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Film Review: This Violent World (1976)

SYNOPSIS: A mondo film from 1976, This Violent World gives the viewer an inside look at violent traditions and practices from around the world. REVIEW: Mondo films have a long history, filled with bizarre footage and social commentary. This Violent World carries on that “proud” tradition, contrasting the violence in the natural world with the violence committed by mankind. We are shown …

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Film Review: Gloria Mundi (Tortura) (1976)

SYNOPSIS: A young actress throws herself into her work, unwittingly becoming a terrorist in the process. REVIEW: The film opens with a young actress sitting in a bathtub, listening to her director’s instructions through a radio/recording device. Hamdias, the mysterious director, has gone missing for the time being, but has recorded his direction for her to practice her acting at …

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Film Review: Carrie (1976)

SYNOPSIS: “The story of Carrie White, a girl brought up, almost in isolation, by her psychotically religious mother Margaret. After an embarrassing incident in the showers causes her fellow pupils to tease Carrie ruthlessly, her teacher Miss Desjardin disciplines them severely. Determined to have revenge, the other students hatch a plot against Carrie, which turns horribly wrong when Carrie’s strange …

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Film Review: Cruel History of Women’s Torture (1976) – CAT III

SYNOPSIS: An anthology film consisting of five different episodes of violation, torture and genital mutilation throughout Japanese history. REVIEW: Cruel History of Women’s Torture, under any of its similar monikers and literal translations of the original Japanese title, treads a similar path to Teruo Ishii’s notorious The Joy of Torture (1968). Both films adopt the portmanteau structure of Japanese horror …

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Film Review: Eaten Alive (1976)

SYNOPSIS: A psychotic redneck who owns a dilapidated hotel in the backwater swamps of Louisiana kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel. REVIEW: “Eaten Alive” is director Tobe Hooper’s 1977 follow up to “The Texas Chain Saw …

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Podcast: Decades of Horror 1970′s Eps 006 – Squirm (1976)

“…by the billions they came, swarming over the land, sucking the life from anything in their path.” The tag line promises Squirm (1979) will horrify and disgust you with the killer swarm of…worms. Wait? What? Worms? Yeah, worms! Director Jeff Lieberman delivers cinemas singular horror film featuring killer Glycera worms.  The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film …

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