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”
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”
Originally posted on Anti-Film School:
Today’s trailer is for one of the greatest exploitation movies ever made. Here is the promo reel for 1978’s revenge thriller I Spit on Your Grave, directed by Meir Zarchi.
Twenty years ago today we lost actress Alexandra Hay. She died of a heart-related condition at the much too-young age of 46. She’s best known, perhaps, for her starring role in 1,000 Convicts and a Woman. She got her start as a a model at the age of 12, but when her mother passed away whenContinue reading “Remembering Alexandra Hay (1947-1993)”
This time around, I thought I’d just keep track of everything I’m watching over the past month or so. No rhyme or reason, as usual–just stuff I run across on YouTube, Netflix, my cable on-demand service, and stuff I see refs to in Twitter and elsewhere. Christine (1983) Fun flick from John Carpenter adapting aContinue reading “Films I’ve Seen Lately #2”
In further conversation with my acquaintance who knew I Drink Your Blood star Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, Candance Hibbard Lillie, we have come across a conundrum: his career after 1970 as reported on IMDB, may be in error. Specifically, his roles in the French short The Epitaph (May 1970); Satyajit Ray’s classic film from India The Adversary (October 1970); the lead role inContinue reading “The Case of the Two Bhaskars”
The first thing you need to know about Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury (1930-2003)–satanist hippie cult leader in “I Drink Your Blood” was that he was a master hoofer. His specialty were the dances of his native India, and he had his own dance company, taught these dances at the university level, and was a celebrated choreographer–these talentsContinue reading “Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury: Dance, Horace, Dance!”