Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Have yourself a very Mary Christmas; new this week at the buffet...

This week we've got a semi-seasonally appropriate menu featuring two films starring BMB fave Mary Woronov.

First join the Kommandant as he gasses up and hits the track for a ride with cult classic Death Race 2000.

Then join Bunny and salute the season with an R-rated, somewhat X-Mas themed horror flick, Silent Night Bloody Night.


On that note, the B-Movie Buffet is taking a brief holiday & will return to our regularly scheduled schedule of weekly updates on or around January 8th. See you then!

RIP Bill Landis

In his own words:

"Bill Landis founded Sleazoid Express in 1980 as a biweekly newsletter, the first publication to record exploitation films as a serious cinematic art form. Throughout the early through mid 1980s he immersed himself in the red light world of the pre-Disneyfied Times Square and documented his associates and experiences. Afterwards Landis joined forces with his penultimate collaborator, Michelle Clifford, who revived Sleazoid Express in a monograph format, and later co-authored the book of the same title. Landis also contributed to Clifford's monograph Metasex, which deals with the more sexually charged aspects of the vice world. Landis and Clifford wrote Anger, the unauthorized bio of underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger. They have been interviewed in the books Clayton Patterson's Captured and Creeping Flesh. Landis has contributed to Taschen's hefty bio of Vanessa del Rio, the Soho News, New York Rocker, Village Voice, Film Comment, Hustler, Screw, Penthouse, the Hungover Gourmet, Carbon 14, Maxim and Time Out New York. Landis and Clifford curated the Grindhouse Festival at the Music Box Theater in Spring 2007, and were profiled in Time Out Chicago, Time Out New York, and Flaunt Magazines. Landis and Clifford, have hosted many exploitation film festivals from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and, locally, the Art Institute of Chicago."

He was also our friend. Rest in peace Bill.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Lunar lunacy; new this week at the buffet...

This week the Kommandant barks at Jess Franco's slasher-style sexploitation flick Bloody Moon.

While Stately Wayne Manor performs exploratory surgery on Mexploitation classic Night Of The Bloody Apes.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Nature vs. monster; new this week at the buffet...

This week we fill up on a double dose of "cult camp classics" featuring two examples of nature gone wrong.

First join the Kommandant as he gets electrified by The Giant Behemoth.

Then join Bunny as she gets primitive with Joan Crawford's final film, Trog.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Whips and witches; new this week at the buffet...

This week we set the wayback machine for the United Kingdom circa the sexy seventies for two trashy exploitation flicks starring the lovely Ann Michelle.

First join the Kommandant as he cracks the whip on Pete Walker's House Of Whipcord.

Then watch in semi-horror as Bunny deflowers witchy British sexploitation flick Virgin Witch.