The Brief Life & Times of Bill Girdler

Now that we know what’s in store for us from Bill Girdler’s filmography, let’s talk about the man himself. His biography is well documented, a good overview is found here, and some themes are worth repeating as we get ready to look at his films in depth. Girdler was born on 22 October 1947 in KentuckyContinue reading “The Brief Life & Times of Bill Girdler”

The Groovy Horror & Exploitation Films of William Girdler

Thought I’d start the new year off right by sinking my teeth into a new project here on the blog–exploring all nine of Girdler’s fun exploitation flicks! Bill Girdler was an up-and-coming horror and exploitation director who was tragically killed in a helicopter crash in 1978 at the tender age of 30 in the PhilippinesContinue reading “The Groovy Horror & Exploitation Films of William Girdler”

Flick of the Week: The Other (1972)

Premiered in New York City on May 23, 1972. Most of the original Jerry Goldsmith score was edited out in the final cut, and the original edit was not available until 1997. Based on a bestselling Tom Tryon novel, but Tryon was bitterly disappointed by the adaptation, despite having written the screenplay version. Regularly aired onContinue reading “Flick of the Week: The Other (1972)”

Flick of the Week: Garden of the Dead (1972)

Second feature on the doublebill with Grave of the Vampire also from 1972. Shot in 10 days. Also known as Tomb of the Undead. Premiered on September 13, 1972 in Boston. Director John Hayes was Rue McClanahan’s boyfriend in the 1960s.

I’ve Got ‘Yer Cheri Caffaro Online Movie Archive RIGHT HERE.

I’ll just come out and say it: I keep a candle lit for Ms. Caffaro. If you do too–and you know who you are–why don’t you spend the next eight hours watching all the Cheri Caffaro films I was able to find on YouTube. You’ll know where to find me: Let’s start with 1971’s Ginger. I’veContinue reading “I’ve Got ‘Yer Cheri Caffaro Online Movie Archive RIGHT HERE.”