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  • The New York Centerfold Massacre

    The New York Centerfold Massacre

    initially i had no idea what to make of really any louis ferriol film aside from the obvious fact that they are elaborate fetish films. ferriol has not proven shy about his obsessive fixation on womens legs in his movies nor interviews wherein he cites connie mason having her leg amputated in blood feast as early inspiration...and yet something else is apparent, or becomes more apparent after seeing more of his movies. i cant stop watching his work for pretty…

  • Blood

    Blood

    an untender love story between a vampire and a werewolf, bound to one another in a marriage seemingly arranged by fate of doom—though the film explains their forced relationship as the product of their parents’ shared notion that each are the only one who can handle the other. certainly this is true for regina, constrained to her home by both the light and her husband lawrence’s desire to control her, since his affliction only affects him every full moon. unsurprisingly…

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  • Law of the Border

    Law of the Border

    incredible film starring the "ugly king" himself, yilmaz güney in a highly culturally specific twist on the western's classic preoccupations with dichotomies like the wild west vs domestication, or the violent past of a land that was necessary to insure an opposing civilized future where those lawless men cannot survive...where law of the border differs perhaps from american westerns slanted on justifying our genocidal past is in its transparent disdain of this so-called civilized future as dictated by the governmental…

  • Island of Death

    Island of Death

    despite the fact that mastorakis himself has admitted he filled this film with the most shocking content he could conceive of hoping the money would pour in like it did for the texas chainsaw massacre (spoiler: no), island of death manages to make some interesting revisions to the exploitation genre nonetheless...while the title implies the classic "civilized white visitors vs primitive violent locals" narrative popularized in the 70s, "island of death" conversely refers to the state of the space as…