FILM, MUSIC and LITERATURE

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Slaughter in San Francisco – 1974 – Chuck Norris (sorf of)

All movie actors has done films early in their career. That is natural of course but it’s fun to track down these early roles and see those first parts. Chuck Norris was never a great actor but like many others he managed to create a name for himself in the movies business anyway. If this is because of the roles he has portrayed or his martial arts skills can be debated. There is something about...

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Evil Dead Trap – 1988 – Not so extreme japanese extreme

I saw this many years ago. But then I forgot about it and what remained in my memory was an extremely violent flick. Sometimes your memory play tricks upon you though and when I see Evil Dead Trap again I’m not that shocked. There are a few scenes that are frightening and there is a few sex scenes with topless women. Most of the sex is consensual but there are forces scenes as well aka...

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The Bloodstained Butterfly – 1971 – an atypical giallo

I haven’t watched any gialli lately. In fact, it was quite some years ago since I last was interested in these italian thrillers. But since I was giving Arrow Video a new chance (it’s a long story) I ordered The Bloodstained Butterfly without knowing the first thing about it. Except that the title was great and that it was some kind of giallo. It wasn’t what I expected though. The Bloodstained Butterfly is a little...

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Golden Ninja Warrior – 1986 – Meet the red ninja

There are several issues with this flick. First of all there is a battle going on between the golden ninja clan (or something like that) and the red ninjas. The problem is that I only remember the red ninja. Second it’s far to comedic. A comedy ninja flick is kind of a contradiction in my mind. Of course we have flicks like Beverly Hills Ninja with Chris Farley. But that’s a comedy first and a...

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Dr Alien - 1989 - Lots of tits

Possibly the silliest movie I’ve ever seen. But kind of cool in a strange way. Judy Landers is sort of a sexy teacher who turns out to be an alien. She and her colleague performs some experiment on one of the student. This transforms him from a nerd to a really hut hunk that all the girls want. Most of this flick is an excuse for exhibit boobs. I don’t mind it at all but...

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Predestination – 2014 – Time travel gone confusing

I really like films that challenge my intellect. There are few times I’m confused by them even if the message isn’t clear. Often you can make philosophical och metaphorical conclusions and by such means “get” the movie. Particular hard to understand are time travel flicks. Especially if the time travel occurs back and forth where the characters meets themselves in the past. Or in the future for that matter. Predestination takes this one step further...

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Creepozoids – 1987 – The cheesiest flick out there?

If you think the artwork on the cover looks cheesy, think again! The film itself is far cheesier than the cover art give it credit for. But that’s the whole point of Creepozoids. You can just taste the title. So fantastic! and the monster are rubber fetishism extreme! I kind of love these premiss. Because if this was made to look good and the acting was Oscars material it wouldn’t be half as amazing. Then...

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Witchtrap - 1989 - Finally on blu-ray

It was some months ago that Kevin Tenney himself revealed on Facebook that hit 1989 movie Witchtrap were to be released. As I remember it from my youth as one of the favorite occult movies it was like music to my ears. It turned out that it wasn’t just any release either. It was an upcoming bluray release that I didn’t want to miss. In fact I was ready to pay quite a lot for...

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Kobra and the Lotus – Prevail I – 2017

I have heard Kobra and the Lotus before. As I recall it was a very present meeting with their previous album High Priestess. So when I saw another album was coming out I just had to check it out. It’s been a while so I don’t really have High Priestess in fresh memory but you shouldn’t compare anyway so it doesn’t matter. Sometimes I can’t help myself though and need to compare with everything. Prevail...

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Grotesque - 1988 - low budget morality

I need to make a confession. I’m fascinated by Linda Blairs persona as an actress. Because, let’s be honest, she haven’t made a great performance since the Exorcist in 1973. But she has something that I can’t put my finger on. I enjoy the movies she’s been in. If they’re really low-budget so much the better. In Grotesque she doesn’t have a major part. It’s more like a supporting role or possibly a role just...