At Fanbyte, David Murrieta considers the way Blasphemous might provide new ways of looking at difficulty in video games. “The aesthetic approach to difficulty can do away with the idea of ‘challenge’ and attempt, in the spirit of Blasphemous, to account for as many fortunes as possible, not […]
Friend of the Gutter Sara Century looks at Nunsploitation. “Evil nuns exist in movies at least as far back as the silent film Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages. Now considered a masterpiece of the silent era, the film initially polarized audiences, in no small part due to scenes […]
Filmmaker Noribumi Suzuki has died. Suzuki was probably best known for School of the Holy Beast (1974), Sex and Fury (1973) and his Torakku Yarõ / Truck Yaro / Trucker Guys films starring Bunta Sugawara. Here Suzuki talks about working with actresses Reiko Ike and Miki Sugimoto, who […]
“I used a descending chromatic scale throughout the score,” explains Marc Wilkinson, who was director of music at the National Theatre when Haggard approached him to write the score for Blood On Satan’s Claw. “To make it scary, I omitted the perfect fifth, which is the one true […]
The Vault of Horror has an excellent piece examining Italian zombie movies and their subversion of Catholicism.
Keeping in mind that “Sukeban” translates from Japanese as “Teenage female delinquent”, and that in SUKEBAN GUERILLA (1973) said nubile ruffians initiate each other by holding each other down and tattooing each others entire left tit, you should be fully aware that any filmic trash fan worth their […]