Monday, 30 May 2016

Saturday, 28 May 2016

VINO COLLAPSO























THE GRAPES OF DEATH, d. Jean Rollin (1978)

More aesthetically pleasing torpor from French auteur, Jean Rollin. The Grapes of Death is about a remote wine producing area in France where indiscriminate use of pesticides has poisoned the crop and turned everyone into scabby psychopaths. Only teetotallers and beer drinkers are safe. Various beautiful women find themselves in peril, some for a very short period of time. Breasts are bared, heads removed. There is a great deal of pus. 

The film looks gorgeous, but is essentially the same thing over and over again. That’s not a problem, but there are more interesting pesticide based horror films out there if you’re looking for something more generally stimulating. Transmission ends.     

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS

























LUCIFER RISING, d. Kenneth Anger (1972)

The occult + myth + pseudoscience + drugs + Anger = ART.  

Sunday, 15 May 2016

INVOCATIVE

























INVOCATION OF MY DEMON BROTHER, d. Kenneth Anger (1969)

Magick, Satanism, homoeroticism, psychedelia, a convicted murderer, Mick Jagger, a cat funeral. What more can you ask from a ten minute film?

Thursday, 5 May 2016

ACTION SEQUENCE























Sylvia Koscina and Elke Sommer live up to their billing in DEADLIER THAN THE MALE (1967).

Sunday, 1 May 2016

2016 FILM DIARY, PART FOUR















From Revolt In The Big House 

01.04.2016 - 30.04.2016

Spectre, d. Sam Mendes (2015)
2001: A Space Odyssey, d. Stanley Kubrick (1968)
Dr Orloff's Invisible Monster, d.  Pierre Chevalier (1970)
Herakles, d. Werner Herzog (1962)
The Great Ecstasy of the Woodcarver Steiner, d. Werner Herzog (1974)
Wodaabe: Herdsmen of the Sun, d. Werner Herzog (1989)
The Pyx, d. Harvey Hart (1973)
The Silent Partner, d. Daryl Duke (1978)
Hellish Spiders, d. Federico Curiel (1968)
Santos vs the Killers From Other Worlds, d. Ruben Galindo (1971)
Fury of the Karate Killers, d. Alfredo B. Crevenna (1982)
Blue Sunshine, d. Jeff Lieberman (1978)
Airborn, d. Chas Wyndham (1968)
Eyetoon, d. Jerry Adams (1968)
Film Form No. 1, d. Stan Van Der Beck (1970)
La Couleur de la Forme, d. Hy Hirsh (1960)
The Doppler Effect, d. Dan Agnew (1969)
Education For Death, d. Clyde Gerenomi (1943)
Beasts Of No Nation, d. Cary Jogi Fukunaga (2015)
The Gambler, d. Karel Reisz (1974)
Straight Time, d. Uli Grosbard (1978)
Top Of The Heap, d. Christopher St. John (1972)
Partisan, d. Ariel Kleiman (2015)
Lonelyhearts, d. Vincent J. Donehue (1958)
Freud:The Secret Passion, d. John Huston (1962) 
Shock Corridor, d. Samuel Fuller (1963)
Shock Treatment, d. Denis Sanders (1964)
Kitten With A Whip, d. Douglas Heyes (1963)
The Swinger, d. George Sidney (1966)
Lord Love-a-Duck, d. George Axelrod (1966) 
Brute Force, d. Jules Dassin (1947)
Revolt In The Big House, d. R.G Springsteen (1958)
Caged Heat, d. Jonathan Demme (1974)
Premature Burial, d. Roger Corman (1962)
Queen of Blood, d. Curtis Harrington (1966)
Voyage To The Prehistoric Planet, d. Curtis Harrington (1965) 
Voyage To The Planet Of Prehistoric Women, d. Derek Thomas (1968)