What’s Growing in Motel Hell’s Garden?

Motel Hell (1980) is filled with cabbage patch monsters, smoked meats, pig heads, plenty of gore and lovely layer of strangeness that covers the whole movie. It's a cult classic for these reasons, but I think it's interesting because of something else. I see the seeds of post classical Hollywood being planted. Vincent Smith (Rory… Continue reading What’s Growing in Motel Hell’s Garden?


How Miami Connection Became a Classic

Miami Connection¬†(1987) is one the most ubiquitous examples of how a bad movie can turn into a beloved cult classic. But really, how can a movie that languished in obscurity since the 1980s be so revered after all this time? Well, it mostly depends on the schlock zeitgeist, but we are going to look at… Continue reading How Miami Connection Became a Classic

I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle

I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle¬†(1990) is a particularly difficult movie. It's an English Horror Comedy and comes frustratingly close to being a schlock masterpiece, but falls short in one important area. Editing. The setup is, Our main character Noddy (Neil Morrissey) buys a classic motorcycle whose owner was recently killed. The previous owner just so… Continue reading I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle

The Bizarre Godmonster of Indian Flats

Godmonster of Indian Flats¬†(1973) is an obscure and complicated movie written and directed by Fredric Hobbs. It attempts many interesting things, but doesn't know how to put them all together in the end. And yet, watching all its spinning wheels is interesting. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973) is a part 1950s Science Fiction, part black… Continue reading The Bizarre Godmonster of Indian Flats

It’s a Magical Day?

Fateful Findings (2013) was my first Neil Breen film. It is a symphony in absurdity. I think it's unfair to describe its plot in the clear, concise Wikipedia way. Because this movie cannot be experienced with that clarity. But first a little context. Neil Breen is a successful architect in Las Vegas. He uses his… Continue reading It’s a Magical Day?

Dead End Drive-In and the Future that doesn’t matter

In the near future of 1995 Australia is scrambling after an economic collapse. Roaming gangs steal car parts to sell in the black market. Old Drive-in theaters are turned into concentration camps unbeknownst to the public. Our main characters Crabs (Ned Manning) and his girlfriend Carmen (Natalie McCurry) go to a movie at the Star… Continue reading Dead End Drive-In and the Future that doesn’t matter