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  • Psychomania

    Psychomania

    ★★½

    SHOCKTOBER continues!

    "You can only die once. After that, nothing and nobody can harm you."
    "Oh, man, what are we waiting for?!"

    Tom leads a biker gang called The Living Dead, known for their reign of terror, even though that mostly consists of listening to treacly folk ballads and trashing the local Safeway. They love to hang out in a graveyard-like stone circle called The Seven Sisters, conveniently located right off the main road and resembling a Stonehenge slightly larger…

  • Blood and Black Lace

    Blood and Black Lace

    ★★★½

    SHOCKTOBER continues!

    Late one night, fashion model Isabella is brutally murdered by a mysterious figure wearing a hat and a tight white stocking over his face. She left behind a diary which becomes a prize sought after by every model associated with the fashion house "Chirstian haute couture" (not to be confused with Christian Dior, I guess). The diary contains much catty gossip, but the models believe it could also contain every one of their dark secrets: an abortion with…

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  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★★

    This is one filthy movie. I know I'm far from the first person to notice this, but, boy, is it ever obvious today.

    An opening scene of planes copulating. Then we meet General Erection post-coitus. Ripper explains he is afraid of his fluids being taken from his body...and, we later learn, new ones entering it. Then we go to a War Room of sexual repression: An emasculated president twice named after references to female genitalia; a general still thinking of…

  • The Gate

    The Gate

    ★★★

    SHOCKTOBER continues!

    Young Glen has a dream about the tree in his backyard getting struck by lightning and falling down. In the morning, he discovers that it is actually being removed by workers, leaving an ominous hole. Glen and his friend Terry (into metal, bit of a jerk) root around in the hole and find a cool geode, as well as releasing some strange yellowish smoke and accidentally dropping some blood into it. Glen's parents leave for a few days,…