Saturday, May 8, 2021

Tag: 1970s

Caged Terror horror movie poster
Caged Terror stands as a towering testament to why kids should say no to drugs and why hippies should say no to filmmaking. I'm not sure how this movie was promoted when it was released, but it could hardly be considered horror, and it's only marginally a (very tame)...
Dawn of the Dead (1978) horror movie poster
Much beloved by horror geeks everywhere, Dawn of the Dead is considered by many to be an untouchable Holy Grail of horror. Well, allow me to touch it a bit. I'm gonna touch it real good. Yeah, you like that, don't you? But I digress. While I give kudos...
Devils Express Gang Wars horror movie poster
Although I was just a child in the '70s, my memories of the time are still quite vivid: shirtlessness ran rampant, afros knew no race and everyone -- EVERYONE -- practiced kung-fu. Exhibit A: Devil's Express, a lovably terrible martial arts/horror hybrid that was the would-be star vehicle for...
Devil Times Five horror movie poster
With black horror movie characters typically being either helpless victims or nameless extras, it's good to see that they can be evil every now and then. Tierre Turner of Cornbread, Earl and Me fame is featured here as Brian, one of a quintet of kids who escape from a...
Dr. Black Mr. Hyde blaxploitation horror movie poster
To the uninitiated, titles like Blacula and Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde signify ultra-cheap, ultra-cheesy Blaxploitation fare that could never be taken seriously, but the uninitiated can go take a flying leap. Truth is, both films are evocative, low-key, straightforward horror films with complex characters, taut direction from William Crain,...
Exorcist II: The Heretic horror movie poster
The magical land of Africa once again draws in more white people than Narnia and Middle Earth combined. Most of this film takes place in the United States four years after Regan's (Linda Blair) cock-filled dialogue in the first Exorcist, but there are also extended flashbacks to the adventures...
Sugar Hill blaxploitation horror movie poster
Sugar Hill is one of the more overlooked high-quality Blaxploitation movies, its lack of recognition baffling given it comes from American International Pictures (AIP), the company that distributed high-profile Blaxploitation flicks like Foxy Brown, the Blacula films and Black Caesar, not to mention horror fare like Frogs, Abby and The Abominable...