I've watched my fair share, but there is one ghost cat film I just cannot find anywhere: Arima neko. I have no idea whether the film is actually any good. But I love its poster — one of my favourites from my collection.
This week's clip is one that perhaps only fellow Aussies will get a kick out of, because it features none other than John-Michael Howson — a familiar hammy face from Australian television. Howson camps it up something terrible and creates what is probably the movie's cringiest moment.
Those already well-versed in his sadistic stylings of Andy Milligan will lap up Guru, the Mad Monk. It features the requisite mean-spirited dialogue, entertaining performances, sick and silly acts of depravity, and a loving relationship between a mad monk and his hunchback.
What I'm writing about today is a project that not only involves a whole bunch of us at Mondo Exploito, it's also a project that is very close to my heart.
The Putney Swope poster is strangely shocking, amusing and above all, graphically compelling. Beautiful simplicity executed with perfection.
Tim Kincaid's Breeders is a magical movie full of bad acting, 80s boobs, and insectoid rapist aliens. I highly recommend checking it out. Maybe this short scene of chest-tearing transformation will wet your appetite?
Conquest, for all its flaws, is actually kind of a good film. It's entertaining and certainly never boring. For Fulci fans I'd say that this movie is surprisingly essential if only to see the man's unique style in an unexpected setting.
Zigra lacks the flat out weirdness of Guiron, the brutish panache of Gyaos, and the creepiness of Jiger, but he is still a fun foe. Zigra's convoluted scheme involves kidnapping a sexy spacewoman from the moon, interrupting radio programs with verbal threats, and crowning himself King of the Sea.
For some reason, Australia was lucky enough to get its own unique poster advertising The Monster Squad. As far as I know, this artwork has not been used anywhere else. Even more odd is that the artwork is rather fantastic.
Earlier this year, I shared a screamy moment from Dungeon of Harrow. Well, here's another choice scene featuring more screaming, mind-melting acting, and a cute spider puppet.
This is no Sharktopus or Swamp Shark. Super Shark doesn't do battle with a Mecha Shark. At no point do sharks rain down in a Sharknado. Super Shark is just a big shark... that can walk around on the beach and fly.
I am not sure if this DVD cover for Intervision's Sledgehammer release (which uses the original VHS artwork) ever existed in poster form, but I love it regardless. It has a Polish poster feel without the same sense of style. This is like Polish primitive for the psycho set.