Monthly Archives: January 2010

Race with the Devil (Jack Starrett, 1975)

Among the strange delights suggested by this film is imagining how Captain America and GTO ended up married to Angelique and Hot Lips Houlihan. Or how, in just a few years, late-60s wanderlust and the need to just drive fast, … Continue reading

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Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (George Barry, 1977)

Oh, to have seen this film in its enigmatic, dubiously-legal, no-credits pre-DVD iteration. In its current digital guise , however, one can already experience a lysergic beguiling event. Patton Oswaltisms about its title aside, this is an alternately fascinating and … Continue reading

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Nightbeast (Don Dohler, 1982)

Generally speaking, the word “padding” carries a whiff of deception about it. What this film suggests, however, is that padding is the most honest thing that an exploitation merchant can do. Filming and editing together achingly long sequences that do … Continue reading

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Getting Straight (Richard Rush, 1970)

In spite of clearly being on the side of its lefty student protagonists, there‚Äôs an unease about the message of this film, which sits tentatively between the debauchery of 1960s psychsploitation (and its accompanying moral outrage) and the verisimilitude of … Continue reading

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