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LOCAL EVENT: CONCERT–UNITED TRAILS OF AMERICA TOUR 2015

Decided on finally seeing my friend Rafael Diaz’s band, ASPHYXIATOR play live at the Live Wire Lounge (3394 N. Milwaukee) in Chicago’s Irving Park neighborhood for the UNITED TRAILS OF AMERICA TOUR 2015. Not only was my friend’s band playing, but a band was Read the rest of this page »

BLU-RAY REVIEW: POLICE STORY: LOCKDOWN (2013)

To be honest, it really has been years since I have gotten around to watching another Jackie Chan flick and many years since I have watched one of the films in the POLICE STORY series. I believe that the last film I have seen from this pretty popular series was Read the rest of this page »

LOCAL: CHICAGO METAL MARKET @ THE MUTINY CHICAGO

If one is a metalhead in Chicago, than the Chicago Metal Market is the place to be at. Hosted graciously at THE MUTINY at 2428 N Western (N of Fullerton), the Chicago Metal Market is the brainchild of Eva Flora Glackman-Bapst, and it’s a great gathering of Read the rest of this page »

BLU-RAY REVIEW: THE TREATMENT a.k.a. DE BEHANDELING (2014)

Described as a label that “looks for intriguing, unsettling, unpredictable and provocative films from around the world“, is not “necessarily a genre label“, and with the tagline “International films with an edge“, Artsploitaiton Films first exploded onto the Read the rest of this page »

BLU-RAY REVIEW: STRAY CAT ROCK: THE COLLECTION (2015)

STRAY CAT ROCK: DELINQUENT GIRL BOSS (1970)

The ultra-hip STRAY CAT ROCK series starts off with the first of 5-films, DELINQUENT GIRL BOSS, directed by Yasuharu Hasebe (STRAY CAT ROCK: SEX HUNTER, FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION: #701’s GRUDGE SONG) and starring the Japanese (w/Korean ancestry known as a Zainichi Korean) pop singer-turned-actress Akiko Wada Read the rest of this page »

BLU-RAY REVIEW: THE LOST FILMS OF HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS (2013)

Herschell Gordon Lewis is a legendary director, one that I have met and chatted with on more than one occasion, and could not be a nicer man around. Then one remembers that he has directed countless cult films such as BLOOD FEAST, TWO THOUSAND MANIACS!, COLOR ME BLOOD RED, and THE WIZARD OF GORE—And those are just Read the rest of this page »

Convention Coverage: EXXXOTICA Expo 2015 Chicago

I decided to give the EXXXOTICA Expo a try this year, as I go to conventions all the time, they have mostly been for horror & cult films or comic book conventions; EXXOTICA was my first porn star convention. As stated on their event page, Read the rest of this page »