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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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WILLIAM SMITH DRIVES 'SCORCHY' STARRING CONNIE STEVENS

WILLIAM SMITH DRIVES 'SCORCHY' STARRING CONNIE STEVENS WILLIAM SMITH DRIVES 'SCORCHY' STARRING CONNIE STEVENS

William Smith in SCORCHY Year: 1976 Rating: **** The cult exploitation SCORCHY is actually a b-movie revamp of THE FRENCH CONNECTION about u...

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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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FAITH DOMERGUE WITH DAVID JANSSEN IN 'CULT OF THE COBRA'

FAITH DOMERGUE WITH DAVID JANSSEN IN 'CULT OF THE COBRA' FAITH DOMERGUE WITH DAVID JANSSEN IN 'CULT OF THE COBRA'

Poster Artwork for CULT OF THE COBRA Year: 1955 Rating: **** The kind of Horror flick epitomizing the "Body Count" aspect since, a...

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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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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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LEE MAJORS, MARGAUX HEMINGWAY & KAREN BLACK IN 'KILLER FISH'

LEE MAJORS, MARGAUX HEMINGWAY & KAREN BLACK IN 'KILLER FISH' LEE MAJORS, MARGAUX HEMINGWAY & KAREN BLACK IN 'KILLER FISH'

The Naked Sun poster aka KILLER FISH Year: 1979 This infamous low-budget Brazilian import isn't so bad: Centering on a group of diamond...

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CORNEL WILDE, SCOTT GLENN AND JENNIFER SALT IN 'GARGOYLES'

CORNEL WILDE, SCOTT GLENN AND JENNIFER SALT IN 'GARGOYLES' CORNEL WILDE, SCOTT GLENN AND JENNIFER SALT IN 'GARGOYLES'

Title: GARGOYLES Year: 1973 Rating: **** Cornel Wilde plays a writer obsessed with debunking Gothic mythologies, and answers a call to hear ...

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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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LAWRENCE TIERNEY IN 'FEMALE JUNGLE' WITH JAYNE MANSFIELD

LAWRENCE TIERNEY IN 'FEMALE JUNGLE' WITH JAYNE MANSFIELD LAWRENCE TIERNEY IN 'FEMALE JUNGLE' WITH JAYNE MANSFIELD

Title: FEMALE JUNGLE Year: 1955 Shown: Jayne Mansfield, Lawrence Tierney Rates: ***1/2 Iconic tough guy Lawrence Tierney, ten years after h...

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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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LAWRENCE TIERNEY & ANNE JEFFREYS RETURN FOR 'STEP BY STEP'

LAWRENCE TIERNEY & ANNE JEFFREYS RETURN FOR 'STEP BY STEP' LAWRENCE TIERNEY & ANNE JEFFREYS RETURN FOR 'STEP BY STEP'

Lawrence Tierney and Anne Jeffreys in STEP BY STEP Year: 1946 Rating: **** Lawrence Tierney with Anne Jeffreys, the gangster and moll from D...

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LAWRENCE TIERNEY DEAD AS 'DILLINGER' WITH ANNE JEFFREYS

LAWRENCE TIERNEY DEAD AS 'DILLINGER' WITH ANNE JEFFREYS LAWRENCE TIERNEY DEAD AS 'DILLINGER' WITH ANNE JEFFREYS

Anne Jeffreys and Lawrence Tierney in DILLINGER Year: 1945 Rating: ****1/2 In the 1930's through to the 1960's and 1970's, befo...

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LAWRENCE TIERNEY PLAYS THE WRONG MAN IN 'KILL OR BE KILLED'

LAWRENCE TIERNEY PLAYS THE WRONG MAN IN 'KILL OR BE KILLED' LAWRENCE TIERNEY PLAYS THE WRONG MAN IN 'KILL OR BE KILLED'

Title: KILL OR BE KILLED Year: 1950 Rates: ***1/2 The epitome of a programmer with a beginning, middle and end, and plenty in-between w...

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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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SAM PECKINPAH'S CONTROVERSIAL BRITISH CLASSIC 'STRAW DOGS'

SAM PECKINPAH'S CONTROVERSIAL BRITISH CLASSIC 'STRAW DOGS' SAM PECKINPAH'S CONTROVERSIAL BRITISH CLASSIC 'STRAW DOGS'

Ken Hutchison in STRAW DOGS Year: 1971 Rating: ***** American director Sam Peckinpah's THE WILD BUNCH is considered his peak — yet an ev...

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...