I've seen a quite a few films directed/co-directed by women, so here are my top 100 films, loosely ranked and…
Two cannibalistic brothers kill various young women to make their flesh part of their new special dish at their rundown restaurant while seeking blood sacrifices to awaken a dormant Egyptian goddess.
There's a real cassanova in this movie that tells a girl he's having sex with that he's "so horny he could fuck a cow." A real smooth operator.
I'm getting too old for this shit
Unbelievable. It's like a cross between Evil Dead II and Blood Feast. Two of my favorite movies.
Blood, sinew, vats full of colorful chemicals, boobs, idiot victims, cannibalism turned capitalism, more blood, corruption of the innocents, broad dark humor, bare bones setup, practical monster fx, unbridled misanthropy, even more blood, evil rituals, unapologetic evil main characters, unruly lawmen to stop them, AEROBICS, SPANDEX, SYNTH MUSIC, HEADBANDS, VAGINA DENTATA IN THE CHEST, ANCIENT EVIL GODS OF EGYPT, ZOMBIE HORDES ON THE DANCE FLOOR, LIGHTNING CHAINS.
This is a classic.
Normally it takes me FOREVER to decide what movie should be the first one I watch in October. The first movie of the Halloween season sets the tone for the whole month! It's a big deal and a very big responsibility. You want the first movie you watch to put you in the mood to keep watching horror movies for another 31 days (even though I never stop watching horror movies...that's besides the point).
This year it was the easiest decision I've ever had. With HGL's recent passing still on my mind, Blood Diner seemed like the best way to kick off my favorite month of the year. The movie was produced by Jimmy Maslon who was a an HGL…
I want to replace my Siri with Uncle Anwar.
There is a million things to like about this but it's dialogue, The dummy, the indestructible Buddy Bacon, the cop gut punches and Uncle Anwar are gonna make me watch this again and again.
Does anyone remember the name of the goddess they wanted to resurrect? I don't think they ever mentioned her name.
Scuzzy, childish, tasteless garbage.
Basically a perfect movie.
"I'm so horny I could fuck a cow!"
(Viewing Format: DCP, 1.85:1, Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn: Theater #7)
[2016 Challenge: 270/366]
Q&A with director Jackie Kong followed the screening.
I don't even know how to approach reviewing this insanity. This is bad 80s movie at its greatness. Putting the synopsis into one coherent paragraph should win you some sort of contest.
Shitty in all the right ways.
Yet another singular work of derangement brought to my attention by an almost parodically lavish blu-ray release.
I could describe this film, beat for beat, to myself, right now, and other than perhaps the amount of nudity on display I would have a hard time believing 99% of the things I'd claim happened. This is Troma on steroids, only with noticeably higher production value and - I'd argue - considerably more pure entertainment value.
I also think it's telling that this features an essentially identical climactic sequence to Suicide Squad. Less bizarre gyrating and CGI, more bare breasts and practical gore effects.
Went to a screening and Q&A at the new Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn. Got to meet Jackie Kong afterwards. She seemed like a really, genuinely cool person. She made a couple jokes about Quentin Tarantino stealing stuff from Blood Diner, which was awesome.
Haha, wow. An unofficial sequel to Blood Feast that brings the cannibalistic summoning of the goddess Sheetar kicking and screaming into the 80s by taking everything about Herschell Gordon Lewis' original and turning it up by about 700% - the end result feels a bit like a more genuinely weird version of a Troma film, gleefully keen to offend but backed up by some great characters, decent effects and some pretty funny dialogue.
Like any film that's this desperate to shock (The Greasy Strangler also springs to mind), it's a little bit exhausting, but the gloriously messy finale makes it hard not to finish this with a big grin... and it's hard not to love a film that has a special thanks section in the credits for "people who got thrown up on".
Goofy and stupid. Fails to live up to the potential of its premise.
***EDIT (March 30, 2014)***
Wow! I never would have expected that I'd get anywhere close to 100 likes on this…
Movies that are slightly off.