Charlie Hobbs
Contributing Writer; Texas, USA

Review: PIRANHA 3DD Pumps Up The Tits, Still Falls Flat

When I heard that John Gulager of Feast had been hired to direct the sequel to Alexandre Aja's Piranha 3D, I was wary, but I thought, "Hey, I liked Feast, let's give this guy a chance!" Of course, my mistake... More »
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Blu-ray/DVD Details For Autonomy Pictures THE BUNNY GAME Are Here

Adam Rehmeier's The Bunny Game gained notoriety last fall by being one of the recent victims of a BBFC ban. The film was refused certification by the board, who called it, "unacceptable to the public". While the film remains unreleasable... More »
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Jean Rollin On Blu-ray: THE DEMONIACS Review

Okay, mark it, May 31st, 2012: The day I encountered a Jean Rollin flick that I just didn't like. The Demoniacs is an unusual film in Rollin's catalog for a number of reasons. The most obvious difference is the lack... More »
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Jean Rollin On Blu-ray: REQUIEM FOR A VAMPIRE Review

There is something very impetuous about Jean Rollin's fourth feature film. Shot on a very tight schedule with virtually no script, Requiem for a Vampire (Cursed Virgins or Virgins and Vampires) is a sort of stream of consciousness work from... More »
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Jean Rollin On Blu-ray: THE RAPE OF THE VAMPIRE Review

With the second wave of Jean Rollin Blu-ray releases from Redemption/Kino on May 29th, I get to resume this series, and that makes me smile. The first of the discs hitting store shelves next Tuesday is Rollin's debut feature, The... More »
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Blu-ray Review: 42ND STREET FOREVER: THE BLU-RAY EDITION

In 2005 Synapse Films released the most fantastic collection of exploitation trailers the world had ever seen, 42nd Street Forever. There were boobs, butts, and blaxploitation; sexploitation, drugs, and rock 'n roll; and horror, action, and all manner of '60s... More »
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Jess Franco's COUNTESS PERVERSE Coming To US DVD From Mondo Macabro!

Mondo Macabro is one of my favorite video labels EVER and the subject of our next Video Home Invasion column. Until I get that rolling, however, here's a lovely piece of news for fans of '70s sleaze. Jess Franco's Countess... More »
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Blu-ray Review: KILLER NUN (Blue Underground)

Nunsploitation is one of those subgenres of film that exploded in the '70s and '80s and has entirely died out in the years since. The confined quarters of the convent provided a hothouse in which every variety of perversion, mania,... More »
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Blu-ray Reviews: THE ASPHYX & MARQUIS DE SADE'S JUSTINE

The next two weeks see the continuation of Kino's Redemption Blu-ray series with spine numbers 8 and 9, The Asphyx and Marquis De Sade's Justine. This is the second pair of non-Rollin British genre films titles to come from Redemption,... More »
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Giallo Showdown! STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER Blu-ray / THE GIRL IN ROOM 2A DVD Review

For the week of March 27th, sleaze fans are fortunate to have two gialli hitting store shelves from amazing companies Blue Underground and Mondo Macabro. The more notorious of the two is Blue Underground's Blu-ray upgrade of Andrea Bianchi's (Burial... More »
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DVD Review: THE PRIVATE AFTERNOONS OF PAMELA MANN

Ah, vintage porn. Adult films and performers are ubiquitous these days, appearing regularly in mainstream film and on various reality shows. It has been said that every great technological innovation that the Internet has bestowed upon us was spurred by... More »
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Blu-ray Review: BABA YAGA

The '70s were a great time for creepy/groovy films, and Baba Yaga is a prime example of this style of film. The witch, Baba Yaga, is a component of many ancient Slavic folk tales, but I'm not sure that she... More »
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Blu-ray Review: FRANKENHOOKER (UK)

Back in October, I reviewed the Synapse Films Blu-ray release of Frank Henenlotter's Frankenhooker.  Earlier this month Arrow Video in the released their edition of the film on Blu-ray. This review will include my analysis of the film from the... More »
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DVD Review: NAKED CAME THE STRANGER

This review may be a first for Twitch. I don't think we've ever reviewed a proper adult film. We've certainly not shied away from films with unsimulated sexual contact, but those scenes have typically been incidental rather than integral to... More »
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DVD Review: ABCs OF LOVE & SEX/AUSTRALIA AFTER DARK Double Feature

When Intervision Picture Corp announced their first releases back in the fall of 2010, these two titles were on the list.  They opened with a couple of minor Jess Franco films, and among the initial slate of DVDs, this double... More »
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Blu-ray Review: NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS

Aldo Lado claims he never saw Wes Craven's Last House on the Left. He says that his producer came to him with an idea after seeing some American film, and Lado ran with it. The producer must have been pretty... More »
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Jean Rollin on Blu-ray: FASCINATION Review

Tonight, on the eve of their debut to the general public, we wrap up our initial coverage of Kino/Redemption's Jean Rollin Blu-ray collection. The fifth and final film of this first wave is in some ways the perfect way to... More »
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Jean Rollin on Blu-ray: LIPS OF BLOOD Review

For our fourth excursion in the world of Jean Rollin, we travel back to the realm of the vampire with Lips of Blood.  This film seems rather tame in comparison to The Iron Rose, and the plot, somewhat pedestrian.  However,... More »
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Jean Rollin on Blu-ray: THE IRON ROSE Review

The third step in our continuing exploration of the work of Jean Rollin on Blu-ray is an unusual film in his oeuvre. The Iron Rose features no vampires, no female twins, and no significant bloodletting. What it does feature is... More »
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Jean Rollin On Blu-ray: THE SHIVER OF THE VAMPIRES Review

Our look into the films of Jean Rollin on Blu-ray continues with his third feature, The Shiver of the Vampires (Le frisson des vampires). Shiver finds Rollin exploring the possibilities of the vampire myth in a completely different, yet somehow... More »
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