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Old 11-24-11, 06:46 PM   #1
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Your favorite Grindhouse film.

Grindhouse: (n):
A theater playing back-to-back films, exploiting sex, violence, and other extreme subject matter.

A lot of members here surely don't remember the golden age (If one can call it that) of Grindhouse movie theaters. A true grindhouse theater was a theater that was once a grand theater, probably built in the 20s or 30s. In the late 60s to late 70s, they had become old, in a state of dis-repair. They survived by showing cheaply made horror movies, crime movies, or badly made science fiction. (Starship invasions, anyone?) Often these films had no big names stars, poor special effects, bad acting, bad writing, and lots of action, blood and guts. And they were terrific, if you had the right sense of humor. Today, most if not all of the Grindhouse movie houses have fallen to the wrecking ball. Two in my area were the old Newton Corner Paramount, and E.M. loew's West End Cinema, right near the old North Station. That one even had the funky pizza/sub shop next door, for an after-movie treat.

So, who digs a good grindhouse movie? Some of my faves:

-Trouble man.
-Starship Invasions. (With Robert Vaughn? Holy smurf!)
-Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry. Did any teenaged male who saw this not have a crush on Susan George?
-Blacula. ("You will be... Blacula!") Vampires can have visible dental work? Who Knew?
-Beyond the door. Great rip off of the Exorcist, itself a Grindhouse movie, but with a big budget. Anyone for cream of spinach soup?
-Vanishing point.
-The incredible melting man. Actually great makeup effects, but totally silly everything else.
-The house that vanished.
-The last house on the left.
-Let's Scare Jessica to Death. Actually very creepy in its own way.
-Gone in 60 seconds. The original please. Perhaps the best chase movie ever filmed.

Those are some of mine. These are great for viewing with a group, after an off-season group ride. Break out the pizza, popcorn and brewskis.
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Old 11-24-11, 06:49 PM   #2
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I don't think I was alive during this era.
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Jabberwocky
The Boob Tube

Midnight showings of course.

Brings back the not so fond memory of fluids on the floor, flowing down from the back of the theater.
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I spit on your grave. Tale of a girls revenge.
Straw Dogs
Macomba love
Texas Chainsaw massacre (1974)
Motel Hell
The Mack
The Getaway (Steve McQueen )
Dog Day Afternoon
A Boy and His Dog (good to the last bite).
Phantasm
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-The last house on the left.
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Once saw a double feature of The Brain and The Skull, but only The Skull was a horror movie...they'd paired it with a David Niven comedy for some ungodly reason.
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Is that what torentino does? I hate torentino, and everything he puts his hands on.
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I don't think I was alive during this era.
I was but I think I missed them then unless you count listening to Warren Zevon sing about taking in the 4 A.M. at the Clark. Gone is 60 Seconds is a great film, would the Rocky Horror Picture Show be too campy for this category?
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Is that what torentino does? I hate torentino, and everything he puts his hands on.
You hate his wife?!! His children?!! His cute pet tarantulas?!!
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When I lived in Jacksonville, FL the San Marco neighborhood had a theater that you could smoke, drink beer and eat pizza in that showed a lot of second run movies and foreign films with sub-titles. About as close to a grindhouse as I have gone to. I did watch a lot of MST3K, though.

I'm old enough to have spent a lot of time when I was dating at drive-ins. Rarely watched the movie.
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Old 11-27-11, 05:28 PM   #10
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I love the old Last House on the Left and Vanishing Point. Blacula's good fun.

I like a lot of the more current stuff that could probably fit the description also.

Devil's Rejects.
Subhuman.
Black Sheep.
Dead Snow.
Turistas.
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Old 11-27-11, 05:32 PM   #11
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I can't imagine hating Tarantino's movies. Here's a pic I took of my Kill Bill deluxe Japanese DVDs:

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Old 11-27-11, 06:24 PM   #12
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The Big Bird House. It's a Roger Corman film that got us Sid Haig and Roberta Collins (Death Race 2000)
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And then again there was C.H.U.D.
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And then again there was C.H.U.D.
Every time I see one of those storage boxes "PODS" which stands for Personal On Demand Storage I can't help thinking about Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers.
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Gotta love CHUD! I think I might do a CHUD / They Live double feature, commencing right now.
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Every time I see one of those storage boxes "PODS" which stands for Personal On Demand Storage I can't help thinking about Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers.
Arghugh. I'm turning into pcad. Must. turn. down. ego. . . . . . .
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Let's not forget "Ilsa, She wolf of the SS", (Rated X!) and "Mark of the Devil". Both of these were very controversial when they were released. In Mark of the Devil, theaters handed out
Barf Bags at the door. No, I'm not joking.

Nice collection there, LesterOfPuppets. I have heard that Tarantino is planning "Kill Bill III", but we'll have to wait something like fifteen years for it!
Rumors say he has already shot some footage and stored it, in order to get the actors at their present ages.

"Eat My Dust", starring Ron Howard. Watching this, it is hard to believe he grew up to become an A list director.
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"Eat My Dust", starring Ron Howard. Watching this, it is hard to believe he grew up to become an A list director.
Aunt Bea called in some favors.
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Blue Velvet.
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Oh, Yeah.

Blue Velve
t.

David Lynch is in my mythology.

Eraser Head changed my life.
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Just watched B Monkey tonight.
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Just watched B Monkey tonight.
And how does that make you feel?
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And how does that make you feel?

I enjoyed the film. I like the surrealism in it.
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I enjoyed the film. I like the surrealism in it.
This?


I never heard of it.
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Here's a gem on Youtube. Nightmare (1981)

NSFW blood, guts, screaming, light BDSM...

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