Charlie Hobbs
Contributing Writer; Texas, USA

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 »
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

Collect 'Em All! MIAMI CONNECTION Action Figures Will Make You Drool, Plus New Awesome Clips!

As I stated in the title of my review from Fantastic Fest 2012, "Miami Connection is the best Tae Kwon Do rock avengers vs. ninjas and stupid cocaine you've never seen." I heartily stand by that statement, and the folks... More »
  

Review: MIAMI CONNECTION, Baby, is More Than a Diamond in the Rough

Dear Miami Connection, You're the one for me. I've loved you since the first time I saw your trailer. I don't know whether it was the insanely acrobatic Tae Kwon Do or the incredible friendship-themed power pop that first got... More »
  

Roman Porno Double Feature: NYMPHO DIVER: G-STRING FESTIVAL & FEMALE TEACHER: DIRTY AFTERNOON

This fourth batch of Nikkatsu Roman Porno discs from Impulse Pictures is, in my humble opinion, the finest of the series so far. Between the genuinely joyous sexual exploration of Nympho Diver: G-String Festival and the proper melodrama and thrill... More »
  

Jess Franco On Blu-ray: FEMALE VAMPIRE / EROTIKILL

Jess Franco on Blu-ray.Four words I never thought I'd type, but here we are. While this is obviously proof that the Mayans' Doomsday calendar is right, I suppose it's only just that we enjoy the spoils of the apocalypse while... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: MIAMI CONNECTION Is The Best Tae Kwon Do Rock Avengers VS. Ninjas & Stupid Cocaine Film You've Never Seen

Dear Miami Connection,You're the one for me. I've loved you since the first time I saw your trailer. I don't know whether it was the insanely acrobatic Tae Kwon Do or the incredible friendship-themed power pop that first got me... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: VEGETARIAN CANNIBAL

There must be something in the water in Eastern Europe because they have been cranking out some of the most confrontational films in the world for at least the last 40 years. The first major movement to get any kind... More »
  

Jean Rollin On Blu-ray: THE LIVING DEAD GIRL Review

Jean Rollin's most commercially successful films is also one from which he took little joy. The Living Dead Girl is a film about a zombie, sort of, which was made in 1982 in the wake of international zombie mania following... More »
  

DVD Review: WAVES OF LUST Delivers A Booze'N'Boobs-Tastic Erotic Thriller As Only The Italians Can (RaroVideo USA)

Ruggero Deodato is one of those artists who career will forever be defined by a single work. Cannibal Holocaust looms so large in his filmography that it is hard to convince non-fans that he had a career outside of that... More »
  

Blu-ray Review: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A PORNO GANG (Synapse Films)

In all the hubbub surrounding the release of A Serbian Film, Mladen Djordjevic's similarly explicit The Life and Death of a Porno Gang was unfairly overshadowed and passed along. Porno Gang is every bit as subversive and explicit as A... More »
  

Blu-ray Review: THE BUNNY GAME (Autonomy Pictures)

In the last 2 years, I've reviewed somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 films and home video releases for Twitch. The majority of these reviews are relatively easy to write. However, I also take some interest in writing the more... More »
  

Review: JISM 2 Shoots For The Heart, Lands In The Eyes. Oh, How It Burns!

The above image is about all you need to see of Jism 2. It is the perfect metaphor. The unfulfilled promise of Bollywood's biggest erotic thriller in years. It threatens, it teases, it never delivers. Oh, and it sucks.Porn star... More »
  

Brit Horror On Blu-ray: THE BLOOD BEAST TERROR And BURKE & HARE

The latest batch of Redemption Films titles on Blu-ray and DVD from Kino are a pair of late period Vernon Sewell shockers from the late '60s-early '70s. The Blood Beast Terror (1968, Spine #14) is a period piece creature feature... More »
  
 
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