Drive-In Friday: Klaus Kinski vs. Werner Herzog Night

March 2022 Announcement: Severin Films has released a Blu-ray of Nosferatu in Venice — scanned in 2k from the original negative — which serves as the unofficial sequel to Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu. In addition to cast and crew interviews, the Blu also features the 80-minute documentary, Creation is Violent – Anecdotes From Kinski’s Final Years. […]

Drive-In Friday: Kinski Spaghetti Westerns

March 2022 Announcement: Severin Films has released a Blu-ray of Nosferatu in Venice — scanned in 2k from the original negative — which serves as the unofficial sequel to Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu. In addition to cast and crew interviews, the Blu also features the 80-minute documentary, Creation is Violent – Anecdotes From Kinski’s Final Years. […]

EXPLORING: Nightmare Theater

EDITOR’S NOTE: This originally ran in Drive-In Asylum #23. Buy it now. One of my obsessions is the memory of not knowing. Now, so many of my movie-watching choices are planned in advance. Yet as I grew up in the 70s, we had the opportunity to be surprised by movies on a daily basis. Sure, you […]

Tubi picks (week 9)

Welcome to another week of movies to watch on Tubi.  Do you have some that you’d like to share? Get in touch because I’d love to share your picks. 1.  And God Said to Cain: TUBI LINK Less Western than a straight up Gothic horror film, with Klaus Kinski’s character nearly a ghost, continually followed […]

Venom (1981)

Seriously, what drugs is this movie on, how can we go back in time and get them and how great will the high be? International criminal Jacques Müller (real-life maniac Klaus Kinski) and his lover Louise Andrews (Susan George) kidnap Philip Hopkins (Lance Holcomb), the grandson of hotel chain owner and great white hunter Howard […]

Quién sabe? (1966)

With a title that translates as Who Knows?, this was renamed A Bullet for the General when it was released in the U.S. It’s the first Italian western to seriously deal with the Mexican revolution, which is credited to screenwriter Franco Solinas, a confirmed Marxist, who shared screenplay duties with Salvatore Laurani. It was directed by Damiano […]

L’uomo, l’orgoglio, la vendetta (1967)

An Italian western based on an actual work of classic literature, Carmen, Man, Pride and Vengeance (which was sold as Mit Django kam der Tod (With Django Came Death) in Germany due to Franco Nero being the star) is actually set in Europe instead of the American west. Don José (Nero) is bewitched by Carmen (Tina Aumont, Arcana), even allowing her […]