BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Bermuda: Cave of the Sharks (1978)

I watched this movie at 6 AM on a Saturday night/Sunday morning with my ears buzzing from a Sleep concert, cotton-mouthed from being at said Sleep concert and eating cereal half awake with I watched it in Spanish with no subtitles. I think that may be the best way to experience any movie. Director Tonino Ricci must… Continue reading BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Bermuda: Cave of the Sharks (1978)

BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Devilfish (1984)

Call it Monster Shark. Call it Monster from the Red Ocean. Or Devouring Waves. Even Shark: Red in the Ocean. By whatever name you call Lamberto Bava’s (credited as John Old Jr.) undersea monster film, it’s still pretty ridiculous. But then again, you’re not coming to an Italian shark movie to get high art. Based on a story by Luigi Cozzi… Continue reading BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Devilfish (1984)

BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Avalanche Sharks (2015)

I’ve been in shark crazed waters for awhile, so sometimes it’s good when someone offers you a life preserver. Paul Andolina also likes these movies and even though I can’t usually deal with today’s overly silly shark films, he still finds the good in them. I’m so glad here’s here to tell you all about… Continue reading BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Avalanche Sharks (2015)

BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Deep Blood (1989)

If you thought Joe D’Amato didn’t have a Jaws ripoff in him, then you don’t know Joe D’Amato. Or Federiko Slonisko. Or Michael Wotruba. Or David Hills. Or Kevin Mancuso. Or Joan Russell. Or Raf Donato, the name he used when he directed this. Joe D’Amato had just as many names as he made movies. Born Aristide Massaccesi, he… Continue reading BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Deep Blood (1989)

BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Tentacles (1977)

Somehow, Ovidio Assonitis (Beyond the Door, Madhouse, The Visitor) must have had pictures of people in Hollywood in very compromising positions. How else could he have gotten Hollywood royalty like Henry Fonda, Shelley Winters and John Huston to appear in a movie about a giant killer octopus? Want to know how far Assonitis went to rip off Jaws? The… Continue reading BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Tentacles (1977)