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Films 

Crime & Dismemberment: A Look Back at MANIAC COP

From the twisted minds of genre exploitation gurus Larry Cohen (Q THE WINGED SERPENT) and Bill Lustig (MANIAC) comes the most demented tale of law and disorder that ever ignited the caramel covered floors of ’80s grindhouse picture palaces. Shot on location in New York during the late 1980s than at the height of its […]

Films Scary Fun 

GORE AIN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE

Once upon a time in the chop-socky grindhouse days of yore, gore with all of its crimson spewing and  maggot chewing was the sole stock in horror designed to shock and awe theatre goers. But now sadly gore is as ubiquitous as SCREAM QUEENS. Think I’m joking – I’m not. Back in the 1950s Hammer […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Six Recent Extreme Horror Films You May Have Missed [NSFW]

I’ve always been a passionate supporter of filmmakers who crash the ever-shifting boundary between art and exploitation, to push the envelope a little bit more with each effort, challenging our sanity and our definitions of artistic expression. Since the Latin phrase In Extremis translates as “On the Edge,” I thought Cinema In Extremis would be an […]

Films Music 

Remember When BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR Spawned A Terrible Techno Song?

Oh boy. So, last week I was on a RE-ANIMATOR kick, having revisited Stuart Gordon’s classic original paired up with its bizarre, yet entertaining sequel BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR for my weekly “Double Take” column. As is the case with most nights, I’m skimming through the selections on all of my streaming services when I spot […]

Films 

Slashback! OGROFF is the Craziest ‘80s Slasher You’ve Never Seen

While many different countries have put their own unique cultural spin on the slasher genre — even before it rose to international prominence in the early ‘80s — most fans wouldn’t think of France as a resource for old school stalk-and-slash horror films. While the French have developed a solid post-millennial reputation for extreme horror cinema thanks […]

Films 

Interview: Brian Yuzna Comes Clean On SOCIETY!

As a video store kid of the 80’s, I was always on the hunt for something that would blow my mind and shock my friends. This wasn’t that hard to do in the golden VHS era of the fantastic but at a certain point it felt like I’d seen it all. That was until I […]