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December 13th Update

Welcome back! With this update we begin our look at the life and career of the tragic Shauna Grant. Parts 1 & 2 are now online…

update-shauna01PART ONE – Introduction

Her journey from cheerleader, to erotic icon, to addict would take a tome the size of Pride and Prejudice to fully tell…and it all happened in less than two years. This star ascended quickly, fell swiftly, and burned out far too soon. READ ARTICLE

update-shauna02PART TWO – The Young Like it Hot (1983) Film Review

Loni, the supervisor at a small phone exchange, is worried when rumors swell that the operators in her charge are to be replaced with computers. She hatches a plan to convince the bigwigs that they can provide services that no computer ever could. A new take on “Customer Satisfaction” ensues. READ REVIEW

Parts 3 & 4 coming later in the month. Enjoy!

-Johnny Stanwyck

 

July 22nd Update

Welcome back! This update brings an article on tragic starlet Julie Lee. Born to a working class family in Yorkshire, the ambitious Miss Lee dabbled in modeling, acting and even prostitution, desperate to find any means to grab the success she desperately craved. All that would come to an end in a fiery car crash on the M4 in 1983. We take a brief look at the tragically brief life and career of Julie Lee, in the latest article on The Grindhouse Effect. READ ARTICLE

In the next update, coming soon, we’ll review Julie’s only notable film role in the sloppy EMMANUELLE IN SOHO. Until then, enjoy!

-Johnny Stanwyck

May 2nd Update

circlekWelcome, everybody, to a new month at The Grindhouse Effect!

Let’s start out with a new article, The Sacrifice of Karin Schubert. With her cool blue eyes and golden hair, Karin Schubert had a beauty created for the camera. Her film career skyrocketed in classics such as BLUEBEARD and DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR as well as cult classics like BLACK EMANUELLE. What was the tragic secret that would make this successful mainstream star move into the world of hardcore sex films? Check out the article here.

Next up, a new wallpaper, this time based on the poster art for Lucio Fulci’s AENIGMA. Here’s a preview, check out the full size version here.

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-Johnny Stanwyck