International & Cult Film Reviews

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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!

Lust For A Vampire (1971) - Strange Love November 02, 2018 08:00


On the heels of The Vampire Lovers quickly followed the very controversial sequel, Lust For A Vampire. It was controversial in the sense that everyone seems to have an extremely different opinion about it. But what's most surprising is the opinions of those who actually worked on it!

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The Vampire Lovers (1970) - Ingrid Pitt The Hammer Goddess September 13, 2018 10:34


Never once was I bored as Ingrid Pitt, manages to flawlessly play a seductive vampire who toys with her prey or simply goes for a jugular.  After viewing this it's quite clear why she is thought of by many as one of Hammer's top female icons.

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Phantom Ship (1935) - The Original Dracula Captains The First Hammer Film February 03, 2017 08:00


After over 75 years its amazing Phantom Ship is the only major motion picture production that has ever attempted to give a possible explanation for historic mystery of the disappearance of the crew of the Mary Celeste.  For that alone it's probably well due the label of "classic" Hammer.

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Prehistoric Women (Slave Girls) (1967) - A Time When Blondes Didn't Have More Fun September 05, 2016 08:00


Contrary to popular belief, Prehistoric Women is far from Hammer's worst film and in many respects is one of it's better prehistoric adventure films being overshadowed by sister One Million Years B.C. due to a quick and follow-up release.

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One Million Years B.C. (1966) - When Furkinis Ruled The Earth May 28, 2016 08:00


One Million Years B.C. not only sparked a flurry of prehistoric knockoffs in the late 1960's and 70's it also established the career and sex symbol status of one Raquel Welch.

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