Welcome To “The Deuce!” If you saw the terrific HBO series “The Deuce” with Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco, you know that this was where the action was in the “anything goes” grindhouse era! Block after block of movie theaters… Read More ›
Lina Romay’s “Shining Sex!” This Jess Franco Gem Has Shocking Outtakes On New Severin Films Blu-Ray!
Lina Romay’s Most Fearless Performance! The creative partnership between Director Jess Franco and Spanish born Actress Lina Romay was a wild cinematic trip for fans of cult film. Lina acted in over 100 Franco films in her career. One biography… Read More ›
Time To Celebrate Lina Romay Again! The late Lina Romay was one of exploitation’s biggest stars. She began appearing in Director Jess Franco’s films from the time they met in 1971. They eventually married and she made more than a… Read More ›
A 42nd Street “Grindhouse” Tour! Seven Sexploitation Classics That Turned Times Square “Down And Dirty”!
Welcome To Times Square! Yes, it’s America’s most brightly lit playground of fun for the entire family! Times Square is well lit, filled with upbeat tourist attractions and offers all of the big chain restaurants you expect when on vacation… Read More ›
Say Hello To The Face Of Exploitation Cinema! Someone asked me to explain the phenomenon of exploitation cinema – an era from the late 60’s to the mid-80’s when movies pushed boundaries and broke taboos…and resulted in some of the… Read More ›
#FrancoFriday! Is Darth Vader’s Helmet Influenced By “Countess Perverse”? Jess Franco’s “Star Wars”!
Where Did Darth Vader’s Look Come From? A Jess Franco Film? OK, here’s how this radical thought began: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was on TV, and earlier that week I happened to be watching this 1974 cult exploitation film… Read More ›
Another Great Film Starring Lina Romay! I’ve posted about this iconic European Actress before – who starred in dozens of films, mostly for her longtime partner and film Director Jess Franco. She had great screen presence – like this scene… Read More ›
<strong>A Jess Franco Cult Classic Re-Cut!</strong> Mondo Macabro has this triple set of Franco movies starring his wife Lina Romay…including a rarely seen recut of “Countess Perverse” that is very different from the original theatrical cut! <strong>”Hunting Humans Was Her… Read More ›
“A Smell Of Honey! A Swallow Of Brine!” Vintage Sexploitation From New York’s 42nd Street Grindhouse Era!
<strong> This Wasn’t Your Mother’s Times Square!</strong> Folks, these pictures are from Times Square in the 70’s and early 80’s – a seedy strip filled with movie houses that showed exploitation films 24 hours a day – that’s how… Read More ›
Time To Celebrate The “American Grindhouse!” It’s the gritty world of 60’s and 70’s cinema, when dangerous movie theaters showed some of the wildest and most illicit films of that generation – stuff like this: Now, a new documentary tells… Read More ›