Grindhouse Weekly: FORBIDDEN WORLD (1982)

Grindhouse Weekly: FORBIDDEN WORLD (1982)

What happens when you combine Alien, Star Wars, and John Carpenter’s The Thing? 1982’s Forbidden World is what happens.  A low-budget sci-fi horror film that wears its influences on its sleeve in the worst kind of way.  The over the top violence

Grindhouse Weekly: THE NIGHT PORTER (1974)

Grindhouse Weekly: THE NIGHT PORTER (1974)


Although Nazisploitation is one of my least favorite sub-genres of exploitation cinema, I haven’t really discussed any on this feature, so I decided to check out a cult classic (and Criterion entry) titled The Night Porter.  This 1974 film directed

Grindhouse Weekly: I DRINK YOUR BLOOD (1970)

Grindhouse Weekly: I DRINK YOUR BLOOD (1970)

During the exploitation boom of the late sixties through the seventies, many low budget gorefests achieved notoriety through playing at the grindhouses on Times Square.  One such film that became a cult hit was David E. Durston’s I Drink

Grindhouse Weekly: REFORM SCHOOL GIRLS (1986)

Grindhouse Weekly: REFORM SCHOOL GIRLS (1986)

This week, we’re heading back to prison to talk about one of the later released women in prison films, titled Reform School Girls.  Released in 1986 and Directed by former porn producer Tom DeSimone, this film is much

Grindhouse Weekly: ‘Blood and Black Lace’ (1964)

Grindhouse Weekly: ‘Blood and Black Lace’ (1964)

Of all the subgenres of exploitation and grindhouse, the Giallo is by far one of my favorites.  The term translated means “yellow” and is derived from a popular series of pulp novels released in Italy that were noted for their yellow

Grindhouse Weekly: ‘Cannibal Ferox’ (1981)

Grindhouse Weekly: ‘Cannibal Ferox’ (1981)


This week in the grindhouse we’ll be exploring one of the darkest and most deplorable sub-genres of exploitation known as the cannibal film. These sick little films were made popular with such entries as Cannibal Holocaust and the film we’re

Grindhouse Weekly: ‘Fritz the Cat’ (1972)

Grindhouse Weekly: ‘Fritz the Cat’ (1972)


For this entry of Grindhouse Weekly, I wanted to discuss an animated feature and while there certainly aren’t many, they do exist. Of the handful of notable releases, the granddaddy of them all is 1972’s Fritz the Cat. Based on

Grindhouse Weekly: ‘Chopping Mall’ (1986)

Grindhouse Weekly: ‘Chopping Mall’ (1986)

It’s no secret that I love films of the 80s.  The birth of VHS paved the way for countless numbers of classic pieces of schlock, and the video boom helped the film industry become as large and prevalent as we know

Grindhouse Weekly: ‘Maniac’ (1980)

Grindhouse Weekly: ‘Maniac’ (1980)

With the upcoming release of the Maniac remake, it seemed fitting to discuss the original 1980 cult classic directed by William Lustig and written and starring Joe Spinell.  Though the Alexandre Aja produced remake differs from the source material, at its

Grindhouse Weekly: ‘The Exterminator’ (1980)

Grindhouse Weekly: ‘The Exterminator’ (1980)

1980’s The Exterminator is a nasty little revenge thriller from director James Glickenhaus that plays out like a poor man’s Taxi Driver or Rolling Thunder.  It’s doesn’t break new ground in the way of plot, or character development, or anything at all

Grindhouse Weekly: ‘Dolemite’ (1975)

Grindhouse Weekly: ‘Dolemite’ (1975)

When discussing classic 70s blaxpolitation, it would be simply criminal to not include D’Urville Martin’s 1975 classic Dolemite in the conversation.  As a fan of this popular sub genre I feel ashamed that I have not experienced this film until just this week. While

Grindhouse Weekly – ‘Five Fingers of Death’

Grindhouse Weekly – ‘Five Fingers of Death’

For our 18th entry in this feature, I decided it was time to discuss a kung fu flick. The 70s brought us an influx of martial arts movies and the market quickly became saturated with dozens of Chinese imported action-fests. Most of

Grindhouse Weekly: FATHER’S DAY

Grindhouse Weekly: FATHER’S DAY

This week we’re going to take a bit of a departure from our traditional grindhouse viewings and talk about a contemporary exploitation flick with Father’s Day.  This delightful piece of trash from Astron-6, a Canadian film collective, is one of the latest