THE IMPORTANT CINEMA CLUB’S SUPER SCARY MOVIE CHALLENGE 13: Carnival of Blood (1970)

13. A Horror Film That Takes Place at a Fair, Carnival or Amusement Park. Leonard Kirtman mostly directed adult, churning out titles like The Seduction of Cindy, Up Desiree Lane and Confessions of a Candy Striper, often using the name Leon Gucci. This is one of the few movies he made without penetration yet it has all the […]

CANNON MONTH 2: Blood Feast (1975)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This isn’t the Herschell Gordon Lewis movie. No, instead the Dewey-Friedland Cannon released The Red Queen Kills Seven Times under this title. This originally appeared on the site on August 24, 2017. Emilio P. Miraglia followed up The Night Evelyn Came Out of Her Grave with this giallo freakout — starring the magnificent Barbara Bouchet (Don’t […]

All About Evil (2010)

Following its world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival and a limited theatrical run in 2010, Peaches Christ’s All About Evil disappeared. Now, it’s back and coming out on blu ray from Severin during their mid-year sale and then will start streaming on Shudder June 13. After a scene that echoes Whatever Happened to […]

Scum of the Earth! (1963)

The first roughie and the work of Herschell Gordon Lewis and producer David F. Friedman, Scum of the Earth! tells the story of Kim Sherwood (Vickie Miles, AKA Allison Louise Downe, who was also in several other Lewis movies like She-Devils on Wheels), a college girl She-Devilshe wrong way and ends up trying to pay her […]

The House That Vanished (1973)

“When you finish watching this, R.D., please let me know if the house ‘vanished,’ and if so, where did it go?” *— Bill Van Ryn, Drive-In Asylum To start off this review, I’ve opted to use the Italian theatrical one-sheet — the title translates as the effective and logical, The Shadow of the Murderer — […]