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tried to pass on Chris's email address to Scott, but his email
address has changed. Scott, if you are reading this send me an email
by clicking HERE. - Editor
Thank you very
much for your response. It was a pleasant suprise. I'm not quite sure
whether this is it. I'm purchasing it off eBay for a couple bucks
just in case, but my best bet is that it is not it. Because like I
was saying my memory is of them being red, slimy, mutalated people
swimming around in some sort of opening in the ground. So they were
in a place filled with liquid and if I remember correctly they seemed
to be burning in agony, so it seems as if it was some sort of lava. I
don't recall any goblin type things and I don't believe the hole was
in the woods, it may have been in the floor of some building. I
recall people approaching the hole and the things inside would reach
up and grab them and pull them in and then once inside they would
become one of these things. Though I saw this probably around fifteen
years ago at a friends my memory of it is still pretty clear because
it left such an impact on me. I know that alot of things frighten
people more when they are kids and they just look back and laugh but
i do not believe this is one of those cases. I don't remember how
much of it I watched. I dont know wether it was some made for tv
thing or what but it was so powerful that I assume it was a film. I'm
also purchasing SHOCK WAVES off eBay
because of someone describing the poetic manner in which the zombies
would pull people in with them, though I do not recall them being
dead Nazis with goggles at all. So I'll see what happens with "THE
PIT" cus theres still a possibility that it could be it cus
it is the closest , and if theres anything else you can find out I
would appreciate it tremendously because as you have probably noticed
I have developed an obsession with finding this, which I've actually
had for many years but up until now I had no idea how difficult
actually finding the film could be. But if I ever do find it i will
be extremly satisfied.
Can anybody help him out. I'm stumped on this one even though my brain says that I should know this. We've all had obsessions and we know how it feels when we cannot get the right answer. If you think that you know the answer please click here to send the answer. - Editor
The film turns out to be the very bad horror/comedy LITTLE
DEVILS: THE BIRTH (1993).
checked out the website and I must say, Byron, that it looks very
promising. Everyone should click on the above URL to see the movie in
progress. - Editor
GHASTLY ONES can be purchased from Movies Unlimited (www.moviesunlimited.com)
for $18.99. I have attached a poster and a little-seen ad
mat for the film. I did find one place that was selling MONSTERS
& MANIACS: it is (URL
address withheld for Mario's sake),
but they want over $50.00 for it. Not a good price for a 1988 VHS
tape, especially since it came from the infamous Donna Michelle
Releasing Group. Good luck with DEMON QUEEN. Why anyone would even
want to own this film is beyond me. Has Donald Farmer ever made a
good film? I hear he moved to France and is making films there now. I
could find no copy available, not even from eBay. If someone out
there reading this would like to part with their video box of DEMON
QUEEN, please email me here and
I'll get the message to Mario. I think it's Mario's lifelong
ambition to collect the worst films imaginable. God, I love this
guy!!! - Editor
those of you who haven't seen WICKSBORO, I recommend that you do so.
Director Lowry has made a minor masterpiece that blows THE
BLAIR WITCH PROJECT away. - Editor
time no hear. Boy, your taste in movies is still the same. Thank God
for that. As far as the titles you mention, the only one that I know
is available is Findlay's TENEMENT. I saw it up for auction a couple
of weeks ago on Ebay. Sorry to say that I do not own the Sun Video
version of LAST HOUSE ON DEAD END STREET. I had a very bad dupe of it
that I picked up at a convention. I recently purchased the Barrel DVD
of the film and, I must say, my opinion of the film has changed a
bit. I don't like it as much as you do, but it is better looking and
more understandable in it's clear DVD form. I may change the review
on my web site (something I don't normally do; I usually stick with
my first impression) based on the DVD version. - Editor
nice to hear from a director that's proud of the films he has made.
Too many time we hear directors complaining about how lousy their
films turned out because of studio tampering or short shooting times.
Mr. Woelfel is to be congratulated on turning out, in what I think,
is one of the finest independent shockers in a long time and I can't
wait to see GHOST LAKE. The reason I didn't mention IRON THUNDER is
because I haven't seen it yet. I won a copy at auction on eBay and
will be reviewing it very soon. I have made the required changes to
my review of DREAM'S DOOR to reflect the errors that Jay pointed out.
I only wish all filmmakers took the time to write reviewers and point
out mistakes and/or thanks for writing a good review. My hat's off to
Jay for taking the time to make this reviewer a happy man! - Editor
Anything but PUPPET MASTER. That's all I get when I do a search. I'm looking for a cheezy (at least that's what other people think) puppet horror movie. They come out of the tv and kill people in unusual, yet graphic ways, i.e. they pull some girls spinal column out and use her head as a puppet. Can you help me?
film that you are looking for is director Joe Castro's
unbelievably-bad TERROR TOONS. Castro
has directed other bad films such as CEREMONY
and LEGEND OF THE CHUPACABRA.
My advice would be to poke one of your eyes out with a pointed stick
and call it a day. - Editor
Dear Mr. Adelman
for the kind words. I'm also tired of the Hollywood pablum that we
have to pay $10.00 to watch in theaters while there's so much good
stuff out there waiting to be seen but without a distribution deal. Send
me one of your films and I'll make sure that it gets on the FILMS ON
THE FRINGE page. Are you the same Wilbur Scott from Michigan
who directed THE CORPSE? If so, I would love to see this short film
or any film you have directed. - Editor
familiar with a rather tame horror movie from the
50's or 60's that I remember seeing on local TV afternoon
movie shows? The plot was something like this:
movie you are thinking of is TERROR
IN THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1958) which is still available on DVD and
VHS from Rhino Video. You can buy it on www.amazon.com.
It's tame but was well known at the time of it's release because it
was the first film to contain subliminal messages inserted at certain
times, with quick flashes such as "Visit The Snack Bar" and
"Buy More Popcorn" inserted in the film for one or two
frames. Not enough for the eyes to see, but just enough for the brain
to register. It was found to be unlawful and the practice was stopped
immediately. More information can be found on this film at www.imdb.com.
The film was shot under the title MY WORLD DIES SCREAMING but was
released under the other title. - Editor
comprehensive site has turned me on to several films that I
intend to rent, I have some reservations about the juvenile nature of
your criticism. Must everything be compared to something else, and judged
on the basis of similarity to another thing... There are only so
many plots out there (especially in the extreme film genres), and as
to the "boring" nature of much of the fare you pan, I
think this says
more about your attention span than any properties inherent in the
work. Need you be so childishly perjorative and dismissive? Maybe watching
ALL of those films has deprived you of patience and perspective...
perjorative and dismissive" is a critical term. I am a critic.
Thererfore, I wear that tag proud. As for me giving NEKROMANTIK
another look: forget it. Either people love it or hate it. I happen
to fall into the latter category. I found it amateurish, boring and
extremely overlong and I can assure you that watching ALL those films
have not deprived me of patience
and perspective. Just the opposite, actually. I know how much sweat
and time it takes to make a film no matter how bad it is. While some
turn them out like chattel (take Todd Sheets for example) others only
end up making one film in their life time. The only thing I ever
liked that Jorg Buttgereit directed was an episode of LEXX
titled "791". He hasn't done very much since then.
I am searching
for a movie from the 80's I think, in the martial arts genre but i
don't remember the title (or actors).
film you are thinking of is KILL SQUAD
(1981). The sniper turned out to be the guy in the wheelchair and he
had his head cut off by an axe that was stuck to a barn door after
the last of the remaining heroes kicks him into it. I loved this film
and I do own a copy of it. The biggest name in this flick was Cameron
Mitchell. The film was directed by Patrick Donahue. I hope this helps
joggle your memory. - Editor
across your site and I'm
eating it up. Really great stuff. You know it annoys the hell out of
me that you have to put some magic search words to come across a site
like yours. I've searched under exploitation , gore, and a million
other combinations and never saw your site which is the type that I
was looking for. (I'm shaking my head). Oh well.
anyone help Alex out here? My mind is drawing a blank. Email me HERE
with an answer so poor Alex doesn't have to suffer anymore. It sounds
like a Paul Naschy film to me, but I'm probably wrong. As far a
search engines go, I'll never pay for something that I can get for
free. That's word-of-mouth. You get the best people and make the best
friends that way. - Editor
I have been looking for the 1969 TV movie SEVEN IN DARKNESS for years. It is a unique disaster movie about a plane crash whose survivors are all blind. It features Milton Berle in a dramatic role! Do you have this one in your collection?
IN DARKNESS has never had a release on video or DVD. It's not even
available as a dupe on eBay. It had
the distinction of being the first Movie Of The Week on ABC and I
remember watching it as a 12 year old when it first aired. If I find
a copy of it somewhere, you'll be the first to know. - Editor
horror site ever! Hands
see no thoughts on one of my favorite slashers from the early 80's.. "MOTHER'S
DAY is one of my favorite horror films of the 80s. It's a great
slice of early 80s Americana and twisted family values. I usually do
not do reviews of films that have had a theatrical release, which
MOTHER'S DAY had. But that's not really the reason I haven't reviewed
of the actors in it
is a good friend of mine. He still acts in films today. I don't
review films with friends in them as not to seem biased. I own both
the VHS and DVD versions of this film.
I found your
site doing research on early photographs some match in the search
you like the site. It's the first time that I've heard the films
called "gaggers" though. - Editor
This film was
shot under the title, "Matthew".
Thanks for the info, Bill. Good to see that you are still around. Got any other stories about the film? - Editor
Hello again, Fred.
Bill Reynolds / Lex (is THAT a 70s name... or what???)
live for emails like this! - Editor
just wanted to say thanks for a decent and honest review of MASTER
Not the original title by the way. When I wrote it it was called GAME
I sold the script while in the hospital after getting my right arm
mangled by a shotgun blast in an airboat. Hence, the leather arm
guard you see me wearing throughout the film. The ending, WHICH I
ABSOLUTELY HATED! by the way, was changed by the producer that bought
the script from me in the hospital. It underwent a major re-write and
it was a very difficult shoot for me.
I've just spent
a very enjoyable hour combing through your fantastic web-site
and thought I'd just convey my admiration,
it beats the hell out of any
other horror/exploitation sites I've seen! I've been delving into the world
of regional American cinema recently and found your reviews a wonderful
source of information, giving me pointers for many more unexplored avenues.
onto your profile of George "Buck"
Flower while I
for his address...I
worked with Buck
on "RADICAL JACK"
and was psyched to see your
page on him. I
him tonight to ask if he had ever seen your profile
which he hadn't. (He just got a computer recently
I think.) Any
way, I am forwarding the page address to him and hopefully he'll
get in touch with you.
somebody remembers my fifteen minutes in the business.
I'd love to
talk to you.
Just wanted to
drop you a note to say thanks for giving such a strong review for SATAN'S
played the role of Simon in the feature (if one wants to call it
that). Your review of my performance was very generous, all
I didn't know where exactly to post this, whether you have a forum/discussion group, or perhaps a "need to know" section. I will say that in a search for the title of a MudMan/Monster movie in which the mud man's hand is caught in a cabin door and crawls off, we ran into dozens of people who remember this movie and scores of people that want to own it or see it again. It was the hardest search I've ever done on the internet, and it took the collective memories of lots of people to solve the mystery. I thought a few people at your site might be interested in this. Can you pass it to the correct page or link. Let me know.
solved! After a lot of research by a lot of avid detectives,
we've concluded that we're all remembering the same movie about
a Mud Man/Monster and a hand that gets chopped off in a cabin door.
It was a Canadian-produced 1978 TV
pilot for CBS
directed by Noel Black and one of the stars was JoBeth Williams.
Although currently unavailable on video/dvd, a few of us have requests
in to the director Mr. Black, and are exploring other avenues for
getting a knocked-off copy of this one-hour movie. Any
further help or information would be welcomed. Also, if any individuals
would like to be included should we procure a copy, let me know. Thanks
to all that helped in this search.
I was wondering if you knew where I could find a copy of Wally Koz's "555". I have been looking for this movie since I saw it as a teenager. The only time I've EVER seen it was in a small video store in South Georgia that has since gone out of business. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! I've searched the internet and nothing comes up except links to sites like yours (a very nice site, BTW) that list the movie, but NO WHERE can I find a place to purchase it...
eBay. You can get practically any
video at one of their auctions. You may have to pay a steep price for
it, but that's one of the drawbacks of collecting. - Editor.
I have been looking for this title of this 1992 film for years. It is based on the Riverside/Lake Elsinore Serial Killings. The murderer did the favor of dumping one of his victims near where they were filming this movie in Corona, CA. Maybe the director, Jim McBrearity, never released it. The film is a semi-sequel to SORORITY GIRLS AND THE CREATURE FROM HELL (1991), both starring Debra Dutch.
film you are thinking of is ROADSIDE JUSTICE (1992). It stars Gene
Sorenson, Simon Shamonui, Debbie Dare and Lynette McBrearty. It was
directed and produced by John McBrearty who also directed the above
mentioned SORORITY GIRLS. It is not available on video and I believe
it was shown only once on the USA Network sometime in the early to
mid-90's and then disappeared from view. I hope your brain stops
burning now. - Editor.
I am looking
for a pretty obscure movie called "THE
think its on your web site.
made a big impact on me in
recall it was a hedonistic expose of the sex crazed gypsy culture.
course I could have been (probably
was) on drugs. Is
it available on DVD?
THE WILD GYPSIES is not available on DVD. I did find one place where
they sold it on VHS. New World Video used to sell a legal version,
but it has long since been out-of-print.
Go to: www.crimsoncultvideo.biz/PeddleGold/peddlegold.htm to
purchase this film. It's a dupe so be wary of quality. This is a
rare film to find available for purchase in the U.S. I hope this
helps. It was directed by the notorious Marc B. Ray, who also
directed the oddball SCREAM
BLOODY MURDER (1972). - Editor
Re: Movies that you have listed for Buck Flower that he was not involved with:
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG. BULL DURHAM. FUNNY FARM. BIRDY. Believe me, Buck Flower wishes he was in the aforementioned. I believe the actor that you have me confused with here was George Buck, a very fine actor in his own right.
Thanks for the info. I will remove the credits from the list. Are you sure that you did not appear in the other Bethel Buckalew-directed films? (PIGKEEPER'S DAUGHTER and SASSY SUE are indeed two different films. I've seen them both but don't remember seeing you in them. Someone else who I used to trust told me that you were indeed in them!) I know you appeared in Buckalew's BELOW THE BELT and COUNTRY CUZZINS. I will take TOBACCO ROODY off the list also. I will not take SEX PROPHET off the list since I have a copy and it is indeed you in the film. Don't worry, you are fully clothed. You may remember it being filmed under a different name. It looks like the hardcore inserts were inserted after the film was finished. It's not even listed in the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) unless you are a member and even then it doesn't give any details. I hear it's a pretty good seller in Australia! I bought this film from some underground company that sells "black market" tapes and, even though the picture quality is blurry to say the least, your unmistakable voice can be heard. Ahhh, your voice. Nobody in the world sounds like you. What have you been doing lately? Any new films in the can? I read your book with Charles Napier and nearly peed my pants! I hear that you two are going to write another one. I hope so. Thanks for setting the record straight and please do stay in touch. I look forward to hearing from you soon. - Editor
I'll take your
word for THE SEX PROPHET. Still can't figure out which little classic
that was. Not surprised I was dressed. It didn't take long back
then, after I had appeared necked on screen, before they started
paying me more money to keep my clothes on. As for PIG
KEEPER'S DAUGHTER, I was supposed to be in it. Big Buck (Bethel
Buckalew) even wrote me a role, but I got called to Lubbock, Texas to
either be in or direct a play. SASSY SUE still evades my old mind,
but so many things do... I forgot to thank you for your feedback on
the book. Charlie and I both really appreciate it. Also, on
behalf of George Buck, wherever he may be, thanks for deleting his
credible credits from my list of sleaze.
I am not one to judge one's taste in movies, so I am not even going to bitch about that, however, MY FATHER WAS ACQUITTED of his drug charges. You posting that my mom was an EX-COCAINE queen is not legal. Please remove this remark from your website as it is defamation of character, besides, he does have children trying to live down the misconceptions of his name. Thank you kindly.
movie Ms. DeLorean was talking about was MARY
MARY (1975) starring her mom Cristina Ferrare. Out of deference
to her family,
I will remove the "Ex-Cocaine Queen" reference from the
review (even though it's against my better judgement). I never meant
to say that she used cocaine, only to mention that Mr. DeLorean was
arrested on cocaine charges (which he was later exonerated). King.
Queen. Get it? It's this kind of political and litigious bullshit
which makes me want to puke! - Editor
I used to watch
the horror movies they played on Channel
50 in Detroit
growing up, it must have been the
mid to late 70's. I
recall one movie about a mummy who comes back as a woman,
but she was afraid of cats, and at the end of the
movie a bunch of housecats come into the house and bascially
tear her back into mummy dust or whatever. Its
been a long time but for some reason that one scared
me. I'd like to watch it again. I'm
thinking it had something to do with a scarab? But that
could have been a separate
one, there were alot of
themes on tv at that time it seams.
news! THE UNEARTHING (aka ASWANG) is available on eBay (www.ebay.com)
for as little as $1.99. It's a great movie to pick up for your
permanent collection. It's also available on DVD from Mondo
Macabro under the title ASWANG. Not
a bad for a film that was made in Wisconsin.
I had the pleasure of partying and going to see a bluegrass band this past weekend with Buck. I met him through an acquaintence of mine and she happens to be very good friends with him. I live in upstate NY in a town called Binghamton. He is residing up this way but when I spoke to him at the show he said he had plans to move to Nashvillie. When my friend introduced me to him I wasn't like WHOAHH! AN ACTOR! But more impressed with his sense of humor and good taste in music. Quite the character I must say. It was interesting to talk to someone that has been in movies on a personal level like I did. He did not make me feel uncomfortable nor brag in anyway. I had no idea he was Tim Robbins' dad in "Bull Durham"!!! One of my favorite all time flicks! So it was so awesome to talk someone that obviously knew the movie and had a love for baseball like me! Anyways...I was so intrigued I did a Google search on him and came across not much as you said in your article. Sounds like a low key guy.
to say Mike that you have two actors confused. Who you met was
character actor George Buck, not actor George "Buck"
Flower. George Buck appeared in a lot of Alan Parker's films,
Including BIRDY (1984), ANGEL HEART (1987)
and COME SEE THE PARADISE (1990) as well as playing Tim Robbins' dad
in BULL DURHAM (1988). Mr. Flower alerted me to this fact after I
mistakenly listed these films in his filmography. I'm sure Mr. Buck
is also a nice guy! - Editor
I´m a filmfreak from Finland, and I´m searching desperately the movie "WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS", and your text about the film was the only one I found from net. Now I´m asking is it possible to order that movie or something..
film is available on VHS from eBay (www.ebay.com). Beware
because there are
two movies named WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS. I believe the one you want stars Martin
Sheen. The other one is a TV movie starring Ted Danson. I use eBay all
the time to pick up hard-to-find videos and DVDs. I've never had a bad experience
with them. Check to see whether NTSC videos will play in your country
before bidding on them. - Editor
I was wondering if you could help me out with the title of a horror movie, and if whether or not it's available on dvd. I believe that was released to television during the early 1970's. It was about a family (if memory serves me right) who ends up staying in a town dominated by devil worshipers (it's not "The Brotherhood of Satan"), rather, from what little I do recall of it, there is one eerie scene where the inhabitants are standing outside of the family's bedroom at night, dressed up as animals. Another scene included one of the cultists remarking "we have a covenant with death", and finally, the family in another scene, is driving away from the town, only to be rerouted back to it with a sign indicating "San Lemas", inverted "Nas Salem". It was pretty good at the time. Also, do you know whether or not a made for television movie called "The Haunted", based on the true story by Ed and Lorraine Warren, will be out on dvd. Again, thanks much!
The movie you are talking about is BLACK NOON (1971), a TV movie starring Roy Thinnes, Yvette Mimieux, Ray Milland, Gloria Grahame, Henry Silva and Lynn Loring. It was one of the better made-for-TV flicks and I still remember watching it when I was a kid. It was directed by Bernard L. Kowalski who also made NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST (1958), ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES (1959), SSSSSSS (1973) and dozens of TV series and films. You can probably pick up a copy of it on eBay (www.ebay.com) as a dupe since it was never released on home video legally.
far as THE HAUNTED (1991): Sorry to say that there's no release date
for a DVD. It's a shame too. It's one of the better haunted house
thrillers to come down the pike in a long while. The SciFi Channel shows
it a lot, so you may want to tape it from there. I have attached an
original Ad Mat of the film when Fox
TV premiered it. Enjoy! - Editor
I was told to
contact you as you might be able to help me. I have tried for
the longest time to get even just one episode of this show (SHADOW
THEATER). It was on the USA Network circa '89-'90 or so.
It was hosted by Robert Englund and he hosted horror clips and
whatnot, plus did skits. Among the things I've tried are:
remember the show well. It aired in '89 and only ran for about 8
episodes. I do not own any episodes and I have extensively searched
the internet for some help. I'll let you know what I find out.
Meanwhile, here's an ad mat for
the show which appeared in TV Guide in '89. Hope you enjoy it. - Editor
I was wondering how I could get a copy of SLEDGEHAMMER (1984). It was directed by David Prior. Thank you so much.
I sent Ryan a copy of SLEDGEHAMMER on DVD-R and sent him an email asking him how he liked it. This is the response that I got back:
unfortunately Ryan did receive it... I'm his mom and my
maiden name was Jeanine Scheer. I played Mary in the movie
which is why Ryan was so determined to find it. I was hoping no
one would ever see that movie. I had never seen any part of it
before, it was worse than I had even imagined it would be!!
Thank you so much for being so nice to send it though. Can we
pay you something for it? Thanks again for going out of your way.
It seems kids never let their parents off the hook for past indescretions! Ryan sent me the following email:
That you so much for getting that DVD to me. We thoughly enjoyed it and my mother was shocked to find that there was an actual copy of the movie floating around out there - She has never seen the final product. I am planning on writing a sequel for my summer project. All in all the acting wasn't too bad but the screenplay, cinematography and editing could have used some help. Again thank you so very much. You made our night. Any suggetions would be very much apprecited.
it on digital video if you can't afford to shoot it on film. Make
the killer more supernatural and make the sledgehammer the only
object he kills with. You can get very creative with a sledgehammer!
particular reason I was thinking about an old friend tonight, and
knowing he was an actor of sorts, decided to google him
and see what he was up to, only to find your web site and discover
that George Aloysius Buck Flower had passed away 6 months
ago. You mentioned that you didnt have a lot of
background on him, so I thought I would give you some.
I was googling
around the other day, and I googled myself (!) and found a link to
your site; the horror page. It was nice to read a review of the
movie (BLOOD SONG) I
thought had disappeared. We knew it as "PREMONITIONS"
while making it and I never knew what became of it. You're
right, Frankie did a good job, but pretty much quit after that.
I don't know why.
I was on-line searching for a movie I was in many years ago called BLOOD SONG and found your site. I was a senior in high school at the time an was elated at that a movie was being filmed at my high school. I was pleased to meet Frankie Avalon and all of the cast. I became good friends with Noelle North and I have many photos from the production. I was especially pleased to introduce my mother to Frankie Avalon, who was teen idol in her days of youth. I was in many scenes, though several were edited from the picture, but I am in a close up in the classroom. I was able to hang out with cast and watch filming in several locations and the assistant director liked me and made sure I was in a scene that other kids did not get to be in. I corresponded with Noelle for a time, but lost contact until 1985 when I moved to Portland, Oregon. I have not heard from her since...mostly my fault for being young and too involved with too many things. I am an entertainer/pianist and have met many celebs in the club I headlined in years ago. I am currently working on some new projects for next year, such as a CD & Video promo...maybe starting a a book of my experiences on the stage. Thanks again for a great website.
Two people involved in an obscure film such as BLOOD SONG took the
time to write me and tell their experiences. This is what running a
web site is all about. Good luck to both Jennifer and Patrick in
their future endeavors and thanks for taking the time to share your
stories. - Editor
I'm always happy to tub thump for your films. If more people did it,
more films would get made by you. I've sat through some bad crap
films lately and could always use another one of your films to cheer
me up and give me hope. - Editor
Yo, I just saw
on KJIL here in L.A. (they are located in San Bernadino), a movie I
had not seen in 20 years!
film is STRANGE BEHAVIOR
(1981) and was directed by Michael Laughlin, who later went on to
direct STRANGE INVADERS
(1984). STRANGE BEHAVIOR (also known as DEAD
KIDS) is a favorite of mine because of the use of Lou Cristie's
song "Lightning Strikes" during a party and everyone is
dancing to it. It also has a particularly nasty needle in the eye
scene. Tangerine Dream has never made a bad album or score for a
movie. Check out their eerie score for Michael Mann's THE
KEEP (1983). You get goosebumps just listening to it. They never
got the recognition they deserve, except for a small circle of
discerning fans. - Editor
Dear CritCon Man,
film you are referring to is Hammer Films' THE
LOST CONTINENT (1968). It is available on DVD from Amazon (www.amazon.com)
for $10.99. It's one of my favorite films of the late 60s due to
it's plot that switches gears halfway though as our hero and heroine
(Eric Porter and Hildegard Knef) must deal with killer plants,
pirates, and a sea full of strange creatures. I remember seeing this
film as a kid on TV in the 70's on Chiller Theater and some of the
scenes that you describe still stick in my mind. I haven't seen this
film for years but, thanks to you, I'm going to purchase it to see if
it still holds up today. I hope so! - Editor
showed me your review of my film SONNY
BOY. I want to thank you for your insights. I've just signed
with a distributor for my
film BABY LUV which is now called BABIES
FOR SALE. No one is giving
me any money for another film yet, but I appreciate the suggestion.
film financiers are idiots. I've gotten a lot of positive feedback
of my review of SONNY BOY saying that it is one of their favorite
films. The "Powers-That-Be" can't see talent if it is
staring at them in their faces. Good luck with BABIES FOR SALE. I
can't wait to see it.
across you site while looking up Buck Flower...I had been watching TV
over the weekend, and a film called "RADICAL
was on...had realized at the time that Buck had moved to higher ground.
gave Phil the email address of both Verkina Flower and David
DeCoteau. Dave now runs Rapid Heart Pictures (www.rapidheartpictures.com)
which makes horror and action films that seem to contain a lot of
gay content (see my review of LEECHES).
Not that there's anything wrong with that. - Editor
Peter Kenter (aka: TVNorth)
have seen EYES OF FIRE. It's a great atmospheric film set in the
frontier days. I plan on writing a review of it in the near future.
Director Avery Crounse later went on to make THE
EYES OF FIRE
is one hell of a film and I was really getting Blair Witch deja
vu watching it. I checked out Crounse's photography as well. A Canadian
group, The Tragically Hip, named its most popular album "Trouble
in the Hen House" after one of Crounse's photos featured on the album
FROM INNER EARTH (also released as HELL
FIRE on VHS minus the ending and a couple of other scenes) makes
hardly any sense. There is a bit of dialogue in the film in which one
of the characters says that the alien force may have been living
underground for millions of years. It will drive you nuts if you try
to figure it out. - Editor
I have enjoyed
browsing your site. I am a doing a college project which
requires me to design a movie poster. I want to do a horror
poster for a fictitional film called The Bait Shop. I need to
draw a eerie-looking bait shop in a swamp and am looking for material
to help me with the details. Do you know of any "swamp
shacks" I can use for a model?
the films BLOOD HOOK (1986),
1984's JUNIOR or Tobe Hooper's EATEN
They all contain eerie shacks that should give you a good model.
Lorenzo Lamas' film SNAKE EATER
(1989) and POOR WHITE
TRASH PART II (1974) also have
good swamp shacks. - Editor
I happened to
of found your website the other day. Very Cool. Have
been reading a lot of your reviews.
is indeed THE UNSEEN. The scene you describe with the nail in the
board appears at the end of the film. It gets planted in the thing's
head as we watch him slowly pull it out while crying. He wasn't a
zombie though. Just a misunderstood man-child that was the outcome of
brother/sister incest. The thing in the basement was played by
Stephen Furst, who played Flounder in the ANIMAL
HOUSE film. He has since shed about 100 pounds and now directs
films, including the recent supernatural western STAGEGHOST
(2000). - Editor
FRED OLEN RAY
color me embarassed! I have deleted Mr. Rebane's email and all
references about him and Retromedia. The last thing I want is to
cause bad blood between me and anyone else. I'm not too sure how I
feel about my website being used as evidence in a court case. That
was not my intention. It was only meant to entertain. - Editor
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