Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Doll of Satan (1969)

Perhaps better known by its original title, La Bambola di Satana, this Italian Gothic Horror movie has never really gotten much respect.  The director, Ferruccio Casapinta, never directed again - described by an actress as "an idiot who couldn't do anything", and apparently the assistant director had to do everything and cover for his sorry ass.

Naturally, I'm intrigued.  I love the vibe of Italian Gothic Horror films; it will be interesting to see one incompetently done, and whether that's even a fair assessment.  Let's have a look...

Movie Review #25: Infrasexum (1969)

Infrasexum (1969) - A wild, wild ride.  A straight-and-narrow businessman can't get his dick to work, so he goes on a personal quest, finding nympho hippie chicks, murderous criminals, and recreational drug use along the way.  Peter must find himself before he can find his dick; consider it a self-help sleazy travelogue limp-dick fairy tale.  Are you in?  Let's go....

Monday, May 29, 2017

The Horshack Redemption Podcast - E37 - Black Caesar (1973)

Pop culture references abound as Gilligan and The Professor discuss the blackploitation classic Black Caesar, otherwise known as The Godfather of Harlem. With a soundtrack by the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown, how can you go wrong? A Top 3 list of 70's fashion abominations is also debated. Take a listen and enjoy!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Horshack Redemption Podcast - Episode #36- Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again (1982)

The Professor and Gilligan take on Jekyll & Hyde...Together Again (1983).  This episode's top 3 list: songs ruined by something - whether it's dumbass lyrics, shitty lyrics, etc.... anything that ruins a song and makes you say "what the muthaf**k?"  Of course, we keep you abreast of the latest retro happenings and obscure pop culture references abound, as always.Take a listen and enjoy! As Marvin Gaye would say, please don't procrastinate, it ain't good to masterb...

Friday, May 12, 2017

Movie Review #24 - French Pussycat (1972)

French Pussycat - original title Das Mädchen mit der heißen Masche (1972) starring a young, constantly nude Sybil Danning - do you need any other reason to watch this movie?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Movie Review #23 - Check to the Queen (1969)

Even an Italian cinema noob will recognize the director here - Pasquale Festa Campanile.  He wrote and directed about a hundred movies from the 1950s-1970s, and he's the man behind a couple of my favorite films from that country, the high anxiety thriller Hitch Hike (1977) and the brilliant sex-romp Secret Fantasy (1971). Already, my interest in Check to the Queen is piqued.

Add to that, this film has been hailed as a forgotten gem of hip-uber-cult-cool. One IMDb reviewer said it's the sort of thing Lou Reed would show at a private screening for John Waters.... hearing that, I knew this film simply had to be seen.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Movie Review #22 - Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977)

Declared too gory for softcore fans and too dull for gorehounds, this entry in the Black Emanuelle series has seemingly no target audience.  Capitalizing on the new cannibal film craze (started by Ruggero Deodato's Jungle Holocaust), director Joe D'Amato decided to ride the gravy train with all the same elements of the cannibal movie, but with more sex.  Sounds like a winning combination to me - let's see if it delivers...

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Horshack Redemption Podcast - Episode #34 - Prince of Darkness (1987)

In this episode, The Professor and Gilligan take a look at John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness.  This week's top three list is "Top 3 Celebrity Yard Sales".  Listen in to find out this movie's drinking game, nostalgia index, ratings, Horshack Improvement, and other usual features.  It was a fun and unexpected ride this time around - come and join us!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Movie Review #21 - The Nurse in the Military Madhouse (1979)

Let's have a look at an Italian sex comedy starring the gorgeous Nadia Cassini.  This genre reliably delivers the goods in terms of gratuitous T&A and inane silliness. So, as long as horny hi-jinx is your only expectation, you might actually have a good time with this one.  Let's have a look...