newlookHello! 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!

-Johnny Stanwyck

May 20th Update

Hello again! New in this update, a review of 1978’s naughty “thriller” ISLAND OF 1,000 DELIGHTS. It’s a film best summed up as: “Beautiful people do ugly things in beautiful places. Naked.” You can read the full review here.


Stay tuned for the next update, coming mid-week. There will be groovy new sleaze tunes on the sounds page and we’ll be spiffing up an old review to reflect a dazzling new Blu-Ray release! See you then!

-Johnny Stanwyck

Hello! Thank you for the amazing response to my article on Karin Schubert, which has become the most popular thing I’ve ever written and published online!

New today are a wallpaper based on poster art of Lucio Fulci’s CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD…


…and a silly new animation from EROTIC NIGHTS OF THE LIVING DEAD. Enjoy!


“Erotic Nights of the Living Dead”

More to come later in the week!

-Johnny Stanwyck

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.


-Johnny Stanwyck

April 17th Update

New film review online, this time for Eddie Romero’s cartoonishly-fun BLACK MAMA, WHITE MAMA (1973). Pam Grier and Margaret Markov star in this enjoyable women-in-prison romp. Trailer will be added to the screening room soon. In the meantime, you can find the review here. The trailer has also been added to the Screening Room. Enjoy!


-Johnny Stanwyck