Back in 2019, I stumbled on House of Dreams while looking for either 1960s regional horror movies, movies made in Indiana, or both. I had read the Bleeding Skull review long before, but had filed it away and mostly forgotten about it. Once it was back on my radar, I ended up buying the DVD from Alpha Video and was pretty floored--here was a completely independent horror feature production made in Indiana that had its premiere in September of 1963.…
Carla (Patricia McNaire) is tired of her prudish aunt and cousin cramping her style when she brings men home. A friend takes her to meet Martha (Helena Clayton), a fortune teller who runs an all-female cult that worships "the spirit of Pan" out of the back room of her storefront. Martha suggests a way for Carla to put Tracey (Laura London) and Julie (Bella Donna) in their place, and at first Carla is pleased with the results. Her aunt and…
"Episode 2" of Piranha Women dares ask the question: What if a movie just didn't have a second act? As I suspected after watching Episode 1, the whole thing runs a little under an hour. I did not expect it to gleefully skip all the boring stuff like showing how characters learn information or establishing rules for its world and creatures. Straight to the action then, with more appalling CG, one full-body suit I really wish we got to see…
Capsule from Chattanooga Film Festival:
Nikias Chryssos made a splash on the film fest circuit with his debut feature Der Bunker, seeming to fit in with a growing movement of Greek filmmakers like Yorgos Lanthimos and Athina Rachel Tsangari. But there was also something a bit reminiscent of John Waters in Der Bunker that set Chryssos apart from those contemporaries. A Pure Place, his follow-up feature, stakes territory further afield while retaining that puckish streak but tying it to a…
A list of 20 things filmmaker Tom Charley ("ctom") does not appear to know, understand, or believe, based on the content of this film:
1. Generally speaking, night is the part of the 24-hour cycle when it is dark outside.
2. The human gestational period is 9 months.
5. Fall and Winter are the seasons when the weather is coldest.
8. The difference between "thousands" and "millions."
9. It is considered poor…
"Communism is all over the place."
This movie suggests the coronavirus pandemic is a worldwide globalist conspiracy to establish a One World Order where everyone must speak English, and Christianity, ice cream, and funerals are all outlawed. It does this mostly through endless scenes of people sitting around in a big room in a basement and just talking and talking and talking. There are long follow shots of people walking where the camera is set at ass level; after a…