Lost and Found: Dance with Death

For the second post in this series, it feels appropriate to highlight a movie from a lost genre that has been rediscovered thanks to streaming services like Tubi or Prime. Most late-eighties, early nineties director-to-video (DTV) erotic thrillers still haven’t made the transition from VHS to DVD, let alone the current standard of Blu-ray or … Continue reading Lost and Found: Dance with Death

Calendar Girl: Julie London for February

Like so many people, I definitely suffer from seasonal depression this time of year. No month brings me lower than February. With apologies to all with birthdays this month, I have always considered February the worst month of the year. I am not alone in this opinion. Yes there’s Valentine’s Day, but that “holiday” is … Continue reading Calendar Girl: Julie London for February

Carroll Baker’s Gialli at the Drive-In Asylum

Over the years I have fallen completely in love with the Italian giallo film genre. From Bava to Argento to Fulci and beyond, I am positively hooked on the style and mood of these lurid, pulpy Italian films. A year or two ago I picked up Severin's gorgeous, six-disc box set The Complete Lenzi/Baker Collection. … Continue reading Carroll Baker’s Gialli at the Drive-In Asylum

Bad Girls We Love: Helga from Tammy and the T-Rex

Tammy and the T-Rex (1994) is one of my favorite examples of a lost cult classic rediscovered decades later by B-movie aficionados thanks to a boutique label restoring it for a Blu-ray release. I do not remember this movie from the nineties, but that’s probably because it came and went in a flash and barely … Continue reading Bad Girls We Love: Helga from Tammy and the T-Rex

Queen Bettie: Whip It

Two she-devils have wielded a whip with such startling sex appeal that they will forever be associated with the weapon in my mind: the magnificent Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992) and the Queen of Fetish Modeling, Bettie Page. Michelle twirled and snapped a bull whip while Bettie stroked a BDSM riding crop … Continue reading Queen Bettie: Whip It

Random Image Dump #5

A new year calls for a fresh batch of random images. Cheers! German actress Elke Sommer and, um, ‘69. Ahem. Bravo to the author of Sommer’s fun, informative, and purple prose-laced IMDb biography, which begins: “This gorgeous Teutonic temptress was one of Hollywood's most captivating imports of the 1960s.“ National treasure Carla Gugino as Silk … Continue reading Random Image Dump #5