Tag: Cult Corner

Cult Corner: The Trip

1967 – USA Director: Roger Corman Starring: Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern, Dennis Hopper, Susan Strasberg, Salli Sachse Words: Nathan Scatcherd The Trip is a fascinating little oddity; written by Jack Nicholson (!) and directed by B-movie trash king Roger Corman, it is a quintessentially Sixties… Continue Reading “Cult Corner: The Trip”

Cult Corner: Bubba Ho-Tep

2002 – USA Director: Don Coscarelli Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Ella Joyce Words: Oliver Innocent After seemingly concluding the brilliantly bizarre Phantasm franchise with 1998’s surprisingly effective Phantasm IV: Oblivion, director Don Coscarelli’s follow-up project had some rather large shoes to fill. Following… Continue Reading “Cult Corner: Bubba Ho-Tep”

Cult Corner: Stone

1974 – Australia Director: Sandy Harbutt Starring: Ken Shorter, Sandy Harbutt, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Vincent Gil, Roger Ward, Helen Morse, Rebecca Gilling, Dewey Hungerford Words: Nathan Scatcherd Few films have the kind of honest, DIY, punk committal to an underground or ‘fringe’ lifestyle as this… Continue Reading “Cult Corner: Stone”

Shogun Assassin

1980 Director(s): Robert Houston, Kenji Misumi Starring: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa, Kayo Matsuo, Tokio Oki Words – Nathan Scatcherd The kind of bloody, balletic Samurai film you rarely see made anymore, Shogun Assassin stands as perhaps one of the finest examples of the Jidaigeki… Continue Reading “Shogun Assassin”

Cult Corner: Frankenhooker

1990 – USA Director: Frank Henenlotter Starring: James Lorinz, Joanna Ritchie, Patty Mullen Words: Oliver Innocent By the time Frankenhooker was released in 1990, director Frank Henenlotter was already something of an exploitation legend, having unleashed the iconic (not to mention truly demented) trash… Continue Reading “Cult Corner: Frankenhooker”

Cult Corner: Halloween III – Season Of The Witch

1982 – USA Director: Tommy Lee Wallace Starring: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nedkin, Dan O’ Herlihy Words: O. Innocent Halloween 3: Season of the Witch has got to be one of the most audacious sequels in horror movie history; jettisoning (almost) everything that made the first… Continue Reading “Cult Corner: Halloween III – Season Of The Witch”

The Funhouse

1981 – USA Director: Tobe Hooper Starring: Elizabeth Berridge, Kevin Conway, William Finley, Cooper Huckabee, Miles Chapin, Largo Woodruff, Sylvia Miles Words: O. Innocent Tobe Hooper is, quite rightly, regarded as one of the most revered, influential horror filmmakers of all time. Emerging from… Continue Reading “The Funhouse”

The Mutilator

1985 – USA Director: Buddy Cooper Starring: Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Bill Hitchcock Words: O. Innocent Originally titled Fall Break, the title by which Buddy Cooper’s low-budget slasher effort has come to be known is much more fitting; lurid, attention-grabbing and totally unoriginal, The… Continue Reading “The Mutilator”

Maniac

2012/ France, USA Director: Franck Khalfoun Starring: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, America Olivo Words: O. Innocent Let’s get this out of the way first; Franck Khalfoun’s Maniac (2012) isn’t as good as William Lustig’s 1980 original. It isn’t that the remake’s a bad film, it just… Continue Reading “Maniac”

The Final Girls

2015 Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Nina Dobrev, Adam DeVine Words: O. Innocent Slasher films, by their very nature, have always been ripe for lampooning. Be it the bad acting and awful dialogue, the cheap low budget feel, or the excessive,… Continue Reading “The Final Girls”