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 […]


Wrestling, let alone masked wrestling, is not a popular sport in Poland. In fact, if you made a list of every sport in the world, then added ‘wrestling’ to the bottom of that list, you’d have a good idea of how popular it is in this country.  So it’s truly bizarre […]






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 […]