Grindhouse Weekly: RAZORBACK

Grindhouse Weekly: RAZORBACK

This week in the grindhouse, we’re going to be making another trip down under and talk about the Ozploitation classic, Razorback from 1984.  Directed by Russell Mulcahy, who was famous for his music video work including the iconic ‘Video Killed the Radio Star,’

Grindhouse Weekly: FROM BEYOND

Grindhouse Weekly: FROM BEYOND

This week in the grindhouse we’ll be taking a look at Stuart Gordon’s follow up to his cult classic Re-Animator with 1986’s From Beyond.   Also based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft, this twisted little tale proves to be much weirder

Grindhouse Weekly: THE VISITOR

Grindhouse Weekly: THE VISITOR


With Drafthouse Films re-releasing it in theaters, it only seemed fitting to pick 1979’s The Visitor as this week’s Grindhouse Weekly feature. Directed by Giulio Paradisi, this trippy genre-bender was eviscerated by critics during its release, but as with many

Grindhouse Weekly: SLAUGHTER HIGH

Grindhouse Weekly: SLAUGHTER HIGH

Naturally, with Halloween coming up in just a few days, we picked a film that takes place on April Fools’ Day for this week’s Grindhouse Weekly- 1986’s Slaughter High.  Much like Cloud Atlas, this campy Friday the 13th clone featured such an

Grindhouse Weekly: THE DRILLER KILLER

Grindhouse Weekly: THE DRILLER KILLER

Many people know director Abel Ferrara for his provocative films like Bad Lieutenant and King of New York, but this week in the Grindhouse we’re going to be looking at one of his very first films, The Driller Killer.  This dirty video

Grindhouse Weekly: ALICE, SWEET ALICE

Grindhouse Weekly: ALICE, SWEET ALICE

Demented children, creepy masks, yellow rain coats, and a ten-year-old Brooke Shields, this week in the grindhouse we’re taking a look at the 1976 horror classic Alice, Sweet Alice by Alfred Sole.  Probably the closest thing I’ve ever seen to American

Grindhouse Weekly: SPIDER BABY

Grindhouse Weekly: SPIDER BABY

With Halloween approaching, we’ll be covering nothing but horror films in the grindhouse for the entire month of October.  To kick off the month, I checked out the 1968 film Spider Baby, or the Maddest Story Ever Told, written and directed

Grindhouse Weekly: CLASS OF 1984

Grindhouse Weekly: CLASS OF 1984


Just a few weeks ago, we discussed the Canadian exploitation film Screwballs, which wasn’t the best way to jump into Canuxploitation, so we’re trying again this week with Mark L. Lester’s Class of 1984.  Completely by coincidence, this film features a

Grindhouse Weekly: IT’S ALIVE

Grindhouse Weekly: IT’S ALIVE


This week in the grindhouse we’re exploring the evil mutant baby film It’s Alive from 1974, written and directed by Larry Cohen.  Just a few weeks ago we discussed another Cohen film, Q: The Winged Serpent, which came out eight years later, however

Grindhouse Weekly: SCREWBALLS

Grindhouse Weekly: SCREWBALLS

This week in the grindhouse we’re taking a trip up North for some Canuxploitation with the absolutely terrible sex comedy Screwballs from 1983.  In an example of exploitation at its purest, this film features almost no discernible plot other than that there’s a group

Grindhouse Weekly: CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH

Grindhouse Weekly: CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH

Although The Toxic Avenger is by far Troma’s most popular franchise, this week we’ll be talking about my personal favorite of the Troma slate, Class of Nuke ‘Em High.  Admittedly I’ve only seen a fraction of their huge library of films,

Grindhouse Weekly: Q: THE WINGED SERPENT

Grindhouse Weekly: Q: THE WINGED SERPENT

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if a giant mysterious winged creature suddenly appeared in New York City and began randomly eating its citizens?  Well then Larry Cohen’s cult classic Q: The Winged Serpent is the

Grindhouse Weekly: DANGER: DIABOLIK

Grindhouse Weekly: DANGER: DIABOLIK

Mario Bava’s 1968 classic Danger: Diabolik has been on my watch list for years, and I’m pleased to say I finally sat down to watch it and was blown away with just how much I loved this film.  Any

Grindhouse Weekly: SLEEPAWAY CAMP

Grindhouse Weekly: SLEEPAWAY CAMP


This week in the grindhouse, we’re going to be talking about one of my all-time favorite 80s slashers, Sleepaway Camp.  Written and directed by Robert Hiltzik and released in 1983, this film combines 80s camp, gruesome death scenes, and a

Grindhouse Weekly: THE ECSTASIES OF WOMEN

Grindhouse Weekly: THE ECSTASIES OF WOMEN

Back in the sixties and seventies, director Herschell Gordon Lewis made a name for himself by cranking out B movies like nobodies business.  Many of his shoots would last only two days, and from ’61 to ’72 he released 34 feature length