Drive-In Friday: Crown International Night

Crown International Pictures was an independent film studio and distribution company formed in 1959 by Newton P. Jacobs. They were one of the first franchise distributors for American-International Pictures and like that studio, they specialized in low-budget junk. In other words, perfect movies for the drive-in. Crown was all over the place in what they […]

UFO: Target Earth (1974)

“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.” — Revelations 5:9, from the film’s ending title card, because mixing aliens […]

Mill Creek Drive-In Classics: The Devil’s Hand (1961)

About the Author: Shannon Briggs has been a passionate fan of cinema ever since his grandmother recorded The Monster Squad on VHS through cable and gave it to him. You can see more of his musings on Twitter @MisterShannonB and read more his reviews at Just a few seconds into the opening titles of […]

A Bullet for Pretty Boy (1970)

Wow! This movie has it all! It’s an American International Pictures release! Cheapjack drive-in copycat Larry Buchanan! Beach flick purveyor Maury Dexter! Still livin’ the dream ex-’60s teen idol Fabian! And a connection to Jim Morrison? Strap on the popcorn bucket! In 1967, Warner Bros. hit a $70 million payday on a $2.5 million investment […]

S**t & Champagne (2021)

There’s not too many films that sell me within a minute of its two minute trailer with a want, no, a need, to see the movie it shills. Oh, do I ever want to stream this movie. If Quentin Tarantino decided to make another retro-homage to his video store memories of old — only trading […]

Peter Carpenter Double Feature: Vixen (1968) and Love Me Like I Do (1970)

“The industry is in bad shape. The people in Hollywood don’t care about films. They’re only worried about lining their pockets.”— The Tinseltown wisdoms of Peter Carpenter These two, lost Peter Carpenter movies have dogged us long enough! It’s time we complete the review quartet of Pete’s four films, which includes his two writing and […]

Norman J. Warren Week: Satan’s Slave (1976)

Editor’s Note: We reviewed this British horror obscurity on February 15, 2021, as part of our tribute reviews to Mill Creek’s Gorehouse Greats 12-Film Pack (Amazon). We’re bringing it back as part of our “Norman J. Warren Week” tribute of reviews. Visit our Gorehouse Greats Round-Up for all of those reviews. How is it that […]

Pinball Summer (1980)

Also known as Pick-Up Summer and Flipper Girls in Germany, this Canadian film comes after the Crown International beach movies and before Porky’s. Most of the action revolves around a place called Pete’s, an arcade that is hosting a pinball competition, which also has a Miss Pinball pageant, which I really hope was a thing at some point. […]