Normal service has resumed! After 3+ months of craziness at my day job and a batch technical glitches, THE GRINDHOUSE EFFECT is back. We return with Part Three in our look at the life and career of Shauna Grant with a review of one of her best-known films: SUZIE SUPERSTAR (1983)!
Suzie Mitchell and her band are riding high, thanks to the unscrupulous methods of their money-grubbing manager Z.W. McCain. Money and fame are all very well, but having their lives micromanaged by a tight-fisted handler is not the sort of price the band is willing to pay for success. Their contract is air-tight, and it seems as if they’re stuck. However, when Suzie spies on McCain frolicking with a crime boss’ daughter, she hatches a plan to dump their manager and take control of her own destiny. READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE
The review features two extended video clips, which have also been added to our SCREENING ROOM and the YouTube channel.
Thanks for all the kind messages I received through social media asking what was happening with the site. With the technical issues ironed out, expect much more sleaze to come!
Well, hello there! Autumn is upon us! That means icky weather gives me the opportunity to watch more movies! This time, our update is a review of John Hayes’ little twister HELP WANTED FEMALE. A stripper must fight for her life when she takes on the wrong client in HELP WANTED, FEMALE (1968). Review also includes a video clip and gallery. You can check out the review by clicking here.
Money-hungry stripper Luana’s favorite client is the oddball Mr. Gregory . On this session with Luana, Mr. Gregory has something a little different on his mind. While Luana drops her gear, Mr. Gregory drops a little acid. Under the drug’s influence he begins to tell her a sordid tale of his marriage to the wicked Barbara and their adventures with S&M, easy kicks and murder. Luana isn’t convinced, she’s been around the block and is used to the odd peccadilloes of her clients. As she sets out to leave, however, she finds evidence that Mr. Gregory’s story might be all too real and that she’s is in way over her head. READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE.
Enjoy! See you later in the week for new sound clips and wallpaper!
Hey folks! A couple of audiovisual updates today!
First, I’ve resurrected a video from the old site, spruced it up and am bringing it back: EMANUELLE IN BANGKOK: A TRIBUTE (2.0). Basically, the video is scenes from the film set to music from the soundtrack. The original upload got nearly 65,000 views, so I thought it was time to bring it back! You can see it and much more in the Screening Room (or you can watch below).
Plus…FINALLY an update to the sounds section! This time we present six fun radio spots from some of our favorite Kaiju (Japanese giant monster) movies! Check it out on the Sounds page!
Hello! Took a little break and now we’re back! First off, we’ve got a major overhaul of the SCREENING ROOM. We’re moving away from streaming sites and into hosting the videos onsite so we can bring you a more reliable, diverse experience. Older videos will be gradually updated with higher quality versions and the new SCREENING ROOM continues to grow. Check it out!
Also, not one but TWO new Grindhouse wallpapers! First from Lucio Fulci’s THE NEW YORK RIPPER and the second from the classic spookfest FRANKENSTEIN’S CASTLE OF FREAKS (whose artwork would later be purloined for Joe D’Amato’s EROTIC NIGHTS OF THE LIVING DEAD!)
Here are a couple of previews, check out the WALLPAPERS page for the full-sized versions as well as previous selections!
In the next week or so: a new review, a new article, two new animations and (finally) updates to the SOUNDS page! See you next time!
Lots of fun stuff to kick off April here at The Grindhouse Effect!
We’ve got a brand-new wallpaper based on the poster of CONFESSIONS OF LINDA LOVELACE.
Two selections from the soundtrack of the 1977 German sex comedy JOY OF FLYING.
We take another look at the 1974 TV film WONDER WOMAN starring Cathy Lee Crosby.
I’ve gotten a few messages asking when I’ll be doing more straightforward sex film reviews. Well, stay tuned in the coming weeks for reviews of some super sordid sexy cinema!
Today’s update is a two-fer…
In the Screening Room, check out the trailer for the delightfully horrid Batman ripoff THE WILD WORLD OF BATWOMAN. I’ve also republished my review of the film (which originally appeared on the former BBandBC Podcast website) in the Film Reviews section.
Enjoy! Look for another update sometime between tomorrow and Wednesday (depending on life stuff, you know.)
Today’s update is in our Screening Room. Just added, the re-release trailer for ITALIAN STALLION (1970/1976) – one of those films whose history is more interesting than the film itself. Shot softcore and released in 1970 as THE PARTY AT KITTY AND STUD’S, then re-released completely re-edited in 1976 as ITALIAN STALLION to capitalize on Sylvester Stallone’s fame. A hardcore version was released in Germany with scenes cut in from the film WHITE FIRE. Check out the trailer in our Screening Room and don’t forget more than 100 other videos can be seen on our YouTube channel! Enjoy!