Touch of Satan (1971)

Shot between 1968 and 1970 in the Santa Ynez, California area, Touch of Satan was a regionally released drive-in and grindhouse film that wasn't well-known until it appeared on a 1998 episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. There was a rumor that this movie was directed by Tom Laughlin, who made the Billy Jack filmns and used… Continue reading Touch of Satan (1971)

The Gate II: Trespassers (1990)

Hungarian born director Tibor Takacs was the recording engineer behind Toronto punk bands The Viletones and the Cardboard Brains before he became a director. He's probably best known for the 1987 movie The Gate, of course, which leads us to today's film. He also made the pilot movie for the original Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which makes… Continue reading The Gate II: Trespassers (1990)

A Second Look: American Satan (2017)

Disguised as a slovenly-attired Hollywood Map to the Stars Tour Guide, Mr. Capricorn greets Hollywood’s two newest and soon-to-be rotted, Eve-bitten rock ‘n’ roll apples with a quote from the Holy Bible’s book of John 7:24: “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” Mr. Capricorn’s lesson on the ignorance of relying more… Continue reading A Second Look: American Satan (2017)

Hitchhike to Hell (1977)

Somewhat inspired by the "Co-ed Killer" Edmund Kemper -- who shows up on Netflix's Mindhunter and now reads books on tape -- Hitchhike to Hell is all about Howard (Robert Gribbon, Trip with the Teacher), a mild-mannered momma's boy whose delivery job gives him plenty of time to pick up runaways and punish them for their transgressions. Can the cops stop him before… Continue reading Hitchhike to Hell (1977)

Duplicity (2009)

Tony Gilroy has written some pretty interesting films, including The Cutting Edge, Dolores Claiborne, The Devil's Advocate, Armageddon, the Jason Bourne films, Michael Clayton (which he also directed) and Star Wars: Rogue One. Duplicity is all about the relationship between M16 agent Ray Koval (Clive Owen) and CIA agent Claire Stenwick (Julia Roberts), whose first meeting ended with her drugging him… Continue reading Duplicity (2009)

Emerald Run trailer

Hey guys! The PR company behind Emerald Run asked us if we would run the trailer. Once I saw the cast, which includes David Chokachi (Baywatch), Yancy Butler (Witchblade, Hard Target), Chris Mulkey (Hank Jennings from Twin Peaks, First Blood), Vernon Wells (so many films, but let's say Commando, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Weird Science and Innerspace), John… Continue reading Emerald Run trailer

Through the Fire (1988)

Also known as Gates of Hell Part II: Dead Awakening -- while having nothing to do with Lucio Fulci's City of the Living Dead, which was released in the U.S. with that title -- is at least dedicated to the Italian director who is referred to as the Godfather of Gore. This is the lone directorial effort from G.D. Marcum, who worked… Continue reading Through the Fire (1988)

Beyond the Door III (1989)

Much like the second Beyond the Door -- which we'd rather call Shock -- this movie has nothing to do with the original Beyond the Door. It comes to us from Jeff Kwitny, who also directed Iced. But what makes this movie sing is that the writing comes from Sheila Goldberg, who wrote the screenplay for Body Count, as well… Continue reading Beyond the Door III (1989)