Film Review: Combat Shock (1986)


Combat Shock (1986) (also known as “American Nightmare”) SYNOPSIS: Frankie is a war vet whose life sucks. He has no money, a nagging wife, junkie friends, and a deformed baby. This is the story of one day in his pathetic post-war life. REVIEW: Combat Shock comes in a fantastic 2 DVD package which features a bunch of extras, trailers and commentaries. The bonus is the film comes in its original 16 mm director cut version … Continue reading

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Trailer: Combat Shock (1986)

Trailer: Combat Shock (1986) A dangerously disturbed Vietnam veteran struggles with life 15 years after his return home, and slowly falls into insanity from his gritty urban lifestyle.

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Interview: Buddy Giovinazzo – Writer/Director (Combat Shock, Life Is Hot In Cracktown)


You know back when I was just getting my mind around becoming The Black Saint in the 80’s, I spent nearly all of my free time on the famed strip known as “The Deuce” here in NYC. Forty second street between 7th & 8th avenue was just a hotbed of sleazy, filthy, depraved drug addled fools. And then there were people like me, people who soaked up that atmosphere like they were sponges. There were … Continue reading

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