When I started writing for this blog, I did not expect to be interviewing my heroes. Once again my expectations have been rocked as I was able to hold congress with Joseph Ziemba. Joseph is a wealth of schlock knowledge, and has a passion for passion projects. If there is a movie out there about … More Interview: AGFA director, Joseph A. Ziemba!
With the new blu-ray release of the Street Trash from 88 Films coming out, I thought I’d revisit the gooey gem, and boy am I glad I did. Street Trash is James M. Muro’s directorial debut, and the film is written by Roy Frumkes. I think it’s safe to say Muro’s career has gone downhill … More Repulsive Reviews- Street Trash (1987)
This week I had a chat with Lucy “Furr” Roxia. Lucy is a clown-loving, straight jacket-wearing, spaghetti-eating, drag performer who hails from Lincoln, Nebraska. She has a show coming up on Friday the 13th at The Alley, info below. We had ourselves a little ghoul talk about our horror crushes, and got sidetracked by my … More Killer Instinct; Interview with Lucy Roxia
Director: Beverly Sebastian Runtime: 93 mins. Maybe I should drink more. There are some great seasonal ales in the shops right now. Pumpkin drinks and the like. Or, perhaps I should have something harder. Bottom shelf. Old Crow or Cutty Sark. Or, I could go all Hunter S. Thompson on some Wild Turkey or pull … More Schlock & Gore: Rocktober Blood (1984)
Raw (or Grave) is French director Julia Ducournau’s first feature-length film; it currently holds a 7.0 on IMDb, and a 90% on the tomatometer. The film won the FIPRESCI prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and reportedly caused audience members to pass out and vomit during the TIFF Midnight Madness screening due to it’s … More Repulsive Reviews: Raw (2016)
It might surprise you to know that I don’t have many friends with the same interests as me. It is for this reason that i am eternally grateful for the internet. Without the internet I wouldn’t have heard of filmmaker Tim Ritter. He’s the sort of guy you discovered by loitering in video stores after … More Interview: Director Tim Ritter!
Director: Jag Mundhra Runtime: 87 mins. I just flew in from September, and boy are my arms tired! Yuk yuk. October is here and that means the Halloween spirit courses through my veins, bones, and very fascia that’s keeping me all together. I cut my finger yesterday and a bat flew out. You’d never … More Schlock & Gore: Hack-O-Lantern (1988)
SOV is a genre all its own. Making the shortlist of best-known SOV horror directors during the home video boom of the 80’s is Donald Farmer. Mr. Farmer has directed such infamous films as Savage Vengeance, Cannibal Hookers, Demon Queen, and Vampire Cop, amongst others, and used a little savvy to find distribution and gain … More Interview: Filmmaker Donald Farmer!
BRIC-A BRAC-A FIRECRACKER SIS BOOM BAH! SATANAS! BANANAS! RAH! RAH! RAH! GOOOOOO CULTS! Have you ever loved something so much that you became its cheerleader? I did it when Conker’s Bad Fur Day came out for Nintendo 64, and I’m doing it right now for Satan’s Cheerleaders. Coming to us from Greydon Clark, director … More Schlock & Gore: Satan’s Cheerleaders (1977)
Here at the Basement, we haven’t spoken much of haunts. With haunted house season upon us, I figure it’s time to rectify that! Well it just so happens that I have an “in” when it comes to the haunt scene. My paternal uncle, Mike Ross, proudly runs the Sinister Sidney Haunted Trail Attraction, an acclaimed … More Interview: Haunt Maestro, Mike Ross