Exploring: The Friday the 13th That Never Was

We haven't had a Friday the 13th movie for more than a decade. Then again, if 2009's glossy Marcus Nispel-directed Friday the 13th reboot is any indication of the kind of films we'd be suffering through, perhaps it's not such a bad thing that the lawsuit between Horror Inc. and the Manny Company versus Victor Miller has… Continue reading Exploring: The Friday the 13th That Never Was

Exploring: Video Nasties Section 3 (non-prosecuted films)

We've already covered the Section 1 video nasties that were prosecuted and the Section 2 non-prosecuted movies, but now we're in new territory. The section 3 video nasties couldn't be prosecuted for obscenity but were liable to be seized and confiscated under a less obscene charge. Any video tapes seized on the Section 3 list… Continue reading Exploring: Video Nasties Section 3 (non-prosecuted films)

Exploring: The Unmade Films of Sylvester Stallone

Every creative force has projects that they either turn down or work hard to get made, but ultimately never make it to light. Sylvester Stallone is no different, as there have been several films -- some a long time in development -- that have never made it to the silver screen. I was inspired by… Continue reading Exploring: The Unmade Films of Sylvester Stallone

Exploring: The films of George Eastman

George Eastman -- born Luigi Montefiori on August 16, 1942 -- is an Italian actor, writer and director who took on his Americanized name after appearing in several spaghetti westerns in the late 1960's and early 1970's. He's known for his menacing glare and towering height -- he's 6 foot, 9 inches tall. After working with… Continue reading Exploring: The films of George Eastman

Exploring: The 8 Films of Quentin Tarantino’s Rolling Thunder Pictures

About the Author: R.D Francis is the writer of The Ghosts of Jim Morrison, the Phantom of Detroit, and the Fates of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Tales from a Wizard: The Oral History of Walpurgis. Both non-fiction works explore the myth and mystery behind the 1974 album, Phantom’s Divine Comedy: Part 1—an album many believed… Continue reading Exploring: The 8 Films of Quentin Tarantino’s Rolling Thunder Pictures

Exploring: Movies that influenced Quentin Tarantino

No matter how you feel about Quentin Tarantino's films -- obviously, I'm a fan -- you have to admit that he's been able to get more eyes on films that many folks would never watch otherwise. Thanks to The Quentin Tarantino Archives, The Grindhouse Archives and some other interviews spread all over the internet, I've been… Continue reading Exploring: Movies that influenced Quentin Tarantino

Exploring: Video Nasties Section 2 (non-prosecuted films)

We started telling the story of video nasties in this article, discussing how the UK media was obsessed with them destroying the children's morals. The section 1 films that we covered were successfully prosecuted. Now, we're moving on to section 2. Any movie seized under Section 2 would make its dealer or distributor liable to… Continue reading Exploring: Video Nasties Section 2 (non-prosecuted films)