Charlie Hobbs
Contributing Writer; Texas, USA

For A Limited Time Only: THE SINFUL DWARF Plush Toy From Severin Films!

Our friends at Severin Films are approaching the miraculous Blu-ray release of Danish dwarfsploitation classic, The Sinful Dwarf and they've done something special to celebrate. They are selling one of the most amazing/awful movie tie-ins I've ever seen, a Sinful... More »
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J. Hurtado's 10 (ish) Favorite Blu-ray/DVD Releases Of 2015

Okay.Just to be straight with all of you, I'm going to cheat.There is no way I could get this list down to only ten discs, but I think I've managed to whittle it down pretty darned well. So, for those... More »
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Now on Blu-ray: DER TODESKING And ANGST From Cult Epics

Cult Epics is one of the most under-appreciated cult home video labels haunting video store shelves these days.The label's owner, Nico B., has turned his company an essential source for hard-edged avant garde horror and splatter of yesteryear with releases... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: IN SEARCH OF THE ULTRA-SEX, Both Smarter And Dumber Than It Sounds

When Woody Allen re-edited and overdubbed Japanese spy film International Secret Police: Key of Keys into absurdist comedy What's Up Tiger Lily in 1966, I'm fairly certain that he didn't see this coming. The French directorial duo Nicolas Charlet and... More »
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Blu-ray Review: THE BLOODSTAINED SHADOW Makes Its HD Debut From 88 Films UK

88 Films returns to the fore with our new review of their recent Blu-ray release of Antonio Bido's middle-of-the-road giallo, The Bloodstained Shadow. Bido was not as prolific a director as many during the heyday of this uniquely Italian genre boom.... More »
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Blu-ray Review: A BLADE IN THE DARK, From 88 Films

Director Lamberto Bava is probably most famous for being the son of legendary Italian director Mario Bava. The elder Bava is one of those filmmakers whose work is ubiquitous among hardcore horror fans, but his reach beyond that is minimal. Nevertheless,... More »
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Now On DVD: Mondo Macabro's Grexploitation Duo TANGO OF PERVERSION And THE WIFE KILLER

Mondo Macabro opens their new Greek Exploitation Collection with a pair of sleazy crime films from '70s director Dacosta Carayan. The releases, 1974's Tango of Perversion and 1976's The Wife Killer, both bring light to a little known and even... More »
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Now On Home Video: THE TREATMENT And RECKLESS From Artsploitation Films

Artsploitation's July releases are in our hot little hands (a wee bit late, but that's on me, not them), and they are really solid films from North America's most confrontational distributor of contemporary world cinema. How do they stack up?... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

Jess Franco On Blu-ray: SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY And VAMPYROS LESBOS From Severin Films

Cult film specialists Severin Films recently released two of Jess Franco's most well known and liked films on Blu-ray. She Killed in Ecstasy and Vampyros Lesbos are both extremely good examples of where Franco was in 1970-1971in terms of honing... More »
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Blu-ray Review: THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MISS OSBOURNE, A Twisted Tale Of Sex And Violence

Hot on the heels of Arrow Video's incredible (and incredibly sold out) Walerian Borowczyk Box set from last autumn, the company has dug deeper into the director's idiosyncratic oeuvre to deliver what is likely his most straight ahead horror feature,... More »
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Blu-ray Review: CANNIBAL FEROX, A Vile And Repulsive Film With A Stunning Home Video Release

Let me just get this out there: I hate Cannibal Ferox. I want potential readers to understand the place from which I am coming before you decide whether or not to pay my opinion any mind. Cannibal Ferox is a... More »
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Texas Frightmare Weekend 2015 Announces Screenings For 10th Anniversary Event

Since 2006, Texas Frightmare Weekend has been the place to be for horror fans in the southwest United States. From founder Loyd Cryer's humble beginnings at the Grapevine community center to its current home at the DFW Hyatt, this is... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: HIGH FIVE Revels In Drug-Fueled Mayhem

Manuel Facal's High Five (Relocos y Repasados) is an Uruguayan stoner comedy that belongs in the company of the greats. While drug movies have been around for at least 50 years, it wasn't until the legendary Lou Adler's adaptation of the... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

Now on DVD: VIDEO NASTIES, GESTAPO'S LAST ORGY, & DEPORTED WOMEN OF THE SS SPECIAL SECTION

This month super indie DVD distributor Severin Films are releasing director Jake West's (Evil Aliens, Doghouse) amazing even handed documentary, Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorshop, and Video Tape. To help celebrate that monumentally awesome release (more below), Severin sublabel Intervision... More »
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GUN WOMAN And Asami To Make Their North American Debuts At Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014

If you know and love the super splatter films of Japan's last decade, you've seen Asami, probably a whole lot of her. This former AV model and actress has transitioned into the bloody body everyone wants to see on screen... More »
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First Trailer For Horror Comedy CHASTITY BITES Appears Ahead Of November 1st VOD Premiere

Written by Lotti Pharriss Knowles and directed by John V Knowles, Chastity Bites is a new horror-comedy that has recently shown to great crowds at film festivals around the world. The husband-wife team has also been involved with Automat Pictures'... More »
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Sunny Leone Takes A Stab At Erotic Horror In Bollywood's RAGINI MMS 2

Canadian porn star Sunny Leone has found a welcoming home in Bollywood over the last couple of years. Her first project was the disappointingly tame Jism 2, a film that disappointed even my moderate expectations. It showed only that she looks... More »
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Now On Blu-ray! Arrow Films Salutes Radley Metzger With SCORE, THE LICKERISH QUARTET, & CAMILLE 2000

I love when I am presented with opportunities to expose others to the glory of Radley Metzger and Arrow Video's recent Blu-ray special editions give me an opportunity to do just that. This trio of Metzger's most well-known works on... More »
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Review: Roman Porno Double Feature -- I LOVE IT FROM BEHIND! and SEX HUNTER: WET TARGET

I Love It From Behind! and Sex Hunter: Wet Target are spine numbers #10 and #11 for those playing along at home, and between the pair I may have a new contender for a favorite in the series, I'll get... More »
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Blu-ray Review: THE OPENING OF MISTY BEETHOVEN, The Porno Pygmalion, Is A Revelation In HD

The 1970's were probably the most revolutionary decade of the modern era of cinema. Those ten years saw the invention of the blockbuster (Jaws), the introduction of the fan-friendly space opera (Star Wars), the emergence of the men who are,... More »
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