Thursday, February 2, 2012
Switchblade Sisters (1975) aka The Jezebels
Dir - Jack Hill
I saw this trailer on a trailer compilation a while back and had forgotten how much I wanted to see it. I was not disappointed. Some great performances and action involving this teen girl gang. Fun fact: it features Lenny Bruce's daughter as one of the gang.
Little Darlings (1980)
Dir - Ronald F. Maxwell
Wow! I loved this movie.
This is one of those types of movies I see every so often that I'm almost upset I'd never seen it before. It has so many things I love – a coming-of-age tale, takes place at camp, sex comedy moments, shirtless Matt Dillon. Ok, so maybe that last one isn't one of the selling points but he is great in this movie. It's as funny as it is touching and I look forward to re-watching for years to come.
Also, all of the girls are pretty cute in this but the young Cynthia Nixon is just goddamn adorable. I want to scoop her up and put her in my pocket.
Steve Niles' Remains (2011)
Dir - Colin Theys
Yes, I know this is a made-for-Chiller TV horror flick and I shouldn't expect much – but I did. I've never read Niles' comic this is based on but I know he is a good/interesting scribe and have enjoyed other things he's done in the past. Guess I shouldn't have just expected this to be good.
The whole film is pretty by-the-numbers as far as a living dead scenario goes but it does have one good thing going for it. Well, maybe two, since it does feature Miko Hughes in one of the co-starring roles. He's the kid from Kindergarten Cop who said "boys have a penis, girls have a vagina", if you don't remember. He also was Heather's kid in Wes Craven's New Nightmare and the young, very creepy, Gage in Pet Sematary. The other
Honestly, it's been less than a month since I've seen this and I practically forgot about it. Don't bother.
Session 9 (2001)
Dir - Brad Anderson
This is only the third time I've seen this and the other two were upon the initial release. Ten years later I can say, with much confidence, that this movie still holds up well as an effectively creepy, atmospheric and interesting horror film. I love it when great little films like this get released and hope they find their audience eventually. Pretty sure by now that most horror fans know of its greatness and that's a good thing. If you haven't seen it, don't let David Caruso's appearance keep you away - watch it right fucking now!
The Human Tornado (1976)
Dir- Cliff Roquemore
This is only my second Dolomite movie and it's just as fascinating as the other, Disco Godfather. This film has a lot of awesome to it from Rudy Ray's stand-up at the beginning, to the crazy white mafia basement shenanigans, and the clothes. Holy crap, the clothes! Someday I will make millions by releasing the Dolomite Collection and selling exclusively to gullible hipsters.