Bit by bit by bit… He carved a nightmare!
That’s what the promotional materials said to sell this week’s featured B-Movie Enema movie, The Toolbox Murders. It was also marketed as a dramatization of a true crime spree perpetrated by a serial killer. Think of it like what Tobe Hooper did with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In fact, scratch that… This movie is directly connected with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in a much more direct way.
It’s not like anyone making The Toolbox Murders were associated with TCM. Oh no… This is classic exploitation sleaze that will forever connect these two movies. You see, producer Tony Didio noticed that a second release of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 1977 was particularly successful. So, he decided he wanted in on that. He showed the movie to his writers and told them one simple thing:
“Gimme something exactly like that chainsaw movie.” Continue reading “The Toolbox Murders (1978)”
With The Secret Lives of Pets 2 now in theaters for the past month or so, I figured this is the right time to talk about another movie with “Pets” in the title that Louis C.K. should probably not be allowed near. And since I can’t seem to go 3 minutes without talking about a Vinegar Syndrome home video release, nor do I like to go 30 seconds without thinking about Candice Rialson, let’s just tie it all into one nice, neat bow with 1973’s Pets.
And if I get a little too out of hand, I’m sure Illumination can come in and remove me and ask for Patton Oswalt to fill in for me. Nah, just kidding. Just like Louis C.K. does so well himself when women are trapped in his hotel room, I’m just busting his balls. Continue reading “Pets (1973)”
12 ASSASSINS FROM HELL WITH ONE OBJECTIVE:
Whoa… Who is Bruce and why is he such an asshole that you need demon assassins from hell to take him out?
Oh boy, that’s question that has answers that is weird and interesting in its own right. Shit, I could write an entire article on the whole idea of “Bruceploitation” alone and never once start this movie. The explanation of why Bruce needs to be killed and what the title even means begins with the greatest martial arts star in the whole world: Bruce Lee. Continue reading “The Dragon Lives Again (aka Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, 1977)”
Say… What have we here? Ladies… Allow me to introduce myself to you – I am a dude who makes terrible decisions in the quest to find a good girl. And, shiiit… You are apparently your Mama’s Dirty Girls after all. You are 100% my style.
All that first paragraph was for me to say the following:
OF COURSE I WOULD EVENTUALLY COVER THIS MOVIE.
Continue reading “Mama’s Dirty Girls (1974)”
Okay. Admittedly, last week was a bit of a blunder in my Blue March theme month here at B-Movie Enema. However, can this week’s feature, Oriental Blue, do better? Can it improve upon the cockamamie doody bullfuck that was The Vixens of Kung Fu?
Well… I mean it kinda has to right? Right? Yes, it is made by the same guy, Bill Milling. Yes, it’s Asian-themed. Yes, there seems to be some form of prostitution afoot. But I can say it is a full 15 minutes longer. That has to mean something, right?
Right? Continue reading “Oriental Blue (1975)”
I, the fine folks behind B-Movie Enema, would like to finally give into the base need and absolute expectation of all my friends to finally spend a month talking about blue movies. We’re going to start with the big budget 1978 movie, SexWorld, directed by Anthony Spinelli.
Whether you call these flicks porn, titty flicks, smut, stag films, skin flicks, erotica, filth, dirt, obscenity, or x-rated material, I feel like this is where my life and my blog has come to a… er… well, head. The decision to do this theme month was made over six months ago when the good people of Vinegar Syndrome had a big ol’ blue sale where they were selling X-rated flicks for, like, half off or something. I decided to get a stack of these movies so I can accept my destiny as “that guy” who watches “ever increasing smutty movies to keep writing about them.” Continue reading “SexWorld (1978)”
Let’s talk about Norman J. Warren.
He’s someone who I’ve yet to really feature on this blog, but I will be correcting that big time from this point forward. He’s a British filmmaker who was always into the movies growing up. His films were often deemed part of British “New Wave” Horror. Basically, taking what Amicus and Hammer did with sexuality and gore and pushing it a little further for the end of the 70s and beginning of the 80s.
His movies are really interesting – and, in my opinion, actually fascinating and fun to watch, if not good. He seems to have ideas, even if what he starts with isn’t that groundbreaking. Want to tell a ghost story? Well, he’ll tweak it here and there and include a time element and give you Bloody New Year. Want to tell a story about an alien coming to Earth? Well, how about we throw in abuse and a lesbian couple and a sinister reason for the alien to be here and give you Prey. How about yet another alien story, but this time include impregnation and have the mother of the new alien/human hybrid become murderously protective of the monster? Yeah, we’ll call that Inseminoid. Continue reading “Terror (1978)”
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 movie, The Exorcist, called Beyond the Door. Well, it’s called that here. In Italy, it is called Who Are You? and in the UK, it was released under the title Devil Within Her – which sounds like a completely different type of movie. Continue reading “Beyond the Door (1974)”