International & Cult Film Reviews

Raquel Welch Furkini

Tired of the stale, CGI infused, constantly rebooted Hollywood drivel? Tired of overpaid actors and actresses complaining about their multi-million dollar salaries? Welcome to the world of international cult films, where the budgets were lower than the craft services cost on a film today, where the actors actually worked hard and got paid very little, and where the stories were actually somewhat original. We were Hollywood blockbuster lemmings too once, then we discovered a whole new world of cinema and we haven't looked back since! So welcome to our International & Cult Film blog, here we will feature our thoughts on a wide variety of films with a focus on those from the 1950's-1980's produced and filmed in Europe.

Check out our Actress Spotlight series, which will be a mini series within this blog that will highlight and maybe introduce you to many of the actresses of European cult films. If you're a Barbara Bouchet fan, we have an entire separate blog series dedicated just to her, you can check that out HERE! This blog is just kicking off so check back often and have your eyes opened to a whole new world!

Actress Spotlight: Femi Benussi - Italy's Femme Fatale August 01, 2018 12:27


What other actress had the vast number of roles and presence in almost every genre of Italian cult film yet quickly became typecast as the veritable prostitute of Italian cult cinema, effectively in the end being tossed aside like one and never gaining nearly the popularity as some of her peers who took on a lot of the similar roles.

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Actress Spotlight: Christa Linder - The Buxom Bavarian Babe May 23, 2018 12:14


From Miss Universe finalist to German, Italian and Mexican film supporting actress, Christa Linder may have never found the fame that many other European cult film actresses did but she certainly played the field and managed to carve a small and successful career for herself in acting and modeling.

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Actress Spotlight: Helga Liné - Spain's Handmaiden of Horror April 26, 2017 08:00


With over a hundred film credits spanning every genre of international cult film across most of Europe, Helga Liné was one of the hardest working actresses of the time, but never seemed to garner the amount of fame so many other cult film actresses of the time did.

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Actress Spotlight: Martine Beswick - Battling Beswick September 28, 2016 08:00


Martine Beswick, the feisty Jamaican goddess who solidified her career by playing characters who were forces to be reckoned with.  From a barefoot Gypsy brawl, the cave girl rumble with Rachel Welch, firey Queen of the Jungle and murderess seductress, Martine's passion for going all in earned her the respect of her cast-mates and the moniker of Battling Beswick.

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Actress Spotlight: Magda Konopka - The Perfidious Polish Princess July 28, 2016 08:00


Magda Konopka, the Polish vixen whose beauty quickly skyrocketed her to fame as a sought after international model and a frequent fixture in the Italian cult cinema scene from the late 1960's thru 70's.  But her reckless lifestyle and frequent evasion to work seemed to cut her career in the limelight prematurely short.

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Actress Spotlight: Caroline Munro - Bosomy B-Movie Babe May 11, 2016 08:00


She was given the title "The Face of 1966" by a British modelling competition.  She was the model for one of the most famous poster campaigns of the 1970's (Lamb's Navy Rum), and was a part of two cult classic Hammer Horror films, not to mention appearances in half a dozen other cult classics. While she had very few starring roles Caroline Munro has carved out for herself a place in cult film history.

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