After a little break we’re back with a new review! This time around it’s John Hayes’ sordid THE HANG UP (1973).
Sgt. Robert Walshhas a chip on his shoulder. He’s a tough-nosed, judgmental, unbending and effective vice cop…and he’s got a hang up. Years of pursuing (and sometimes protecting) people he calls the “scum” of the Earth has made him believe all that is sensual is sinful. During a bust that otherwise would be routine, he feels a spark of sympathy for a young prostitute. Helping her to escape the cops who are closing in, he takes her under his wing and into his life. But the young woman isn’t all that she seems.
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As a companion piece to the article on Julie Lee published last month, we review the film in which she made her only starring appearance, EMMANUELLE IN SOHO. A photographer, his wife and their lodger Emmanuelle try to make it in London’s notorious Red Light District in this last stop on the rocky road of British Sex Comedies. Check out the review here. More soon! Enjoy!
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!
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!
Happy July, everyone! Let’s get started with a new review! This time, we’re taking a look at Theodore Gershuny’s psychosexual masterwork SUGAR COOKIES. A sinister film producer kills his star in a kinky game of Russian Roulette and stages it as a suicide. He tasks the actress’ agent into finding him a new plaything, with explosive results for everyone involved.
This essential slice of cinema stars cult siren Lynn Lowry, Warhol Superstar Mary Woronov and George Shannon in a decadent, sinister performance. You can read our review of SUGAR COOKIES here.
Stay tuned for a big update next time with another new review, new sounds and new wallpaper all dedicated to the cult classic THE APPLE. Coming soon!
Hello again! This time around we review the weird and intriguing LITTLE MISS INNOCENCE. This 1973 flick, the directorial debut of Chris Warfield, stars John Alderman as a bachelor who picks up two sexy hitchhikers (Sandy Dempsey and Terri Johnson) thinking he’s in for a good time. What he gets is far more bizarre and unhinged than he could have imagined! You can check out the review here.
Enjoy! See you next time!
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!