The Italian Godfather of Gore Lucio Fulci was born in Rome on June 17, 1927. If he were alive today, he’d have 86 candles on his birthday cake. Fulci passed away in 1996, but he left us with many genre classics which live on in the hearts and nightmares of […]

Silk Smitha was South Indian cinema’s Queen of Softcore Erotica in the 1980s. Born Vijayalakshmi to poor parents in a small Indian village, she began playing bit roles in south Indian films and adopted the screen-name Silk Smitha in 1979. Due to her dusky looks, curvaceous figure and sultry presence, […]

Back in the days before we had the Internet, cult-film forums, and esoteric DVD labels to bring obscure cinema to our attention, finding cool, little-known films for the VCR was a hit-or-miss affair. Those who were already in the loop had film fanzines and collector labels like Something Weird Video […]

15 years ago today, THE RING, one of the most important horror films of the 90’s, premiered in Japan, giving birth to horror icon Sadako (and adding freaky long-haired Asian girls in general to the horror lexicon). Soon thereafter, the film became a worldwide phenomenon spawning numerous sequels, remakes and […]

With Valentine’s Day only a month away, I thought I’d dedicate this post to the single gents who might be on the hunt for someone to spend it with. Here are six frightful femmes that should make your blacklist, not your Little Black Book. ****************************** NAME: Sally Hardesty FILM: The Texas […]



Occasionally I love a movie so much, I actually want to take the time to write about it and share that love. Today that movie is Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz’ Messiah of Evil (1973) – in my opinion one of the greatest and most unique forgotten horror films of […]

  Almost 20 years ago, a friend handed me a duped VHS tape with the words MAD FOXES hand-scrawled on the spine. “You’ve gotta see this,” he stated without further explanation. Based on the title, I thought I was in for some sort of eighties’ made-for-cable softcore porno. Although I […]