Sunday, 30 September 2012

Tod Browning's Freaks - DVD Review

Cult Horror- Starring  Wallace Ford,  Leila Hyams,  Olga Baclanova & Rosco Ates
Suggested by Tod Robbins' story "Spurs". Screenplay by Willis Goldbeck and Leon Gordon.
Directed by Tod Browning.

Tod Browning Directs this 1932 Cult Classic in which  the True Freaks are not the story's sideshow performers, but "normals" who mock and abuse them.  Browning, a former circus contortionist, cast  real-life sideshow  professionals.

A living torso who nimbly lights his own cigarette despite having no arms or legs, microcephalics ( whom the film calls "pinheads")  they and others play the big-top troupers who inflict a terrible revenge on a trapeze artist who treats them as subhumans.

In 1994, Freaks was selected for the National Film Registry's archive of cinematic treasures.

The  dvd release  includes : Commentary by David J. Skal, Freaks: Sideshow Cinema featurette, Special message prologue and 3 Alternative endings.


This movie is a MUST SEE for all Fans of Classic Horror & Cult Cinema. u need this movie in your life.

Rating 5 out of 5
by Chris Dunlop

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Godfather Of Gore DVD Review

Horror Documentary - Starring Herschell Gordon Lewis.  Produced by Mike Vraney and Jimmy Maslon
Directed by Frank Henenlotter and Jimmy Maslon.

Take an outrageous ride through the wild world of Exploitation Films with this often-hilarious Documentary, featuring interviews  with Cast, Crew, and critics such as Director John Waters, Drive-in Movie Critic Joe Bob Briggs and of course...Herschell Gordon Lewis Himself.

The Documentary Traces Lewis' start in the innocent  Bare-naked world of "Nudie-Cuties"  before he shocked the world with "Blood Feast" (The 1st ever Gore movie).

Lewis Then continues to Assault audiences with such audacious shockers as She-Devils On Wheels, Blast-Off Girls, Just for the Hell of it, Two Thousand Maniacs!, The Gruesome Twosome, The Gore Gore Girls, and the Incredible Wizard of Gore!

Get ready to experience a decade of motion-picture madness- with tons of clips, rare outtakes, and testimony from the people who were there- as  Herschell Gordon Lewis, The Godfather of Gore leavesyou laughing and screaming at some of the most amazing movies to ever play American Movie Theatres!

The DVD Release includes over an Hour of Deleted scenes, H.G.Lewis Trailer Reel!, Rare Lewis Short: Hot Nightat the Go-Go Lounge! and a Gallery of H.G.Lewis Exploitation Art.

I thoroughly enjoyed this Documentary and i Know you will too.

If you are a fan of Herschell Gordon Lewis, Horror, Exploitation , Gore, Horror Documentaries or u just wanna learn more, then i suggest you see  this wonderful Documentary as soon as possible.

5 out of 5

By Chris Dunlop