Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Severin Nunsploitation Mania! DARK WATERS and THE OTHER HELL (Review)


Nunsploitation is a subgenre of exploitation that focuses on well, nuns and the shenanigans the sisters get up to. The nuns are usually in a convent (natch) where there are no men save the occasional priest or investigator, demons or satanic rituals are sometimes involved and my favorite trait; blasphemous lesbianism! It's rampant in these convents, I tell ya! These supposedly uptight women on God are just bursting to dive into that no doubt unkempt righteous muff right before flagellating themselves or someone else who has been naughty.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Karl the Butcher Started Some VIOLENT SHIT (Review)

Director: Andreas Schnaas

Cast: Andreas Schnaas, Anke Prothmann, Marc Trinkhaus, Timo Rose, Magdalèna Kalley, Eileen Daly

Synapse Films / All Region / Unrated / Various Aspect Ratios / Dolby Digital 2.0 / Various Run Times

EXTRAS: Liner notes from Ted Geoghegan (Screenwriter of NIKOS THE IMPALER, and Writer/Director of WE ARE STILL HERE) / A Special BONUS DVD, including the English dub version of ZOMBIE '90: EXTREME PESTILENCE, and VIOLENT SHIT 4.0: KARL THE BUTCHER VS. AXE Trailers, Behind-the-Scenes Footage, and Premiere Footage

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Even in his very early years German born Andreas Schnaas loved graphic, violent movies. In 1980, at the age of 12, he and his childhood friends made a short film called "Hunted" which featured Schnaas and his buddy brutalizing and killing an elderly man, who was played by his grandfather. Schnaas' father shot the piece and would go on to be behind the camera for the next few years for his son until 1989 when Andreas scraped enough money for his first full-length feature entitled Violent Shit. Made with his buddies over the next few weekends, Violent Shit would become Germany's first direct-to-video horror film and was a big success in his home country and around the world. The movie's success spawned three sequels over the next twenty years.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hide in the Trunk, it's a DRIVE-IN MASSACRE! (Review)

Director: Stu Segall

Cast: John F. Goff, Steve Vincent, Douglas Gudbye

Severin Films / All Region / Unrated / 1080p widescreen / English 2.0 / 74 minutes

Extras: Audio Commentary With Director Stu Segall / Drive-In Days: Interview With Star / Co-Writer John F. Goff / Norm Sheridan Recalls Drive-In Massacre / Making the Massacre: Interview With Director Stu Segall / Theatrical Trailer

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Stu Segall started his career in 1970 directing, producing and writing sexploitation and hardcore adult films. He worked with some of the greats like Rene Bond (Teen-Age Jail Bait), Marilyn Chambers (Insatiable) and even the heavily-hootered Uschi Digard (C.B. Hustlers) and directed around twenty films in that time. In the mid-eighties he went "legit" when he got a gig producing the Frank Lupo created "Hunter" television show starring ex-NFL player Fred Dryer and the gorgeous Stepfanie Kramer. He would go on to produce other shows like "Silk Stalkings" and Lorenzo Lamas' "Renegade" (also starring the lovely Kathleen Kinmont!) but stuck in between there somewhere was his lone horror movie; Drive-In Massacre.
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