Saturday night’s alright for a catfight: Persecution (1974)

This week’s Video Shop Daze heads into hagsploitation territory. #yesterdayoncemorealloveragain … More Saturday night’s alright for a catfight: Persecution (1974)

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State of Independence? Single White Female (1992)

Ah, Leonard Maltin. I devoured his movie guides during the early ‘90s. Those thick books with the two sentence reviews and the four star ratings. Artless as hell, they were, but hey, they sparked my interest in reviewing. Anyhoos, the review that stood out was for the 1992 blockbuster Single White Female. In particular, it … More State of Independence? Single White Female (1992)

Fantasies of Parliament Station: The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)

In 1986, I first saw Parliament Station. For those not in the know, Parliament Station is a railway station located beside the Parliament of Victoria (whodathunkit?)  in Melbourne’s CBD. A nondescript terminal, save for those escalators. Those escalators that sail up into the heavens. Those escalators that would make a six-year-old think he was flying. … More Fantasies of Parliament Station: The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)

Cheap beer and body parts in Collingwood: Scream and Scream Again (1970)

In 2003, The Trade Bar was the place to be. Trade was a dingy establishment just off the bustling Smith Street. On Monday nights, the inner northern suburbs glitterati would make their way down for cheap beer and good times. Pots started at 10 cents at 7pm, and went up 10 cents every ten minutes … More Cheap beer and body parts in Collingwood: Scream and Scream Again (1970)

Floating Spiders: It (1990) and It (2017)

“They float!” Anyone who grew up during the early 1990s will remember that line. And we remember the dude who uttered that line: Pennywise, the smirking, shape-shifting, sewer-dwelling clown in Tommy Lee Wallace 1990 mini-series adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 novel. Now, thanks to Andres Muschietti’s recent filming of the King tome, a new generation … More Floating Spiders: It (1990) and It (2017)

Bland Biliousness: The Fly II (1989)

So, last week on Video Shop Daze, I revisited David Cronenberg’s The Fly (1986). A televised rerun prompted the revisiting of this delightfully discomforting contribution to the ‘body horror’ sub-genre. Well, this week, the TV powers that be gave Melbourne viewers The Fly II. This is the little known sequel to that blockbuster. ‘Little known’, … More Bland Biliousness: The Fly II (1989)