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  • Not Tonight Darling

    Not Tonight Darling

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It is a little known fact that I do occasionally watch films that have been made in the last thirty years, however true to form I saw out New Years Eve 2017 by watching a 54 year old Val Guest film called The Beauty Jungle, and Not Tonight Darling, a piece of old skool grot from the 1970s. Two films bonded by their ambiguous yet largely downbeat endings, and the fact that they were both being given an airing by…

  • Scars of Dracula

    Scars of Dracula

    ★★★½

    Watched from a 1984 off-air recording taken from a Kansas TV station. A time capsule of mid-1980s America that came complete with a half hour’s worth of mercilessly inane TV commercials, including one for a cerebral palsy charity that will either break your heart or make you wonder if you’re watching a kentucky fried movie sketch, and another for a cleaning product call BIZ (a name which presumably doesn’t mean the same in Kansas that it does in the UK).…

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  • Lady Frankenstein

    Lady Frankenstein

    ★★★½

    A couple of years before his death I did correspond a bit with Mel Welles about Lady Frankenstein (in fact I think Mel may have been the first person I ever emailed). So in order to keep his thoughts about the film in circulation and for anyone who is interested, here is some of what Mel had to say about the film, several of the actors, and the censorship of the film.

    “LF was shot in English with a multi-national…

  • The Master Demon

    The Master Demon

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Imagine Big Trouble in Little China had it been made by Renee Harmon rather than John Carpenter, and that might give you an idea of what to expect from The Master Demon.

    While I should perhaps clarify that Ms. Harmon didn’t actually have anything to do with this film, The Master Demon is very reminiscent of her Executioner Part 2/Lady Street Fighter style of a ‘C’ bordering on a ‘D’ level action movie, complete with lead actors who otherwise tended…