The Killer of Dolls (1974)

Miguel Madrid -- credited here as -- only has directed three films: The Butcher of Binbrook, Bacanal en Directo and this completely insane entry. He also wrote The Feast of Satan and Del Amor y de la Muerte. He's credited as Michael Skaife on this movie, the same name he used on The Butcher of Binbrook, which was released in the… Continue reading The Killer of Dolls (1974)

Before Star Wars: Genesis II (1973), Planet Earth (1974), and Strange New World (1975)

Author Note: This review was previously posted on September 28, 2019, as part of our September Post-Apocalypse Month. You can catch up with all of those reviews by visiting our Atomic Dustbin recap. * * * Okay. Let’s get this out of the way: This is the movie were you video fringe horndogs lose it… Continue reading Before Star Wars: Genesis II (1973), Planet Earth (1974), and Strange New World (1975)

PURE TERROR MONTH: Magdalena, Possessed by the Devil (1974)

About the Author: You can read the music and film criticisms of R.D Francis on Medium and learn more about his rock ‘n’ roll biographies, along with horror and sci-fi novellas, on Facebook. He also writes for B&S Movies. “Eh, you’ve seen one exorcist flick, you’ve seen ‘em all,” scoffs the B&S Movies surfer. Oh,… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Magdalena, Possessed by the Devil (1974)

PURE TERROR MONTH: The Thirsty Dead (1974)

About the Author: You can read the music and film criticisms of R.D Francis on Medium and learn more about his rock ‘n’ roll biographies, along with horror and sci-fi novellas, on Facebook. He also writes for B&S Movies. A movie starring a Pittsburgh born-and-bred actress who starred as Yeoman Tankris in “Wolf in the… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: The Thirsty Dead (1974)

Madhouse (1974)

While Amicus is mainly known for their anthology films, they also presented singular stories. Director Jim Clark may have also made the films Every Home Should Have One and Rentadick, but he's better known as an editor. You'll definitely recognize the films he edited -- Midnight Cowboy, The Killing Fields, The World Is Not Enough and Marathon Man to name… Continue reading Madhouse (1974)

Genesis II (1973), Planet Earth (1974), and Strange New World (1975)

About the Author: You can read the music and film reviews of R.D Francis on Medium and learn more about his work on Facebook. Okay. Let’s get this out of the way: This is the movie were you video fringe horndogs lose it over Mariette Hartley (as Lyra-A) in a two-piece bikini sporting two belly… Continue reading Genesis II (1973), Planet Earth (1974), and Strange New World (1975)

Count Dracula’s Great Love (1974)

Call it El Gran Amor del Conde Dracula. Call it Cemetery Girls. Or Dracula's Great Love -- the title I saw the film under -- or Dracula's Virgin Lovers or The Great Love of Count Dracula. Whatever title you prefer, you're about to savor a nonsensical odyssey through Spanish vampire madness, a world where someone can fall down… Continue reading Count Dracula’s Great Love (1974)

The Lords of Flatbush (1974)

Martin Davidson made his directorial debut with this film. You may know him better from Eddie and the Cruisers. You may not know him from the John Ritter vehicle Hero at Large. It was written and co-directed by Stephen Verona, who years later would direct the astounding exercise video Angela Lansbury's Positive Moves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRPyMiUOQMc This movie is one… Continue reading The Lords of Flatbush (1974)