Monday, April 25, 2011

Trailer of the Week: Color Me Blood Red (1965)

The final installment in H.G. Lewis and David Friedman's Blood Trilogy. Keep reminding yourself, it's just a movie...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

BoxOffice Covers: The 1970s, Part 2

We wrap up our look at 1970s BoxOffice magazine covers with two of my favorites -- Horror High and Creature From Black Lake -- as well as non-horror offerings from Alaska's Chuck Keen (Timber Tramps), North Carolina's Earl Owensby (Seabo), Arkansas legend Charles B. Pierce (The Norseman), and Florida fave William Grefe (The Godmothers, complete with a staged shot of Grefe and producer Socrates Ballis with the cast in gangster drag).

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

BoxOffice Covers: The 1970s, Part 1

A selection of BoxOffice magazine covers featuring regional horror releases. Tomorrow, I'll post a few more goodies, in addition to covers featuring some more esoteric, non-horror releases from regional directors/producers.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Trailer of the Week: Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)

Yee-haw! H.G. Lewis follows up Blood Feast with what he sometimes refers to as "Brigadoon with blood."

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Messing with Texas: A Pictorial Tribute to S.F. Brownrigg

If regional horror has an unheralded genius, then that man is probably S.F. Brownrigg, the Texas director who gave us Don't Look in the Basement (1973), Don't Open the Door (1975), Scum of the Earth (1974), and Keep My Grave Open (1976). High on style (but sometimes low on action), Brownrigg's films ooze atmosphere, and are heavy on overly theatrical acting, seedy locations, low lighting, and sweaty close-ups of shady characters staring bug-eyed at the camera. With the promised release of Scum of the Earth on DVD soon (How soon? Someone needs to harass Brownrigg expert Dave Szulkin about this!), his entire horror output will soon be available for home consumption.

Take the release dates above with a grain of salt. All four films were shot between 1972 and 1974 (again, according to Texas horror historian Dave Szulkin); both Door and Grave languished for several years before they were originally released.

So, with the usual thanks to Fred Adelman at Critical Condition and the folks at Wrong Side of the Art, behold the legacy of "Brownie" Brownrigg! (You can also see a nice gallery of Don't Look in the Basement art at the Temple of Schlock.)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Trailer of the Week: Boggy Creek II (1985)

Charles B. Pierce's official follow-up to The Legend of Boggy Creek, featuring the director and his son in key roles.

BOGGY CREEK 2, TRAILER by chefandew

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Would you like a bicycle?

Michael de Gaetano's Georgia film UFO: Target Earth boasted some early computer-generated special effects, but I'm more impressed with the decidedly low-tech giveaway the local radio station came up with -- a 10-speed bicycle.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Trailer of the Week: The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1977)

Another based-on-true-events flick from Charles B. Pierce. Someone release this on legit DVD!