SON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIES WEEK: Curse of the Black Widow (1977)

To end our second week of made for TV movies, Bill Van Ryn from Drive-In Asylum and Groovy Doom is back! Dan Curtis was responsible for delivering a number of memorable genre productions. Cult TV series “Dark Shadows” is definitely his most successful and enduring endeavor, but he got a couple of other major lobbies into his lengthy career… Continue reading SON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIES WEEK: Curse of the Black Widow (1977)

MANGIATI VIVI: Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977)

Legend has it that David Cronenberg for the idea for the torture TV channel that lends its name to his opus Videodrome from this Joe D'Amoto film, which is also known as Trap Them and Kill Them. Think of this -- a film that upset Cronenberg for its mash-up of snuff, cannibalism and sex. Take it from me.… Continue reading MANGIATI VIVI: Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977)

TOBE HOOPER WEEK: Eaten Alive (1977)

Tobe Hooper followed up The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with another film that examined the horror and depravity that existed with South Texas. Texas Chainsaw Massacre co-writer Kim Henkel was inspired by Joe Ball, the Alligator Man, who owned a live alligator attraction in the 1930s. Despite being suspected of several murders, legend had it that Ball would feed the dead women to… Continue reading TOBE HOOPER WEEK: Eaten Alive (1977)