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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Come and Huddle With The Cheerleaders

Director: Paul Glickler

Cast: Stephanie Fondue, Denise Dillaway, Jovita Bush, Brandy Woods

Code Red DVD / All Region / Unrated / 1.78:1 widescreen / English mono / 82 minutes

EXTRAS: Commentary with Paul Glickler and Ace Baandige


If I was going to write a sexploitation film of any kind (in this case a comedy) one of the first plot devices I would think of would be cheerleaders. Through high school and college, cheerleaders were the center of most teenage boy's fantasies. They were real girls who you saw everyday while also being the sexual goddesses of your school once they donned that tight top and short, pleated skirt. I guess that's what Paul Glickler had in mind when he wrote and directed 1973's The Cheerleaders. His completely goofy and nearly pornographic sex comedy would also spawn two official sequels; The Swinging Cheerleaders (1974,  dir. Jack Hill), Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1976, dir. Richard Lerner) and some would say the Cheerleaders Wild Weekend (1979, dir. Jeff Werner) aka The Great American Girl Robbery would be a good fourth to the series. Glickler directed two other films; another sexploitation flick called Hot Circuit in 1971 and probably his best known movie, Running Scared (1980) starring relative newcomers Ken Wahl and Judge Reinhold.

Monday, November 23, 2015

American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock

American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock
Director: Marcus Koch

Cast: Dan Ellis, Norm J. Castellano, Barron Christian, Lillian McKinney, Gene Palubicki, Alberto Giovannelli, Maureen Pelamati, Shiva Rodriguez, Andy Winton

Unearthed Films / Oddtopsy Films


Last year in 2014, Unearthed Films founder and first-time director Stephen Biro unleashed gorified Hell when he relaunched the underground Japanese Guinea Pig series with an American flavor. The fledgling American Guinea Pig films started out with a blood-splattered bang with Biro's American Guinea Pig: Bouquet of Guts and Gore. He introduced the United States to some of the most visceral and graphic depictions of mutilation that have ever been filmed. Those incredible practical gore effects were done by Oddtopsy FX, a company created by blood and guts guru Marcus Koch (100 Tears, We Are Still Here). Marcus has done the effects for more than 60 movies and even directed three features and a short for the unfortunately overlooked anthology Hi-8 (Horror Independent 8). Now it is time for Koch to take over the reigns on the already classic American Guinea Pig series with his entry Bloodshock.
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