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WILLIAN GREFÉ TURNS 'STANLEY' INTO 'MAKO: JAWS OF DEATH'

WILLIAN GREFÉ TURNS 'STANLEY' INTO 'MAKO: JAWS OF DEATH' WILLIAN GREFÉ TURNS 'STANLEY' INTO 'MAKO: JAWS OF DEATH'

Year: 1976 Someone already pointed out that MAKO: THE JAWS OF DEATH is a hybrid of JAWS and a cult classic about a young man with a twisted...

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TED NEELEY AND CARL ANDERSON IN 'JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR'

TED NEELEY AND CARL ANDERSON IN 'JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR' TED NEELEY AND CARL ANDERSON IN 'JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR'

Title: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Year: 1973 Grade: C— Musical turned Musical/Movie JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is about the man himself, Jesus Chri...

OLIVIA HUSSEY IN BOB CLARK'S CULT SLASHER 'BLACK CHRISTMAS'

OLIVIA HUSSEY IN BOB CLARK'S CULT SLASHER 'BLACK CHRISTMAS' OLIVIA HUSSEY IN BOB CLARK'S CULT SLASHER 'BLACK CHRISTMAS'

Olivia Hussey in BLACK CHRISTMAS Year: 1974 Rating: **1/2 In the case of Bob Clark's 1974 cult-horror BLACK CHRISTMAS, Christmas comes b...

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BRIAN KERWIN AND STEPHEN FURST ARE 'GETTING WASTED'

BRIAN KERWIN AND STEPHEN FURST ARE 'GETTING WASTED' BRIAN KERWIN AND STEPHEN FURST ARE 'GETTING WASTED'

Title: GETTING WASTED aka SOFT EXPLOSTION Year: 1980 Rating: *** Plenty of wild-party-flicks came out in the wake of ANIMAL HOUSE, and GETTI...

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DEBORAH WINTERS IN 'TARANTULAS: THE DEADLY CARGO'

DEBORAH WINTERS IN 'TARANTULAS: THE DEADLY CARGO' DEBORAH WINTERS IN 'TARANTULAS: THE DEADLY CARGO'

Title: TARANTULAS: THE DEADLY CARGO Year: 1977 Rating: ***1/2 The JAWS craze went beyond hungry fish as the TV-Movie TARANTULAS: THE DEADLY ...

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SAM HUGHES: THE ANTAGONIST OF 'THE GRATEFUL DEAD MOVIE'

SAM HUGHES: THE ANTAGONIST OF 'THE GRATEFUL DEAD MOVIE' SAM HUGHES: THE ANTAGONIST OF 'THE GRATEFUL DEAD MOVIE'

Uptight Royalties-seeking fan SAM HUGHES from THE GRATEFUL DEAD MOVIE in 1975 One of the best scenes in THE GRATEFUL DEAD MOVIE has two fans...

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ROBERT FORSTER VS THE JAWS OF LEWIS TEAGUE'S 'ALLIGATOR'

ROBERT FORSTER VS THE JAWS OF LEWIS TEAGUE'S 'ALLIGATOR' ROBERT FORSTER VS THE JAWS OF LEWIS TEAGUE'S 'ALLIGATOR'

Poster art for Lewis Teague's ALLIGATOR Year: 1980 Of the many JAWS-clones, ALLIGATOR is the most original, and, the second with an ori...

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ROCK HUDSON, MIA FARROW AND ROBERT FORSTER IN 'AVALANCHE'

ROCK HUDSON, MIA FARROW AND ROBERT FORSTER IN 'AVALANCHE' ROCK HUDSON, MIA FARROW AND ROBERT FORSTER IN 'AVALANCHE'

Rock Hudson in Avalanche YEAR: 1978 Rates: ***1/2 Yes it's another of many 1970's JAWS clones, even though AVALANCHE is a wannabe I...

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FORGOTTEN RIBBITING CULT OF 'HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN'

FORGOTTEN RIBBITING CULT OF 'HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN' FORGOTTEN RIBBITING CULT OF 'HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN'

Cec Verrell in HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN Year: 1988 Rating: *** * Insanely gorgeous Cec Verrell doing a RAT PATROL imitation with a mounted gu...

ORIGINAL KILLER CULT CLASSIC OF JOE DANTE'S 'PIRANHA'

ORIGINAL KILLER CULT CLASSIC OF JOE DANTE'S 'PIRANHA' ORIGINAL KILLER CULT CLASSIC OF JOE DANTE'S 'PIRANHA'

YEAR: 1978 "Joe Dante trusted me enough to listen and allow the freedom to write scenes in every show I ever did with him" JAWS...

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CORNEL WILDE, JEAN WALLACE & RICHARD CONTE 'THE BIG COMBO'

CORNEL WILDE, JEAN WALLACE & RICHARD CONTE 'THE BIG COMBO' CORNEL WILDE, JEAN WALLACE & RICHARD CONTE 'THE BIG COMBO'

CORNEL WILDE IN THE BIG COMBO YEAR: 1955 RATING: **** Given a dollar for every time Richard Conte's big time gangster says he makes more...

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RICHARD FLEISCHER DIRECTS LAWRENCE TIERNEY IN 'BODYGUARD'

RICHARD FLEISCHER DIRECTS LAWRENCE TIERNEY IN 'BODYGUARD' RICHARD FLEISCHER DIRECTS LAWRENCE TIERNEY IN 'BODYGUARD'

Title: BODYGUARD Year: 1948 Rating: ** Famously-capable director Richard Fleischer could turn out b-movie noirs and most were pretty good wh...

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RUDIMENTARY RAMBLING FOR THE LEGENDARY 'RESERVOIR DOGS'

RUDIMENTARY RAMBLING FOR THE LEGENDARY 'RESERVOIR DOGS' RUDIMENTARY RAMBLING FOR THE LEGENDARY 'RESERVOIR DOGS'

Lawrence Tierney in RESERVOIR DOGS Year: 1991 Rating: ***** If, before 1991, someone mentioned that a movie involving a group of hardened t...

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LAWRENCE TIERNEY IN 'THE NEGLECTED NOIR OF 'THE HOODLUM'

LAWRENCE TIERNEY IN 'THE NEGLECTED NOIR OF 'THE HOODLUM' LAWRENCE TIERNEY IN 'THE NEGLECTED NOIR OF 'THE HOODLUM'

Title: THE HOODLUM Shown: Lawrence Tierney, Angela Stevens Year: 1951 Rating: *** Pulpy programmer about a newly released convict, Vincen...

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LAWRENCE TIERNEY FORTIES FILM NOIR MELODRAMA 'BORN TO KILL'

LAWRENCE TIERNEY FORTIES FILM NOIR MELODRAMA 'BORN TO KILL' LAWRENCE TIERNEY FORTIES FILM NOIR MELODRAMA 'BORN TO KILL'

Year of Release: 1947 For better or worse, BORN TO KILL is the epitome of Film Noir. All to love and hate about the genre is here: the shad...

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ISAAC HAYES, FRED WILLIAMSON & LINO VENTURA IN 'TOUGH GUYS'

ISAAC HAYES, FRED WILLIAMSON & LINO VENTURA IN 'TOUGH GUYS' ISAAC HAYES, FRED WILLIAMSON & LINO VENTURA IN 'TOUGH GUYS'

Title: TOUGH GUYS Year: 1974 Pictured: Paula Kelly Rating: **** The actual title is TOUGH GUYS and was then changed to THREE TOUGH GUYS af...

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LAWRENCE TIERNEY FOUGHT DIX ON LEWTON'S 'THE GHOST SHIP'

LAWRENCE TIERNEY FOUGHT DIX ON LEWTON'S 'THE GHOST SHIP' LAWRENCE TIERNEY FOUGHT DIX ON LEWTON'S 'THE GHOST SHIP'

Title: THE GHOST SHIP Year: 1943 Rating: ***1/2 A dark, atmospheric Val Lewton production using RKO's fog-shrouded KING KONG ship (liter...

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RYAN O'NEAL & LAWRENCE TIERNEY IN 'TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE'

RYAN O'NEAL & LAWRENCE TIERNEY IN 'TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE' RYAN O'NEAL & LAWRENCE TIERNEY IN 'TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE'

Ryan O'Neal and Lawrence Tierney in TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE Year: 1987 Rates: **1/2 Ryan O’Neal’s infamous “Oh Man Oh God” moment, w...

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KEN HUTCHISON STEALS 'THE SWEENEY: STAY LUCKY EH' EPISODE

KEN HUTCHISON STEALS 'THE SWEENEY: STAY LUCKY EH' EPISODE KEN HUTCHISON STEALS 'THE SWEENEY: STAY LUCKY EH' EPISODE

The Sweeney: Stay Lucky Uh? Year: 1975 Rates: **** Before playing Mr. Hill in SWEENEY 2, STRAW DOGS actors Ken Hutchison dons a fake blonde ...

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KEN HUTCHISON PLAYS THE ULTIMATE HEAVY FOR 'SWEENEY 2'

KEN HUTCHISON PLAYS THE ULTIMATE HEAVY FOR 'SWEENEY 2' KEN HUTCHISON PLAYS THE ULTIMATE HEAVY FOR 'SWEENEY 2'

Title: SWEENEY 2 Shown: Ken Hutchison Year: 1978 Rates: ****1/2 Before the fourth and final season of the popular British crime television s...

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KEN HUTCHISON CINEMA PRESENTS 'SWEENEY 2' W/ 'SWEENEY!'

KEN HUTCHISON CINEMA PRESENTS 'SWEENEY 2' W/ 'SWEENEY!' KEN HUTCHISON CINEMA PRESENTS 'SWEENEY 2' W/ 'SWEENEY!'

King of the 70's Obscure Cinema Shotgun is Ken Hutchison The last few years provided Cult Film Freak new favorite actors including Tom ...

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EDMOND O'BRIEN HEATS ROBERT OSTERLOH IN '711 OCEAN DRIVE'

EDMOND O'BRIEN HEATS ROBERT OSTERLOH IN '711 OCEAN DRIVE' EDMOND O'BRIEN HEATS ROBERT OSTERLOH IN '711 OCEAN DRIVE'

White Heat's Robert Osterloh & Edmond O'Brien in 711 OCEAN DRIVE Year: 1950 Rating: **** In one of the most all-out entertaining...

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DANA ANDREWS & MÄRTA TORÉN COVER 'ASSIGNMENT: PARIS'

DANA ANDREWS & MÄRTA TORÉN COVER 'ASSIGNMENT: PARIS' DANA ANDREWS & MÄRTA TORÉN COVER 'ASSIGNMENT: PARIS'

Assignment: Paris Year: 1952 Rates: ***1/2 George Sanders, the classy, underrated and underused British actor who all but stole Alfred Hitch...

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JACQUES TOURNEUR DIRECTS DANA ANDREWS IN 'THE FEARMAKERS'

JACQUES TOURNEUR DIRECTS DANA ANDREWS IN 'THE FEARMAKERS' JACQUES TOURNEUR DIRECTS DANA ANDREWS IN 'THE FEARMAKERS'

Title: The Fearmakers Year: 1958 Rating: **** THE FEARMAKERS is Dana Andrews ' peak as a dramatic lead, and, circa 1958, is one of the l...

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DANA ANDREWS IN THE WAR NOIR THRILLER OF 'SEALED CARGO'