Happy Birthday Jadin Wong and Remembering Richard Bowler

Today (May 24) is the 101st birthday of Jadin Wong, the mostly silent co-star of I Drink Your Blood.  She was a pioneer of Asian-American women on stage and screen, so her role in a rank exploitation film–that exploited popular beliefs about the “inscrutable Asian” common at the time is still something of a mystery toContinue reading “Happy Birthday Jadin Wong and Remembering Richard Bowler”

Grindhouse Brackets 6: The Elite 8-and-a-Half!

This week something happened in Match-Up 6 that I had not anticipated: a tie.  So, we’ll re-compete that one (Day the Earth Stood Still vs. Black Sunday).  Also, the first shut-outs of our competition so far!  Here’s how it shook out last week: Day the Earth Stood Still–1 vote (50%) Black Sunday (this week’s “Movie of theContinue reading “Grindhouse Brackets 6: The Elite 8-and-a-Half!”

Grindhouse Brackets 5: On to the Sweet 16!

At this point, we’ve eliminated half of the films we started with, and have arrived at our Sweet 16! But before we get to that story, I have to go over this story–how Match-Up 4 shook out. This Story  Match-up 4 had about half the votes of 3, which is fine, and here’s how it all wentContinue reading “Grindhouse Brackets 5: On to the Sweet 16!”

Grindhouse Brackets Match-Up 4: Last of the Initial 32!

I’m a little late this week–I was out of town for a bit last week.  Here’s how Match-Up 3 fared: 1960s Horror Pioneers Carnival of Souls (1962)–6 votes (67%) Blood Feast (1963)–3 votes (33%) John Carpenter Bake-Off! I really expected this result to be the opposite of what we got here: The Thing (1982)–6 votesContinue reading “Grindhouse Brackets Match-Up 4: Last of the Initial 32!”

Grindhouse Brackets Match-Up 2: 70s Cults, Troma Tries Again, and Sci-Fi/Horror 1950s-70s

Round 1 was a great success–thanks to all who voted!–and the results are in: The Day the Earth Stood Still, Christine, She-Devils on Wheels, and Grizzly are all moving on, while Creature From the Black Lagoon, The Amityville Horror, Chopper Chicks in Zombietown, and Rattlers are done for this year.  Here are the official results:Continue reading “Grindhouse Brackets Match-Up 2: 70s Cults, Troma Tries Again, and Sci-Fi/Horror 1950s-70s”

Link Dump, Early April

I don’t do this as often as I would like, but here are some more cool exploitation/B-movie/old horror movie posts I’ve enjoyed lately.   I enjoy reading other posts on films that I might like to cover in this blog, and calling out some quality posts on this end of the cinema pool seems aContinue reading “Link Dump, Early April”

Riley Mills Passed Way Much Too Early

Riley Mills passed away on this date 13 years ago in Los Angeles, at the young age of 42.  He played the bratty kid “Pete” in I Drink Your Blood, who was moreorless the most important character in the film, as he gave the hippies the key to turning into, moreorless, zombies. He seems to have abandonedContinue reading “Riley Mills Passed Way Much Too Early”

Celebrating Jadin Wong

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the passing of Jadin Wong, a co-star of I Drink Your Blood.  She died in 2010 at the ripe age of 96.  Seventy of those years were spent in show business, from dancing in nightclubs and on the street for spare change to being discovered doing such by Norman FosterContinue reading “Celebrating Jadin Wong”

Grindhouse Brackets–Top 32

Here, Mrs. I Love Terrible Movies and I put together a fun little 32-team bracket featuring bad guys/monsters/villains of horror and exploitation films I’ve seen in the past year or so.  In case you forgot who’s who, I’ve embedded the film trailers below. Tweet me or comment on this post by a week from today (1Continue reading “Grindhouse Brackets–Top 32”

Happy Birthday Riley Mills!

Riley Mills, who played “Pete” in I Drink Your Blood—the kid who put the rabies-infected blood in the satanist hippies’ food–would have celebrated his 55th birthday today (March 18).  He died in 2001 at age 42, far too soon.  Mills parted with show business after this role, and only had a single guest spot on Family Affair threeContinue reading “Happy Birthday Riley Mills!”