Friday, December 18, 2009

Exploitation down under and wartime thunder; new this week at the buffet...

This week the Kommandant takes off with the mother of all macaroni combat films, Eagles Over London.

While Bunny gets an education in the wild, untold story of Ozploitation from Mark Hartley's Not Quite Hollywood.


An on that note, Happy Holidays everyone!

We'll be taking our annual non-denominational holiday break for the last two weeks of December so, since I won't be writing one of these until literally next year, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a festive season and a happy 2010.

We'll see you back here the first week of January for another year of B-Movie goodness.


Friday, December 11, 2009

Hi-jinx and hemoglobin; new this week at the buffet...

This week Bunny laps up a double bill of totally kooky, somewhat kinky kitty krime, Kitten In A Cage & The Girl From Pussycat.

While the Kommandant makes himself at home with Jorge Grau's, The Legend Of Blood Castle.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Brazen Brass; new this week at the buffet...

This week we set the wayback machine for Italy circa 1969 to ingest a double dose of dubious ideas courtesy the ever artsy fartsy lens of Tinto Brass.

First Bunny develops an aversion to the psychedelic pop art experiment of Attraction (Nerosubianco).

Then The Kommandant quietly comments on surreal "cult classic" The Howl.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gobble gobble hey...

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

I completely forgot to mention this last week but this week there will be no update. We're hosting turkey day dinner and will be a little too occupied with food and guests this weekend (and the aftermath of food and guests) to be working.

We will return to our somewhat regular schedule next week with a double dose of Brazen Brass; Tinto Brass that is. (And seriously, both of these films look crazy!!)

Anywhoo, wherever you're going and whatever you're eating, I hope you have a lovely holiday.


Friday, November 20, 2009

Corpses and curses; new this week at the buffet...

This week the BMB travels from the boggy moors of Scotland to the swampy swamplands of Florida to bring you a trio of tasty tongue-in-cheek horror flicks.

First join Bunny as she digs the legend of legendary body snatchers Burke And Hare.

Then join the Kommandant as he dives into a double dose of deep South sinema, Death Curse Of Tartu & Sting Of Death.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Female trouble & troubled females; new this week at the buffet...

This week the Kommandant returns to the Hammer vaults to sift through the sands of fantasy film She.

While Bunny marvels at the wonders of Filipino exploitation flick Wonder Women.

PS: I would have offered up a menu of appropriately named entrees to celebrate the Friday the 13th aspect of this date on the calendar but I think we pretty much covered all of those bases a few years back with our 2006: The Year Of The 13ths feature.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Murder, mayhem & more murder and mayhem; new this week at the buffet...

This week we officially return to our somewhat regularly scheduled program with two relatively new DVD releases featuring two relatively obscure films.

First Bunny shines a light on a moody, atmospheric slice of British horror / noir, Daughter Of Darkness.

Then the Kommandant throws a rope over the bow of Paul Naschy flick The Hanging Woman.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Gourds, gore and girls; new this week at the buffet...

Happy mischief night everybody!

Well, technically it's mischief afternoon... and now that I think about it, on the West Cost it's actually still mischief morning... but what can I say except I have other plans this evening and wanted to get this update off of my to-do list as early in the day as possible.

Anywhoo, on behalf of the BMB staff - yes, all three of us! - I invite you to grab a plate, step up to the buffet and help us celebrate our collective favorite holiday with a maniacal monster-iffic menu of horror "classics".

First join the Kommandant as he brandishes his rustiest kitchen utensil and carves into curious post-slasher flick Jack-O.

Then join Bunny (and the actual host of the DVD, Elvira) and dive into a devilish double feature featuring Maneater Of Hydra & The House That Screamed.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Seamen and tree men; new this week at the buffet...

As promised in yesterday's post, this week the BMB returns to cyberspace with a seasonally appropriate surf and turf style creature double feature.

First join Bunny as she goes monster hunting island style to get to the roots of atom age sci-fi flick From Hell It Came.

Then join the Kommandant as he baits his hook and reels in Sergio Martino's Island Of The Fishmen.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Good news everybody!

Well, good news for those of you who enjoy the site. (And if you don't... uh, why are you still reading this?)

This evening I will be putting the finishing touches on a fresh, tasty update and tomorrow evening the B-Movie Buffet will make it's somewhat triumphant return to cyberspace. Yay!

Then - in an ironic twist of fate - we will be celebrating the momentous occasion by taking the following week off.

(Sorry! We're gonna be without internet access Tues - Thurs. of that week so there's not too much I can do about it.)

We will however return to our previously rather regular schedule of regular weekly updates as of the last week of October, barring any other natural or unnatural disaster.

Just thought I'd let you know.

Anywhoo, tune in tomorrow for a creature double feature featuring From Hell It Came & Island Of The Fishmen.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Vampire obsession and satanic possession; new this week at the buffet...

This week Bunny stakes out Roman Polanski's The Fearless Vampire Killers.

While the Kommandant survives indie horror flick GothKill.

And on that note, the buffet is on holiday!

We will return to our regularly scheduled schedule sometime in the Fall. (I'm hoping to have things up and running early in September & will try to keep this page updated with my / our progress.)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sons and daughters; new this week at the buffet...

In honor of Father's Day, we serve up this week's BMB menu family style.

First join Bunny as she straps up her gladiator sandals for a date with the Son Of Samson.

Then join the Kommandant as he fails to fall under the spell of sapphic softcore vampire flick Vampyres, aka Daughters of Dracula.


In other news, this year our annual summer break will be extended by a couple weeks; we will be taking off the entire month of July.

(To make a long story slightly less long, we normally take off the last two weeks of the month, so I don't have to update the site while we're on vacation, but this year my July weekend calendar is extra booked and I will only be home on one Friday night out of the month. So, at the risk of sounding selfish, I decided to make my life a little easier by not trying to squeeze site updates into an already somewhat hectic schedule.)

Of course, it'll still be June next Friday so I'll see you then!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Ghosts, guns and girls; new this week at the buffet...

This week the Kommandant listens to the rhythms of Paul Nacshy's Panic Beats.

In the latest installment of Manor On Movies, Stately Wayne Manor gets arrested by Samurai Cop.

And Bunny reads the charts of The Virgo, The Taurus And The Capricorn.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Docurama-Rama; new this week at the buffet...

This week the BMB veers slightly off topic to serve up a heapin' helpin' of grade A music related documentary.

First join Bunny and get in the van for a ride with Pansy Division: Life In A Gay Rock Band.

Then join the Kommandant and tune in, turn on and rock out to You're Gonna Miss Me: A Film About Roky Erickson.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Brides and blood; new this week at the buffet...

This week the BMB offers up two less than traditional takes on the traditional vampire lore.

First Bunny returns to the vaults of Hammer horror to be engaged by Brides Of Dracula.

Then the Kommandant is suitably fascinated by Jean Rollin's bloody Fascination.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Devilish demons and demonic dames; new this week at the buffet...

This week join the Kommandant as he gets a work out exorcising the inner demon of The Incubus.

Then join Bunny as she opens the Franco Files and closes the book on his psychedelic S&M horror flick, Succubus.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Pin-ups and power tools; new this week at the buffet...

This week Bunny turns the page on '70s slasher flick The Centerfold Girls.

While the Kommandant fixes his eyes on The Toolbox Murders.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Killers; new this week at the buffet...

This week the Kommandant satisfies his spy-fi tooth by unwrapping The Killer Likes Candy.

While Bunny heads for the department of redundancy department to investigate why The Killer Must Kill Again.

Friday, May 01, 2009

William Castle's castle of freaks; new this week at the buffet...

This week we've got a double bill of classic black and white B movies featuring the winning combination of William Castle and Vincent Price.

First join the Kommandant and spend the night in the House On Haunted Hill.

Then join Bunny and feel the vibrations of The Tingler.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Murder a la mod; new this week at the buffet...

This week the BMB serves up a double helping of stylish, pseudo-psychedelic, sexy Italian thrillers.

First the Kommandant survives, and remains cavity free, after biting into Tinto Brass' Deadly Sweet.

Then Bunny visits the Trattoria Of Terror and takes a swat at Dario Argento's Four Flies On Grey Velvet.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Ass and gas (but no grass); new this week at the buffet...

This week we head back to the ever sleazy '70s for a double dose of sexploitation sinema sure to satisfy. Or induce sleep. Possibly both.

First, loose ends are secured as Bunny gets tied up with the third and final entry in the Ginger series, Girls Are For Loving.

Then Kommandant pulls over for "an erotic version of Homer's Odyssey in the truck driver's world", Truck Stop.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Ginger and Giallo; new this week at the buffet...

This week Bunny picks up the trail of the world's sexiest super-sleuth with the second entry in the Ginger series, The Abductors.

While Giallo Biafra returns to his Trattoria Of Terror to put the bite on Sergio Martino's Scorpion With Two Tails.

Friday, April 03, 2009

The BMB is back in town!

This week we return to our regularly scheduled regular schedule with a trio of trash sure to satisfy even the quirkiest of B-movie tastes - particularly if your tastes include really offensive sexually perverted dwarves.

And I ain't talking about Blag Dahlia! (Who probably is sexually perverted but I actually find quite charming.)

Anywhoo, first join Bunny and head back to the sleazy '70s - circa New Jersey no less - to book a fitting with the best secret weapon to ever wear a dress, Ginger.

Then, in the latest installment of Manor On Movies, join the one the only the Stately Wayne Manor as he taxies around Hangar 18 (aka Invasion Force).

And finally, just in case your eyes have not been thoroughly soiled, join the Kommandant and prepare to be challenged by the vertically challenged "mother of all 'dwarfsploitation' films", The Sinful Dwarf.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Deadly doctors and devilish dealings; new this week at the buffet...

This week we set the wayback machine for the Philippines circa the late '60s / early '70s for a double helping of dubious storylines and badly delivered dialogue.

First the Kommandant attempts to tame Eddie Romero's Beast Of The Yellow Night.

Then Bunny conducts exploratory surgery on the second entry in the Blood Island series, Mad Doctor Of Blood Island.

And on an unrelated topic, as of this update the BMB is on Spring Break. We will return to our regularly scheduled regular schedule on or around April 3rd. See you then!

Friday, March 06, 2009

Mantis versus scorpion; new this week at the buffet...

This week Giallo Biafra takes a table in the Trattoria Of Terror and gets stung by The Case Of The Scorpion's Tail.

While Bunny takes a trip with a psychedelic slasher flick meets softcore sex romp, Mantis In Lace.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Slaughter or be slaughtered; new this week at the buffet...

This week we round out our month long salute to soul cinema with a double shot of Jim Brown.

First join the Kommandant & meet a man whose name is his business... and sometimes... his pleasure, Slaughter.

Then join Bunny & follow up by slicing into the sequel, Slaughter's Big-Ripoff.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Ebony and ebony; new this week at the buffet...

In the third installment of our month long salute to soul sinema we serve up two piping hot, particularly politically incorrect entrees.

First, join the Kommandant as he laces up his marching boots for a synchronized walk with The Black Gestapo.

Then join Bunny and lather up for an appointment with '70s sexploitation / blaxploitation non-classic Black Shampoo.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Man to man; new this week at the buffet...

This week our salute to blaxploitation cinema continues with a double dose of super fly action flicks.

First Bunny comes face to face with the highest flying, toughest talking, hardest hitting dude the world has ever faced, That Man Bolt.

Then Kommandant remains untroubled after meeting up with by a man as cold as hard steel, Trouble Man.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Medical malpractice and photographic evidence; new this week at the buffet...

This week we kick off our month long salute to blaxploitation cinema with two films that really don't have much in common; except that we haven't reviewed them previously.

That said, first join the Kommandant as he gets shocked by one of the schlockiest versions of Mary Shelly's classic tale ever committed to celluloid, Blackenstein.

Then join Bunny as she focuses in on the swingin' '70s and takes a snapshot of classic Pam Grier action flick Friday Foster.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Happy birthday to us!

As mentioned on the blog numerous times previously, the B-Movie Buffet has a few different anniversaries, marking various starting points in our relatively brief tenure. Obviously, today is one of those days.

Specifically four years ago on this date I launched the BMB into cyberspace, thus turning my web column turned print column into a webzine. I don't have a whole lot else to say on that subject except - yay!

And thanks to all of our contributors, the kind people / companies that send us DVDs to review each and every week and, of course, our readers (if you're reading this, that means you!) for your support and encouragement.

This year I wanted to do something a little different to mark the occasion. In our "brainstorming session" the Kommandant suggested a salute to blaxploitation cinema (since our birthday month is shared with Black History Month) which sounded like a fun idea to me. Especially since I couldn't come up with a better one.

With that in mind, tune in later this week for the first of three special double feature menus; kicking things off with a film totally self-explanatory from the title, Blackenstein, and Friday Foster starring the ever foxy Pam Grier.

As an appetizer, here's a sampling of links to previously reviewed, similarly minded films. Enjoy!

The Black 6
Black Caesar
Cleopatra Jones
Cleopatra Jones And The Casino Of Gold
Final Comedown
Foxy Brown
Human Tornado
Lady Cocoa
Mean Johhny Barrows
Scream Blacula Scream
Soul Vengeance
Velvet Smooth
Willie Dynamite

Friday, January 30, 2009

Hypnotic states and cursed fates; new this week at the buffet...

This week the BMB unveils our newest semi-regularly updated column, The Franco Files; where we focus our zoom lens on the collected works of much revered / reviled Eurotrash director Jess Franco.

This week the Kommandant stays up late to find out why Nightmares Come At Night.

While Bunny gets tied up with spooky, kooky atmospheric thriller The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Midway mayhem and serious sibling rivalry; new this week at the buffet...

Bunny successfully refrains from quoting any Stooges lyrics in her review of '80s horror flick, The Funhouse.

The Kommandant checks his straitjacket at the door and spends the night in Ovidio G. Assonitis' Madhouse.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Man haters and hateful men; new this week at the buffet...

This week the Kommandant gets vocal about Pete Walker's Die Screaming Marianne.

While Bunny's hinges remain intact after watching semi-obscure semi-slasher flick Unhinged.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Freaks and beaks; new this week at the buffet...

Happy (somewhat belated) new year everybody! We now return you to our regularly scheduled schedule of weekly updates with two hot and relatively tasty - or at least entertaining - '70s shockers.

First up, Bunny finally gets a taste of one of sinemas most elusive B-grade turkeys, Blood Freak.

Then the Kommandant comes face to face with a man who can think of 1000 way to kill him, psychically and otherwise, Psychic Killer.