Savage Dawn (1985)

The cast for Savage Dawn reads like a who’s who of people I love in junk cinema: Lance Henriksen, William Forsythe, George Kennedy, Karen Black, Elizabeth Kaitan and Richard Lynch for starters, right? In a biker movie? In the made for VHS rental era? And directed by Simon Nuchtern, the guy who made the epilogue for Snuff […]

Drag Racer (1972)

“(A) versatile and underrated B-movie Renaissance man.” — IMDb, about actor-director John “Bud” Cardos. That’s the understatement of the century, ye IMDb database scribe. Look at that short — but hit-packed director’s resume: Kingdom of the Spiders (we need to review that one!), The Dark! The Day Time Ended! Mutant! Gor II: Outlaw of Gor! […]

The Barbarians (1987)

EDITOR’S NOTE: We originally wrote about this movie on January 30, 2019. However, with a new blu ray coming from Kino Lorber, we felt it’d be a good idea to bring this movie back to our readers’ attention. Ruggero Deodato has been celebrated on this site, not just for Cannibal Holocaust, but for movies like Live Like […]

Stunts (1977)

This was Bob Shaye’s — and New Line Cinema’s — first full-length production after a decade as a pure distribution company. Director Mark Lester would tell The Pink Smoke, “They were distributing Truck Stop Women to college campuses and they already had a script, so I was hired to direct it. We hired Robert Forster because he […]