Well hey there! It’s another Norman J. Warren joint!
If you’ve been around the site for a while, you know I’m a fan. Prey is a good little home invasion story that is wrapped up in an alien invasion story – that also features lesbians. Terror is a fun supernatural flick that has a vengeful witch – that may or may not have included a near miss for a fat guy on a train to have sex with a really pretty British lady. Bloody New Year is just… Well, it’s just bonkers, silly fun – that also happens to include an experimental plane that broke time and space.
Satan’s Slave is the first horror film that Warren made that pre-dates all of the above mentioned greatest hits. As it turns out, it’s not the first of his films I covered in 2020 and it won’t be the last. That said, I should maybe hold up because I’m quickly running out of his movies! Continue reading “Satan’s Slave (1976)”
It’s a new B-Movie Enema and, this time, Don’t Answer the Phone!
By 1980, there was a weird feeling in the country. The 70s were pretty tumultuous with the Vietnam War and President Nixon leading to many feeling they can’t trust the federal government. The entire decade felt as though the counter culture was putting their stamp on the new Hollywood, but that was about to come crashing down. Indie exploitation was about to be scrubbed away by the religiously-charged, great white hope of the Reagan era.
One of the things that would play out for the next 20-25 years after the conclusion of the Vietnam War would be the psychological damage of the vets that returned home. Whether it was by way of dramatic films like Coming Home and The Deer Hunter, or action films like the Rambo series, Vietnam vets played a huge part in many films. But there was also a darker side to it as well… Continue reading “Don’t Answer the Phone! (1980)”
Hello and welcome to B-Movie Enema. This week, I’m gonna discuss something I’ve wanted to do for a while – Tobe Hooper’s 1990 made-for-television thriller I’m Dangerous Tonight.
Now, the easy joke here is to say that “I’m Dangerous Tonight” is something I’d exclaim after a Crave Case of sliders from White Castle, but… Actually. Wait. That’s a pretty good one. I’m pretty bummed I didn’t lead with that.
Eh… Never mind. There’s a lot here I could discuss. You have Tobe Hooper in the director’s chair. The fact this was a TV movie and not a cinematic release. Mädchen Amick lookin’ gooood. Anthony Perkins is right there on the poster… Yeah. I guess I can go with other things than a farty poop joke. Continue reading “I’m Dangerous Tonight (1990)”
It’s another week here at B-Movie Enema and I think I worried I went too long before covering another Vinegar Syndrome release.
So I’m here to fix that with this week’s movie, Party Line! This 1988 flick had a provocative cover of a sexy girl in lingerie with a phone line wrapped around her leg and torso. It was a memorable movie cover to see in the suspense/thriller section of the video store. The movie basically plays to the 80s exploitation of sexy thrillers. This was perfected probably best in the 90s with movies like Basic Instinct, but these little indie flicks toyed with the idea of mixing sex with murder.
This flick features a rich brother and sister psycho combo. She lures men through a party line on the phone for her brother to kill them. You have Richard Hatch playing a detective who is going after the killers. And then there’s Richard Roundtree playing Hatch’s captain. Continue reading “Party Line (1988)”
It’s another Friday, so that means NEW B-MOVIE ENEMA DAY!
This week, I have something a little more recent and from a group I’ve come to greatly appreciate. The Sleeper is a 2012 slasher/thriller from Gamma Knife Films and Scream team Releasing. It was written and directed by Justin Russell. It’s meant to emulate the style of low budget slashers than ran wild after the release of 1978’s Halloween and 1980’s Friday the 13th.
Quite frankly, the 80s are in right now – in a BIG way. More on that shortly. First, though, let’s talk about Scream Team Releasing. Continue reading “The Sleeper (2012)”
Happy Bloody New Year (a few days late), my Enemaniacs!
You might be wondering, “Geoff, what’s up with all this festive cheer and shit?” Well, don’t worry, fellas and lady fellas… I just had to clear some slates before I got buried beneath a load of movies I always want to write about but don’t have a particularly perfect timing to do so. Besides, this does check a couple extra boxes for me:
- Another Vinegar Syndrome release
- Another Norman J. Warren joint
So yeah, as you might have picked up by reading this blog over the past couple years, I buy a TON of Vinegar Syndrome releases. They are a marvelous purveyor of cult classics, nearly forgotten gems, and exploitation. These are things I am particularly in favor of. So I had to help clear some of that backlog before I can get to some of the other finds I’ve picked up at various conventions and what have you. Continue reading “Bloody New Year (1987)”
The other great thing about the high quality shit you get here at B-Movie Enema is that Halloween is always a bonus episode. So today, we’re getting back to our regular Friday stuff.
Here we are, one day after Halloween. I know of at least 47 movies called “Halloween” starring some dude named Freddy Michael Jason Hellraiser. I don’t know any movie ever called November First. But I do know of a movie called Snapshot.
Which is also called One More Minute.
Which also goes by the title The Day After Halloween. Continue reading “Snapshot (aka The Day After Halloween, 1979)”
Hey! This week has something pretty special on B-Movie Enema. So, when I was trying to think about what movies I wanted to watch for October, I couldn’t really think of a theme for the month. However, I had some movies I’ve always wanted to do that are either somewhat popular, or have a cult following, or this week’s movie, The Diabolical Dr. Z, which features a returning director – Jess Franco.
As I explained last week, October is kind of a big month for B-Movie Enema. In fact, it was the month I started writing the blog way back in 2014. One of those movies was Oasis of the Zombies. That was also directed by Jess Franco. Unfortunately, that movie sucked. Hard.
Since then, ol’ Uncle Jessie bounced back with an Ilsa movie and a “Black” Emanuelle movie. And this week, Dr. Z will take him back to his earlier days of filmmaking and is a surprisingly stylish and atmospheric movie. On top of that, it’s been a very long time, almost 2 years to be exact, since I covered a movie from the 60s. Additionally, it was also the last time I looked at a black and white movie on this site. Continue reading “The Diabolical Dr. Z (1966)”