What better counterpoint to all that verkakte “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas” noise than a violent, nasty blaxploitation/prison epic, starring big, bad Jim Brown?
It was unquestionably the perfect drive-in double feature: The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure. I can still see those remarkably evocative posters hanging up in the the late, great Jesse James Drive-In‘s faux-wooden bunkhouse/concession stand, waiting to get my Chinese eggroll with the cartoon on the wrapper and an orange drink (“Easy on the… Read More ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ (1972): 50 years later, disaster epic still an all-star of the era
“This vomit bag and the price of one admission will enable you to see…the first film rated ‘V’ for violence! Mark of the Devil: positively the most horrifying film ever made!”
Can’t some bug-eyed outer space piece of sh*t abduct me the hell out of what passes for America today? Oh, well…one can dream.
It’s Shock-tober, everyone! That’s right—time to take out a second mortgage to pay for your groceries this week. So, let’s lighten our loads by doing what I’ve been since I was in a playpen: escaping reality by obsessively watching TV. And what better way to block out the possibility of six more years of the… Read More ‘Frankenstein: The True Story’ (1973): Mary Shelley’s classic monster comes alive on TV
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
“For Texas and Miss Lillie!”
A clean, trim, hard-boiled little gem of a suspenser, from the golden days of network made-for-TV movies.
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
Of course it’s laid-back and cheap-looking…it’s Canadian.