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Monday, January 30, 2012

Zombies, Guns and Sex...Oh My

Japanese poster for Michele Soavi's Cemetery Man (1994)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Belly Aches

striking promo for Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury's superb À l'intérieur (2007)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Day of the Woman

an ad for the exploitation classic I Spit On Your Grave (1978)
under its original title

Thursday, January 26, 2012

only the film remains uncut

ad for the VHS release of Lamberto Bava's Demons (1985)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tobe, Dammit

"I don't believe in using too much graphic violence, although I've done it.
It's better to be suggestive and to allow the viewer to fill in the blanks in their minds."

Genre director and writer Tobe Hooper celebrates his 69th birthday today.
He recently added author to his credentials and his next proposed film Djinn
is said to deal with the paranormal, keeping him in familiar (and welcome) territory.
Here's a small gallery of some of his most effective exploits.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Happy Birthday, Sharon Tate

"My whole life has been decided by fate.
I think something more powerful than we are decides our fates for us.
I know one thing, I've never planned anything that ever happened to me."

Sharon of course would abruptly lose her life in August '69 during the Manson murders,
just two weeks before expecting the birth of her very first child.  A truly tragic loss.
The elegant beauty and gifted actress was born on this day in 1943.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Saved By The Babe

Actress Tiffani Thiessen is most widely known for her roles on
television's Saved By The Bell and later, Beverly Hills 90210.
She's maintained a very active career in both television and film and
in my own personal estimation is just one of the most gorgeous
women to ever grace a small or large screen.  She turns 38 today.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pazuzu's Playmate

Linda Blair will always be remembered for her role as Regan in
William Friedkin's The Exorcist.  The young actress would go on to feature in other
 roles, but eventually ran into drug troubles in the late 70s which relegated her
to primarily low budget and exploitation films in a career that still continues.
She turns 53 today.