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  • Red Roses of Passion

    Red Roses of Passion

    ★★★★

    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…

  • Seeds

    Seeds

    ★★★★★

    In Theodore Roszak's novel Flicker, a small group of hardcore cinephiles and one poor date who happened to be along for the ride watch a newly-unearthed film by the mysterious director Max Castle. It is described as a black and white nightmare, not overtly horror-themed but oppressive, bleak, and disturbing. When discussing the film afterward, the young woman whose primary interests lie outside cinema flatly states that the film was "enough to put you off sex for life."

    Vinegar Syndrome's…

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  • The Nobodies

    The Nobodies

    ★★★★½

    A lot of casual "bad movie" fans are aware of Manos: The Hands of Fate by its reputation as supposedly one of the worst movies ever made, thanks almost entirely to its appearance on Mystery Science Theater 3000. What most of them probably don't know are the stories of the people who made Manos: the suicide of actor John Reynolds ("Torgo") a month before the film's release, the embarrassment of 7-year-old Jackie Neyman Jones and other cast and crew at…

  • Mission: Killfast

    Mission: Killfast

    A pair of nuclear detonators end up in a guerrilla encampment. A bunch of old white criminals with alarmingly dark suntans want them, but the U.S. government wants to get to them first. They enlist Tiger Yang (Cheng-Wu Yang), who reluctantly agrees to find them, and then a bunch of stuff happens and people show up and who are all these people and why did that guy just cut up a wig and glue it in pieces to his face…

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  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★★

    After seeing a lot of people inexplicably claiming that this movie--in which a supernatural evil terrorizes a family isolated in an unforgiving wilderness--is "not a horror movie," I felt compelled to write a piece on horror gatekeeping: medium.com/@rabbitroom/this-is-why-we-can-t-have-nice-things-the-witch-and-horror-fandom-s-gatekeepers-b2c0bb0d8f9a#.qhrribivj

  • Song of the Blind Girl

    Song of the Blind Girl

    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.

    3. Waterboarding.

    4. Hospitals.

    5. Fall and Winter are the seasons when the weather is coldest.

    6. Props.

    7. Abortion.

    8. The difference between "thousands" and "millions."

    9. It is considered poor…