Every now and then a movie suddenly finds its audience. Take The Rocky Horror Picture Show, for example. Sure, it didn’t find that audience immediately, but within a couple years of release, the mega fans were showing up at midnight showings in costume and so forth. With the advent of home video and the explosion of home entertainment via cable and a video rental store in almost every strip mall as well as even grocery stores, movies that didn’t do so well in theaters suddenly had a second life.
Then comes this curious little direct-to-video movie called Tammy and the T-Rex. Aside from it featuring two very young, and very pretty future stars in Denise Richards and Paul Walker, it was relatively overlooked as a low budget teenage romantic comedy.
However, in recent years, it’s been rediscovered… Continue reading “Tammy and the T-Rex (1994/2019)”
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)”
Lucio Fulci… He’s one of those Italian filmmakers that people usually will have strong opinions about. I’m not sure if I know anyone who is just okay with his works. He’s kind of an all or nothing type of director. That’s not to say if you fall on the “all in” side of the fence with him you have to love every one of his movies, god knows Demonia is a real chore to get through, but you’ll likely be more than happy to watch something with his name on it just because it has his name on it.
I’ve talked about the aforementioned Demonia, Zombie, and Zombie 3(*) which all fall squarely in the horror genre. For a guy who has dabbled in just about every genre, I feel like I owe it to him to try as many of those dabbles as possible. With that said, let’s just dive right into his foray into the erotic thriller world with The Devil’s Honey. Continue reading “The Devil’s Honey (1986)”
We’ve got two more weeks for Blue March and you know what we need? A vacation. Let’s head out to the mystical Orient to get some eastern eroticism.
We start by first checking in with The Vixens of Kung Fu.
Gee. I wonder why this one appeals to me. Vixens. Kung Fu. Yup, the math checks out. But it’s not only that, but it also has some sweet, sweet revenge. The movie is about a young prostitute getting brutally assaulted. She runs away and finds a secret group of hot ass kung fu masters. They train her and she gets her revenge all in a real tidy 70-minute package. Continue reading “The Vixens of Kung Fu (1975)”
Alrighty… I haven’t yet had enough of demons and devils and shit. So let’s keep that rolling with this week’s feature – Faust: Love of the Damned.
What’s really interesting about this movie is that it’s directed by Brian Yuzna who’s been involved in several great horror movies of the 80s from Re-Animator to From Beyond to Society to… Honey, I Shrunk the Kids…?!? No shit? Huh. Well, he also produced Ticks, a movie I familiarized myself with a couple months back. Continue reading “Faust: Love of the Damned (2000)”
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.
Soon, I was down the rabbit hole and ordering “The Angel Collection” from Amazon. Continue reading “Angel (1984)”