The Sleaziest Jersey Has to Offer: Ginger (1971)

This month (March) is the 43rd anniversary of the premier of the first of Cheri Caffaro‘s three Ginger movies.  (The others being The Abductors (1972) and Girls Are For Loving (1973). Caffaro’s Ginger is known as one of the more amoral and cynical sexploitation heroines of that decade, according to author Randall Clark’s At a Theater or Drive-In Near You:Continue reading “The Sleaziest Jersey Has to Offer: Ginger (1971)”

Cannibal Holocaust’s Enduring Legacy

I’m very happy to help fellow cinema aficionado Nitrate Diva in this year’s Italian Film Culture Blogathon, but it is a bit intimidating to take on a subject that so many have already taken on.  For instance, we should note at the outset Cannibal Holocaust started the “found footage” genre–with later examples being Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project.  Many,Continue reading “Cannibal Holocaust’s Enduring Legacy”

Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury: Dance, Horace, Dance!

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!”

Looking at David Durston’s Film Career

We all know Durston, who passed away a couple years back at the age of 88, as the director of I Drink Your Blood.  But what else did he do?  In this post, I want to share a bit of what I found from rooting around to give a fair shake to Durston’s film career. Continue reading “Looking at David Durston’s Film Career”

Long Live “I Drink Your Blood”

This is one of my all-time favorite exploitation movies.  It really has it all–a good sampling of exploitation tropes, quirky casting decisions, and lots of graphic footage.  If the exploitation bug has bitten you only recently, this is a good film to start with.  It was also one of the first films to be ratedContinue reading “Long Live “I Drink Your Blood””