It’s the first episode of B-Movie Enema: The Series! Join B-Movie Proctologist Geoff Arbuckle as he and his faithful companion, Nurse Disembaudee, as they watch the 1978 Italian sci-fi/horror/sort of thriller Eyes Behind the Stars!
B-Movie Enema’s Exorcist Rip-Off Month comes to a conclusion while also coming full circle with the start of the month – and completes a “trilogy” all at the same time.
This week’s feature, Beyond the Door III is, as Wikipedia states, “the third and final film in the Beyond the Door Trilogy“. It should also state that this and Shock were sequels in name only from the jolly ol’ land of endless opportunities for this blog – Italy. To complete the trilogy (12 years after the last and 15 years after the first), Beyond the Door III (also known as Amok Train because… sure) features a group of American students who go to Yugoslavia to meet up with Bo Svenson (who we’ve not seen since waaaaay back when I covered The Delta Force in 2016).
There, they witness a sacred pagan ritual. I am sure that did not, at all, create any issues whatsoever anywhere and that brings about the conclusion of Exorcist Rip-Off Month! Come back next week when we blast off to the stars for a… What’s that? Witnessing a sacred pagan ritual in Yugoslavia starts significant problems? I need to continue on with the movie? You sure? Continue reading “Beyond the Door III (1989)”
It’s October! It’s the spoooooookiest month of the year!
In years past, I generally would find some sort of loose theme to tie all the movies covered in the month (with usual exception to the actual Halloween “special” article). This year is no different! This is B-Movie Enema and that means I can’t do no movies like The Exorcist or its sequels. They are hardly “B” in quality of production, even if Exorcist II really fucking tried pretty hard. I can, however, do the next best thing.
Welcome to the 2020 October theme month I’m calling Exorcist Rip-Off Month! We’re getting things started with Mario Bava’s Shock from 1977. Here’s the thing about Shock… It’s a possession movie, yes. However, it may only be an Exorcist Rip-Off in sort of name only. You see, Shock was released in the United States as Beyond the Door II. Beyond the Door was a 1974 rip-off of The Exorcist and a B-Movie Enema alum. I really really really needed to cover this. Continue reading “Shock (aka Beyond the Door II, 1977)”
AAAAWOOOOOOOO ready for a werewolf flick?
While it hasn’t been so long ago that I last covered an Italian flick, it has been quite some time since I talked about werewolves. Damn, it has been four years since I covered Werewolf of Washington as an “Election Day Special” in 2016. I most definitely feel as though nothing of huge import hasn’t happened every single day since then, am I right?
(Checks the internet. Goes to Twitter. Checks in on friends over at the Facebook. Goes to the CDC’s website. Cries uncontrollably while huddled in a corner. Recovers by shambling back to the computer desk like Spock at the end of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan after he messed himself up and was blinded after fixing the Enterprise.)
Oh my god.
Well, there’s only one cure for the depressing world that we live in and that’s B-Movie Enema…(?) This week, I’m going to discuss the Italian werewolf movie starring a German wolfman and Roman Polanski’s first wife – Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory! Continue reading “Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory (1961)”
Oh boy… That Emanuelle girl is back, and guess what, Enemaniacs… She’s more erotic and exotic than ever!
That’s how they advertised Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals on posters and various other ads. That does beg the question of exactly how erotic she can be if there are cannibals and shit running about. Trust me, folks, I have seen some Italian cannibal flicks and they tend not to be especially sexy. In fact, they tend to be, like, super duper gross.
So leave it to Joe D’Amato to come in and see what he can do. First thing’s first, he brings Laura Gemser along as a photojournalist who finds a woman in a loony bin who isn’t just a cannibal herself, but has Amazonian tattoos all over her skin. That’s a plus… Not the tatted up cannibal broad, but Laura Gemser. She’s always welcome here at B-Movie Enema. Continue reading “Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977)”
Well, I guess you could say 2019 on B-Movie Enema was “the year of Zombie” as I talked about Lucio Fulci’s first Zombie movie from 1979 back in January and then Zombie 3 from 1988 came along in April. Before we close out this year of Zombie, I should get to Zombie 4: After Death (also just known as After Death).
What makes this movie noteworthy is that it’s the first Zombie movie that goes without input form Lucio Fulci himself. You can say that Zombie 3 didn’t seem to be that much of a Fulci flick itself, due to Fulci leaving the production due to illness, but he’s still given credit for the movie (whether or not he wants to have it). What is a holdover from the previous installment is the duo that brought us the amazingly disastrous masterpiece that is Troll 2, Claudio Fragasso (listed as the director) and his wife and co-conspirator Rossella Drudi (credited as lone screenwriter).
So I guess you can say that we might be heading down a pretty interesting path in today’s B-Movie Enema. Continue reading “Zombie 4: After Death (1989)”
In years past, B-Movie Enema had always celebrated the month with some sort of spooky theme. In 2016, it was vampires. In 2017, we had slashers from the 80s. 2018 actually had a real theme title – Nights of Demons. What’s this year’s theme? Well…
Shit. Well, I got nothing this year. But I remember back to a simpler time that set the precedent of no October theme. Way, way, waaaaay back at the very beginning of B-Movie Enema (October 3, 2014 to be exact), I did a string of scary movies because the first five of six enemas came out in October. So, I’ll do that theme. The no theme Halloween. Just some good ol’ horror movies. To kick things off, let’s check out an Italian ripoff – 1980’s Zombie Holocaust, also known as Doctor Butcher M.D. Continue reading “Zombie Holocaust (aka Doctor Butcher M.D., 1980)”
Strap in, kids! It’s time to go back to Italy for some good ol’ fashioned, bonkers, what-the-fuck-did-I-just-watch horror. Back in October, I covered Demons from 1985. Turns out that movie became a little hit and got fans of its own all across the world. So, just one year later, a sequel had to happen.
And, so… It’s time to take a look at Demons 2!
Generally, I’d be a little concerned about a quick turnaround for a sequel. Shit. The second movie was literally released one year later in the same week as the first. I’ve mentioned it before with Zombie how quickly that was shot and released – the film was released within 3 calendar months of production beginning. So I know the Italians have it in them to just crank this shit out like it’s a goddamn factory owned by Henry Ford. Also, I kind of can’t totally throw this movie into the garbage pile straight away because Dario Argento is still producing and Lamberto Bava is directing. Continue reading “Demons 2 (1986)”