CANNON MONTH 2: The Sword of the Barbarians (1982)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This was on the site for the first time on December 3, 2020. Sword of the Barbarians was not produced by Cannon but was theatrically distributed by Cannon Releasing Corporation. Known in Italy as Sangraal, la spada di fuoco (Sangraal, the Sword of Fire), this is the first of two barbarian movies that Michele Massimo Tarantini […]


Vinegar Syndrome has a few Forgotten Gialli set out and each of these keeps adding some great movies to my collection in the best possible format with so many extras. Here’s what’s in the new one, which is now available for order. A White Dress for Marialé (1972): Going by the names Un bianco vestito per Marialé, Spirits of […]

China 9, Liberty 37 (1978)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A.C. Nicholas, who has a sketchy background and hails from parts unknown in Western Pennsylvania, was once a drive-in theater projectionist and disk jockey, Currently, in addition to being a writer, editor, podcaster, and voice-over artist, he contributes to Drive-In Asylum. His first article, “Grindhouse Memories Across the U.S.A.,” was published in […]

Vampyres (1974)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This was originally on the site on January 14, 2022 and has been updated for this post. José Ramón Larraz went to school for philosophy, became a comic book writer and then made some wild movies, like Whirlpool, which Roger Ebert negatively reviewed — I mean, I love it — by saying that it was […]

The Lonesome Trail (2019)

Based on the book by Arlette Thomas-Fletcher, who also directed the movie, The Lonesome Trail is all about Mike McCray, a cattle baron trying to keep new homesteaders out of his mining town and Carlson, the preacher who rescues them with his Bible instead of a gun. But when the ruthless McCray attacks again, even Carlson’s family […]