Chaw

Chaw (2009)

Chaw first published by Little White Lies Forget the cutesy porkers of Babe (1995) or Charlotte’s Web (2006) – there is nothing quite like a really big pig to remind us of our place on the food chain. The first porcine nature’s revenger, Razorback (1984), was also the runt of the litter, but at least it…

Party?

Mad Monster Party? (1967)

Mad Monster Party? first published by Little White Lies Having just crowned ‘a lifetime of experimentation’ with a new invention that can destroy all matter, Baron Boris von Frankenstein decides to throw a party in which he will announce his retirement as head of the ‘Worldwide Organization of Monsters’, and hand over the reins of power…

Void

The Void (2016)

The Void first published by VODzilla.co Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski, the writer/director team behind The Void, are also two of the five personnel in Astron-6, a collective of Canadian filmmakers who specialise in closely parodying the very best worst aspects of Eighties genre cinema. You can see their hilarious handiwork in the Father’s Day (2011),…

Viva

Viva (2007)

Viva first published by Little White Lies Review: “This is the 1970s – we’re liberated women now!” Well, sort of… Abandoned by her neglectful husband Rick (Chad England), bored suburban housewife Barbi (Anna Biller) joins her swinging friend Sheila (Bridget Brno)  to benefit from their “newfound freedom” by joining a call girl service (“I’ve always wanted…

The Man With The Iron Fists (2012)

First published by Little White Lies Maybe it was the themes of individual empowerment, spiritual brotherhood and resistance to oppression, or maybe it was just all the anti-authoritarian ass-whupping, but in the US of the 1970s, apart from blaxploitation, only kung fu movies were able consistently to woo the African-American dollar. What’s more, it was…