Favorite films

  • Blue Velvet
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • F for Fake

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  • Edge of the Axe

  • Dark Shadows and Beyond: The Jonathan Frid Story

  • Messiah of Evil

  • Scream and Die!

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  • Female Vampire

    Female Vampire

    ★★★

    Jess Franco found a way to mainline Freud straight into his veins, and the result was his new muse Lina Romay in countless scenes of rolling around naked in futile attempts to satisfy herself before going off to literally suck the life out of various lovers, strangers, and Eurocult legend Jack Taylor ("The Ninth Gate"), all amid gorgeous shots of the Portuguese coast and out-of-focus shots of everything else. To me, that's cinema.

  • Bluebeard

    Bluebeard

    ★★★½

    Gorgeous sets, gorgeous cinematography, and gorgeous leading ladies — what more can one want? Oh, and Richard Burton somehow both hammy and disinterested at the same time. Add a playful Ennio Morricone score, and I don't see why this one has fallen by the wayside. Perhaps people don't like dark comedy with their Eurohorror.

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  • Terrifying Girls' High School: Lynch Law Classroom

    Terrifying Girls' High School: Lynch Law Classroom

    ★★★★½

    I'm glad I saved this one for last, because it is definitely the standout of the four films in Panik House's "Pinky Violence Collection," featuring some of Noribumi Suzuki's most assured direction and just about the perfect mix of exploitation sleaze and social commentary. Reiko Ike gets a supporting role here and doesn't show up until midway through the proceedings, making this a true vehicle for her frequent co-star Miki Sugimoto.

  • Fun in Balloon Land

    Fun in Balloon Land

    This movie is a lie. There is no fun in Balloon Land. There are only madness and horror.