Badass B-movies

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 ...

Slender Man - Blu-ray ReviewIt was wise to delay the Blu-ray debut of this movie.  Good move, Sony.  They were counting on all of us to forget just how awfully Slender Man was received when it was originally released in early August.  In and out of theaters it went, leaving faster than a man after hearing  ...

Valley Girl (1983) - Blu-rayGreetings from San Fernando Valley!  The Val.  The “normies” live here, you know.  With no edge in sight and none of its history of display, people on the other side of the Hollywood sign just don’t appreciate the pink-clad urbanization of what used to be a thriving rural community  ...

The Wasp Woman (1959) - Blu-rayA camp classic, deserving of every ounce of praise it has earned over its lifetime, gets a new 2K scan from the best surviving print thanks to Shout! FactoryThe Wasp Woman, written by longtime Roger Corman contributor Leo Gordon (writer of The Terror and Tower of  ...

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