Badass B-movies

Bright Lights, Big City (1988) - Blu-ray ReviewMichael J. Fox. Kiefer Sutherland.  Phoebe Cates.  Donald Fagen.  That’s right, Donald Fagen of Steely Dan fame.  Alongside Dianne Wiest and Jason Robards, they are all assembled under the roof of one movie: Director James BridgesBright Lights,  ...

Single White Female (1992) - Blu-ray ReviewThe mirrored image of the two children putting lipstick on immediately creates a stellar atmosphere of distrust.  Coupled with Howard Shore’s eerie soundtrack and, yes, this thriller gets off on the right foot.  ...

Ed Wood's Take it Out on Trade - Blu-ray ReviewYou can tell EXACTLY what kind of bonkers film this is going to be by the wacky opening credits as a blonde, eager to strip for writer/director Edward D. Wood, Jr’s 16mm camera, takes her lipstick and starts coloring her nipples with it.  Her ass follows.  Soon her hairy  ...

The Satanic Rites of Dracula - Blu-rayA baptism of blood.  For about the first 20 minutes of The Satanic Rites of Dracula, we are witness to the sacrifice of a nubile young lady.  She topless and it is shown – which is apparently a first for mainstream cinema.  A chicken is killed.  Blood is spilled on the  ...

Blood Island - BlurayCat people!  Trees that kill! Fauna that feels!  Butterflies that bite!  And monsters galore!  The Blood Island Collection has arrived with matinee mania most foul . . . and TASTELESS!  ...

Revenge of the Dead (1983) - Blu-ray ReviewA shell of a building. An empty room. And a line of monitors all tuned in to the same dead channel: a close-up of a corpse. It is the face of Don Luigi Costa, a religious man who gave up his vows after his horrible diagnosis. How bizarre! How eerie! How utterly unusual! What  ...

Happy Birthday to Me - BlurayKebob skewers.  They aren’t meant to be shoved straight into the throat.  But that’s what happens when one poor girl is pushed to the limits and finds herself without the usual murder weapon.  Happy Eating! ...

Stephen King's SLeepwalkers 0 Blu-rayI hate cats.  I have an old joke that I use in the classroom.  First day stuff, so students know where I stand on the issue of those nasty fur balls.  It goes like this: “Rough start to the day.  I ran over a cat on the way to work.  (Pause.)  Yeah, I had to cross two lanes of traffic ...

Tank Girl (1995) - Blu-ray ReviewRiot-grrls unite!  Few things are more punk rock than this movie.  The minute Lori Petty (A League of Their Own) as Rebecca Buck AKA Tank Girl, a member of the resistance group deadset on outmaneuvering the greed of the Water & Power (W&P) corporation, gets ...

Torso (1973) - BlurayThe murder mystery format turns sleazy in this exploitation offering from genre-hopping director Sergio Martino.  Rescued from obscurity by Arrow Video, this violent and messy affair is all sorts of fun in that exploitative way that makes horror hounds and gore-gore ...

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