It’s another Friday, and another chance for me to talk about B-Movies. This week’s is what most would consider a “mockbuster”. It’s an Italian and US co-production totally aping off the hugely successful 1973 horror… More
A few weeks ago, I had a big ol’ love fest over a little movie I picked up while I was at HorrorHound Weekend in Indianapolis this past August – Amazon Hot Box. It was a marvelous little love letter to the exploitation and women in prison movies of the 70s. It was brought to us by Work In Progress Films and writer/director James Bickert. It was such a lovely throwback to those bonkers movies of evil wardens, sexy prisoners, silly side plots that ultimately lead nowhere, and all the things that I love about exploitation cinema.
It’s time to do it again with another filmmaker who is associated with Work In Progress and James Bickert, Brian K. Williams. Here we have a good old fashioned story about buxom babes from beyond our world with a title that makes me giggle every time I say it (seriously, as my friend who had to hear me giggle every time she heard me say it at HorrorHound Weekend) – Space Babes from Outer Space! Continue reading “Space Babes from Outer Space (2017)”
Oh thank god this is “The Final Chapter”.
This has been a rough couple weeks, dear readers. I wanted to take a look a the Angel series. It’s the story of Molly Stewart who was orphaned by two parents who, at different times in her life, left her to pursue their own relationships with new partners. Molly created the alter ego Angel who was a successful, and intelligent, hooker to pay her way through an expensive private school and take care of herself. She became embroiled in a psycho killer’s rampage through the streets of Hollywood and befriends the investigating detective who helps her get back on the right path. Continue reading “Angel III: The Final Chapter (1988)”
Things are gonna be a little kooky this time around.
One year after the massive success of the original Angel movie, New World Pictures decided it’s time to make a sequel. However, according to Rory Calhoun, they weren’t willing to pay Donna Wilkes the salary she desired, so she walked. This opens the door for Betsy Russell to waltz in and sex up the joint.
Admittedly, it was Betsy Russell’s starring turn in Avenging Angel that I bought this entire collection for. After seeing Cheerleader Camp and really digging her, and knowing a little about this series from all the time I spent in a video store for the first, oh, 23 years of my life, I slapped my 12 bucks down on the virtual counter over at Amazon and got this “box set”. Continue reading “Avenging Angel (1985)”
Let’s take a trip back to earlier this year. I watched the movie Cheerleader Camp which starred Betsy Russell who played our main girl who was dealing with lots and lots of societal pressure to be this perfect cheerleader and popular girl. I took quite the shine to her in that movie. When I went to the ol’ IMDb to remind myself what else she’d done, I saw a movie listed as Avenging Angel. Which was a sequel to a movie I definitely remember being on cable TV a lot and just hanging out there in the Action section of every video store I’ve ever walked into – Angel.
In August, I attended HorrorHound Weekend in my hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. As a veteran of various comic conventions and previous HorrorHound shows, it’s an experience I love. Do I spend too much money? Oh, for sure. Is it a lot of walking around and looking at the same thing over and over as if I’m driving an IndyCar around the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway? Kind of. But what I enjoy can be summed up fairly easily by saying I enjoy the time with friends, buying stuff, and sometimes, sometimes, finding something new that I wouldn’t normally be aware of.
That brings me to a couple movies I’ll cover between now and the end of 2018 – Amazon Hot Box and Space Babes from Outer Space. The former being this week’s featured film. Continue reading “Amazon Hot Box (2018)”
Last week, we had ticks, now B-Movie Enema has a problem with The Bees.
It’s been a while since B-Movie Enema crossed the border to Mexico for a movie. In fact, I don’t think I’ve looked at one since The Brainiac some two and a half years ago. This time, it’s a movie that is more of a Mexican production more than a product of Mexico through and through. This movie is about some evil businessmen bringing over some deadly bees from South America and when they get loose in the United States, they start destroying society.
Because this is a B-Movie from the 70s, you better believe we have us some John Saxon and John Carradine along for the ride. Not only that! But we also welcome back Angel Tompkins as our leading lady. She appeared in one of the very earliest B-Movie Enema articles, The Teacher. She played, well, the titular teacher. Continue reading “The Bees (1978)”
This week’s B-Movie Enema has a lot of people just about anyone my age (late 30s to early 40s) should recognize pretty much instantly. I’m going to be talking about the 1993 direct-to-video horror flick Ticks. Yeah, yeah, ticks get mutated and start eating people, whatever.
What I really want to discuss before diving into the movie are the people in the movie. First, we have Seth Green, who might be in the running neck and neck with Chris Hardwick for the title of King of the Nerds. The man was Oz on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, he has won awards for his animated pop culture romp Robot Chicken, and he seemed like a pretty good dude when we nodded approval of one another that one time in the security line at LAX. Continue reading “Ticks (1993)”
Jim Wynorski returns to B-Movie Enema this week. And, to be completely and totally fair with everyone, I’m a bit of a fan. I don’t think it takes too much to understand why. Sure, he’s worked with Roger Corman on some of Corman’s less memorable 80s fare, but not only will Wynorski bring the camp and the fun…
He also brings the babes.
That’s exactly what we have here for you this week. The Lost Empire is a 1984 fantasy action movie with a lot of boobs and bullets and bo-blosions! This is what Andy Sedaris could be if he had the opportunity to release movies in theaters instead of late night Cinemax. Continue reading “The Lost Empire (1984)”