This week’s B-Movie Enema is being released in conjunction with the latest three-part episode extravaganza at Film Seizure!
That three-part extravaganza over there is for our original pilot episode in which we talked all about the first three Friday the 13th movies. So, with today being Saturday the 14th, and we talked about the first three movies of the Friday the 13th series…
Well, you get the picture.
Saturday the 14th was a relatively famous movie when I was a kid. It seemed to be on TV an awful lot and had recognizable faces in it. The star, Richard Benjamin, has sort of been featured here before as well as being known for being the protagonist in the original Westworld movie. He was not just an actor, but also a director. Just go back some months to find me talking about his My Stepmother Is an Alien. Here, he’s starring with his real life wife, Paula Prentiss, who was mostly known for being in the 1975 version of Get Out, The Stepford Wives. Continue reading “Saturday the 14th (1981)”
So here is a little oddball movie that I was suddenly reminded of one day.
Back in 1989 through about 1991, Transylvania Twist appeared fairly regularly on cable channels like Showtime and the like before appearing on VHS in 1993. The movie is mostly notable to me for starring Robert Vaughn and Angus Scrimm (also known as the bad guy from Superman III and the Tall Man from the Phantasm series). However, there were one other member of the cast that really caught the attention of a young me – Teri Copley. Young me really, really liked blondes in the late 80s and early 90s. Continue reading “Transylvania Twist (1989)”
We’ve come to the end of Alyssa Milano Month here at B-Movie Enema and ladies and gents, I have saved the biggest treat for last – Embrace of the Vampire.
Go back twenty some years. You’re a guy roughly my age. You also work at a video store. You remember watching a little show on TV called Who’s the Boss and you very likely had a major crush on Tony’s daughter, Samantha (Milano, no duh). She was spunky, she was cute, she was awesome. She was your girlfriend each week when the show came on. Continue reading “Embrace of the Vampire (1995)”
This week’s B-Movie Enema is going to take a look at 1964’s The Last Man on Earth starring the great Vincent Price.
Based on Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel I Am Legend, this film puts a new spin on the post-apocalyptic wasteland type of story by featuring a man who is trying to stay alive not against zombies or crazed bad guys (see any post-Romero zombie movie or Mad Max for reference), and not strictly mutants of that wasteland (see… Judge Dredd… I guess? And not the good one either). Instead, our hero is fighting off people who have mutated into vampires. Continue reading “The Last Man on Earth (1964)”
Welcome to the final installment of B-Movie Enema’s October Vampire Bookake!
This time around, we’ll see the final appearance of Christopher Lee as Count Dracula AND the final showdown between Lee’s Count and Peter Cushing’s Van Helsing. It’s Hammer Films’ 1973 Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride – also known as Count Dracula and His Vampire Brides and The Satanic Rites of Dracula. I will also warn that while this is Hammer and it is Lee and Cushing, sadly, this is not a particularly great installment. Most will agree it is better than the one before it (Dracula A.D. 1972), but it seemed that Hammer had a hard time bringing the Count into the present day. Continue reading “Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride (1973)”
This month’s Vampiralooza continues on B-Movie Enema with The Werewolf Vs. Vampire Woman. This week we travel over to Europe and visit with a true horror icon that many here may not know too much about – Spanish filmmaker Paul Naschy.
Naschy is known for playing just about every monster you can think of which has granted him a distinction of being the Spanish Lon Chaney. Despite playing Frankenstein’s Monster, the Mummy, the Hunchback, and Count Dracula, it’s his work as cursed werewolf Waldemar Daninsky in an entire series named “The Hombre Lobo Series” This run found him playing Daninsky a grand total of TWELVE times. Continue reading “The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman (1971)”
Welcome back to B-Movie Enema’s October Vampire Halloween Theme thingy. I think I’ve called it something different for each reference I’ve made. I can only imagine that will become a running joke this month.
ANYway… This week’s vampire flick is something new. It’s not a popular movie and I’m curious if even that many vampire movie superfans know about it. It’s called Night Fangs and it’s yet another movie brought to my attention thanks to a subscription to Bizarre TV on my Roku device. Continue reading “Night Fangs (2005)”
Now that we got The Velvet Vampire out of the way last week, it’s time to get our Bloodsucking October theme for Halloween officially kicked off with something far, far better.
That’s right, Jack… Blacula is getting up in this blog.
This was the horror/blaxploitation mash up that started them all. This one also has the widest appeal. Yeah, it’s probably because of the title. I mean, you see a movie called Blacula, and you think to yourself, “Holy shit, I have to see this. It’s gotta be great!” At that point, with a title like that, you either have to play it as a parody or you play it straight as shit. Continue reading “Blacula (1972)”