Sunday, October 25, 2009

Living Dolls (1980)

Here's a creepy little film which used to be in rotation on the USA Network's "Saturday Nightmares" show. It's about a janitor at a dress store who finds himself trapped in the attic with the mannequins. I worked as a shipping clerk at a similar store some years ago, so it brings back some seriously bad memories.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Deadliest Man Alive

Floyd Web
has been trying to put togather an amazing documentary video for several years about "Count Dante", a martial arts master from Chicago who passed away in the 1970's. You can see the trailer for it by going here. This will be one fascinating movie should it ever be made.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Quo Vadis?

OK, it's been a month since I posted on here and a little explanation is in order. What it comes down to is other demands on my time. I don't have a huge back-log of unused articles I can dump on FOD . When I write one of my capsule reviews the film is fresh in my mind. So I try to stay on top of things.
But what it really comes down to is that there isn't much to write about. Once you've seen The Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women and The Stone Tapes in one month, it's hard to equal the experience. And, if you haven't already noticed, I don't like to write negative reviews. Enough fanboys out there doing that already. It's easy to sneer at all the crap. Not so easy to hunt down such exotic plants as Terror In The Jungle.
I could start reviewing newer films, but I don't care for much made after 1980. As far as I'm concerned, 1980 was the last good year. Afterwards came VHS, thousand channel cable and the last few Drive-Ins closing. It was never the same. I know there are good genre movies out there, I just lack the time to watch enough garbage to find the good stuff. And after reading the synopsis for The Collector, I am less likely to do it.
There's also the matter about what I can say. I've started watching the Sartana Euro-westerns, but what new insight can I add? Shall I adopt a Poststurcturalist Autodidatic Premodernist approach? Perhaps delve into the inner symboliam of the gun? Right. Leave such nonsense for people with too much time on their hands.
I'm not sure what to do. But I'll come up with something