Zombie Strippers!   (2007)

Zombie Strippers!, USA (2008)

The movie is written very well, most of the dialogs are very sharp and some situation are genuinely funny. There is a philosophical theme in this movie and even different approach to the zombie concept.
There is blood and gore, but it is more funny than disgusting. Enjoyable and surprisingly smart movie that will be cult for sure.
There is also a bonus: porn star Jenna Jameson is dancing around, and doing good job as an actress.

My rating: 8/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0960890/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie_Strippers

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer   (2007)

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, Canada (2007)

Interesting and cool  B-movie. No special effects at all, just makeup and puppets like all the classics. All the fun begins just near the ending, but the build up towards it is also nice. 

Large potential for a cult status and at least one sequel.  

My rating: 8/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816539/

Mirageman   (2007)

Mirageman, Chile (2007)

The movie looks like an amateur production, but the action is quite good and real. This movie is a combination between Turkish melodrama and Thai martial arts, so the result is kind of nice to watch. Great ending, but  not a great movie.

My rating: 6+/10           IMDB >

Vulgar   (2000)

Vulgar, USA (2000)

Great story with real potential, but the script is poor and the budget is very low, so the result is not that good. Not for sensitive people because of the disturbing content, and not for people that expect Hollywood production.

My rating: 7/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120467/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulgar_(film)

Man Bites Dog   (1992)

Original Title: C'est arrive pres de chez vous, Belgium (1992)

Clever dark comedy in mockumentary style. Good laughs but the movie is a little flat and pointless.

My rating: 7/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103905/ 

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%27est_arriv%C3%A9_pr%C3%A8s_de_chez_vous

Heathers   (1988)

Heathers, USA (1988)

Great dark comedy with fantastic dialogs and one-liners. It's hard to review such unique movie, I can only recommend to see it. Pure pleasure.

My rating: 9/10                          IMDB >

They Live   (1988)

They Live, USA (1988)

Long before The Matrix, John Carpenter wrote and directed this "what you see is not what's real" movie. And although this is just a B movie, nothing spectacular like The Matrix, somehow the political statement and the philosophical approach are quite sharp and direct. The lead, Roddy Piper, is not very good actor and he just doesn't bring the necessary depth to its character, but overall it suits the movie.
Great film because of the story and because it's not getting old and still fun to watch.

My rating: 7+/10                    IMDB >

Maniac Cop   (1988)

Maniac Cop, USA (1988)

Low quality production and bad acting. The story is OK, slow and strange in the first half, moves quickly with some action in the second. 
Classic B movie that became cult over the years with two sequels.

My rating: 6/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095583/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maniac_Cop 

The Blob   (1988)

The Blob, USA (1988)

My rating: 7/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094761/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blob_(1988_film)

Near Dark, USA (1987)


Ahh, the 80's... Less about vampires, more about social misfits. Great typical synthesizers music, great visuals, great massacre scene at the bar. Great stuff. 


The Hidden, USA (1987)


Enjoyable and still works as a suspenseful movie. Fine example of sci-fi cinema and alien obsession, in particular, in 80's. Still watchable even today, and it's got to be worth something.


Evil Dead 2   (1987)

Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn, USA (1987)

My rating: 7/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092991/  

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_Dead_2:_Dead_by_Dawn

From Beyond   (1986)

From Beyond, USA (1986)

Cult B-horror with good script, good acting and lots of gore.

My rating: 8/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091083/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From_Beyond_(film)

Big Trouble in Little China   (1986)

Big Trouble in Little China, USA (1986)

My rating: 7/10 

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090728/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Trouble_in_Little_China

The Goonies   (1985)

The Goonies, USA (1985)

Nice adventure movie with a lot of fans that were kids in 80's. Good ride but the movie feels a little old and outdated. 

My rating: 7/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089218/   

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goonies

Day of the Dead   (1985)

Day of the Dead, USA (1985)

Nice zombie movie with some truly repulsive gore directed by George A. Romero. Well written and entertaining, despite low budget. For people who like zombie movies.

My rating: 7/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088993/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead_(film

Barbarian Queen   (1985)

Barbarian Queen, USA (1985)

My rating: 7/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088771/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbarian_Queen

Ice Pirates, USA (1984)

Grotesque and ridiculous space adventure with absurd costumes and wacky storyline. The film is a cult classic B movie, mixing post-apocalyptic with futuristic, and it's quite entertaining and watchable, if only to see Anjelica Huston in funny costume swinging a sword and fighting bulky robots. Many other famous actors here too.
Very amusing movie with many jokes and memorable moments, from the times when special effects were done manually, therefore people tried harder.


The Last Combat   (1983)

Original Title: Le Dernier combat, France (1983)

My rating: 9/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085426/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Dernier_Combat

Deathstalker   (1983)

Deathstalker, Arentina/USA (1983)

My rating: 7/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087127/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbi_Benton

Basket Case   (1982)

Basket Case, USA (1982)

Truly a B movie with extremely low budget production and dreadful acting. The story is very vague and unfocused, making this movie a real mess. Considered as Horror classic, with two sequels, but after so many years the movie feels old and very amateur.

My rating: 4/10                    IMDB >

The Evil Dead   (1981)

The Evil Dead, USA (1981)

My rating: 8/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083907/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Evil_Dead

Quest for Fire   (1981)

Original Title: La Guerre Du Feu, France/Canada/USA (1981)

My rating: 8/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082484/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quest_for_Fire_(film)

Excalibur   (1981)

Excalibur, UK/USA (1981)

 My rating: 8/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082348/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excalibur_(film)

Escape from New York   (1981)

Escape from New York, USA  (1981)

My rating: 7/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082340/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_from_New_York

Clash Of the Titans, USA (1981)

This movie can be found in the dictionary under 'Most Outdated Movie Ever', 'Worst Special Effects Ever', 'Movies that must be remade', and if you look closely you may even find it under 'Pure Cinematic Abomination', 'Biggest Disrespect of Human Intelligence' and my personal favorite 'I can't believe so many people like this trash'.

Don't blame me, it's in the dictionary.

I've heard not so long ago about a possible remake and I had to see it. I must admit that the movie has certain appeal due to it's wacky story, and it could be great remake with current CGI technology. I can even recommend to see this movie, if only for its trash value. But be careful, the dictionary is never wrong.

4/10       IMDb >>

The Fog   (1980)

The Fog, USA (1980)

My rating: 6/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080749/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fog

I Spit on Your Grave   (1978)

I Spit on Your Grave, USA (1978)

My rating: 7/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077713/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Spit_on_Your_Grave

Halloween   (1978)

Halloween, USA (1978)

My rating: 6/10              IMDB >

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!  (1978)

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!, USA (1978)

My rating: 6/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080391/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_of_the_Killer_Tomatoes!

Emanuelle in America   (1977)

Emanuelle in America, Italy (1977)

Pure trash for late night.  

My rating: 3/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0127072/

A Boy and His Dog   (1976)

A Boy and His Dog, USA (1976)

My rating: 10/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072730/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Boy_and_His_Dog

Carrie   (1976)

Carrie, USA (1976)

My rating: 7/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074285/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_(1976_film)

Assault on Precinct 13   (1976)

Assault on Precinct 13, USA (1976)

My rating: 6/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074156/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assault_on_Precinct_13_(1976_film)

Switchblade Sisters, USA (1975)

Wow, this movie is simply terrific. Considered as cult classic, and embraced by Tarantino as big fan of the film, Switchblade Sisters is still relatively unknown and totally underrated.
The story is smart, twisted, tragic and developed perfectly. It holds strong through the entire film, moving only upward. The dialogs are pure pleasure and each line is a perfect source for the mind blowing quote. The acting is over the top exaggerated and sometimes ridiculously bad, but it's so painfully consistent it just turns out to be absolutely convincing.
From the very start to finish this movie is thrilling and exciting, delivering the juicy goods of the B genre and creating incredible scenes with high emotional impact. I had a big smile on my face the whole time I watched it.
And it's all thanks to the cult director Jack Hill, which apparently went to the film school with Francis Ford Coppola and was a good friend of his, working together on Roger Corman's productions.
And frankly, this movie is in the same league as Coppola's Rumble Fish and The Outsiders, solidly placed on the same level as complete equal.
In fact, if Coppola was the one to direct this film, he would've make it exactly as it is, it's that good. Believe it.

9+/10      IMDb >>

Breaking Point   (1975)

Alternative Title: Pornographic Thriller, Sweden (1975)

My rating: 6/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072736/

Dark Star   (1974)

Dark Star, USA (1974)

My rating: 9/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069945/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Star_(film)

Hanzo the Razor: Who's Got the Gold?  (1974)

Original Title: Goyokiba: Oni no Hanzo yawahada koban, Japan (1974)

The worst of Hanzo the Razor series.

My rating: 5/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0174708/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanzo_the_Razor


The Taking of Pelham One Two Three  (1974)

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, USA (1974)

Good classic crime thriller that doesn't feel outdated and still fun to watch. 

My rating: 8/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072251/  

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Taking_

Rabid Dogs   (1974)

Original Title: Cani arrabbiati, Italy (1974)

My rating: 8/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071275/

Vampyres   (1974)

Vampyres, UK (1974)

Classic erotic horror, with more emphasis on "Erotic" part than on "Horror", during most of the film.
Many scenes in this movie are incredibly dull and boring. Like a person just walking and looking around for 5 minutes with absolutely nothing happens, but the sex scenes keep the interest and it worth the effort, because last 15 minutes are extremely good.
The ending provides that "Horror" part with great images, and I can only wish all the movie would've been like this.
Eventually the movie provides the thrills it suppose to and is quite enjoyable.  
My rating: 7/10             IMDB >

 Caged Heat   (1974)

Caged Heat, USA (1974)

Classic example of "Women in prison" sexploitation sub genre. Starts surprisingly good and later loses its focus. Decent B movie that provides some of the necessary thrills, but feels a little off. 

My rating: 7/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071266/

 Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caged_Heat 

Coffy, USA (1973)

Very cool example of cult Blaxploitation, and also the movie that made Pam Grier a big star.
She really shines in this film with powerful presence and great acting, varying her behavior, facial expressions and display of emotions in remarkable way. She is simply controlling the screen, delivering great lines and showing off her impressive physique with occasional frontal nudity.

The rest of the acting ensemble is also doing good job, with weird characters and grotesque faces. The movie is well made, mixing violence with sex, and adding some political and social elements as well.

There are of course some problems too, like not always coherent narrative and the lack of something so outstanding that will prevent from this movie to age. But it's not there and the film ends up as just outdated classic, like a car that you keep for emotional reasons but it will never drive again.

A must see for everyone who like 70's exploitation genres.


Hanzo the Razor: The Snare   (1973)

Original Title: Goyokiba: Kamisori Hanzo jigoku zeme, Japan (1973)

The best in Hanzo the Razor series and great movie on it's own, all thanks to the Yasuzo Masumura, the director.

My rating: 9/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0174707/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanzo_the_Razor

Boachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight   (1973)

Original Title: Porno jidaigeki: Bohachi bushido, Japan (1973)

A fusion between typical samurai movie, sexploitation and soft erotica. The result is quite good, and numerous boobs, as well as some full nudity, that appear on the screen during the movie, are clearly helping a lot  to enjoy this film.
Good stuff, recommended for the fans of samurai genre. Did I mention there is a lot of boobs too?

My rating: 7/10                       IMDB >

Westworld   (1973)

Westworld, USA (1973)

Classic sci-fi movie with decent imagination, that inspired number of follow-ups based on the same fiction world. Interesting and entertaining enough to hold the interest, but not exploiting its full potential.
 My rating: 7/10                     IMDB >

Schoolgirls in Chains   (1973)

Schoolgirls in Chains, USA (1973)

Low budget sexploitation with no actual value. Don't believe the poster either, it's deception and the movie is not like that at all.

My rating: 3/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0197857/

Hanzo The Razor: Sword of Justice (1972)

Original Title: Goyokiba, Japan (1972)

Dirty Harry of the Japanese cinema. Good fun, recommended to people who love samurai movies.

My rating: 8/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068650/

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanzo_the_razor

The Abductors   (1972)

The Abductors, USA (1972)

Classic sexploitation. Thin plot and bad acting, but there are naked girls and rape situations. Part of the series of movies about Ginger, a sexy blond super agent that not afraid to use her body to get what she need. Later she can kick your ass and still keep her hair perfect. Light entertainment for male audience mostly.

My rating: 6/10

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068164/

Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (Japan, 1972)

Good example of the Pink Eiga genre, Japanese exploitation cinema that dominated local film industry from early 60s to mid 80s. Focusing on outcast female characters engaged in some sort of ridiculous plot, mostly revenge against male demonic antagonist, these movies featured violence, erotica and just general sleaze.

This film is one of the "woman in prison" sub genre, and all recognizable elements of sexploitation are here as well. Betrayed by the man that took her virginity and made her into a woman, "Matsu"finds herself in prison, struggling to survive among harsh abuse by the prison guards and violent environment among the prisoners. In addition she is trying to escape the prison so she can have her revenge against the corrupt man that broke her heart and  put her there.

Despite number of nice moments, including lesbian sex scene, and decent visual side, the film is mostly dragging the story and lacking live energy, that can uplift it to the more climactic levels. Good for the fans of the genre, but not the best it can propose. There are two sequels to it.


Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told, USA (1968)

Low budget B treat, considered classic in its genre. Although there is no gore and only a little violence, the film turns out to be disturbing and twisted.

Directed by cultish Jack Hill, it contains some creepy characters and scenes. And even if it's not very explicit, this is the origins of today's horror.

A well deserved remake is coming next year.