluto TV)
25. 1990-The Bronx Warriors (1982)-Watching with Enzo Castellari’s commentary. Totally sweet guy. (DVD)
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6th:
(1TV)26. The Naked Venus (1959)-*Snore* It’s mostly a courtroom drama. Then again, Director Edgar G. Ulmer was known more for Big Hollywood films. (YouTube)
27. Love Me Deadly (1972)-Felt like revisiting this one. It didn’t seen to improve with this re-watch, but I’m still glad we got a movie about Necrophiliacs in the 70s! (CPU)
(1TV)28. I Want To Get Even (1987)-Too much abuse and not enough retaliation. (B Movie TV)
(1TV)29. Private Arrangement (1970)-After that last mess, I felt like something—Anything, that had Uschi Digard in it. Better than nothing, I guess. (CPU)
(1TV)30. The Warrior and The Sorceress (1984)-I’ve always known about this movie. But I never knew it was the Sword & Sandal version of Yojimbo/Fistful of Dollars/Last Man Standing! (CPU)
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7th:
31. A Candle For The Devil (1973)-My first time seeing it uncut. What a huge difference!! (CPU)
(1TV)32. Girl Boss Blues: Queen Bee's Challenge (1972)-Not nearly as over-the-top or action-filled as other Pinky Violence titles would get, but still highly enjoyable. My beloved Miki Sugimoto got more roughed up than usual! (CPU)
(1TV)33. Hot Ticket (1996)-I saw it under the (Slightly) more appropriate title, "Strip For Action". It's like Shoot To Kill with Maria Ford being held hostage. Hardly a dull moment! (CPU)
(1TV)34. Queen Kong (1976)-Spoof/Musical that got a lil' bit of laughter out of me. Though leading actress, Rula Lenska hated this film, I loved the charm she brought. (youtube)
(1TV)35. The Super Gang (1984)-I admit I didn’t fully grasp the plot, but there was a lot of “B” stuff here: Bruce Le, Bolo, Boobs, Bike chase and Butcher-Knife Fu! (B Movie TV)
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8th:
(1TV)36. Models, Inc. (1952)-Kind of a con-man (Or, con-woman) flick. Seems to end right when it starts to get going.(youtube)
37. The Eerie Midnight Horror Show (1974)-I haven't seen this since one of the early October challenges we've had here. Not really as cool as I remembered. Though I loved how the satanic statue resembled Luigi Pistilli (Who plays the exorcist here) instead of Ivan Rassimov! (DVD)
(1TV)38. The Bus is Coming (1971)-As a kid, Tarantino said he saw this in the theater with a mostly black crowd. They all voiced their displeasure towards it. It’s not really that terrible. It’s Just “Meh” with a capital “M”. (YouTube)
(1TV)39. The Adventures of Lucky Pierre (1961)-What I think is Herschel Gordon Lewis’ most famous Nudie Cutie. Should you ever watch this, keep the mute button nearby. The score will split your skull! (CPU)
(1TV)40. The Seven Magnificent Gladiators (1983)-I didn’t even notice this was supposed to be a Seven Samurai clone until it ended. Lou Ferrigno’s dubbed voice gave him the best performance of his career! (B Zone)
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9th:
(1TV)41. The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975)-So I'm guessing this was the first horror/thriller movie to feature "Crystal Lake"? (youtube)
(1TV)42. Too Hot To Handle (1960)-AKA "Playgirl After Dark". Jayne Mansfield and Sir Christopher Lee in the same movie? How did I never not know about this?!? And I wonder if Terence Young's love for catfights started here! (youtube)
(1TV)43. Cries of Pleasure (1983)-Kind of the the usual "Lina Romay Bangin' Away" type of movie delivered by Jess Franco. What it makes it stick out from the others is that we've got a singer/guitarist doing some serenading along with a wee bit of violence. (CPU)
(1TV)44. U. S. Catman: Lethal Track (1990)-This being a Godfrey Ho Movie (Two movies edited together as one) I only paid attention to the “Catman” part of the movie and managed to have fun with it. (B movie tv)
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10th:
(1TV)45. Karate, The Hand of Death (1961)-I knew going in that this was going to be more "Film Noir" than "Martial-Arts Movie" which it most certainly was. Worth checking out just to laugh at the main character's attempts at doing Karate. (youtube)
(1TV)46. What Becomes of the Children? (1936)-Roadshow flick about neglected siblings who grow up to have difficulties. Call me jaded, but this needed an unhappy ending. (youtube)
(1TV)47. The People Who Own The Dark (1976)-This was like Leon Klimovsky's take on I AM LEGEND with blind, vengeful villagers who attack a bourgeoise group (Which includes Paul Naschy) following a nuclear attack. I'm surprised I never heard of this one. I had a great deal of fun with it! (CPU)
(1TV)48. Caged Fury (1990)-Came pretty close to being a prison classic. The long setup of getting our protagonist behind bars was what hurt it the most. (YouTube)
(1TV)49. Erotica (1961)-It's just mostly topless sunbathing with nonsensical narration. But what saves it is Russ Meyer's photography and the 1-hour running time. (CPU)
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11th:
(1TV)50. School Girl (1971)-I'm guessing this was one of the earliest wide-release XXX flicks. (CPU)
(1TV)51. Fair Game (1986)-The first action/horror-oriented Ozploitation movie I've seen where the dog survives! Yippee!!! (Youtube)
(1TV)52. The Uncanny (1977)-Aside from the 3rd story (Of this anthology) the tales felt about 10 minutes too long. (TV TIME)
(1TV)53. Kung Fu, The Invincible Fist (1972)-A couple of great fight scenes, but this didn’t need to be 110-minutes long! (DVD)
(1TV)54. Equalizer 2000 (1987)-Early in the beginning, I said outloud, "That guy looks like Robert Patrick!" [*Goes to IMDb*] "Holy crap! It IS Robert Patrick!" (Prime)
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12th:
(1TV)55. Dream Follies (1954)-I'm finally warming up to these Burlesque flicks. Lenny Bruce is 2 for 2 with exploitation films he was involved with. Too bad he didn't make any more (CPU)
(1TV)56. Angel: Black Angel (1989)-Hmmm. Did I just watch the most sleaziest Italian thriller of the 80's just now?! (CPU)
(1TV)57. Macabre Legends of The Colony (1973)-Mil Mascaras y Amigos on a time-travel adventure! Nowhere near as cool as it sounds, unfortunately. (YouTube)
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13th:
58. Zombie (1979)-Watched in honor of Giannetto De Rossi, who helped create much of the film's legendary makeup FX. (Blu-Ray)
(1TV)59. Helga, She-Wolf of Stilberg (1978)-Even though Malissa Longo looks great and hams it up very well as the title character, very little (And I do mean, VERY little) happens in this one. (CPU)
(1TV)60. Blonde Bait (1956)-Given that this was quite a competent drama/thriller, I'm sure the slapped-on title was a way to sell more tickets. They don't call it Exploitation for nothing! (youtube)
(1TV)61. The Real Bruce Lee (1977)-The first 20 minutes are clips of non-martial arts movies that Bruce appeared in as a young kid (Unwatchable picture quality, btw) and the rest of the movie is a shortened version of some Dragon Lee flick (Which I found entertaining! I'd love to track down the full version of that movie someday!) (DVD)
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14th:
(1TV)62. Naughty! (1971)-"Educational Purposes" Documentary about the history of pornography in Great Britain. The Victorian re-enactments were the main highlights of the feature to me. Not bad overall. (CPU)
(1TV)63. Blackmail (1974)-This seemed like a modest thriller about a kidnapping scheme gone wrong...And then came the twist ending that ruined everything. (youtube)
(1TV)64. Uncle Tom's Cabin (1977)-A combination of an already-existing (Slow) film combined with new (Sloppy) scenes shot by Al Adamson. And yet somehow I didn't seem to mind this too much! (Blu-Ray)
(1TV)65. Panther Squad (1984)-It sucks. Badly. But it’s hard for me to say that I hated it. I guess it was the outfits that prevented the hatred! (YouTube)
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15th:
(1TV)66. Varietease (1954)-Watched with the audio commentary by Dave Friedman & Mike Vraney. Great to hear stories such as how films like these were found & released from a vault. And how these films ultimately replaced Burlesque acts. (DVD)
(1TV)67. The No Mercy Man (1973)-A Vietnam Vet with serious PTSD is on the verge of snapping after his father gets attacked. A good cast & nice Peckinpah-ish action is what helps save this. (B Movie TV)
(1TV)68. Edge of the Axe (1988)-Larraz said this was the worst movie he directed? I guess I can see that. Btw, it was strange seeing Jack Taylor pop up again (I saw him in PANTHER SQUAD last night!) (Shudder)
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16th:
(1TV)69. Beyond Terror (1980)-A group of killers get what's coming to them after they rob and kill the inhabitants of a certain household. I was expecting a bigger payoff, but at least the last death scene pre-dates the most famous moment of SCANNERS! (CPU)
(1TV)70. Sinner: The Secret Diary of a Nymphomaniac (1973)-I'm not used to seeing a Franco film told in flashback (Quite a departure for him!) Weak conclusion, but I was fine with everything else. (CPU)
(1TV)71. The Bride and The Beast (1958)-A (Minor) gem that I never knew was penned by good ol' Ed Wood! The ending was what solidified this as one of a kind! (Tubi)
72. Mother's Day (1980)-As with Joe Bob, I never knew that "Party Tits" were used as the last weapon of the movie! (Shudder)
73. House By The Cemetery (1981)-Part 2 of Joe Bob's Last Drive-In episode. I wasn't planning on watching this (Seen it plenty of times) but was glad that I stuck around to hear Eli Roth preach the gospel about Italian Horror! (Shudder)
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17th:
(1TV)74. Black Tight Killers (1966)-More stylish & action-filled than I always expected it to be. Already one of my most favorites of this marathon! (CPU)
(1TV)75. Wild Beasts (1984)-Entertaining Animals-gone-Amok flick. Though I'm sure I would've liked it even more if I didn't see such a darkly-lit copy. (CPU)
(1TV)76. Heterosexualis (1973)-In honor of Antoinette Maynard. Who I see passed away last year. (CPU)
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18th:
(1TV)77. The Worm Eaters (1977)-Sorry, but I hated this. (Midnight Pulp Society)
(1TV)78. Teenage Wolfpack (1956)-German Teensploitation. This wasn't too bad. It appears to have been well-received in it's native land. (youtube)
(1TV)79. Muscle of the Dragon (1981)-"Bruce" vs a cult of Moon-worshippers. Today hasn't been very good so far. (DVD)
(1TV)80. Sweet Sixteen (1983)-Finally! A good one today! Even though the Killer's reasoning might have taken a little while for it to fully sink in, this was a pretty good slasher/mystery. Loved the cast too! (CPU)
(1TV)81. Teenage Rebellion (1967)-aka “Mondo Teeno”. As with many Mondo movies I watch, I always go “Ok, let’s wrap this up now”. And there’s always 40 minutes left. Never fails! (YouTube)
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19th:
(1TV)82. Censored (1965)-*Sigh* The days when "First Amendment/Freedom of Speech" applied to sex/nudity on films...Unlike it's role of protecting Hate Speech today. (CPU)
(1TV)83. Girl on The Run (1953)-It’s more like “Guy on the run” with the girlfriend tangled in the chase. But any movie that entirely takes place at a carnival will always get praise from me. No exceptions here! (YouTube)
84. She-Freak (1967)-Thanks to the last movie, I felt like staying at the carnival and wanted to give this a re-watch w/ the audio commentary by Vraney & Friedman. (DVD)
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20th:
(1TV)85. Sweet Kill (1972)-Tab Hunter as a Ladykiller (Literally) Even with the extra-added nudity on the re-titled, re-edited version (Known As “The Arousers”) this still managed to be a big snoozer. (CPU)
(1TV)86. Naughty Dallas (1964)-Mike Vraney said this Burlesque flick was one of his most favorites and I wanted to see why. It's a pseudo-documentary about "Small-town girl achieving her dream as a dancer". Too bad she's severely upstaged by all the other acts in the film. (CPU)
87. Marijuana (1969)/Keep Off The Grass (1970)-In honor of 420.
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21st:
(1TV)88. A Night in Hollywood (1953)-Watched in honor of Tempest Storm. (CPU)
(1TV)89. Necrophagus (1971)-I had been wanting to see this one for a very long time. Should have been more careful for what I asked for because I had no idea what the hell was going on in this movie. (youtube)
(1TV)90. Lady Stay Dead (1981)-Pretty good Ozploitation Thriller, even if the running-time is felt. (YouTube)
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22nd:
(1TV)91. Mighty Jack (1968)-I admit, I always wanted to see this just for the title. In case you don't know, it's a movie made from two TV episodes. One episode was certainly enough. (B Movie TV)
(1TV)92. Come Play With Me (1977)-I saw a documentary about Mary Millington saying that this was one of her bigger films she had appeared in. Too bad it wasn't as funny, or even sexy, as others found within this genre. (CPU)
(1TV)93. Naked Girl Murdered in the Park (1972)-Even though the muffled audio on the English Dub (My only option) was a tough obstacle to overcome, I still managed to fully get into this. Pilar Velasquez & Patrizia Adiutori have such perfect faces for Gialli. BTW, you have to wait til the 55-minute mark for the title character to appear. (CPU)
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23rd:
(1TV)94. Killer Crocodile (1989)-Not nearly as cheesy as I had hoped. But I did like the design of the croc and I had no idea Sherrie Rose (My 90's Queen) was in this! (Youtube)
(1TV)95. Tower of Screaming Virgins (1968)-Extravagant costumes, swashbuckling swordplay....And boobs. I don't remember much else. (CPU)
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24th:
(1TV)96. Three Bad Sisters (1956)-I only spotted one bad sister here. (youtube)
(1TV)97. Mortal Kombat (2021) Wildcard #1
(1TV)98. Emmanuelle II (1975)-Not as good as the first. And even though I was never a huge Sylvia Kristel fan, her beauty was in peak form here. (CPU)
(1TV)99. The White Gorilla (1945)-Another one of those jungle flicks that recycles about 80% of footage from another movie. (YouTube)
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25th:
(1TV)100. Unashamed: A Romance (1938)-I'm pretty sure I just found the greatest Nudist Colony film ever made! It's got a nude ventriloquist act. Need I say more? (CPU)
(1TV)101. Escape From Hellhole (1983)-I admit, I didn't pay deep attention to this. The only sequences that caught my eye was the Disco Cellblock dance and the finale (I love seeing animated gunfire!)
(1TV)102. I Passed For White (1960)-I get a feeling that this movie probably had 4 alternate endings. Even the one they decided on causes for debate! (YouTube)
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26th:
(1TV)103. Africanus Sexualis (Black is Beautiful) (1970)-"Instructional" film about African sex (But played by Americans) I'm pretty sure this is the most I've ever heard the word, "Buttocks" mentioned in a film. (CPU)
(1TV)104. Free Hand for a Tough Cop (1976)-Surprisingly, Tomas Milan doesn't play the "Tough Cop" here, nor the bad guy. Instead he gives one of the more comical performances that I've ever enjoyed from him. The guy that dubbed him wasn't so bad either! (CPU)
(1TV)105. Bruce And Shaolin Kung Fu (1977)-A sequel to something else that I watched Bruce Le appear in earlier this month. The only thing that stole the show here was that one of the bad guys was dubbed by The Cookie Monster! (DVD)
(1TV)106. Sex, Demons and Death (1975)-Even though this wasn’t terribly well made, I ended up having a very good time with it. One of those lovely movies where a niece and aunt look nearly the same age. (CPU)
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27th:
(1TV)107. Her Odd Tastes (1969)-Marsha Jordan on a globe-trotting adventure (All carefully within budget) Another one that I seemed to have fun with! (CPU)
(1TV)108. Stray Cat Rock: Delinquent Girl Boss (1970)-I think this is only the 2nd of the Stray Cat series that I've seen and I've yet to be blown away in comparison to the Pinky Violence types. But, since there's so many music acts in this one, I recommend this to Music lovers! (CPU)
(1TV)109. City of Missing Girls (1941)-This lacked all the ingredients that you would expect to find in these early Exploitation/Roadshow attractions. It almost felt more like a Charlie Chan flick. (YouTube)
(1TV)110. Love and Death in The Garden of The Gods (1972)-The quietness of this (Almost) Giallo might be a big turn-off for most viewers, but if you're patient enough, an interesting story lies within. One thing's for sure, Erica Blanc's beauty sure kept me attached! (CPU)
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28th:
(1TV)111. Schoolgirl Report Part 4: What Drives Parents To Despair (1972)-You can always count on one of these "Schoolgirl" movies to contain something very troublesome such as a gang rape or sex with a minor. This one went for two: Racial attack and incest! But hey, at least Christina Lindberg is involved! (CPU)
(1TV)112. Blood Games (1990)-I've always heard a lot of praise for this one and wasn't let down at all! (CPU)
(1TV)113. Satan in High Heels (1962)-I tried watching this many years ago but shut it off due to boredom. Since I knew what to expect this time, I was finally able to make it all the way through. As exploitation, it sucks. As a cabaret movie, it's fine, I guess. (Youtube)
(1TV)114. Death Has Blue Eyes (1976)-I didn't know what to expect with this one. It turned out to be an Action/Comedy...With some telekinesis thrown in! Though it doesn't end very strongly, I still had a pretty good time with it. (CPU)
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29th:
(1TV)115. Blaze Starr Goes Nudist (1962)-The only time that I was looking forward to leaving the Nudist Colony (i.e, the only good portions of the film) was to see the guy with the painted-on mustache. (CPU)
(1TV)116. Girls After Midnight (1978)-At long last, an entry from Erwin C. Dietrich in this marathon! Contains his usual "Skit" style. (CPU)
(1TV)117. Nurses For Sale (1971)-All I liked was the additional scenes that Al Adamson filmed & inserted...About 6 minutes total. (Blu-Ray)
(1TV)118. The Lemon Grove Kids Meet The Monsters (1968)-In case you're unfamiliar, this was a series of 3 shorts put together as one film with Ray Dennis Steckler doing his best zany Bowery Boys schtick. Only the 2nd short was the most tolerable. (youtube)
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30th:
(1TV)119. The Agony of Love (1966)-I went in thinking this was the very first "Call Girl" movie and I was fine with the results. It's too bad Pat Barrington didn't get to become a bigger star. (CPU)
(1TV)120. The Crimes of The Black Cat (1972)-Easily the most satisfying giallo I saw all month! (CPU)
(1TV)121. Hangup (1974)-aka "Super Dude". The very last of the (Action-oriented) Blaxploitation movies that was unwatched by me. Nothing earth-shattering, but it was fine. Marki Bey got more screentime than I would've thought! (youtube)
(1TV)122. Malabimba (1979)-Looks like I ended the festivities on an appropriately sleazy finale! (CPU)

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2021 Drive-in/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge

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March 31
01. The Marine (2006)

April 4
02. Galaxina (1980)

April 6
03. The Monster that Challenged the World (1957)

April 7
04. Terror of Mechagodzilla (English Version) (1977)

April 11
05. Pick-up (1975)

April 12
06. The Marine 2 (2009)

April 13
07. Massage Parlor Murders! (1973)

April 15
08. Hustler Squad (1975)

April 20
09. The Marine 3: Homefront (2013)

April 22
10. Dollman (1991)

April 25
11. The Stepmother (1972)

April 26
12. The Sister in Law (1974)

April 27
13. From the Dark (2014)

April 28
14. Big House, U.S.A. (1955)

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March 31st
1. Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s (2012) PRIME VIDEO
2. Psycho A-Go-Go (1965) BLU-RAY

April 1st
3. Half Way To Hell (1960) BLU-RAY
4. Almost Human (1974) [Milano odia: la polizia non puň sparare] (aka "The Executioner") BLU-RAY

April 2nd
5. Land of Doom (1985) PRIME VIDEO
6. Nurses for Sale (1971) BLU-RAY

April 3rd
7. The Big Bust-Out (1972) BLU-RAY
8. Martial Law (1990) BLU-RAY

April 4th
9. Killers American Style (1988) PRIME VIDEO
10. Mean Mother (1973) BLU-RAY

April 5th - Roger Corman's 95th Birthday

11. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967) ☼ BLU-RAY
12. Amazons (1986) BLU-RAY
13. Barbarian Queen (1985) BLU-RAY
14. The Warrior And The Sorceress (1984) PRIME VIDEO

April 6th:
15. American Commando Ninja (1988) B-MOVIE TV VIDEO ON DEMAND

SUSAN GEORGE DOUBLE FEATURE:
16. A Small Town in Texas (1976) BLU-RAY
17. Sudden Terror (1970) (aka "Eyewitness") BLU-RAY

April 7th
JOHN CARRADINE DOUBLE FEATURE:
18. Blood of Dracula's Castle (1969) BLU-RAY
19. Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970) ☼ BLU-RAY

COCKFIGHTING TWO-FER:
20. Supercock (1975) ☼ BLU-RAY
21. Cockfighter (1974) ☼ PRIME VIDEO

April 8th
22. Black Oak Conspiracy (1977) PRIME VIDEO
23. Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979) (aka "The Sin")BLU-RAY

April 9th
24. Cobra Thunderbolt (1987) B-MOVIE TV VIDEO ON DEMAND
25. The Astrologer (1976) ☼ YOUTUBE
26. Blood Stalkers (1976) ☼ BLU-RAY

April 10th
27. The Amazing Mr. No Legs (1978) BLU-RAY
28. Legacy of Blood (1978) ☼ BLU-RAY
29. Lust in the Dust (1984) ☼ BLU-RAY
30. Martial Law II: Undercover (1991) BLU-RAY
31. The Candy Tangerine Man (1975) ☼ BLU-RAY
32. The Lady Kills (1971) [Perverse et docile] BLU-RAY

April 11th
33. C.B. Hustlers (1976) DVD
34. Terror in Beverly Hills (1989) PRIME VIDEO
35. Blood Games (1990) BLU-RAY
36. I Like to Watch (1982) BLU-RAY

April 12th
37. Guru the Mad Monk (1976) BLU-RAY
38. White Tiger (1989) PRIME VIDEO
39. The Georgia Peaches (1980) PRIME VIDEO

April 13th
40. Carnival Magic (1983) BLU-RAY
41. Bahía blanca (1984) BLU-RAY
42. Bare Knuckles (1977) ☼ PRIME VIDEO

April 14th
43. Sabata (1969) [Ehi amico... c'č Sabata. Hai chiuso!]☼ BLU-RAY
44. A Hard Way to Die (aka "Sun Dragon")[Zhu zai xie lei] (1979) B-MOVIE TV VIDEO ON DEMAND
45. Sins of the Flesh (1974) [Les charnelles] BLU-RAY

April 15th
46. Adiós, Sabata (1970) [Indio Black, sai che ti dico: Sei un gran figlio di...]☼ BLU-RAY
47. Hell's Bloody Devils (1970) BLU-RAY

April 16th
48. Return of Sabata (1971) [Č tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta!]☼ BLU-RAY
49. The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Season 3 - Mother's Day (1980/2021) SHUDDER
50. The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Season 3 - The House by the Cemetery (1981/2021) [Quella villa accanto al cimitero] SHUDDER

April 17th
51. American Rampage (1989)BLU-RAY
52. Certain Fury (1985) BLU-RAY
53. Framed (1975) BLU-RAY
54. Murphy's Law (1986)BLU-RAY
55. Streetwalkin' (1985) BLU-RAY

April 18th
56. Pervertissima (1972)BLU-RAY
57. Drive-In Delirium: With a Vengeance - Part 1: Cruise Control (2020) BLU-RAY
58. Drive-In Delirium: With a Vengeance - Part 2: The Year We Make Contact (2020) ☼ BLU-RAY

April 19th
59. Son of VHS Delirium (2020)BLU-RAY
60. Backstreet Justice (1994) PRIME VIDEO
61. Black Samurai (1976) ☼ BLU-RAY

April 20th
62. Jackson County Jail (1976)BLU-RAY
63. Seed of Chucky (2004) BLU-RAY
64. Truck Turner (1974) BLU-RAY

April 21st
65. Caged Heat (1974) BLU-RAY
66. Seeds (1968) (aka "Seeds of Sin") BLU-RAY
67. Danger USA (1989) BLU-RAY

April 22nd
68. The McPherson Tape (1989) (aka "U.F.O. Abduction") SHUDDER
69. Judy (1970) DVD
70. Assholes (2017) PRIME VIDEO

April 23rd
71. Nemesis 2: Nebula (1995)BLU-RAY
72. The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Season 3 - Audition (1999/2021) [Ôdishon] SHUDDER
73. The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Season 3 - Class of 1984 (1982/2021) SHUDDER

April 24th
74. Omega Syndrome (1986)BLU-RAY
75. Bad Manners (1984) (aka "Growing Pains") BLU-RAY
76. Raw Courage (1984) (aka "Courage") BLU-RAY
77. Alphabet City (1984)(aka "Down Town")BLU-RAY
78. Hell Riders (1984) BLU-RAY

April 25th
79. Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987) BLU-RAY
80. Street Law (1974) [Il cittadino si ribella] BLU-RAY
81. The Great Silence (1968) [Il grande silenzio] BLU-RAY

April 26th
82. Stand Alone (1985) ☼ BLU-RAY
83. Death Dimension (1974) (aka "Icey Death, Freeze Bomb") BLU-RAY
84. The Night Hustlers (1968) ☼ DVD
85. Street People (1976) [Gli esecutori] BLU-RAY

April 27th
86. Teenage Hitchhikers (1974) ☼ BLU-RAY
87. Toy Soldiers (1984) BLU-RAY
88. Hunting Ground (1983) [Coto de caza] (aka "Code of Hunting") BLU-RAY

April 28th
89. The Black Dragon (1974) [Xia nan yang] BLU-RAY
90. Enforcer from Death Row (1976) BLU-RAY
91. White Fire (1984) [Vivre pour survivre] BLU-RAY

April 29th
Shô Kosugi NINJATHON:
92. Enter the Ninja (1981) [Xia nan yang]BLU-RAY
93. Revenge of the Ninja (1983)BLU-RAY
94. Ninja III: The Domination (1984) BLU-RAY
95. Pray for Death (1985) BLU-RAY
96. Rage of Honor (1987) BLU-RAY

April 30th
97. Girls for Rent (1974) BLU-RAY
98. The Kyoto Connection (1973) [Poruno no joô: Nippon sex ryokô] DVD
99. The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Season 3 - Bride of Re-Animator (1990/2021) SHUDDER
100. The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Season 3 - Next of Kin (1982/2021) SHUDDER
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Jungle Jim (1948)
Voodoo Tiger (1952)
Savage Mutiny (1953)
Jungle Man-Eaters (1954)
Cannibal Attack (1954)
Devil Goddess (1955)
Wallflower (1948)
Death Force (1978)
Delinquent School Girls (1975)
Dream No Evil (1970)
Mondo Keyhole (1966)

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First Time View = Blue

2021-04-01
1. Shark Night 3D (2011) Showtime on Demand
Note: On screen title included ''3D'' but this wasn't in 3D.
2. Deep Blue Nightmare (2020) LMN on Demand
2021-04-02
3. Let's Scare Julie (2020) Shutter on Demand
4. The Earth Dies Screaming (1964) FMX Retro on Demand
2021-04-04
5. Little Miss Dolittle (2018) My DVD
6. Triassic Attack (2010) Syfy on Demand
2021-04-06
7. Mystery Science Theater 3000 ''The Giant Spider Invasion'' (1975/1997) IFC on Demand
2021-04-10
8. Don't Panic (1988) Shudder on Demand
2021-04-13
9. Mystery Science Theater 3000 ''Beginning Of The End'' (1957/1993) IFC on Demand
2021-04-14
10. Rawhead Rex (1986) Shudder on Demand
2021-04-15
11. Blackjack (1998) My DVD
12. The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs ''Tourist Trap'' (1979/2018) Shudder on Demand
13. The Creation of The Humanoids (1962) AMC on Demand
2021-04-16
14. How To Make A Monster (1958) AMC on Demand
2021-04-17
15. Aquaslash (2019) Showtime on Demand
2021-04-18
16. Lion Strike (1994) My DVD
Note: Title on box = Ring Of Fire 3: Lion Strike / Title on screen = Lion Strike
2021-04-21
17. Grizzly II: Revenge (1983/2020) Flix on Demand
2021-04-22
18. Entity (2015) My DVD
Note: Title on box = Geisha Of Death / Title on screen = Entity
2021-04-23
19. The Last Laugh (2020) Showtime on Demand
2021-04-28
20. The Curse Of The Mayans (2017) My DVD
2021-04-29
21. Festival Of Fright (2006) My DVD
2021-04-30
22. Festival Of Fright 2 (2007) My DVD

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April 1st
1. The Devil's Nightmare - 1971 - Dir. Jean Bismee - Blu-Ray (Eurosleaze, 1st Watch)
A bus-load of tourists get lost near the castle of Baron von Rhoneberg and are forced to spend the night. Another woman turns up to spend the night as well, and she turns out to be a succubus, who seduces and murders all the other guests with one of the Seven Deadly Sins. It's okay. 3/5 stars.

April 2nd
2. Prince of Space - 1962 - Dir. Eijirô Wakabayashi - YouTube (MST3K)
The Earth is invaded by hostile forces from Krankor, and only Prince of Space can save us! Their weapons are useless against him, but bless them, they keep trying. 4/5 stars.

April 3rd
3. Mountain of the Cannibal God - 1978 - Dir. Sergio Martino - Blu-Ray (Cannibals, 1st Watch)
This movie had too much animal abuse and not enough cannibals. A bronzed-up Ursula Andress is the only redeeming quality. 1.5/5 stars

4. Follow that Dream - 1962 - Dir. Gordon Douglas - Blu-Ray (Elvis, 1st Watch)
This is the first Elvis movie I've watched front to back, and I really liked it. It was cute and easy to watch, and Elvis gave a good performance as a dim-bulb guy, just trying to look out for his family, while being accosted on all sides by both gangsters and cops. 4/5 stars

April 4th
5. The Perfect Weapon - 1991 - Dir. Mark DiSalle - Blu-Ray (American Martial Arts, 1st Watch)
Jeff Speakman puts on a Kenpo Karate clinic, while getting revenge against the Korean mafia for his murdered friend. The plot is no great shakes, but the fight scenes are well shot and plentiful. A romantic subplot with Mariska Hargitay was set up, and then (probably wisely) dropped in favor of more fighting. 3/5 stars

April 5th
6. Slithis - 1977 - Dir. Stephen Traxler - Blu-Ray (Eco-Horror, 1st Watch)
Hey, it's Jaws, but Jaws is now a partially-melted Creature From the Black Lagoon, and it's cast and crewed entirely by people who had barely ever been in a movie before or since. Needless to say, the acting is terrible, the direction is terrible, the writing is terrible, the effects are terrible. There's an interminable scene, where a 30-something guy takes an 18 y/o girl home from a turtle race(?) and back to his swinging bachelor pad, that features a framed headshot of himself, and it has nothing to do with anything. But that one scene where the police chief is chewing the scenery like his life depended on it is so hilarious I'm forced to give it 2/5 stars.

7. Santanico Pandemonium - 1975 - Dir. Gilberto Martínez Solares - Blu-Ray (Nunspoitation, 1st Watch)
A pious and generous nun is tempted by Satan into becoming a murderous seductress. 3/5 stars

April 6th
8. Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke - 1978 - Dir. Lou Adler - Blu-Ray (Stoner Comedy)
This movie works because Cheech & Chong are so funny together. I've seen it at least half-a-dozen times, and it's still great. 5/5 stars

April 7th
9. The Clones of Bruce Lee - 1980 - Dir. Joseph Kong - Prime Video (Brucespoitation, 1st Watch)
The "Avengers: Endgame" of the Bruce Lee Cinematic Universe, featuring no less than the talents of Dragon Lee, Bruce Le, Bruce Lai, and Bruce Thai! There's goofy plot about Bruce Lee clones fighting mad scientists and gold smuggling movie producers and a lot of highly repetitive fight scenes. 1/5 stars

April 8th
10. Golden Temple Amazons - 1986 - Dir. Alain Payet & Jess Franco - Blu-Ray (Eurosleaze, 1st Watch)
A lot of very white and very naked amazon women murder a jungle explorer and his wife, and after being raised by a local tribe, their daughter grows up to be very white and very naked and vows revenge. Also she has a pet monkey. 2/5 stars.

April 9th
11. The Astrologer - 1976 - Dir. Craig Denney - Youtube (Astrosploitation, 1st Watch)
What a movie! I knew from the scene where the guy is asking Alexander if he wants to get into the ruby smuggling business, and then it smash cuts to Alexander in a Kenyan jail, I was in for a ride. The final scene of the front page 72-point font headline news "Alexander says mother will recover!" ---> "Alexander's mother is dead!", and then a random King Lear quote was great as well. ∞/5 stars.

April 10th
12. The Door With Seven Locks - 1962 - Dir. Alfred Vohrer - Amazon Video (Krimi, 1st Watch)

Kinda picked this one at random because the title sounded good and it had Klaus Kinski in it, but it turned out he was only in it for about a minute before he got bumped off, so I whiffed on that. Still, the movie was pretty good and made for some nice earlier Saturday morning viewing. I may check out a few more krimi films before the end of the month. 3.5/5 stars.

April 11th
13. Vampyos Lesbos - 1971 - Dir. Jess Franco - Blu-ray (Eurosleaze)
Accurate title. 4/5 stars.

April 12th
14. 20 Million Miles to Earth - 1957 - Dir. Nathan H. Juran - Blu-Ray (Stop-Motion Monster, 1st Watch)
Pretty typical 50's monster-from-outerspace-runs-amok type movie, but it's stock is boosted by Ray Harryhausen's creature effects, climaxing in the monster fighting an (also stop-motion) elephant. Fun watch. 3/5 stars.

April 16th
15. It Came From Beneath the Sea - 1955 - Dir. Robert Gordon - Blu-Ray (Stop-Motion Monster, 1st Watch)
The second half of a Harryhausen two-pack, this movie was really dry and took until the last act of the movie to get the monster out. Great effects as usual, highlighted by the giant octo destroying the Golden Gate Bridge, but otherwise a bit of snoozer. 2/5 stars

April 18th
16. Dynasty - 1977 - Dir Mei Chun Chang - Blu-Ray (3D Kung Fu, 1st Watch)
I'd never heard of this movie until the recent Blu-Ray release, but after reading up on it, I had to check it out. You got swords and arrows flying at the screen, 3D decapitations, and tons of goofy kung-foolery. Without the 3D gimmick it would just be another below-average 70's kung-fu flick, but the 3D takes it to a ridiculous new level. I watched the anaglyph version because I don't have a 3D TV, but the effect was still pretty great. 3.5/5 stars

April 20th
17. House by the Cemetery - 1981 Dir. Lucio Fulci - 4K UHD (Grindhouse Horror, 1st Watch)
Lucio Fulci's The Shining, this time with 100% more people getting their throats ripped out. It's pretty good, even if most of it doesn't make any sense at all. 3/5 stars.

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*= first time viewing
blue= personal Blu-ray
purple= personal DVD
green= streaming
red= live streaming / other
orange= borrowed or rented BD/DVD

  1. The Devil's Sleep (W. Merle Connell)*
    1949 / United States / 77 minutes / Roadshow Exploitation / 3-31

  2. Phantom Ship a.k.a. The Mystery of the Mary Celeste(Denison Clift)*
    1935 / United Kingdom / 62 minutes / YouTube / B-Movie / 3-31

  3. Game of Death (Robert Clouse & Bruce Lee)*
    1978 / Hong Kong & United States / 100 minutes / Martial Arts / 4-1

  4. The Intruder (Chiris Robinson)*
    1975 / United States / 87 minutes / B-Horror / 4-1

  5. Monstrosity a.k.a. The Atomic Brain (Joseph V. Macelli & Jack Pollexfen)
    1963 / United States / 65 minutes / B-Horror / 4-3

  6. Berserk (Jim O'Connolly)*
    1967 / United Kingdom / 96 minutes / B-Horror / 4-4

  7. Stryker (Cirio H. Santiago)
    1983 / Philippines / 86 minutes / Post-Apocalypse / 4-4

  8. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Dario Argento)*
    1970 / Italy / 96 minutes / Criterion Channel / Giallo / 4-7

  9. The Sisterhood (Cirio H. Santiago)*
    1988 / United States / 92 minutes / director's cut / Post-Apocalypse / 4-8

  10. Bad Girls Go to Hell (Doris Wishman)*
    1965 / United States / 65 minutes / Criterion Channel / Sexploitation / 4-10

  11. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet
    12.2, Atlantic Rim (Jared Michael Cohn, 2013)

    2018 / United States / 80 minutes / Netflix / Mockbuster / 4-11

  12. Gammera the Invincible (Sandy Howard & Noriaki Yuasa)*
    1966 / United States & Japan / 86 minutes / Kaiju / 4-11

  13. No Retreat, No Surrender 2: Raging Thunder (Corey Yuen)*
    1987 / Hong Kong & United States / 92 minutes / B-Movie TV / Martial Arts / 4-12

  14. Horror of Dracula (Terence Fisher)
    1958 / United Kingdom / 82 minutes / Hammer Horror / 4-14

Checklist
Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade of film history
--- 1890 - (optional)
--- 1900 - (optional)
--- 1910 - (optional)
--- 1920 - (optional)
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
-x- 1960: Monstrosity a.k.a. The Atomic Brain
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -
--- 2020 -

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
-x- Blu-ray: Gammera the Invincible
--- 2
--- 3

Watch a film in the following genres
-x- Giallo: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
--- Krimi (German Giallo)
--- Sword & Sandal
--- Spaghetti Western
--- Cannibal
--- Bruce Lee-sploitation
--- Hong Kong martial arts
--- American martial arts
--- "Ninja" film
-x- Bruce Lee film: Game of Death
--- Asian Action
--- Biker film
--- Stoner film
--- Carsploitation
--- FADsploitation
--- Blaxploitation
-x- Sexploitation: Bad Girls Go to Hell
--- Nudie Cutie
--- Roughie
--- 70s Porn
--- Emmanuelle film
--- Teen Sex Comedy
--- Nunsploitation
--- Shocksploitation
--- Rape/Revenge
--- Vigilante
--- Women in Prison
--- Nazisploitation
--- Eschploitation
--- Hixploitation / Moonshiners
-x- Roadshow / Cautionary: The Devil's Sleep
--- Juvenile Delinquent
--- 60s Beach movie
--- Film starring Musical Group or Music Star
--- Elvis film
--- Ozploitation
--- Mexican Wrestling
--- Foreign "Ripoff"
--- Eco-Terror
-x- Pre-90s Post-Apocalypse: The Sisterhood
--- Plague-sploitation
--- Mockbuster
--- "Mondo" Film
--- Documentary
--- Video Nasty
--- Critical Bomb
--- Financial Bomb
--- Razzie Winner or Nominee
-x- MST3K/RiffTrax: MST3K - Atlantic Rim

Watch 3 Paycheck films, A.K.A. Nick Cage memorial
-x- Mickey Rooney & Yvonne De Carlo: The Intruder
--- 2
--- 3

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list
-x- Bela Lugosi: Phantom Ship
-x- Joan Crawford: Berserk
-x- Cynthia Rothrock: No Retreat, No Surrender 2: Raging Thunder
-x- Peter Cushing: Horror of Dracula
--- 5
--- 6
--- 7
--- 8
--- 9
--- 10

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list
-x- Cirio H. Santiago: Stryker
--- 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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2021 Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge




2010 = 74
2011 = 80
2012 = 105
2013 = 60
2014 = 60
2015 = 62
2016 = 61
2017 = 59
2018 = 107
2019 = 75
2020 = 102


Final Stats

Total =110 FTV =83 (75.45%)
Media DVD =57 BluRay =47 Streaming =6
By Decade
30's =5 40's =6 50's =3 60's =31 70's =29 80's =16 90's =6 00's =1 10's =2

(Commentary, trailers, and extras not counted in decade totals.)

* = first time viewing
DVD unless otherwise noted


March 31
01. Martial Law (1990)* DF Blu-ray
Martial arts cops in LA. Looks really good despite a low budget. Cynthia Rothrock and David Carradine. 7/10
02. Death Promise (1977)* Blu-ray
Martial artists take on vicious slumlords in New York. Low budget, a little amateurish but it kept me interested. 5/10

April 01
03. Scum of the Earth (1963) (The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Box Set) Blu-ray
A teenage girl gets involved with a porno gang. Sleazy but well done. 6/10
04. Blood Feast (1963) (The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Box Set) Blu-ray
A caterer prepares a cannibalistic feast. Pretty icky at times. Low budget but often effective. 6/10
05. Blood Feast commentary with Lewis, Friedman, and Vraney

April 02
06. Nam Angels (1989)* Blu-ray
Think Dirty Dozen in Vietnam but with only four Hell's Angels. OK action, lots of shooting. Directed by Cirio H. Santiago. 5/10
07. Savage Dawn (1985)* Blu-ray
Two ex-CIA operatives protect a small desert town from a biker gang that acquires some National Guard ordinance. Lance Henriksen is stoic with a steely gaze, Karen Black is insane, and Richard Lynch is creepy. Pretty good action but should have been shorter. 5/10
08. The Hellcats (1968)* (Mill Creek Savage Cinema 12 Movie Collection)
Slow moving story of a biker gang smuggling drugs for a big time dealer. Most of the movie is a very long biker party filled with the usual hijinks. The end is almost exciting. The Hellcat theme song is kind of catchy. 4/10

April 03
09. Trail of the Hawk aka The Hawk (1935)* (Mill Creek Western Collection 250 Movie Pack Disk: 8)
Not a whole lot of action. and overuses an annoying child. Edward Dmytryk's first directorial effort. 4/10
10. Goldtown Ghost Riders (1953) (Gene Autry Collection 5)
Circuit judge Gene tries to clear up a mining claims scheme. OK Autry film has good action and songs. 5.5/10
11. Navy Secrets (1939)* (Sinister Cinema Poverty Row Studio Collection Monogram Pictures Vol. 3)
Naval intelligence cracks a spy ring. OK but surprise ending isn't one. With Fay Wray and Grant Withers. 5/10

April 04
12. The Rebel of Shao-lin (1977)* (Mill Creek Iron Fist Frenzy 50 Movies)
Monks of Shaolin temple are being murdered and it appears to be an inside job. Interesting story (but don't think too hard about it) and decent fights. With Carter Wong. 5.5/10
13. Shaolin Death Squad (1977)* (Mill Creek Iron Fist Frenzy 50 Movies)
Loyalists try to prevent a coup by the prime minister. More action but less of a story. 5/10
14. Avalanche (1978)* Blu-ray
Corman produced low budget disaster pic in a very efficient 90 minutes. Entertaining but you can feel the boxes being checked off as the plot progresses. Some very silly stuff. With Rock Hudson and Mia Farrow. 4.5/10

April 05
15. Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964) (The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Box Set) Blu-ray
A southern town lures visitors from the north for a special Civil War celebration. Some fun killin'. A better made movie than Blood Feast but I still like that one a little more. 6.5/10
16. Two Thousand Maniacs! commentary with Lewis, Friedman, Vraney and Jimmy Maslon
17. Santo en el tesoro de Drácula (1969)*
An unusual Santo's movie. He invents a time travel machine and sends a friend's daughter back and she is attacked by a vampire. She returns safely and then Santo and company go after the vampire's treasure opposed by a gangster known as the Black Hood. The vampire stuff is pretty good but the Santo stuff is a little lame. 5/10

April 06
18. Moonshine Mountain (1964)* (The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Box Set) Blu-ray
A big time C&W singer goes to a small southern town and gets involved with an evil sheriff and the world's biggest still. Fun with some good tunes. 5.5/10
19. Martial Law 2: Undercover (1991)* DF Blu-ray
The story is a little better than the first movie but I would have preferred more Cynthia Rothrock action and less Jeff Wincott even though he does a good job. 6.5/10
20. The Executioner, Part 2 (1984)* DF
A cop (Chris Mitchum) pursues a vigilante who likes to blow up bad guys. Pretty bad on all levels, especially after Martial Law 2 but fun nonetheless in a goofy way. With Renee Harmon. Dir by James Bryan. 4/10
21. Frozen Scream (1975)* DF
Scientists try to find a way people can live forever. Very bizarre, confusing, and poorly acted but all the nuttiness makes an interesting watch. Just don't let your jaw hit the floor too often. With Renee Harmon. 3.5/10

April 07
22. The Naked Kiss (1964)*
Very good movie about a prostitute who tries to go straight while living in a small town. Plot twist I never saw coming is pretty shocking. Dir by Samuel Fuller. 8/10
23. Navajo Joe (1966)* Blu-ray
A Navajo warrior tracks down a gang of outlaws who are ravaging the countryside. Good story with an interesting score by Ennio Morricone. Also has a neat train. With Burt Reynolds, dir by Sergio Corbucci. 7/10
24. Das Gasthaus an der Themse (The Inn on the River) (1962)* (Edgar Wallace Edition 3)
Police pursue a serial killer who uses a speargun and disappears without a trace. Pretty good mystery but the solution is poorly explained. Krimi. With Klaus Kinski doing what he does best. 6/10
25. The Black Six (1973)* (TGG Urban Action 15 Movie Pack)
Six Black bikers (played by NFL football stars) try to find out who killed the younger brother of one of them. The acting is far from the best and the plot is predictable but come on, a biker movie with Mean Joe Green! 5/10

April 08
26. Color Me Blood Red (1965) (The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Box Set) Blu-ray
A painter uses human blood as a pigment. My least favorite of the Blood Trilogy still has several strengths including a pretty good performance by the lead and one really gross gore scene. 5.5/10
27. Color Me Blood Red commentary with Lewis, Friedman, Vraney and Jimmy Maslon
28. Rat Pfink and Boo Boo (1966)*
Starts out low budget but creepy then turns into a silly superhero movie with chases and fights that go on way too long. Strangely enjoyable at times. Dir by Ray Dennis Steckler. 3/10

April 09
29. Something Weird (1967) (The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Box Set) Blu-ray
A federal agent investigates a psychic who is helping police track down a serial killer. OK but lacks some of the spark seen in the earlier films. 5/10
30. Something Weird commentary with Lewis, Friedman, Vraney and Jimmy Maslon
A little about the film; mostly covers the story of Something Weird Video. Still interesting.
31. The Sword and the Claw (1975)* DF Blu-ray
Plot very similar to a peplum movie but with a Turkish background and a super strong hero raised by lions. Neat costumes and sets. All around goofiness. I really enjoyed this. 6/10
32. Brawl Busters aka Dragon from Shaolin (1978)* DF Blu-ray
South Korean martial arts film has confusing revenge plot and is mainly a series of fights some of which have pretty neat weapons and styles. 5/10

April 10
33. The Apache Kid's Escape (1930)* (Mill Creek Western Collection 250 Movie Pack Disk: 8)
An outlaw decided to go straight, trouble follows. Overall creaky movie with especially stilted dialog poorly delivered. Some OK action. With Jack Perrin. 4/10
34. The Strawberry Roan (1948)* (Gene Autry Collection 6)
Gene's first color picture features Champion as a wild horse who disables a boy trying to break him. More drama than action with some great scenery. Dir by John English. 6/10
35. Up in the Air (1940)* (Sinister Cinema Poverty Row Studio Collection Monogram Pictures Vol. 3)
OK comedy/mystery/musical about murders at a radio station isn't always all that funny but some good tunes and Mantan Moreland make it watchable. With Frankie Darro, dir by Howard Bretherton. 4.5/10

April 11
36. Super Dragon (1976)* (Mill Creek Iron Fist Frenzy 50 Movies)
An escort service looking for a traitor and a woman seeking revenge for her father's death find they have a common foe. Interesting story, a masked villain, fair fights and some Star Wars music made for an OK watch. 5/10
37. The Magnificent (1978)* (Mill Creek Iron Fist Frenzy 50 Movies)
An official and the former emperor's daughter try to prevent the return of the Ching dynasty. Plentiful fights some of which are pretty good. Long training scene pays off in final fight against rebel leader. With Carter Wong. 5/10
38. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)* (Fox Studio Classics 75 Years 4 Disc Set)
An all female rock band makes it big in LA. Full of sex and drugs and rock and roll (not to mention sleaze) this Russ Meyer effort kept me interested from the start but the insane ending kicked it up a notch. 6/10

April 12
39. The Astrologer (1975)* Streaming TouTube
The rise and fall of a conman/astrologer. Some really odd parts make this wild film a fun watch. 6/10
40. The Gruesome Twosome (1967)* (The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Box Set) Blu-ray
Horror comedy about getting scalps to use for wigs. The gore was OK but most of the comedy didn't work for me - it just seemed stupid. Also more padding than usual. 4.5/10
41. The Gruesome Twosome commentary with Lewis, Vraney and Jimmy Maslon

April 13
42. The Chain Reaction (1980)* (Oz-Ploitation Boxset Vol. 2 R4)
Evil corporate forces try to cover up a huge leak in a nuclear waste facility. Pretty good if predictable. Many car chases some pretty good. 5.5/10
43. The True Story of Eskimo Nell (1975)* (Oz-Ploitation Boxset Vol. 2 R4)
Based on a bawdy poem, starts out like a sex comedy but turns out to really be a bawdy buddy picture focussing more on the two protagonists than the occasional nudity. 5/10
44. Hell on Wheels (1967)* (Mill Creek Savage Cinema 12 Movie Collection)
Singer and race car driver Marty Robbins basically plays himself except here he has a jealous younger brother (John Ashley). And there's a moonshining subplot. OK but there are LOTS of songs and while the racing footage is exciting at first there is also a lot of that. Marvin Miller is great as the track announcer. 4.5/10

April 14
45. Bloodfist VII: Manhunt (1995)*
Not sure why I like Don "The Dragon" Wilson movies so much but I do. Despite a coincidence driven story and a couple of plot loopholes the action is good and I enjoyed this a lot. 5.5/10
46. Yes, Madam! (1985)
Cynthia Rothrock's first movie and Michelle Yeoh's second. Great action tempered by abundance of silly HK humor. I should be used to this by now. 6/10
47. A Taste of Blood (1967) (The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Box Set) Blu-ray
HGL's longest movie has a good story and a pretty good performance by Bill Rogers as Dracula's descendant. A few scenes are almost atmospheric but film mostly takes place in a nicely furnished 1960's home. 5.5/10

April 15
48. A Taste of Blood commentary with Lewis, Vraney, and later Friedman and Jimmy Maslon
49. Tango of Perversion aka Tango 2001(1974)*
Early Greek exploitation film about swinging singles covers a lot of bases including lesbians, voyeurism, necrophilia, drugs, murder, and rock and roll. Good deal of nudity. 6/10
50. The Shame of Patty Smith aka Patty (1962)* (SWV Damaged Double Feature)
Well made, serious, and grim propaganda favoring legalizing abortion. Several mini lectures throughout the film. 5.5/10
51. You've Ruined Me Eddie! aka The Touch of Flesh (1960)* (SWV Damaged Double Feature)
Bitchy rich slut gets knocked up by sincere working class boy. She wants an abortion, he wants the kid. Mayhem follows fueled by rich dad's slimy lawyer. One of the sleaziest towns on film. 6.5/10

April 16
52. Robowar (1988)* Blu-ray
Think Predator but with a robot instead of an alien and Reb Brown instead of Arnold. Dumb at times but not bad for a ripoff. Shot in The Philippines. Dir by Bruno Mattei. 5.5/10
53. Meet Him and Die aka Risking (1976)* Blu-ray
Poliziotteschi with Ray Lovelock as a cop who goes undercover to break up a drug cartel and for personal revenge. Fast moving with some great outdoor locations and a lovely Elke Sommer. 6/10
54. Killer Crocodile (1989)* Blu-ray
Idealistic environmentalists and a grizzled hunter vs. a REALLY big croc spawned by radioactive waste. Croc looks great bit doesn't move so well. Lots of Jaws flashbacks. Good fun. 5.5/10

April 17
55. Whistling Bullets (1937)* (Mill Creek Western Collection 250 Movie Pack Disk: 8)
A Texas Ranger goes undercover to find missing bonds. Kermit Maynard is OK as the lead but several of the characters are really pretty stupid. Dir by John English. 4/10
56. The Brand of Hate (1934)* (VCI Bob Steele Classic Western Collection)
Crooked relatives cause trouble for a rancher and his children. Bob Steele is the hero and Gabby Hays plays the lead villain. Some good action but story is nothing special. 5/10
57. Rim of the Canyon (1949)* (Gene Autry Collection 6)
Very original, somewhat odd plot for a B-western. Due to an injured ankle, Gene is stuck in a ghost town with a school teacher who talks to a ghost! Good supporting cast and action. Dir by John English. 6/10
58. Silver Skates (1943)* (Sinister Cinema Poverty Row Studio Collection Monogram Pictures Vol. 3)
Real life ice skater Belita plays herself in this musical and looks great doing it. Plot is paper thin but the tunes are decent and the many ice skating numbers are surprisingly good if low budget. 6.5/10
59. Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1983)* (Creature Features Show 225) Streaming YouTube
Three people are accidentally sent to another dimension where they have to deal with an evil warlord. Low budget fantasy is pretty tame. Only John Saxon as the baddy brings any spark. With Richard Hatch and Kay Lenz. 4/10

April 18
60. The Slave (1962)* (Warner Archive Collection)
Steve Reeves plays a Roman centurion who discovers he is the son of Spartacus and leads a slave revolt. Filmed in Egypt with some great scenery. Good story with lots of well done battles. Dir by Sergio Corbucci. 6/10
61. The Warrior (1981)*
Indonesian martial arts movie with heavy doses of magic some some downright gory parts. Good fights along with some truly weird stuff. With Barry Prima. 6/10
62. Kung Fu Zombie (1981)*
Marital arts comedy about a man beset by zombies created by a barely competent wizard. Lots of silly stuff and the fights are often only fair but overall enjoyable. With Billy Chong 5/10

April 19
63. The Swinging Cheerleaders (1974)* Blu-ray
A feminist becomes a cheerleader to write an expose but instead finds school officials are betting on football games. Standard stuff but fun. A little nudity. With Rainbeaux Smith. Dir by Jack Hill. 5/10
64. The Bloody Brood (1959)* Blu-ray
A man, searching for his brother's killer, gets involved with beatniks and a drug pusher (Peter Falk). Well done, full of classic beatnik types. 5.5/10
65. Blast-off Girls (1967)* (SWV Drive-in Double Feature)
A slimy music promoter uses sex, drugs, and blackmail to keep his band in line and his profits high. OK, full of songs but most of the music just isn't that good and the real band used are dull actors. Dir by H.G. Lewis 5/10
66. My Chauffeur (1986)* (Mill Creek Too Cool For School Collection)
A perky young woman tries to get a job at an all male chauffeur company and catches the eye of the boss's son. Surprisingly enjoyable, even funny at times although very predictable. 5.5/10

April 20
67. Schlock (1973)* Blu-ray
First feature directed by John Landis was much more fun than I thought it would be. The humor mostly worked for me as did the usually obvious nods to other movies. Great creature suit by Rick Baker. 6.5/10
68. Petey Wheatstraw (1977)* Blu-ray
Rudy Ray Moore plays a martial artist/comedian who makes a deal with the devil to return to life for revenge on his murderers. Typical Moore film but perhaps a bit more polished than some. 5.5/10
69. The Black Gestapo (1975)* (TGG Urban Action 15 Movie Pack)
A militaristic black groups kicks the mob out of Watts but then takes over illegal activities to finance a larger force. Nothing great about this movie but it sure kept me interested. Dir by Lee Frost. 5/10

April 21
70. She-Devils on Wheels (1968) (The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Box Set) Blu-ray
All female biker gang use men for sex and as punching bags. Hits all the right notes for me. 6/10
71. She-Devils on Wheels commentary with Lewis, Vraney, and Jimmy Maslon
72. Fugitive Girls aka Five Loose Women (1974)* Blu-ray
Five women escape from jail. Despite lots of nudity this just kind of plods along until the finale which is exciting and set in a neat gravel pit location. Script by Ed Wood and dir by Stephen Apostolof. 4.5/10
73. Escape from Women's Prison (1978)* Blu-ray
Four women escape from prison and take a girl's tennis team hostage. The real thing, full of sex. sleaze, and tension. The not so good dub provides a few laughs. 6/10

April 22
74. Psyched by the 4D Witch (A Tale of Demonology) (1973)* (SWV Way-Out Double Feature)
A newbie witch contacts an ancestor who provides sexual hallucinations and turns her brother into a sex vampire. Bizarre with lots of cheap psychedelic effects and no dialog, only narration that sounds like a bad anime dub. Strangely compelling. 3/10
75. Just for the Hell of It (1968)* (The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Box Set) Blu-ray
JD's terrorize a very sparsely populated town. Mostly just a series of mayhem filled incidents with a few extended scenes of trashing entire rooms in detail. Kind of a dark ending. 5.5/10

April 23
76. Suburban Roulette (1968)* Streaming Prime
Amorous adventures and problems of three couples living in suburbia. No nudity, fairly interesting story. Dir by HG Lewis. 5.5/10
77. Savage Beach (1989)* (Bullets, Bombs and Babes: The Films of Andy Sidaris)
Playmates and stud muffins search for gold on a remote Pacific island. Typical Sidaris fun, slightly different story line. With Dona Speir. 6/10
78. Tiger Claws (1991)* Streaming Prime
Martial arts champions are being killed using the rare Tiger Claw style. Once agin Cynthia Rothrock takes a backseat to the male lead. Boo, Hiss, Boo. With HK star Bolo Yeung. 5.5/10
79. The Long Arm of the Godfather (1972)* (Crime Boss Collection 6 DVD Set)
An underling hijacks an arms shipment from his boss. A bit less action than I expected in a poliziotteschi and some questionable choices made by both sides. Middle eastern location add interest. 5/10

April 24
80. The Freakmaker aka The Mutations (1974)* Streaming Prime
Scientist (Donald Pleasence) tries to create a plant based human with subjects provided by members of a traveling carnival. Slow moving with some recollections of 1932's Freaks. Only one good creature suit. With Tom Baker and Brad Harris. 5/10
81. Star Slammer (1986)* Blu-ray
Women in prison movie set on a space ship. Bland and lacking much fun or excitement (most of which comes in footage from other films). At least the women look good. With John Carradine (about 5 seconds), dir by Fred Olen Ray. 4/10
82. Alien Terminator (1995)*
Low budget Alien clone set in an underground research facility. Creature doesn't look that good in brief appearances but story moves quickly and drums up some tension at times. With Maria Ford. 5/10
83. 4D Man (1959)*
Scientist develops ability to pass through solid matter but doing so ages him unless he sucks energy from other people. Neat little film has limited effects but a good story and acting. Nice lab set. 6/10
84. Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster (1965)
A cybernetic astronaut eventually battles a beast brought to Earth by aliens who need women to repopulate their planet.
Very low budget and stupid at times I can really enjoy this in the right mood. Moves right along. 5.5/10
85. Monster a Go-Go (1965)
An astronaut returns to earth ten feet tall and emitting lethal radiation. I really want to like this film but it's SO hard. Disjointed with disappearing actors and an interesting ending that just falls flat. Dir by Bill Rebane. 3/10

April 25
86. Hercules, Samson & Ulysses (1963)* (Warner Archive Collection)
Herc battle Samson in order to save Ulysses. Then they team up to take on the evil king. Great stuff! Lots of feats of strength and the battle trashes an ancient ruin. Kirk Morris makes a good Herc. 7/10
87. Full House for the Devil aka To Hell and Back (1968)* (DF Wild East)
Three brothers want to buy a bunch of land but one rancher refuses to sell. Starts lighthearted, almost silly at times, but that works. Then turns darker, into a revenge picture which is even better. With George Hilton. 6/10
88. The Moment to Kill (1968)* (DF Wild East)
Two wanders look up a friend but find him missing and get involved in a search for Confederate gold. A mystery with some good action and a plot twist or two along the way. With George Hilton. 6/10
89. American Rickshaw (1989)* Blu-ray
Olympic star Mitchell Gaylord (gymnastics) plays a college student who gets involved in a battle between a Chinese witch and the devil. Fun, off-beat, a little incoherent at times. With Donald Pleasence, dir by Sergio Martino. 5.5/10

April 26
90. How to Make a Doll (1968)* (The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Box Set) Blu-ray
Nerdy scientists program a computer to produce beautiful women - film also involves early cyberpunk and virtual reality! Sex comedy is sometimes humorous but also tedious as well with bits going on for far too long. 4/10
91. The Wizard of Gore (1968) (The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Box Set) Blu-ray
A stage magician uses hypnosis to keep his volunteer victims together until after the show. A series of over the top gore effects linked by a weak plot. Ray Sager is good as the magician as is the female lead. The male lead not as much. The story is bizarre, sometimes incomprehensible especially the end but overall I like it. 6/10
92. The Wizard of Gore commentary with Lewis and Vraney

April 27
93. Klondike Fury (1942)* (Sinister Cinema Poverty Row Studio Collection Monogram Pictures Vol. 3)
A disgraced doctor crash lands near an isolated Alaskan town and manages to change some lives there. Fairly predictable story but well done enough with some good performances. 5/10
94. Lady in the Death House (1944)* Streaming Prime
Good PRC picture about a criminologist (Lionel Atwill) who tries to clear a woman convicted of murder and whose fiancé is the prison executioner. Interesting little time waster. 5.5/10
95. This Stuff'll Kill Ya! (1971) (The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Box Set) Blu-ray
A fake preacher and his flock run moonshine business. OK but the bible quoting rants can become tedious and the last part of the film looses momentum. Some good music though. 4.5/10
96. This Stuff'll Kill Ya! commentary with Daniel Krogh (HGL crew member and actor)
Some interesting tidbits but way too much describing what is happening on the screen.
97. The Last Woman on Earth (1960)* (The Roger Corman Puerto Rico Trilogy)
After going skin diving three people discover they are the only people still alive after an unspecified disaster. Low budget but well acted and nice scenery. 6/10

April 28
98. Low Blow (1986)* (Mill Creek Explosive Cinema 12 Movie Collection)
Martial artist Leo Fong stars as a disheveled private eye hired to get a young woman away from a cult. Fong is a wooden actor but some odd humor and a crazy plot make this interesting. With Cameron Mitchell. 5/10
99. The Year of the Yahoo! (1971) (SWV Drive-In Classics Collection)
Real life CW singer Claude King plays a CW singer earmarked by media types to run for the US Senate. Well done sendup of media hype even more relevant today. Played straight (if absurd) which helps. 6.5/10
100. Death Riders (1976)* (Mill Creek Savage Cinema 12 Movie Collection)
Documentary about a motorcycle thrill show on tour. Better than I thought it would be. Interesting with some great scenes of rural American life at the time. Crown International. 5.5/10

April 29
101. The Gore Gore Girls (1972) (The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Box Set) Blu-ray
A snooty detective is hired to find the killer who is murdering strippers and mutilating their bodies. Darkly humorous and filled with absurdly extreme gore effects. Lots of go go dancing too. 6/10
102. The Gore Gore Girls commentary with Lewis, Vraney and Maslon
103. The Obsessed One (1974)* Blu-ray
A man seeks revenge on three thugs who raped and killed his wife. Cheap, sleazy, violent and padded. Best part is when our hero goes into bug-eyed obsessed one mode - mayhem follows. Filmed in small South American country of Suriname. 4.5/10
104. Killer Crocodile 2(1990)* Blu-ray
An egg hatches and another ginormous croc runs amok in the swamp. The croc seems slightly more mobile in this one otherwise pretty much the same stuff but maybe a little bit more entertaining. 5.5/10
105. The Prince Of Plasma -The Giannetto De Rossi Story (2019)* (On Killer Crocodile 2 dsc)
Feature length documentary about makeup and special effects master De Rossi who worked with Fulchi on Zombie and The Beyond as well as Fellini, Bertolucci, and Hollywood blockbusters like Rambo III. He passed away on 4/11/21. Very interesting. 6/10

April 30
106. Killpont (1984)* (Mill Creek Explosive Cinema 12 Movie Collection)
A police detective searches for arms dealers who stole automatic weapons from a national guard armory. Another Leo Fong action flick. Not sure why but I find Fong and his Droopy like look appealing. 5/10
107. Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat (2002)*
The grandson of Faud Ramses reopens the catering business. The comedy was a mixed bag for me, there were some funny parts and some unfunny stupid stuff. Alas I have the R rated version which cuts much of the gore. Still overall I liked this. 5.5/10
108. Creature of the Walking Dead (1965) (Jerry Warren Collection Volume 2)
A doctor revives his ancestor who needs human blood to stay young. Instead of dubbing, Warren used voiceovers and shot few extra scenes to make this an english movie. Original Mexican footage looks pretty good with a nice lab set. 5.5/10
109. Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) (The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Box Set) Blu-ray
Well done and fond look at HGL's career. Good info on his early years and his eventual discovery of fandom. 7/10
110. Drive-In Delirium:'60s And '70s Savagery (2017)* Blu-ray
Watched this throughout the challenge saving the last part to finish up with. Great stuff.

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Re: 12th Annual Drive-in/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge. April 1-April 30, 2021 LIST THREAD

3/31/21

1) Ingagi (1930) - Two guys on an African safari trap or shoot a bunch of animals, then end up in the land of the Ingagi, where native women mate with gorillas. This infamous pseudo-documentary was reported to be a lost film for so long that I never thought I'd get a chance to view it. Unfortunately the legend is far better than the movie. Still I'm glad I had a chance to see it, and I'm looking forward to listening to the commentary tracks.
2) Satan's Harvest (1970) [OtherWorlds TV] - A smooth P.I. (George Montgomery) goes to South Africa, where he has inherited a marijuana ranch. Then, between bouts of random animal footage, someone tries to to kill him, but fails. Rinse and repeat.

4/1/21

3) Shoplifting: You Pay For It (1982) - Anti-shoplifting film. / Getting Ready Emotionally (1951) - Coronet film meant to help prepare high schoolers for miltary life. / Safety Facts About Crossing Tracks (1970) - How to drive over or near railroad tracks, and what can go wrong. / 24 Hours of Progress (1950) - Oil Industry Information Committee film illustrating many of the ways petroleum is used during an average day in the U.S.A. / Rose By Any Other Name (1976) - Well, this one was different. An Adelphi University Center on Aging film where a woman gets a call from her elderly mother's nursing home after her mother is caught sleeping with a couple of the male residents. They make the old lady promise to stop, and she agrees, which causes the old man to get angry and depressed when she stops visiting him without any explanation. Then there's an unsatisfyingly ambiguous ending and the credits roll.
4) Crazy Guy with Super Kung-Fu (Yu tou dai lao ben tu di) (1978) [YouTube] - When I saw that title, I knew I had to watch it. Politically incorrect kung fu comedy about three goofball tofu makers who lose their jobs after fighting in the kitchen. Then, desperate for money, they decide to try to capture four wanted criminals for the reward money, but first they need some kung fu lessons. Mildly entertaining, forgettable time-waster with a memorable title.
5) The Driver's Seat (Identikit) (1974) [OtherWorlds TV] - Oddball, nonlinear story about a bitchy, middle-aged woman (Elizabeth Taylor) who travels to Rome, meeting several eccentric people (including Andy Warhol) along the way. Meanwhile, a group of police detectives who are looking for her (for some mysterious reason) interview the people she encountered. Not a very interesting movie, unless you find watching women shopping captivating, but the nonlinear story structure did add a little to it.
6) Jailhouse Wardress (Les gardiennes du pénitencier) (1981) - Following WWII, a high-ranking Nazi moved to South America where he is now involved somehow with a women's prison. Choppy mess made up of some new footage (I assume) and lots of clips taken from other Nazisploitation and WIP flicks. I had seen it before.
7) Project: Kill (1976) - Leslie Nielsen and Gary Lockwood are the leaders of a US Government super-assassin program. Nielsen becomes disenchanted with the job and goes AWOL, flying to Manila, with Lockwood in pursuit. It's a low-budget film shot in the Philippines in the '70s, so of course Vic Diaz makes an appearance. Nothing spectacular, but the cast made it worth a look.
8) She Mob (1968) - Five women prison escapees, looking for a man, call a gigolo out to the farmhouse where they are hiding. After they find out he is living with a rich client, they kidnap him and hold him for ransom. So his rich client calls in a slinky female private eye to rescue him. Another one I had seen before, but it had been a while since I saw it, and I didn't remember too much about it.

4/2/21

9) The Girl from Pussycat (1969) - Girl gang robs a bank. Has lots of sex. I had seen this one before too. Man, did that hour drag by slowly.
10) Robotics: The Future is Now! (1984) - William Shatner discusses robots and the role they played in industry in 1984. / Robot Reality (1989) - Short about industrial robot safety procedures. / Girls Beware (3rd Edition) (1979) - Educational short that warns adolescent girls about the dangers of sexual abuse by adults. / Penelope (196?) - A young, single, pregnant woman in New York City walks around, shops, and talks. I'm guessing it was a student film. Whatever it was, it wasn't interesting or entertaining.
11) Gold Raiders (1982) [B-Movie TV] - A plane heading to Thailand carrying $200 million in gold is shot down somewhere in Southeast Asia. People go looking for it, and shoot at, or get shot at by, some other people looking for it. About what you'd expect, but I guess if you're gonna watch a movie with big rubber vampire bats and a flying motorcycle, it might as well be this one.
12) Gakkou no kaidan: Noroi no kotodama (Haunted School: The Curse of the Word Spirit) (2014) [B-Movie TV] - Japanese high school kids are haunted by Japanese ghosts in their haunted Japanese high school. This was almost kind of good, until the final act, when it became mostly irritating.

4/3/21

13) The Spirit of America with Charles Kuralt: The Declaration of Independence (1976) - Bicentennial short about the debate over and passage of the Declaration of Independence. / Skiing in the Swiss Mountains (19??) - Travelogue concentrating on skiing in Switzerland. / Whose Shoes? (1969) - Incomprehensible 3 minute film by Encyclopaedia Britannica focusing on peoples' feet. / Traffic Court U.S.A. (1956) - Overview of traffic court. / Make Your Own Decisions (1951) - A confused teenage girl is having a hard time making decisions, so, in standard Coronet fashion, she makes a list. / Tom (1972) - National Institute of Mental Health film showing California hippies doin' California hippie shit while incessantly droning on about California hippie shit like Tarot cards, surfing, throwing pots, smoking pot, and tripping on acid. / Tame The Wind (1974) - Short film about weather, and how man may be able to (purposefully and inadvertently) change weather conditions.
14) Hell Up in Harlem (1973) - Fred Williamson returns as Tommy Gibbs (Black Caesar) looking for revenge against the white gangsters and NYC politicians who had him shot. Entertaining Larry Cohen blaxploitation flick full of early '70s New York landmarks.
15) Savage Harvest (1981) - Somewhere in drought-ridden Africa, Tom Skerritt, Michelle Phillips, and a few other people are trapped in a house by a pride of hungry lions (who are the real stars of the film - the animal trainers did a good job). Amusing "Nature Runs Amok" Movie. I don't know which was funnier; the lion coming down the chimney, or Tom Skerritt singing Beatles hits.
16) Curse of the Voodoo (Voodoo Blood Death) (1965) - A British upper class twit on a safari in Africa shoots and kills a lion, upsetting some local natives who worship lions. He heads back to London, where he begins to believe he has been cursed, and that African tribesmen have pursued him in order to kill him. Eventually, after the story drags on for way too long, he goes back to Africa and goes on a shooting (and missing!) spree. Was he really cursed? Or was he just a disturbed, paranoid, alcoholic twit? Or maybe it was all some sort of metaphor for British colonialism? I don't care. I'm just glad the curse of this movie was broken, and the horrible nightmare finally ended.
17) Lady Dragon (1992) [B-Movie TV] - After her husband is gunned down on the steps of the church immediately after their wedding, Cynthia Rothrock must convalesce in the jungle and learn the way of the dragon so she can take down the killer (Richard Norton) and his minions. Okay '90s action movie with lots of gunplay, lots of martial arts action, a decent vehicle chase, and a disappointingly anticlimactic ending.
18) Seth and Tia (2020) [B-Movie TV] - Boy meets girl in mental institution. They escape with a third patient and not much happens for, like forever. Eventually they get some guns, rob some people, and sing at a karaoke bar. Two other patients (who want to kill them) escape and go after them. Then not much happens again. Finally the end credits roll. Painful.

4/4/21

19) Justine: A Private Affair (1995) [B-Movie TV] - One in a series of movies where an imaginative young woman named Justine goes on R rated globetrotting adventures. It's like a '90s syndicated TV adventure show, but with lots of nudity. I see online that there are seven films in this series. I've seen two of them now, and I believe they are 90 minute movies formed by editing together 3 episodes of a half hour format series (but I can't find any information about the original show, if it existed, just the 7 movies).
20) Intrépidos punks (1988) - After a punk motorcycle gang in Mexico robs a bank, then kidnaps a prison warden's wife and forces him to release some incarcerated gang members, two Mexican super cops are put on the case. Would have been better if the punks' bright, colorful hair and makeup didn't make them look like goofy clowns rather than the intimidating criminals they were supposed to be, but maybe it was meant to be a comedy. Well it was funny, whether it was intentional or not.
21) Punk Vacation (1990) - A gang of punk motorcyclists (thankfully not quite as garish as the previous bunch, but they're still not exactly intimidating) kills the owner of a roadside diner outside a small town in California. Some other stuff happens, then, eventually, the punks end up running through the woods (springing traps like Ewoks) while being pursued by a group of rednecks (who appear to have never been anywhere near the woods before). I've seen bad, stupid '80s action movies before, now I've seen this one.
22) Out of Control (1985) - Starring Betsy Russell and "introducing" Sherilyn Fenn. After their prom, a group of teens go for a ride in a seaplane and run into rough weather. The plane crashes and the pilot dies, leaving the teens alone on an island. Then it's all fun and games until the drug dealers who use the island as a base show up (fortunately these bad guys are terrible marksmen and couldn't hit the broadside of a barn). A silly, reasonably entertaining, very '80s kid's adventure movie, with some nudity.
23) Misterio en las Bermudas (Mystery in the Bermuda Triangle) (1979) - The morning after a sudden storm, a man and a boy go fishing on a pier. The boy catches something, and when he reels in his line, we see he's hooked onto a silver mask. This leads the man to tell a story about Santo, Blue Demon, and Mil Mascaras, three wrestlers who came to the area some years before, and how, at that time, sudden storms had preceded plane and boat disappearances.
24) Beach House (1982) [B-Movie TV] - An obnoxious group of idjits from Philadelphia rent the top half of a beach house for a week and clash with the obnoxious group of goombahs from Brooklyn who are renting the downstairs. Too bad it wasn't a horror movie so I could have seen them all get killed.


4/5/21

25) Master's Revenge (Devil Rider!) (1970) - A karate instructor's girlfriend gets fed up with his straight-laced ways and wants to "have some fun" so she goes for a walk and ends up at the beach, where she gets picked up by "Champ" the leader of a local motorcycle gang. After she fails to come home that night, her father hires the worst private detective ever to find her. The middle-aged detective puts on a wig, borrows a motorcycle, and tries the ol' "How do you do, fellow kids?" bit, to disastrous results. Who can save them? Perhaps the title can provide a clue.
26) Sinner's Blood (1969) - Two recently orphaned sisters, Penny and Patricia, move in with their aunt and uncle. They meet two guys who want to join the local motorcycle club. At a party, Penny catches her guy with his boyfriend, a member of the MC. To get back at him, she gives him some LSD, and he soon rides his bike off a cliff. A place the movie soon visits as well, with its nonsensical final scene.
27) The Last Chase (1981) - Twenty years or so in the future, following a deadly epidemic and an oil shortage, private automobiles are banned by the totalitarian surveillance state. Lawbreakers are sent to "rehabilitation camps." A former race car driver (Lee Majors), fed up with this new system digs up the parts of his old race car, which he had hidden away, and rebuilds it in his garage. He meets a young hacker (Chris Makepeace) who is being pursued by the police, and together they take the race car towards the free state of California. The government, realizing they'll never catch them with their electric carts, recruits a crusty, old, slightly batty fighter jet pilot (Burgess Meredith) to chase them down by air. The premise doesn't really make any sense, but it was a fun movie to watch.
28) The Savage Seven (1968) - A California biker gang, riding through the desert somewhere in the American Southwest, stops at a bar in a shanty town in the middle of nowhere. The town is a makeshift company town populated by the families of exploited Native Americans working on a construction crew nearby. The gang's leader, an outlaw biker with a heart of gold, falls for a waitress at the bar, so the gang camps nearby. Then the three groups form and break alliances while using each other against one another, ending with a fiery, bloody final battle. Pretty good AIP biker flick produced by Dick Clark, with a young Penny Marshall in a small role.
29) Easy Wheels (1989) - In this not very funny biker comedy, co-written by Sam and Ivan Raimi (Ted Raimi shows up in it playing a bartender, making it a true family affair), a group of female motorcyclists (led by a woman who was raised by wolves) are stealing babies as the first step in their plan to start a future matriarchal society.
30) Track of Thunder (1967) - A gambling syndicate purchases a stock car race track, hoping to make betting on car races as lucrative as betting on horse races or dog races. Then, the syndicate guy and a lady reporter (Majel Barrett) plant fake stories in the press to create friction between a young driver (Tommy Kirk) and another driver, to create publicity for the track.

4/6/21

31) Naked Angels (1969) - Some bikers go to Vegas looking for someone, but get run out of town by some cops. So they ride through the desert. They argue. Then split up. Then get lost. If watching people wander aimlessly through the desert is your thing, this is your movie.
32) Out of this World (1964) - A housewife takes a trip to GM's "Futurama" exhibit at the 1964 New York World's Fair and gets a look at our limitless future, and a bunch of Frigidaire products. / Adventures of Bunny Rabbit (1937) - Shows us a few obviously staged events in the life of a mother rabbit and her newborn bunnies who live in the woods near a farm. / The Stars Through the Seasons (1970) - Coronet astronomy lesson discussing where to look for stars at different times of the year, and why they appear in different positions. / Describing an Incident (1949) - Coronet film illustrating how to tell an anecdote in an interesting manner. / Poultry on the Farm (Second Edition) (1959) - An Elementary School film about hatching and raising chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys on a small farm. / Installment Buying (1948) - A young doctor, just starting out, and in need of new waiting room furniture, teaches us how buying on the installment plan works, and tells us some of the pros and cons of buying things that way.
33) Angels Hard as They Come (1971) - Scott Glenn and two other bikers (the Angels) meet some other bikers (the Dragons) at a gas station and get invited to a party at a hippie camp in an old ghost town. (Look for Gary Busey as one of the hippies.) At the ghost town they meet the rest of the Dragons and their leader, a maniacal dingbat who wears an ill-fitting silver pickelhaube and calls himself "the General." During the party, the outnumbered Angels try to stop a few of the Dragons from raping a hippie chick, but during the ensuing fight, the girl is killed (which the General blames on the Angels). Then the Dragons hold a "trial," with the General as the judge, and the three Angels as the defendants.
34) Devil's Angels (1967) - In this AIP biker flick, John Cassavetes is the ridiculously clean-cut leader of a motorcycle gang called the Skulls, who, after a member accidentally runs over someone on the street with his bike, decides it's time for the gang to leave town. So they all get on their bikes and ride off, ending up in a small town called Brookville. They ask around looking for a place to camp overnight. The townspeople want them to leave, but the sheriff tells them they can sleep on the beach, if they don't cause any problems and promise to leave in the morning. Later that night, a young woman from town hanging out with the gang is almost raped but escapes and runs back to town. The sheriff sends the rest of the gang packing, but arrests Cassavetes then lets him go after he finds out from the girl that she wasn't raped. Unfortunately the Skulls have already called in another biker gang for backup and they plan on attacking the town to get even. I didn't buy John Cassavetes as an outlaw biker, but I still mostly liked this one. It helped that the entertainingly weird Buck Kartalian played one of the bikers.

4/7/21

35) America 3000 (1986) - 900 years after a nuclear apocalypse, mankind has split into two primitive groups: Women who rule, and men who run wild in the ruins of the old civilization until captured and enslaved by the women. It's sort of like Planet of the Apes but with women in place of the apes.
36) The Frozen Dead (1966) - A Nazi scientist (Dana Andrews) somewhere in England is working to revive a bunch of high-ranking Nazis (twenty years after they were cryogenically frozen at the end of WWII) when his niece drops in for a visit.
37) World Gone Wild (1987) - It's 2085, 75 years after a nuclear apocalypse which killed most of humanity, and it hasn't rained in 50 years. Bruce Dern and Catherine Mary Stewart live in the desert at a place that has water called Lost Wells. Adam Ant and his religious zealots attack Lost Wells, kill a few people, and abduct a few others. He leaves, but says they'll be back, so Bruce Dern recruits Michael Paré, Julius Carry, and a few more not as well-known character actors to come to Lost Wells to help them fight the invaders.
38) Bandidos (1967) - Bandits rob a train, killing everyone on board. Only one person fights back; a gunfighter who never misses. The head bandit, Billy Kane, immediately recognizes the handiwork of an old friend and convinces him to give up. Then, rather than kill his old friend, he shoots the gunslinger's hands so he can't shoot a gun anymore. Some years later, the crippled gunfighter meets a young escaped convict (wrongly accused, of course) during a barroom brawl. They become friends, and the gunfighter trains the younger man how to shoot. Both are looking for revenge against the same man, Billy Kane.
39) Hologram Man (1995) [B-Movie TV] - Goofy '90s direct-to-video sci-fi action flick. After causing a lot of property damage, assassinating a Governor, and killing a few cops, a criminal is sentenced to holographic jail, where his mind is implanted into a computer to be reprogrammed. Five years later, he's set to be paroled and returned to his original body, but a computer genius (William Sanderson) working for his old gang helps the bad guy escape in his holographic body encased in a malleable rubber shell, allowing him to change his appearance. Now it's up to the cop who put him away the first time to bring him in again.

4/8/21

40) Forgotten Pistolero (Il pistolero dell'Ave Maria, Gunman of Ave Maria) (1969) - Rafael is traveling through the desert when he meets Sebastian, who, it turns out, he knew when they were kids. Rafael tells Sebastian that Sebastian's father was killed by Sebastian's mother and her lover, and that Rafael was supposed to marry Sebastian's sister but their mother forced her to marry someone else.
41) Johnny Hamlet (Quella sporca storia nel west) (1968) - A Confederate soldier returns home and learns that his father has been murdered, and his mother has married his uncle. Not believing the official story, he decides to investigate and find the killer.
42) Ben and Charlie (Amico, stammi lontano almeno un palmo, Amigo, Stay Away) (1972) - Ben gets released from a Mexican prison and his old criminal partner Charlie is waiting there for him. They ride away together, then stop in the desert for an argument and a fistfight. Ben wants to continue their partnership, but Charlie wants to split and rides away. Despite heading in different directions, the pair keep running into each other and getting into trouble. Eventually they decide to stop fighting fate and go ahead and travel together. One day, on the spur of the moment, Ben decides to rob a bank, which starts them on a new career.
43) Marching Corp Style and Musicianship (1974) - A chubby band director illustrates a few "corp style" tips with his marching band students on a football field. / Man Who Missed Breakfast (1944) - WWII era film talking about "the importance of eating all seven of the basic nutritional foods each day" so all Americans can "be strong, healthy, and vigorously able to perform the heroic tasks which all of us now face." / One Rainy Day (1953) - Schoolboy Jimmy doesn't like rainy days, but after his teacher reads the class a story about Peggy, a happy little girl who understands the benefits of rain (which we see acted out on screen), maybe he'll change his mind. / New Ways in Farming (1945) - This March of Time film tracks farming in the U.S. from the boom period of WWI through the Dustbowl and the Great Depression. Tells how rotating crops and planting on contours can prevent and heal land erosion. Talks briefly about alternative crops (like Kudzu!), and how modern machinery, along with modern freezing and canning techniques, and electricity, can all increase farm yields and income. / How Energy is Produced (195?) - A brief look at electricity; quickly discussing Michael Faraday's experiments and electric generators of various types. / Fundamentals of Acoustics (Second Edition) (1950) - A quick look at "the science that deals with sound."
44) Run, Man, Run (1968) (Corri uomo corri) - Alliances are made, and broken, as Cuchillo, a knife wielding small-time thief, and several assorted characters travel to Texas searching for a large stash of gold hidden there by Mexican revolutionaries.
45) The Giant of Metropolis (Il gigante di Metropolis) (1961)- Boring Italian Sci-Fi/Sword & Sandal mash-up. Shirtless hero, Obro goes to Metropolis, the capital of the advanced civilization Atlantis, to warn them that their evil super-science will one day destroy them. Obro is arrested, and rather than execute him, their leader says he will use him in his experiments. But first he makes Obro fight with a few hirsute, shirtless men. I had hoped this one would be amusingly bad, but it was just bad.
46) Game Show Models (1977) - A hippie breaks up with his girlfriend, moves out, gets a haircut, buys a suit, and drops into society by getting a job as a trainee at a public relations firm in Hollywood. Obviously the title was used just to sell tickets, because the game show and the models aren't in the movie very much.

4/9/21

47) Hollywood High Part II (1981) [B-Zone] - I watched Hollywood High last April (but don't remember anything about it). So why not watch some more forgettable high school hijinks with a new class of students? An uninteresting sequel where six uninteresting high school kids do uninteresting stuff.
48) A Place Called Today (1972) [B-Movie TV] - In a racially divided city plagued by violence, a black lawyer uses the civil unrest to his advantage in his bid for mayor, promising he is the only one who can bring an end to the violence.

4/10/21

49) Video Violence (1987) - Slightly better than average SOV horror flick. A man and his wife move from NYC to a small town where he opens a video store. Almost everyone in town owns a VCR, but his customers seem to only rent horror movies, and occasionally porn. One day a customer leaves a homemade video in the dropbox which turns out to be a video of a murder. The store owner informs the sheriff, who is no help. The mystery deepens as he and his wife both receive more homemade videos.
50) The Astrologer (1976) [YouTube] - A crook who works as a fortune teller in a fair in California becomes a jewel smuggler and goes to Kenya, where he steals some jewels and makes a bunch of enemies. He escapes by sailboat to Tahiti. After he sells the stolen jewels, he returns to California, and uses the money to start an astrology TV show, followed by a hit movie based on his life. Eventually he becomes a big-time Hollywood producer, and makes his wife a movie star. Nothing special, but it could've been worse, I guess.
51) Saltwater Atomic Shark (Saltwater) (2016) - A glowing red CGI shark attacks and kills some people, and fish that get near the shark become irradiated and cause people who eat them to turn red and explode. It's up to a brave, brilliant, and beautiful, bikini clad marine biology student to stop it. Yeah, that was actually a real movie that someone made, and I watched it.
52) Predator World (Aliens vs. Titanic) (2017) - In this sci-fi sex comedy (that feels like it was made about 40 years too late), the Titan1-C, a luxury spaceship on its maiden voyage, is struck by an ice comet (although most of the characters call it a meteor). Following some bad CGI, five survivors escape aboard a lifepod and land on an alien planet, where they are attacked by shapeshifting alien parasites.
53) Trailer Park Shark (2017) - Mr. Belding from Saved by the Bell wants to get the rednecks living in his trailer park to leave, so he hires a guy to blow up a nearby levee during a storm, in order to flood the trailer park. Following the storm, and the explosion, a CGI electric shark makes its way to the now flooded park and starts terrorizing the residents. The title should've been warning enough, but the two-and-a-half minute long tracking shot through the trailer park near the beginning had me expecting (or at least hoping for) something better than it turned out to be.

4/11/21

54) Pastor Shepherd (2010) - Goofy comedy about a dim-witted loser, Shepherd, who is an unsuccessful, hearse driving, door to door "freeze dried pet salesman" (a pet taxidermist) who lives with his elderly, sickly mother who spends all her time on a couch watching televangelists, when she isn't writing checks to them. After he loses his job, he, his mother (and her couch), and his neighbor Phil (Danny Trejo) and Phil's daughter go on a road trip. Surprisingly, this was actually funny, at times.
55) Croczilla (Bai wan ju e) (2012) - A guy who raises crocodiles is low on cash, so he sells his crocodiles, including the biggest one, his grandson's favorite, to a guy who promises he will take care of them. He turns around and sells them to a restaurateur who makes big bucks selling crocodile meat to tourists. As he's preparing to butcher it, the giant CGI crocodile escapes and starts harassing people, so everyone in town goes hunting for it.
56) Mandinga (1976) [B-Movie TV] - Italian Mandingo rip-off. Plantation owning couple enjoy whipping, and having sex with, their slaves. I'm pretty sure that I had seen this one before, but it wasn't checked on icheckmovies, so I watched it (again).

4/12/21

57) Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965) - AIP sci-fi pic made up of a Russian movie edited in with some newly shot footage using Hollywood actors. It's 2020 and people land on Venus while Basil Rathbone watches them from a space station.
58) I Escaped from Devil's Island (1973) - Jim Brown is a prisoner serving a life sentence on Devil's Island who escapes, along with Christopher George and two other guys, on a raft they built using cow hides he collected from his job as the island's butcher.
59) The Final Option (Who Dares Wins) (1982) - Terrorists who are willing to kill for "peace" are infiltrating anti-nuke organizations, so the British government sends an undercover SAS officer to look into it. Takes forever getting to where it was going, but the final act, where it went all-in as an action flick wasn't terrible.
60) Curious Alice (1971) - Young Alice follows a rabbit into a trippy, colorful animated wonderland of drugs. / Back of the Mike (1938) - A Jam Handy movie made for Chevrolet. A little kid turns on a radio to listen to a radio show. We see actors playing out the story onscreen within the radio speaker, then it switches to the voice actors and sound effects crew performing the show in a radio studio. Then it goes back to the first group of actors for the climax of the story, as the good guys, driving a new Chevy, chase down the bad guys. / Pigs and Elephants (1947) - Looks at common domestic pigs and related exotic animals found across the world. Don't let the title fool you, the narrator makes it clear that elephants and pigs are not related. / Painting and Decorating (1945) - Part of the "Your Life Work" series shows young people what the job of painter entails. / Practice Makes Perfect Drivers (1952) - General Motors film discussing good driving habits. / Mister, You Made a Big Mistake on My Bill! (1976) - Fred Bixby's (Don Knotts) wife just got home from the hospital, and when he gets the bill for $1687.42 he naturally thinks there was some mistake, so he goes to the hospital to complain. At the hospital a nurse who recognizes him takes him on a tour of the hospital to explain why the bill was so high.
61) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1980) [OtherWorlds TV] - In this made for TV retelling of the Washington Irving story, Ichabod Crane (Jeff Goldblum), the new schoolmaster in Sleepy Hollow (which residents say is haunted by the Headless Horseman, and other spirits), begins to fear that maybe it isn't all superstition, and that maybe the ghosts are real.
62) Alien 2 On Earth (Alien 2 Sulla Terra) (1980) [OtherWorlds TV] - Italian Alien rip-off. Astronauts return to earth. A woman goes on a TV show and talks about a cave or something, then goes to the beach. Then some other people go bowling. Then some guy goes shopping in a bicycle shop, and the woman goes to another beach. Then it's time to go for a drive in the desert. Finally, after all the home movies, something almost happens. Eventually a group of people go spelunking and get attacked and killed by things in the cave. Who will survive? Who the fuck cares?
63) Project Nightmare (1987) [OtherWorlds TV] - Two guys are lost. They walk through the woods, meet a couple of people and see some weird stuff. There's lots of walking, a little driving, some flying. One of the guys stumbles across an underground installation where he meets a scientist who tells him he's working on an experiment, and that his advanced computer can turn peoples' thoughts into reality.

4/13/21

64) Dou Foh Sin (Flash Point) (2007) - A kung fu cop and his undercover cop partner are working to bring down three drug dealers in Hong Kong. When the bad guys kidnap undercover cop's girlfriend to keep him from testifying, it's up to kung fu cop to save the day.
65) Bu Er Shen Tan (Badges of Fury) (2013) - Goofy, cartoonish Hong Kong action comedy with lots of over the top wire work, silly sound effects, and cartoony CGI. A couple of kung fu cops (Jet Li and some other guy) are after a killer whose victims all die with smiles on their faces. Not very funny, but mildly entertaining if you can let yourself accept the live-action cartoon conceit.
66) Da Bing Xiao Jiang (Little Big Soldier) (2010) - Following a large battle, only two soldiers survive - one from each side. Jackie Chan is a conscript who played dead during the battle, who stumbles across a wounded general from the other side and takes him as a prisoner, hoping to receive a reward (a military discharge). He heads back home with the captive, unaware at first of the group of enemy soldiers following them, looking for the missing general. When it turns out the people after the general are his personal enemies, and want him dead, the two former enemy soldiers call an unsteady truce and work together to stay alive. Pretty good - Not a lot of martial arts action, but not a lot of CGI either.
67) Gap Tung Kei Hap (Iceman) (2014) - A truck carrying three cryogenic containers crashes, releasing three super kung fu fighters. 400 years earlier, one guy was falsely accused of treason, and during a battle in a snowstorm, the three were buried by a CGI avalanche. Another kung fu flick with over the top wire work and too much CGI. Given all the stuff flying toward the camera, I'm guessing this was originally released as a 3D movie, but I doubt 3D would help it much. This was a remake of a 1989 Hong Kong flick, maybe I'll check it out and see if it was any good.

4/14/21

68) Night Force (Nightforce) (1987) [B-Movie TV] - After Cameron Mitchell's daughter is kidnapped by Mexican gangsters, Linda Blair and a few friends go to Mexico, where they join up with Richard Lynch, to rescue her. I've watched this (or at least half-watched it) a few times before, but this was the first time I noticed that Linda Blair sang the song that played over the end credits.
69) Xin Shao Lin Si (Shaolin) (2011) - A Chinese warlord shoots and kills an enemy warlord on the grounds of a Shaolin temple. Later, after he kills another warlord, he's set upon by a bunch of soldiers and is injured during the mutiny, but escapes. He falls into a pit, stays with Jackie Chan for a little while, then cuts his hair and moves into the Shaolin temple and becomes a monk, feeds the poor, studies martial arts, and learns to heal.
70) Nabonga (1944) [OtherWorlds TV] - A plane carrying a man and his young daughter crashes in the jungle somewhere in Africa. Years later Buster Crabbe goes into the jungle looking for a "great white witch" a native told him about, and finds the girl, now grown, and her gorilla companion.
71) Salute to the Navy! (1945) - Silent Castle Films short showing battleships, PT boats, blimps, submarines, and aircraft carriers, plus some WWII battle footage from near the Marshall Islands. / The Art of Seeing (196?) - A farmer in Florida takes a load of strawberries to a fruit stand. Then we're shown lots of different objects, with an emphasis on color. / Safety Saves (1945) - "Only fools break safety rules." Part fork truck (forklift) safety film. Part advertisement for Clark Equipment Company brand forklifts. / Can't Always Tell By Looking (197?) - Atlas Supply Co. film teaching service station attendants how to detect possible problems with car batteries and when you should use the Atlas battery load tester, so you don't lose highly profitable battery sales. / Speed and Reflexes (195?) - "The laws of nature can not be broken without immediate punishment." Dry auto safety film discussing reaction time and the physical forces working on a moving vehicle.
72) Extra Terrestrial Visitors (Los Nuevos Extraterrestres) (1983) [B-MovieTV] - Italian E.T. rip-off. An obnoxious little kid finds an obnoxious little alien kid and takes it home. Meanwhile a musical group, a couple of poachers, and an older alien wander around in the woods. Eventually their stories collide in this infamous train wreck of a movie. "It Stinks!" Yeah, I had seen this one before, but it seemed like a good time to watch it again.
73) Gap Tung Kei Hap (The Iceman Cometh) (1989) - The Golden Harvest logo at the beginning of this one was more entertaining than anything in the remake I watched last night. In this one the super kung fu guy is falsely accused of conspiring with another super kung fu guy who raped the emperor's cousin. The emperor gives him 20 days to clear his name and capture the rapist. The bad guy uses a magical time machine thing to try to escape, and the hero follows him through. They land in a snowy mountainous area, get into a fight, and fall over a cliff. Later, their frozen bodies are found by a research team, and sent to Hong Kong. There, three small time crooks, looking to steal some frozen seafood, find the bodies and accidentally short out the freezer, thawing and reviving the two frozen warriors. It's like Time After Time (1979), with kung fu. Much better than the remake.

4/15/21

74) Deathsport (1978) - In the future, following a nuclear war, prisoners are forced to face death machines (motorcycles armed with disintegrator rays) in Death Sport, where the losers die and the winners are set free. Stars David Carradine, Claudia Jennings, and Richard Lynch.
75) Aphrodisiac! The Sexual Secret of Marijuana (1971) - A fake documentary about marijuana, and especially its heretofore undisclosed aphrodisiacal qualities. There are lots of familiar faces here (if you've watched an inordinate amount of '60s and early '70s sexploitation or porn). I ended up watching this one twice because the first copy I had was only 42 minutes long (it was an edited "R rated" version), so I got an uncut 77 minute copy and watched that one too.
76) The Story of Sugar (1953) - How it's made film. Sugar production from field to refinery. / Half-Humanoid Presentation (1965) - Incredibly odd short demonstrating the Half-Humanoid, a "magical, mechanical girl" (actually a model inside an optical illusion, created with mirrors, so she appears to have no lower half), offered by Magical Productions for use as a demonstration model at trade shows, recreating a Hamilton-Beach electric knife demo from a national housewares show. / The Story (1969) - Directed by Homer Groening. Little Matt Groening tells a story to Lisa and Maggie Groening. / The Pussycat That Ran Away (1957) - Two little boys spend the summer on their grandparents' farm in Norway. One day, for no reason, the older boy throws his little brother's toy boat into the fjord, which upsets both his baby brother and the farm kitten that the older boy had befriended. In fact, the kitten is so upset that she runs away. / The Mechanic (1946) - In this little slice of Cold War propaganda from the United States Information Services, we get a quick overview of American manufacturing, then we meet Charlie, a mechanic in a factory somewhere in the American West, and follow him home from work, to take a look at his middle class, post-war American life in the post-war American community where he lives. / V.D. Every 30 Seconds (1971) - "Every 30 seconds someone contracts one of these crippling diseases." Pretty standard V.D. short, concentrating on syphilis and gonorrhea (including the requisite hideous chancre pics).

4/16/21

77) Now They Call Him Sacramento (I Bandoleros Della Dodicesima Ora) (1972) - Spanish Trinity rip-off. Three guys rob a train, then two guys who were on the train steal everything back. Later, the two guys help out some ladies by taking down the wealthy, crooked banker who ripped them off. This was terrible.
78) 7 Guns for Timothy (Seven Magnificent Guns, 7 Magnifiche Pistole) (1966) - Greenhorn Western lawyer Timothy inherits a mine that a bandit wants, so five seasoned Western types train him in the ways of the West. Eventually another guy shows up to bring us up to the number in the title. Nothing special, but at least it was better than the previous film.
79) The Last Gun (Jim il Primo) (1964) - Cameron Mitchell is the mild-mannered owner of a general store in a town in the West where a masked rider called Jim Hart is protecting the locals from a gang of bad guys. Sort of an Italian Zorro. It was silly, but I liked it. Guess I'm a sucker for stories about masked do-gooders with secret identities.
80) 4 Dollars of Revenge (Cuatro Dólares de Venganza) (1966) - A small group of U.S. soldiers secretly transporting several bags of captured Confederate gold dollars to Washington, D.C. are attacked by bandits. The only survivor of the ambush is wrongly tried for treason and is sentenced to life in prison. He later escapes from prison to kill the real criminals and to clear his name.

4/17/21

81) Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers! (1968) - A couple of mugs attempt to crack a safe in a strip club but get interrupted by the club's owner and his buxom wife.
82) Johnny Yuma (1966) - Johnny Yuma is a smug gunfighter, with a newly acquired comedic sidekick, on his way to visit his wealthy uncle. Unknown to him, his uncle's younger wife and her lover have murdered the uncle. So it's up to Johnny to bring the widow, her lover, and their evil minions to justice.
83) It Can Be Done... Amigo (Si Puň Fare... Amigo) (1972) - In this one Bud Spencer plays his typical spaghetti western character: the big bearded guy who beats up lots of bad guys. He is riding along on his stubborn horse when he stumbles across three stray horses. He takes the horses, but is soon stopped, accused of horse theft, and taken to jail. Lucky for him his cell mate's friends decide to pick that night to bust him out, so Bud Spencer goes free. The next day, while riding through the desert, he meets a dying man who asks him to watch over his nephew, so being the good guy, he takes the kid along with him to the next town, where there is a ranch that now belongs to the kid. Of course some bad guys want the ranch, so one of them hires Jack Palance to "take care" of them. I can tell you something that can't be done, amigo - enjoying this shitty movie.
84) Final Mission (1984) [B-Movie TV] - Cirio Santiago First Blood rip-off. After his family is killed by a criminal, a Vietnam vet cop hunts the criminal down and kills him. Then the criminal's sheriff brother and his deputies, looking for revenge, pursue the cop through town and into the nearby woods, but who's hunting who? At first I didn't think I had seen this before, but I had. (Man, I forget to check movies on icheckmovies a lot.)
85) Yor the Hunter from the Future (Il Mondo di Yor) (1983) - Reb Brown is a future caveman on a quest to learn about his past. In his travels he makes friends, and fights dinosaurs and hostile tribes of cave people. I had seen it before, but wanted to watch the Blu-Ray I bought yesterday at Goodwill.

4/18/21

86) Carnage Park (2016) - A bank robber and his hostage are driving along somewhere in the American Southwest when someone shoots one of the car's tires, leaving them stranded in the desert and at the mercy of a mad sniper. This started out okay, but the ending was so poorly lit, I'm really not sure what happened (good thing I didn't care by that point).
87) Beyond the Law (Al di lŕ Della Legge) (1968) - Kindhearted thief Lee Van Cleef captures and turns in some members of a rival band of thieves who took the mine payroll that he was after, and gets himself appointed as the acting sheriff of the mining town. Has he repented, or is it all part of a bigger heist? Bud Spencer (without a beard) plays a different sort of character for once.
88) The Great Adventure (Il Richiamo del Lupo) (1975) - In Alaska during the gold rush, a boy sets a German Shepherd free from a bear trap, and befriends the dog. After the boy's father is killed by Indians, he, his sister, and the dog go to a nearby town where Jack Palance is the crooked businessman who runs everything. The kids reopen their father's newspaper, and run afoul of Palance in the process. I guess it was a kiddie matinee movie. IMDb says it was rated G.
89) His Name Was King (Lo Chiamavano King) (1971) - Before he made ninja movies with Godfrey Ho in the '80s, Richard Harrison (and his mustache) made some Spaghetti Westerns in the '70s, including this one. Here he's King, who, after some gunrunners kill his brother and rape his sister in law, goes looking for revenge. I think I prefer the flamboyant ninjas.

4/19/21

90) Jesse and Lester Two Brothers in a Place Called Trinity (Jesse & Lester - Due fratelli in un posto chiamato Trinitŕ) (1972) - The last, and easily worst looking film in this Mill Creek set. It looks like a third generation VHS copy of an EP copy recorded off a snowy TV channel. Richard Harrison is whoremonger Jesse, who becomes reacquainted with his estranged Mormon half-brother Lester after they inherit some money from their late uncle. Lester wants to build a church, and Jesse has always dreamed of owning a whorehouse. The two opposites spend the movie fighting, arguing, and cheating everyone they meet, as well as each other. I definitely prefer the flamboyant ninjas.
91) Blood of the Dragon (Zhui Ming Qiang) (1971) - A little boy panhandler and a kung fu hero called the White Dragon try to deliver a message.
92) Your Chance to Live: Pollution (1974) - In this, the 8th film in the Your Chance to Live film series, some guy drones on about something as we see an empty seaside amusement park, lots of pollution, some dead fish, a crowded city street, some heavy equipment, and some other stuff. Bummer, man. I don't remember the '70s being that filthy except in movies and TV commercials, but maybe it really was that bad. / Marriage is a Partnership (1951) - A lovely young lady on a train reminisces about her life as a newlywed over the past year. / City Pets: Fun and Responsibility (1953) - Coronet short takes a look at Jimmy and his pet dog Spot, and a couple of Jimmy's neighbors and their pets. / Lost Puppy (1969) - Well, this one was odd. A little girl, left home alone by her mother, leaves the gate open when a friend visits her and her puppy runs off. She goes looking for the dog alone, and hangs out for a few minutes with a strange man in the park. After refusing the man's offer to drive her around to look for the dog (because she isn't allowed to accept rides from strangers), she walks off alone, ignores a posted warning sign, and goes into a bus parking lot to continue her search. / "If" (1973) - The Keoma of educational films. Little kids visit a zoo, or do things in school, while a singer sings an irritatingly bad song about what we see on screen.
93) Unkissed Bride (Mother Goose a Go-Go) (1966) [OtherWorlds TV] - Tommy Kirk is a newlywed who faints whenever he sees or hears something nursery rhyme related, which unfortunately always happens just as he gets close to being intimate with his bride. To learn the reason why he keeps fainting, he starts seeing a sexy psychiatrist who doses him with a psychoactive drug. If all that wasn't strange enough, Tommy Kirk sings the theme song.
94) Kill, Baby... Kill! (Operazione paura) (1966) [OtherWorlds TV] - In this Mario Bava flick, people are dying in a small village, and the villagers suspect that the ghost of a little girl who died some years before is killing them.

4/20/21

95) Acapulco Gold (1973) - A documentary purporting to show people growing, cutting, drying and preparing, buying and selling, and smuggling marijuana.
96) Grass (Grass The History of Marijuana) (1999) - Another marijuana documentary. Woody Harrelson mumbles over old newsreel footage and clips from old movies (most of which look more entertaining than this film). This would've been much better without the silly music and sound effects that were unnecessarily added to some of the old clips.
97) Dope Mania (1987) - A compilation of clips from movies and educational shorts about drugs. Some of the clips in this one were also used in the previous film.
98) Addio zio Tom (Goodbye Uncle Tom) (1971) - A Mondo look at history. Slavery in the U.S. and the slave trade are illustrated through re-enactments sometimes using the "You Are There" conceit of a camera and a journalist "interviewing" people in the past. The haphazardly inserted modern footage didn't really add much to the proceedings other than making the movie much too long.
99) Curtain Time (1960) - In this US Steel animated short extolling the benefits of steel curtain walls, an architect is hired to design and build a new headquarters for a cheese maker. / Soap, Scents and the Hard, Hard Sell (1975) - Rita Wilson and a dermatologist teach teens about personal hygiene and why the expensive hygiene products advertised on TV may not necessarily be the best choice. / I'm Mad at You (1974) - Part of the Feelings film series. A musical educational short for young kids aimed at starting discussions about dealing with anger. That song made me angry! / Keep Off the Grass (1970) - After a teenaged girl's mom finds some pot in her coat pocket, the girl counters by asking her parents why they are okay with drinking, but not with marijuana. This was the shorter Moreland-Latchford (Canadian) version, not the Sid Davis version. The Canadian accents were thicker than frozen maple syrup. I have seen the Sid Davis version before. / Marijuana The Great Escape (1970) - George, a drag racing teen, smokes pot. He convinces his girlfriend to try it at a party. She falls asleep, and when they leave the party, George lets his pot dealer buddy take her home in his VW van so she can sleep in back. Of course, his buddy gets into an accident, sending his girlfriend to the hospital, and things continue to spiral downward for George after that.
100) Ingagi (1930) - w/ commentary by film historian Kelly Robinson - Mostly talks about gorillas and apes in other movies. Have to give her some points for mentioning Silver Age DC Comics' "gorilla rule."

4/21/21

101) Amuck (Alla Ricerca del Piacere) (1972) [OtherWorlds TV] - Novelist Farley Granger's newly hired secretary has an ulterior motive; figure out what happened to her missing girlfriend, the woman who held the job before her. As she types his new novel, she begins to think that he knows why she is there, making her fear that she'll be killed.
102) The All-American Girl (1973) - It's summer vacation, but horny high school girl Debbie's boyfriend is going away all summer with the Peace Corps, and she has promised him and her mom that she'll wait until she gets married to "go all the way." Lucky for her the family in the apartment next door is happy to keep her busy until her boyfriend returns.
103) Singapore Sling (Singapore Sling: O Anthropos Pou Agapise Ena Ptoma) (1990) - A surreal, softcore, B&W, Greek neo-noir / torture porn hybrid. The story starts with a detective, bleeding from a gunshot, sitting in the dark in the rain, while nearby two women are burying a body. He's looking for a missing woman who we soon learn was probably killed by those two women - an insane, incestuous, murderous mother and daughter. It just gets weirder from there.
104) Marijuana (1968) - Sonny Bono talks about marijuana. / Food 1 2 3 4 (1976) - Educational short teaches kids that eating something from each food group is "as easy as 1,2,3,4." / Your Chance to Live: Heatwave (197?) - Dreary short from the US Defense Civil Preparedness Agency explaining the adverse effects of extreme heat on people, and a few ways it may be avoided. Basically, you should avoid extreme heat.
105) The Bride of Frank (1996) - Shot on video crapfest about an obnoxious old fuck named Frank (who works at a warehouse with some other obnoxious fucks) who kills a few obnoxious fucks. This was irritatingly bad.
106) Two Undercover Angels (Rote Lippen, Sadisterotica) (1969) - In this Jess Franco movie, two female detectives are looking for a missing woman. Nothing special, but it wasn't bad. I think I had watched it before.

4/22/21


107) Kiss Me Monster (Küss mich, Monster) (1969) - Tiresome, quickie sequel to the previous film. The two female detectives tell a guy from Interpol a tedious story about an uninteresting case they worked on concerning a missing professor and his missing formula. After the story drags on for way too long, there's a last minute twist, and it finally ends.
108) Hercules in New York (1970) - Hercules (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is bored with life on Olympus, so his father Zeus sends him to earth. He ends up in New York City, walks around a bit, and then not much else happens.
109) Crazy Mama (1975) - In the 1950s, after losing their beauty salon, three generations of women (along with a few strangers they pick up in Las Vegas) head from California to Arkansas, financing their road trip with escalating robberies. Nothing special, but there's a pretty good cast, along with a decent variety of '50s automobiles and music in it.
110) Dangerous Charter (1962) - Three fishermen find an abandoned yacht, salvage it, take legal ownership, and make it a charter boat, unaware that half a million dollars worth of drugs is hidden on board. On their maiden voyage, the original owner and his goons take over the boat and hold the fishermen hostage. Slow going, but it wasn't the worst thing I've seen this month.
111) The Wild Rebels (1967) - A race car driver in Florida wrecks his car and quits racing. That night in a bar, he meets three goofball "bikers" who are planning a bank robbery and want to hire him as a getaway driver. He turns them down, but after meeting with some cops, they convince him to work with them and drive for the crooks. Another crappy movie. Maybe the next one'll be good, but considering I'm working through a Crown International set, I doubt it.
112) Women in Defense (1941) - Katharine Hepburn narrates this WWII US Government short extolling the essential work of women on the homefront. / Ten Little Engines (1967) - Aetna Insurance film shows us ten low-budget movie "auto accidents" (meaning they occur mostly off-screen), all set to a bouncy tune. / What Is a Map (1949) - Short introducing the concept of a map to kids. / Acid (1971) - Colorful short about d-lysergic acid diethylamide. / The House in the Middle (1954) - Civil Defense short warning people to repair, paint, and clean up around their homes to help guard them "against the heat effect of an atomic explosion."
113) The Ladies Club (The Violated) (1986) [B-Movie TV] - After a policewoman is raped in her home and the rapists go free, she rounds up a group of rape victims and they start capturing and castrating rapists. Another movie I had seen, but hadn't checked on icheckmovies. I didn't mind watching it again.

4/23/21

114) Hell on Wheels (1967) - Singing stock car racer Marty Robbins plays Marty Robbins, a singing stock car racer, in a movie about racing and singing. John Ashley plays his mechanic brother. A silly, innocuous time waster that was surprisingly okay.
115) The Hellcats (1968) - After his brother is murdered, a Vietnam vet dresses up like Michael Parks in Then Came Bronson (which aired the year after this was released - so I guess they took the look from this crappy movie?) and goes undercover in a motorcycle gang to bring the killers to justice.
116) Sno-Line (Texas Godfather) (1985) [B-Movie TV] - Vince Edwards is the criminal kingpin in a Texas town. Business is bad, but it gets worse after four young fellows steal a million bucks from his casino. Bill Kerwin was supposed to be in this, but I didn't see him.

4/24/21

117) Little Laura and Big John (1973) - Fabian and Karen Black are a criminal couple committing crimes in Florida in the 1920s. It wasn't good, but I didn't hate it.
118) Death Riders (1976) - A documentary following the Death Riders thrill show through a few State Fairs in the Midwestern and Southwestern United States. A so-so time-waster.
119) Burnout (1979) - A spoiled rich kid wants to be a drag racer, but his dad wants him to go into the family business. After going to a drag race, the dad surrenders and decides to buy his son a custom built dragster. After the kid fails to win his first time out, he decides to start at the bottom and learn how to be a driver by interning for the guy who built his dragster (so pretty much what he should have done before his dad wasted all that money). This thing is about 90% drag racing footage and very little story. I suppose it could be interesting to an avid drag racing fan.
120) Double Nickels (1977) - Two laid-back California Highway Patrolmen who like fast cars start moonlighting as repo men. Eventually they figure out that they are actually stealing the cars. It's a silly premise to set up a bunch of car chases (not that there's anything wrong with that). Okay for what it was, but it could've used more car crashes.
121) The Big Wheel (1949) - Mickey Rooney plays the cocksure son of a deceased alcoholic race car driver who, after some success on a small circuit, moves to California to be a big time race car driver and make some "real dough." He wins a few races, makes some money, and starts living the high life, forgetting about his friends.
122) Born to Be Wild (1938) - Two truck drivers are given an emergency load to carry, with the promise of a $1,000 bonus if they deliver it on time. It turns out they're carrying a load of dynamite, but are they carrying it for the good guys, or the bad guys? An okay Republic Pictures "B," but I could have done without the musical interludes.
123) Hot Rod Girl (1956) - Chuck Connors is a young cop who sets up a city sponsored drag strip so kids in his town can race safely and legally. A troublemaker new kid in town coerces another kid into a street race, and the kid crashes and is killed, putting the legal drag strip in jeopardy. I had seen this one before.
124) Danger on Wheels (1940) - Andy Devine is a mechanic who has built an experimental oil burning engine. After the engine explodes during a race, killing the driver, the engine is banned by the racing commission, so Andy and his stunt driver buddy fix a flaw in the engine and install it into another race car in secret to prove it works. I think I saw some of the same racing footage used in this movie in The Big Wheel.
125) Backwoods Bubba (2021) [B-Movie TV] - A guy named Bubba wearing a mask kidnaps some assholes, dresses them up as animals, chains them up in a cabin, then eventually kills them. Yeah, it was bad, but unfortunately I've seen worse.

4/25/21

126) Speed to Spare (1948) - Cliff, a lecherous stunt driver, gets fired from his thrill show job and finagles a truck driving job from an old friend. After he gets another truck driver demoted to mechanic and takes over his rig, the mechanic sabotages the rig to get back at him. I didn't know truck driver movies were a thing before the '70s.
127) Ten Laps to Go (1936) - Another B movie about race car drivers and experimental engines. Race car driver Larry crashes an experimental race car. After he leaves the hospital, too scared to drive anymore, he starts working as a mechanic for the engineer who invented the experimental engine. After some bad guys steal the blueprints for the experimental engine, Larry has to find his nerve and save the day.
128) The Wild Ride (1960) - Conceited, goofball juvenile delinquent Johnny (Jack Nicholson), the "big man" of his group, is in trouble with the law, does a little dirt track racing, and is unreasonably jealous of his best friend Dave's new girlfriend. Not very good, but not exactly a "nowhere scene" either. Plus it's short and doesn't overstay its welcome.
129) T-Bird Gang (1959) - After his father, a night watchman, is killed during a heist, a teenager goes undercover in a gang of crooks (whose leader drives a white Thunderbird) to get proof against them.
130) The Fast and the Furious (1954) - A truck driver wanted for murder (John Ireland) kidnaps an attractive female race car driver, takes her Jaguar, and enters a road race to Mexico, hoping to elude the police.
131) The Devil on Wheels (1947) - Most of this PRC B is about a middle-aged guy and his teenaged son (Darryl Hickman) breaking traffic laws, but there's also a romance, some teenage antics, and a little melodrama to pad it out. It was like an extended driver's ed film, and I freakin' loved it. Extra points for a brief appearance by John Hamilton (Perry White) as the father of one of the teenaged girls.
132) High Gear (1933) - A race car driver crashes during a race, killing his mechanic (this was when mechanics road along in race cars), so he quits racing and becomes a taxi driver.

4/26/21

133) 43 The Richard Petty Story (1972) - NASCAR legend Richard Petty plays NASCAR legend Richard Petty in this biography of both NASCAR and Richard Petty. It starts with some race footage, and we see Richard Petty crash into a wall, then he's transported to a hospital. At the hospital, his father Lee (Darren McGavin) reminisces as he waits to hear how Richard is doing. We watch Lee get a souped-up car from a bootlegger, then start racing it on back roads and later on dirt tracks. Then we watch NASCAR and Richard grow into what they were in the early '70s. A surprisingly decent watch.
134) Drácula contra Frankenstein (Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein) (1972) - Jess Franco's take on the major Universal monsters. Dr. Seward stakes Dracula, turning him into a bat. Dr. Frankenstein electrocutes the bat while drowning it in a jar of tomato juice, turning it into zombie Dracula, which Frankenstein can control with his mind (he's planning to use Dracula and two female vampires to take over the world, or something). Dr. Seward talks to a gypsy chick who says only he can stop Dracula, but the Wolfman will show up and help out anyway. The Wolfman does show up and fights Frankenstein's monster. Maybe some other stuff happened, I don't know, I was falling asleep.
135) Who Killed Teddy Bear (1965) [OtherWorlds TV] - Juliet Prowse and Sal Mineo work together at a discotheque in New York. She starts to get obscene phone calls from someone who is watching her from a neighboring apartment. Yeah, you don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to work this one out. Luckily the film makers only tried to keep it a mystery in the first act. I liked this one, but the ending could have been better.

4/27/21

136) Easy Kill (1990) [B-Movie TV] - Frank Stallone plays a guy named Frank who owns a bar called Frank's where Cameron Mitchell works as a bartender. One night a woman walks into the bar, sits down, then leaves, and Frank follows her home. She tells him that her husband wants to kill her. Then some more stuff happens, but it's not very interesting stuff. I had a tough time staying awake.
137) BorderCross (2017) - In this middling, brainless action flick, Lorenzo Lamas is an aging boxer who has an upcoming exhibition fight in a Texas border town. After his son is abducted from their hotel room by human traffickers, he receives no help from the corrupt local police (who are involved), so he has to try to rescue the boy himself.
138) Chavez Cage of Glory (2013) - A popular amateur mixed martial arts fighter, desperate for money because his sickly son needs an operation, gets a chance to fight the Champ. Standard stuff, becomes overly mawkish in the final act.
139) Six-Legged Saboteurs (1943) - A partly animated wartime short from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Insect Axis general staff are holding a meeting, planning the damage they will do to America in the coming year. Uncle Sam interrupts the cartoon and introduces some scientist who says something scientific (I assume - I could barely hear him), then Uncle Sam gives some insect killing tips. / Jack & Bill Take the Pledge! (1967) - Lighthearted Presbyterian Church short illustrating how not to make a stewardship call in the home. Incompetent church members Jack and Bill go around the neighborhood trying to get other church members to fill out their annual church pledges. Hard to tell for sure, since it's B&W, but it looks like "Jack" is wearing a sport coat that would make Herb Tarlek cringe in revulsion. / Power (193?) - A Jam Handy short explaining how an internal combustion engine works. / Mischievous Marks (1977) - A Centron short about parentheses, apostrophes, and dashes. / Your Chance to Live: Psychological Response (197?) - Three People discuss traumatic events in their lives. A woman was on vacation at a beach when a hurricane struck, killing her two young children. A second woman tells about an earthquake in her hometown. Then a middle-aged guy talks about camping with his son and getting caught in a forest fire.

4/28/21

140) Superstar The Karen Carpenter Story (1988) - Part biography of Karen Carpenter, part educational film about anorexia, told with Barbie™ dolls and clips from old TV shows and movies. Not being a Carpenters fan, I was surprised by how many of their songs I recognized. / Queen of the Jungle (1935) Chapter One "Lost in the Clouds" - A super-low budget 12 chapter serial built around footage lifted from The Jungle Goddess (1922). A man, his wife, and two kids are hunting for radium in Africa. Another guy, looking for the elephant's graveyard by hot-air balloon, visits them. During a game of hide-and-seek, the little girl hides in the basket of the balloon and ends up flying away. The balloon comes down near a tribe that worships a large glowing idol, so they offer her up as a sacrifice to some lions.
141) Avere Vent'anni (To Be Twenty) (1978) - It's the end of summer vacation, and two "young, hot, and pissed off" Italian chicks meet on the beach. They hitchhike together to Rome, steal some food from a supermarket, con a barista out of a cup of coffee, offer a guy a blow job for a carton of Marlboro's, and end up at a commune, hoping to get laid. Then things drag on for a while, leading to a memorably sordid and violent '70s cinema tragic ending.
142) Queen of the Jungle (1935) Chapter 2 "Radium Rays" - After surviving the first chapter's cliffhanger, the little girl grows up as the queen of the tribe. The story jumps ahead twenty years. The boy (now grown up) is looking for her, and gets captured by her tribesmen and sentenced to be sacrificed to the glowing eyes of their idol. / Chapter 3 "The Hand of Death" - Afraid that the queen will leave with the guy, the medicine man captures them and tries to feed them to the lions. / Chapter 4 "The Natives Revenge" - The queen and the guy leave. They spend the night with a tree dwelling native who sends his trained monkey to stab the queen. / The Phonograph (Pirro and the Phonograph) (1949) - Puppeteer Pat Patterson shows Pirro the marionette how a record player works.
143) Queen of the Jungle (1935) Chapter 5 "Black Magic" - They stop in another village, and the queen drinks some voodoo water and is blinded. Then some natives stick her in a canoe on a raging river heading for the falls, and the guy gets dumped into a pit with a lion. So, two cliffhangers for the price of one. / Chapter 6 "The Death Vine" - The blind queen wanders through the jungle, steps on a man eating vine. / Chapter 7 "The Leopard Leaps" - They walk through the jungle some more, some other stuff happens, and the queen screams as a leopard jumps out of a tree. / Chapter 8 "The Doom Ship" - Some bad guys are looking for the radium mine. They learn that the queen knows where the mine is located, so they take her hostage aboard their boat.

4/29/21

144) The Bellboy and the Playgirls (1962) - The bellboy at the Happy Holiday Hotel is studying to become a detective, and he's suspicious of the ladies staying in room 229. This movie was constructed from new color and B&W scenes with the bellboy (directed by Francis Ford Coppola) edited in with clips from an older B&W German movie. I had watched this before (in 2D). I finally got to see the 3D scene all the way through in 3D, and unfortunately it wasn't very good.
145) Adam and 6 Eves (1962) - A guy and a donkey (who narrates the picture) are in the desert looking for a buried treasure. After they run out of water, they stumble upon an oasis populated by six topless women, and we're treated to lots of close-ups of women's breasts - in 3D!
146) Queen of the Jungle (1935) Chapter 9 "Death Rides the Waves" - A chimp on the bad guys' ship, tired of being forced to scrub decks, releases all the wild animals from their cages, endangering everyone on board. / Chapter 10 "The Temple of Mu" - After somehow escaping the ship (seriously, it was either a bad splice, or they just never bothered to show it), the queen and the other guy end up on land, and soon stumble across a temple. The guy falls into a tiger pit, while the head priest tries to poison the queen (two cliffhangers again). / Chapter 11 "Fangs in the Dark" - Walking around in the jungle again, they meet an Arab guy looking for the radium mine who invites them to sleep in his tents. That night, leopards attack. / Chapter 12 "The Pit of Lions" - Finally, it comes to an end. Well, it wasn't very good, but it wasn't unwatchable.
147) Love Variations (1970) - Bland British "white-coater" (ostensibly a sex education film) illustrating a variety of sexual positions. A silver-haired fellow in a black suit and tie, seated at a desk, introduces the film and occasionally points at some sex ed charts. Sporadically the film cuts to an entwined, desultory couple demonstrating sexual positions (usually on a white table in a white room) as the guy at the desk narrates what we're watching.
148) The Lost Missile (1958) - An alien missile approaches the earth. The Soviets fire a missile at it, but only succeed in knocking it into orbit. The white hot missile burns a five mile wide path along the ground below it. It's heading through Canada and will cross over New York city in 63 minutes, and has to be stopped. So it's up to a young Robert Loggia to save the day. Lots and lots of Cold War military stock footage is on display in this one.
149) Why Do You Buy? (1971) - A consumer education short. / Love for Sale (1953) - We visit "Bella Starr" in her dressing room, then watch her dance on stage, then watch a couple dance - in 3D! / Measurement in the Food Store (1964) - A family of four goes grocery shopping, and the narrator explains a few different units of measurement as they make their selections. / All the Self There Is (1974) - A short about "the new physical education." / Those Vital First Minutes... (1976) - In this Jam Handy short made for Du Pont, a Super Fly looking truck driver avoids a driver that enters his lane on a curve, flipping his trailer carrying corrosive chemicals, and we watch as authorities take care of the situation. Then a fireman tells us how local fire departments should plan for such emergencies.
150) Ingagi (1930) - w/ commentary by Bret Wood (co-author of Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of the Exploitation Film) - This should have been the better of the two commentaries - the guy knows old exploitation movies - and it is pretty good when he's talking about the movie and its history, but he couldn't stick to the topic at hand, and he repeatedly apologized for things in the movie, which was annoying.
151) I Like the Girls Who Do (Liebesjagd durch 7 Betten) (1973) - A wealthy man dies after he crashes his car into a tree (while distracted by a mostly naked woman). His will states that his young, virgin nephew will inherit his money if he undergoes "lessons in lovemaking" from the late uncle's seven girlfriends in seven days.

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152) Strike Back (Kalt wie Eis) (1981) [B-Movie TV] - A German punk escapes from prison, and nothing interesting happens.
153) The Orgy at Lil's Place (1963) - A young woman who wants to be an actress moves in with her sister in New York City. After a while she gets a job as a model.

141 First time views & 12 repeats

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Title in BLACK = From my own personal DVD / Blu Ray collection.
Title in RED = Seen on Netflix.
Title in BLUE = Seen in the movie theater during its current release.
Title in GREEN = Seen on regular TV programming.
Title in GRAY = Seen on HBO GO streaming service.

April 5
1. El Mundo de los Vampiros (The world of the Vampires) (1961) Mexican horror movie that surprisingly does not feature any wrestlers. Count Subotai seeks revenge on the descendants of those who wronged him centuries ago.

April 6
2. Las Hijas del Zorro (The Daughters of Zorro) (1964) Mexican adventure movie where Zorro's two daughters take over the family business of fighting evil in Colonial California.

April 7
3. Las Invencibles (The Invencibles) (1964) Direct sequel to The Daughters of Zorro where they continue their fight for justice. This time with some song and dance numbers thrown in.

April 8
4. Godzilla vs King Ghidorah (1991) A convoluted plot involving time travel and lots of excess talking but still enjoyable. Here we see the origins of both Godzilla and Ghidorah. Plenty of action from both monsters.

April 9
5. Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992) A landslide uncovers a giant egg which hatches into Mothra, meanwhile Battra, another winged monster also awakens and Godzilla battles them both. Great action set pieces with impressive effects.

April 10
6. Gamera, the Giant Monster (1965) First in the series and the only one in black and white. Gamera, a giant turtle awakens from his arctic lair to wreak havoc on Japan. Gamera not only breathes fire but also consumes it and incongruously also has the power to fly with jet propulsion. Rubber monster fun. An annoying cute kid is of course present.

April 11
7. Gamera vs Barugon (1966) Gamera's first giant monster rival is Barygon, a lizard that shoots a deadly rainbow beam from its spiny back (yes you read that right). Scientists scramble to find a way to defeat the creature with the help of Gamera. Notable for NOT having an annoying cute kid character.
8. Gamera vs Gyaos (1967) A flying bat-like giant monster with laser beam breath threatens Japan and gives Gamera a run for his money. The design for Gyaos is a bit stiff looking but it does the job.

April 12
9. Gamera vs Viras (1968) If one annoying kid protagonist wasn't enough, here we get two. Aliens use a mind control device on Gamera to help them conquer earth. A big battle at the end where the aliens merge into a giant octopus-like creature. There's a dip in quality for the effects which look amateurish even by low-budget standards. Also there's a LOT of recycled footage from the previous films.

April 13
10. Gamera vs Guiron (1969) Once more, two annoying kid protagonists but one of them has the guts to shave his head onscreen so I respect that. Two kids hijack a spaceship and travel to another planet where they are taken prisoner by two beautiful alien chicks who want to eat their brains (thus the head shaving). Gamera hears their cries for help and travels to the alien planet and faces Guiron, a blade-headed monster. Gyaos makes an appearance only to be dismembered by Guiron. The movie is even more crazy than it sounds.

April 14
11. Gamera vs Jiger (1970) Has Gamera met his match?? Jiger, a triceratops-like monster can fly, shoot spears from it's horns, has a deadly spike in it's tail and has a deadly beam come from it's head! But with help of two annoying kids, Gamera triumphs!
12. Gamera vs Zigra (1971) A sexy alien chick with mind control powers seeks to dominate the Earth with the help of Zigra, a shark-like monster. One again, two annoying kids get in the way and save the day at the same time. Gamera meanwhile battles it out with Zigra.
13. Gamera: Super Monster (1981) The final (and worst) entry in the original series uses footage from previous Gamera battles and mixes it with a nonsensical plot of yet ANOTHER alien chick trying conque Earth. However, three super hero alien chicks that are already on Earth (how this came about is never explained) alongside one annoying kid (not two this time, thankfully) thwart her. Gamera is almost a secondary character in his own movie and the few new scenes with him use a stiff-looking puppet instead of a man in suit which makes it look very cheap.

April 15
14. Gamera, Guardian of the Universe (1995) After almost losing my sanity watching all 8 of the original Gamera films whose quality went from average to just plain painful, this new series rekindles my hope in the series. A truly entertaining and well made movie with lots of action and likable human characters, and thankfully NO ANNOYING KID PROTAGONIST. A reboot of the series, Gamera fights several Gyaos monsters.

April 16
15. *WILDCARD 1*: Mortal Kombat (2021) Everything you could ever want from a Mortal Kombat movie is here, great fights, cool looking heroes and villains and slick direction that doesn't dally on useless talk. I'm using a WILDCARD because this is a major studio big-budget relase but it's B movie all the way (in a good way, that is)

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*At least 5 discs from my library
*At least 5 titles from my digital library
*At least 1 title from each of my subscription services

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