Thanks to some bewildering log-in trouble, I wasn’t able to announce my previous update on the blog.  Here’s everything I posted on my site while I was incommunicado.

 

First, the 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting Ultimate Hobo-Hunting Championship:

Deadly Prey (1987), which does the “Hounds of Zaroff” thing by way of Rambo…

Hard Target (1993), which is John Woo’s take on the subject…

and…

The Perverse Countess (1973), which is the first of Jesus Franco’s.

 

Then for the Carradine roundtable:

The House of Seven Corpses (1973), in which Carradine hams it up as a glorified red herring while a B-movie crew raise the dead…

and…

Voodoo Man (1944), in which he plays third or possibly even fourth fiddle to Bela Lugosi, who’s using black magic to repair his incapacitated wife this time around.

 

And finally, a bunch of stuff I just felt like watching:

Deadly Sanctuary (1968), in which Jesus Franco first tries his hand at the Marquis de Sade…

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014), in which a depressed Iranian city is stalked by a depressed Iranian vampire…

Hitch-Hike (1977), in which an ill-advised vacation is made even worse by the garden variety David Hess psycho…

It Follows (2014), in which premarital sex is even more dangerous than you already realized…

Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985), in which two unfinished scripts enter, and one Frankensteinian abomination leaves…

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), in which some schmuck who you’ll never convince me is Max Rockatansky does sod-all, while an overachieving Enzo G. Castellari movie smashes a terrific feminist action flick to bloody bits…

Showgirls (1995), which remains the worst movie I’ve ever paid full price to see in first run, even after 20 years…

Sunset Boulevard (1950), in which W. Lee Wilder’s smarter brother beats Robert Aldrich to the punch by twelve years…

Toxic Zombies (1980), in which the War on Drugs inadvertently becomes a war on the undead…

and…

Traffic in Souls (1913), which set the pattern for the first 40 years’ worth of American sexploitation movies.

 
 
 

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


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