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Joe Dante on

Blood and Roses

1961

Even with a trailer tracked with library music from Teenagers from Outer Space, Roger Vadim’s gorgeous and sexy pre-Bava Euro-horror is one of the coolest, most unjustly neglected vampire pix of all time, mostly because it’s been unseeable for years. Here’s a link to Glenn Erickson’s review of a new German Region 2 PAL DVD release. The…

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Dan Ireland on

The Days of Wine and Roses

1962

J.P. Miller’s grueling 1958 Playhouse 90 teleplay was brought to the screen in 1962 by its original producer Martin Manulis. Original star Cliff Robertson was replaced by Jack Lemmon, an actor with drinking problems of his own, who suggested director Blake Edwards to succeed the original’s John Frankenheimer. Lee Remick replaced Piper Laurie and Charles Bickford was…

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BLOOD SIMPLE, SWEET CHARLOTTE, SUICIDE SQUAD AND OTHER SCATTERED SHOTS AND SHORT ENDS

by Dennis Cozzalio

I’ve been back from my Oregon vacation for a couple of weeks now, and though the getaway was a good and necessary one, I’m still in the process of mentally unpacking from a week and a half of relaxing and thinking mostly only about things I wanted to think about. (I also discovered a blackberry…

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Hammer Vol. 3 – Blood and Terror

by Glenn Erickson

Powerhouse Indicator continues its series of exotic attractions from the house of Hammer — productions that found new ways to shock audiences than tradition- breaking gore and violence. Two are war pictures with sharply contrasting themes, and the second pair constitute a popular-cinema referendum on racist colonial attitudes. Hammer Volume 3 Blood and Terror Blu-ray…

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Blood and Black Lace

by Glenn Erickson

Mario Bava turns from spooky gothic tales to a relentlessly violent murder spree in the glossy world of high fashion. The large cast gives us a fistful of prime suspects, while the main draw is Bava’s powerful direction and razor-keen images — and in this excellent transfer, the colors can only be described as hallucinatory….

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Blood of the Vines – Bell, Book and Candle

by TFH Team

Kim Novak and James Stewart may have been feeling a bit dizzy from “Vertigo” when they teamed up again less than a year later for “Bell, Book and Candle.”  This romantic comedy is set in Manhattan, during the Christmas season.  The story revolves around a subculture of witches there.   Despite the beautiful cinematography, the backdrop…

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Eli Roth on

Africa Blood and Guts

1967

The Italian creators of the worldwide ’60s smash Mondo Cane, initiators of the popular “shockumentary” genre, set their sights on the troubled Dark Continent with predictably lurid results. WARNING: contains images of human and animal violence which many may find offensive.

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Joe Dante on

Blood and Black Lace

1965

Mario Bava’s influential and fabulously stylish murder parade, one of the great horror films of all time, was ill-served in its previous Trailers from Hell incarnation, which frankly looked really crummy. So Joe has revisited it in a better looking transfer, but the movie itself still remains woefully unappreciated.

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Joe Dante on

Blood and Black Lace

1965

Mario Bava’s trend-setting murder parade played only grindhouses and drive-ins in its day, but has since become recognized as one of the major influences in the giallo genre as well as one of the greatest Technicolor extravaganzas since The Red Shoes.

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OSCAR’S YEAR OF VISUAL EFFECTS, and THE ART OF SEEING AND BELIEVING

by Dennis Cozzalio

If you have been living and routinely interacting with other human beings over the last month, you’ve probably heard one or two words involving this year’s Academy Awards and the heated controversy over the startling lack of both films and people of color among the nominees. Personally, I think that the real focus of concern…

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GREAT DOUBLE FEATURES I’VE SEEN #1: SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (1977) AND CONVOY (1978)

by Dennis Cozzalio

(This is the first in an occasional series in which I remember some of the best double features I’ve been lucky enough to see projected in a theater.) The New Beverly Cinema, the oldest surviving revival theater in Los Angeles, has this week dished up a time-capsule glimpse into America’s popular obsession with CB, or…

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TWO DOCS ABOUT ECCENTRIC WOMEN AND THEIR ART: KISS THE WATER AND IRIS

by Dennis Cozzalio

A look at the list of my favorite movies from 2014 reveals the presence of six extraordinary nonfiction films, and that’s just a taste of the seeming hundreds of docs released last year– not all of them extraordinary, of course, but all of them indicative of a trend toward the making of the availability of…

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

by Glenn Erickson

  Writer Jesse Andrews and director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon overturn the formula for the modern teen comedy: they lay on the quirky storytelling and goofy movie parodies, but also give us characters that are reasonably human and complex. We’re soon invested in a warm and rewarding drama. Young actors Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler and Olivia Cooke…

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Trailers From Hell and Hero Complex Gallery present…KINGS OF CULT: A TRIBUTE TO ROGER CORMAN AND JOE DANTE

by TFH Team

  Trailers From Hell is proud to announce our collaboration with Hero Complex Gallery: KINGS OF CULT: A Tribute to Roger Corman and Joe Dante. We are proud and honored to present this pop-art tribute to these two legendary directors and TFH Gurus. The artwork will pay tribute to their careers in unique and interesting…

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Blood of the Vampire

by Glenn Erickson

The man with eyebrows that can kill!  Not really, but that’s the impression given by the poster illustration. The Baker/Berman producing team gave their Hammer/Terence Fisher imitation a decent production — good color, autopsy-grade gore, female victims in low-cut gowns — but neither Jimmy Sangster’s script nor the flat direction bring it to life. Donald…

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Blood Bath

by Glenn Erickson

This four-feature set is the weirdest cinematic treasure box of the year, a sort of anti-matter film school. Three of the films are derived from a single Yugoslavian picture rejected by Roger Corman. His acolytes Jack Hill and Stephanie Rothman proceeded to add serial killings, supernatural hauntings, a goofy vampire, and an ending that could…

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Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson

by Glenn Erickson

Exploitation films have their mavericks, their patron saints and their bad boys: this well-researched and lovingly assembled shock-bio introduces us to a particularly talented persistent filmmaker whose sexed-up horror & action grindhouse non-epics proved commercially viable even into the video age. Then comes the Ghastly Death part, a cruelly undeserved finish for a movie guy…

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Blood on the Moon

by Glenn Erickson

Robert Mitchum intercedes in a range war in this ‘A’ western, and he’s got the pro team of director Robert Wise and cameraman Nicholas Musuraca on his side. All but one action scene plays out at night, which is why this is sometimes called a Noir Western. The dark visuals fit that mold but the…

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A Coffin for the Sheriff & Blood at Sundown

by Lee Broughton

Guest reviewer Lee Broughton returns with more vintage Spaghetti Westerns. Prolific Italo western star Anthony Steffen shoots first in Alberto Cardone’s gothic vengeance drama Blood at Sundown, and plays the revenge game straight up in Mario Caiano’s A Coffin for the Sheriff. The double bill disc also features appearances by genre stalwarts Gianni Garko, Erika…

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Blood Feast

by Charlie Largent

Blood Feast Blu-ray Arrow Video 1963 / Color /1.85 / Street Date October 9, 2017 Starring Mal Arnold, Connie Mason Cinematography by Herschell Gordon Lewis Written by A. Louise Downe (Ghostwritten by Lewis) Produced by David F. Friedman, Herschell Gordon Lewis Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis 1963’s Blood Feast, the infamous gorefest from director Herschell…

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