37 years ago today, Taxi Driver premiered in the U.S, making Travis Bickle a cinematic icon and putting evil thoughts into John Hinckley Jr.’s head.
The above poster definitely got my attention, not only because of its appallingly amateurish design but also because it hinted at the existence of a thrill-packed Bollywood take on King Kong that I would have to track down. I should’ve known it was a con job; the signs were there: […]
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 […]
This is a bit of a digression from movie posters but still in the neighborhood of exploitation movie marketing. Recently I had the good fortune to scarf up some original vinyl 45’s containing radio spots for films from Sam Sherman’s Independent-International Pictures, one of the mavericks of exploitation cinema. As […]
Besides puberty, two of the best things to happen during my adolescence were the glory days of VHS and the proliferation of neighborhood mom-and-pop video stores. And even though I’d be a freshman in high-school by the time my family bought its first VHS machine, lots of my friends’ families […]
Identifying a film on a poster in a foreign language is usually easy enough with IMDb and Google at your fingertips, but in the case of exploitation films there are instances when both of these resources fall short. Often these films were released and re-released under so many different titles […]