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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…

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…

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.…

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…

Elvira’s Oscar Moment

With Academy Award nominations being announced soon, it seems like a good time to revisit a performance that was unfairly snubbed at the 61st Oscar ceremony in 1989. [cue dramatic music] And if they ever ask about me, tell them I was more than just a great set of boobs. I was also an incredible…

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…

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…

Lost and Found: This Girl for Hire

I don’t know what the future of streaming media looks like, but I do know that we’re living in the golden age of choice when it comes to old movies and television. I’m always going to be a proponent of physical media (my bursting, buckling media shelves can attest to this), but sometimes you either…

Bad Girls We Love: Velma Von Tussle

Velma Von Tussle is well aware of her stone-cold foxiness, and wields this power like Thor slinging mjolnir at his enemies. Humble pie is not a part of her diet. This is Miss Baltimore Crab we’re talking about, after all. She’s been bringing the sex appeal to Charm City for decades. And in her mind,…

A Sampling of Movies with Big Anniversaries This Year

As always, a new year brings with it new, milestone anniversaries. For instance, 2023 is the twentieth anniversary of Lost in Translation (2003), the thirtieth anniversary of Dazed and Confused (1993), and the fortieth anniversary of Scarface (1983). It’s also the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Last Days of Disco (1998), the thirty-fifth anniversary of two…

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