American Horror Project vol. 2: Dark August (1976)

This is something I've never seen before: Vermont rural horror. Directed by Martin Goldman, who also directed The Legend of CENSORED Charley after a career in advertising, it has strange art house leanings and long takes like a French film. It also has an incredibly unlikeable lead, but hey, it was the 1970's. For being the… Continue reading American Horror Project vol. 2: Dark August (1976)

New Female Prisoner Scorpion 701 (1976)

You think reboots are something new? The Japanese have something to tell you: It wasn't Puffy Daddy who invented the remix. They waited just three years to retell the story of Scorpion with a new director (Yu Kohira, who also directed Sonny Chiba's Dragon Princess) and a new, more talkative version of the lead thanks to… Continue reading New Female Prisoner Scorpion 701 (1976)

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

Keep in mind that this article has only run in one place, in a special issue of Drive-In Asylum that was a super limited edition giveaway at a weekend Mahoning Drive-In event. You can't get it any longer, but you can grab every other issues at their online store! I don't usually share the artwork that I do… Continue reading The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Grizzly (1976)

From 1972 to 1978, William Girder directed nine feature films and would have probably never stopped, were it not for the helicopter crash that took his life while scouting Philippines filming locations. From Asylum of Satan and Three on a Meathook to The Manitou, Sheba Baby and Project: Kill, his films may have been derivative but they made money.… Continue reading BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Grizzly (1976)

BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976)

The Florida based director William Grefe has brought many swamp-tinged bits of exploitation goodness -- or badness -- to the screen, such as Alligator Alley, The Wild Rebels, The Hooked Generation and so many more. As one of the first films made to take advantage of the shark craze in the way of Spielberg's success, this film's sympathetic view… Continue reading BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976)

CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: Drive-In Massacre (1976)

I love the drive-in more than anywhere else in the world. A night at the drive-in is one of promise, wonder, drinking in public, movies that I love and Chilly Dilly pickles. This movie tries to make the drive-in a scary place. But is it an entertaining one? Starting off with a double murder… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: Drive-In Massacre (1976)