Zombie 4: After Death (1989)

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)”

Chinese Hercules (1973)

Oh boy, I’m pretty excited for this one.

Back in June, I attended PopCon here in Indianapolis, and this guy had a table full of posters of various sizes.  He had this stack of lobby posters that he was selling for five bucks each.  It’s in this stack that I found a Goldengirl poster to gift to Brad Jones, the Cinema Snob, himself, and I also found one for this movie… Chinese Hercules.

This marks the return of Bolo Yeung, billed in this movie as Yang Sze, who appeared in The Clones of Bruce Lee that I covered back in August.  Bolo wasn’t just a martial artist and actor, but he was also a bodybuilder.  That probably is why 1) he’s often portrayed as a giant beast and 2) is Chinese Hercules. Continue reading “Chinese Hercules (1973)”

Prey (1977)

It’s time to get back into the works of one Norman J. Warren.

Think back to earlier this year when I discussed the movie Terror.  This was about a witch cursing a family that ultimately leads to both cousins having to deal with some freaky shit around them.  This time around, we don’t have a set of long-lost cousins, but instead with Prey, we have a pair of lesbians that live in a remote area of England dealing with an alien with a voracious hunger.

Now, when I intro-ed Terror, I made some observations about Warren’s work.  Specifically, I wanted to call out certain ideas that he would have and then mix them with other ideas to create this very strange mixture of characters or situations for his movies.  In fact, allow me to quote myself from that article: Continue reading “Prey (1977)”

Snapshot (aka The Day After Halloween, 1979)

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)”

Trick or Treat (1986)

Well…  Would you look at that?  It’s Halloween.  The best month in all the world for all history and stuff is over, but on maybe one of the best days ever!  What better way to celebrate than with a movie from 1986 called Trick or Treat?

In years past, B-Movie Enema celebrated Halloween by discussing Halloween: Resurrection, Halloween III, and Night of the Demons (the 2009 one).  As you can see…  October is pretty well liked around here.  But you know what else we really like?  Rock and Rollsploitation!  The 80s, somehow, had a lot of people believing in demonology as an ultimate evil, so they tuned into televangelists to learn about how toys, cereal, rock and roll, and whatever else was going to lead you to damnation eternal.

Oh yeah…  Rock and roll.  You had people who were questioning the direction the genre was headed.  Gone were the days of the 60s pleasantness, political protest, and psychedelic good vibrations.  The same kids defending their love of the Rolling Stones and Beatles from parents claiming the bands were leading their daughters to sexual deviancy was now claiming their kids were being led to outright devil worship. Continue reading “Trick or Treat (1986)”

Zombie Holocaust (aka Doctor Butcher M.D., 1980)

Yay October!

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…

Um…  It…

Hmmmm…

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)”

Prime Evil (1988)

It’s been a bit since I covered a movie from our friends at Vinegar Syndrome.  So, let’s solve that with some good ol’ fashioned exploitation sleaze!

This week’s movie, Prime Evil, comes to us from director Roberta Findlay.  In fact, this is part of a two-movie set from Vinegar Syndrome.  The other movie, Lurkers, also comes from 1988 which also marks near the end of her directing career.  Findlay is still alive today despite finishing her movie making career over 30 years ago.  Interestingly enough, she really got her start in making adult films before getting into exploitation.  Her first film, Take Me Naked, was made under the pseudonym Anna Riva when she was only 18 years old!

From the late 60s through the 70s and into the mid 80s, Findlay worked mostly in adult films, though she’d often team up with her husband in the 70s, Michael Findlay, for some more sleazy exploitation flicks like Snuff, a movie actually marketed as a for real snuff flick.  I’m not sure you can get much sleazier than that. Continue reading “Prime Evil (1988)”

Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity (1987)

Here’s a recipe for a B-Movie Enema feature:  One part The Most Dangerous Game, two parts 80s, a couple bimbos, one whole Charles Band, and a whole heapin’ helpin’ of silly sci-fi.  This is what Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity are made of.

And I’m gonna tell you all about it this week!

First off, I want to admit that the title definitely caught my eye, though I’m sure I’ve heard of this before.  Full Moon Direct often has lots of sales on their website.  It’s why you’ve seen me cover more from Band’s company over the past couple months.  What’s great is that I have more to come too!  But another thing I definitely appreciate about this movie is that it isn’t horsin’ around.  It’s 74 minutes, wham, bam, thank  you, ma’am. Continue reading “Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity (1987)”