I duke it out with Duke

BillieAn enthusiastic cast populates the comedy Billie, and their energy almost makes up for the fact that the script they are working with isn’t all that funny.

Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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    “Amityville: The Awakening” Hits Snooze Again; Rolls Over and Goes Back to Sleep


    THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:

    In what’s got to be the most frustrating piece of B-movie news in a long time, it’s been announced that the new (if a movie that’s been sitting on the shelf since late 2014 can be called “new”) Amityville movie has been pulled from release yet again. It was originally scheduled to be released at the end of June, but is now on indefinite hold.

    My guess is we’ll be able to see this movie’s eventual remake long before we get to see the actual movie.

    Will Laughlin is the Braineater.


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      The real mafia

      The Nickel RideA downbeat but compelling look into society’s criminal underbelly, The Nickel Ride is a drama that is ripe for rediscovery.

      Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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        I can’t quite put my finger on it…

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        Before we get started, I would just like to say that INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING SUCKS.

        And now, our feature presentation—

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        THE CREEPING FLESH (1973)

        …finds Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee playing half-brothers, both scientists: the latter the head of a mental hospital, who finds in his patients an excellent source of experimental subjects; the former a biologist and anthropologist who discovers a skeleton which he believes could be the key to freeing the world of evil.

        You may be surprised to learn who the villain is…

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        Liz Kingsley is the insane genius behind And You Call Yourself a Scientist!


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          An “A” list B movie

          Red Sun RisingEverybody in front of and behind the camera in Red Sun Rising obviously worked very hard, and the result is a solid actioner.

          Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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            Full house


            House Of The Long ShadowsYou are probably asking: If House Of The Long Shadows has in its cast John Carradine, Peter Cushing, Vincent Price, and Christopher Lee, why is it so obscure? Well, the four stars are in fine shape, but the rest of the movie…

            Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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              The abominable human beings

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              THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN (1957)

              Some serious science fiction from Hammer about a scientist who joins an expedition searching for the legendary Yeti, and ends up finding a lot more than he expected…

              Scripted by Nigel Kneale, this low-key, thoughtful drama has much to say about Mankind’s place in the world and his claim to be the dominant species—finally concluding (as if we ever doubted it) that Home sapiens really, really sucks…

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              Liz Kingsley is the insane genius behind And You Call Yourself a Scientist!


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                Gangsters, Dinosaurs, and Naked Girls

                A trio of updates.

                NAKED GIRL KILLED IN THE PARK
                Guest writer Miguel Rodriguez says, “After some scenes of seduction and intrigue, Chris manages to get invited to a quiet weekend at the family villa in the country. It becomes clear that the set pieces of the amusement park and now the Spanish villa are the reasons for making this film. The locations are beautiful and ripe for filming and populating with gorgeous people. Add to the cast two servants and a voyeuristic mute stable boy and you start to have the eccentric group needed for an honest-to-god Giallo. Unfortunately, Brescia’s film neglects the base titillation and stylishly surreal nihilism of proper Gialli in favor of absurd family soap opera dramatics.”
                KING KONG
                A little late for “No, Not THAT One,” but still…Little time is wasted before the thrills commence, and with the entrance of an agitated group of soldiers we learn of a fearsome creature that is terrorizing the countryside. Hingoo dispatches King Kong, his personal strongman, to deal with the beast, and with that we cut to what will probably be the biggest surprise for any seasoned Bollywood viewer having his or her first introduction to the stunt film genre. It’s an honest-to-goodness man-in-a-suit giant monster, in this case looking like a cross between a dinosaur, a giant cow and a wild boar and which breathes steam out of its giant, flaring nostrils for good measure.
                CRUEL GUN STORY
                Cruel Gun Story tells the story of Togawa, a con who is sprung from prison early via the machinations of a mysterious underworld kingpin who communicates with him through an emissary, a former mob lawyer named Ito. Ito and his boss want Togawa to carry out a robbery that they’ve planned, involving an armored car shipment of racetrack receipts worth 120 million yen, and have hand selected a crew of four men to assist him in the task.

                Keith Allison is the chief bacchanologist at MEZZANOTTE.


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                  Wanna see Dennis Weaver get seduced?

                  Cocaine: One Man's SeductionWhile Cocaine: One Man’s Seduction has both some unintended laughs and some effective serious moments, the movie doesn’t work overall either as an exercise in camp or as an effective portrayal of the dangers of drugs.

                  Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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                    An Abnormal Amount of the New or at Least Recent

                    Although I did revert to form a little at the last minute by reviewing a Jesus Franco film:

                     

                    The Belko Experiment (2017), in which unseen puppetmasters incite an epidemic of mass murder in a corporate office building…

                    Europa Report (2013), in which astronauts searching for life on Jupiter’s coolest moon find what they’re looking for…

                    Get Out (2017), in which meeting the parents is an even bigger nightmare than our hero was expecting…

                    Iron Doors (2010), in which not everything screwy that befalls one on April Fool’s Day is a prank…

                    Kong: Skull Island (2017), in which yet another “shared universe” meta-franchise sputters into life…

                    Mansion of the Living Dead (1982), in which Franco hears someone call Horror of the Zombies the worst of the Blind Dead movies and says, “Agarra mi cerveza“…

                    Night of the Tentacles (2012), in which the world’s most embarrassing heart attack leads to a pact with Satan even less carefully thought out than usual…

                    The Vampire’s Coffin (1958), in which Count Laszlo Lavud sees how city living suits him…

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                    Zombie A-Hole (2012), which commendably bears absolutely no resemblance to the movie you just imagined upon reading that title.
                     
                     
                     

                    El Santo rules the wasteland-- and also 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting.


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