‘Framed’ (1975): Crudely enjoyable exploiter still delivers

I would suggest, KL Studio Classics, that it would be beneficial to your health to start coming across with the discs to the Movies & Drinks corporate headquarters (the Roseburg Towers, 3rd and Main. If you get lost, ask the bum who throws up outside the Starbucks—he’s our CFO). Just remember: we’re not the beta-crybaby… Read More ‘Framed’ (1975): Crudely enjoyable exploiter still delivers

‘The Mephisto Waltz’ (1971): Occult thriller channels TV production values

I don’t know…maybe Satanism is the way to go. I mean, it’s not like there’s anything on TV. And Jesus palomino is it ever hot this summer. If I gotta dance around a dead tree in the buff, wearing a goat head, just to head off streaming boredom and the searing heat, well…. Wait, I got a… Read More ‘The Mephisto Waltz’ (1971): Occult thriller channels TV production values

‘Satan’s Triangle’ (1975): A wild, disconcerting TV nightmare

You know what would be the perfect vacation for this particular Fourth of July, Independence Day? In today’s America, I mean? Cruise to the Devil’s Triangle. But you say you just can’t let Beelzebub see your bikini bod this year? Well…you could check out Satan’s Triangle, the 1975 made-for-TV occult classic starring Kim Novak and Doug McClure,… Read More ‘Satan’s Triangle’ (1975): A wild, disconcerting TV nightmare

‘The Swarm’ (1978): Is Irwin Allen’s disaster pic one of the worst movies ever made?

“The Swarm is coming!” I wish I could somehow convey how imperative and compelling and flat-out exciting those words were to me, way back in 1978, when they were so dramatically intoned in the trailer that seemed to pop up constantly on TV and at every other movie I went to that winter and spring.… Read More ‘The Swarm’ (1978): Is Irwin Allen’s disaster pic one of the worst movies ever made?

‘Old Dracula’ (1974): Enjoy some 70s vampire humor, jive turkey!

So over Easter weekend I get an email from my editor who, rather than watching a religious epic the way you’re supposed to (I was right in the middle of Anthony Quinn grunting something when he texted), says he’s enjoying a vampire flick (I gave up a long time ago trying to figure this stuff… Read More ‘Old Dracula’ (1974): Enjoy some 70s vampire humor, jive turkey!

‘Zero Hour!’ (1957), ‘Hot Rods to Hell’ (1967), ‘Skyjacked’ (1972): A terrorized travelers triple feature

So the other day I had to take out an unsecured loan to put gas in my lawnmower, and it made me think of my old man, who whenever he lent me his ’81 Caprice Classic always stipulated I had to fill the tank…which he would first run dry (How’s it goin’ down there, Dad? Hot… Read More ‘Zero Hour!’ (1957), ‘Hot Rods to Hell’ (1967), ‘Skyjacked’ (1972): A terrorized travelers triple feature