Posts tagged “Films

INTERVIEW: PUPPET KILLER’s Director LISA OVIES

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Lisa Ovies and Simon from Puppet KillerLisa Ovies, director, producer, actress, and writer (as well as many other hats worn on movie sets) took the time to answer all my questions I threw at her about her upcoming film PUPPET KILLER, as well as a bit about (more…)


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 (more…)


Convention Coverage: EXXXOTICA Expo 2015 Chicago

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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, (more…)


SHU-IZMZ 2014 YEAR END LIST OF MUST SEE FLICKS

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I never was really good at making these lists, mostly due to the amount of hours, days, months, and years (wait, if I take a year or more doing it I will have missed posting my list for that year so one sees my conundrum with this list thing!) it could ultimately take me in making a list. Of the films I have viewed from this year, these were the films I thought really stood out and I remember liking a great deal. Not everyone is (more…)


BOOK REVIEW: THE PORNOGRAPHER’S DAUGHTER by Kristin Battista-Frazee

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I finished reading Kristin Battista-Frazee’s THE PORNOGRAPHER’S DAUGHTER: A Memoir of Childhood, My Dad, and Deep Throat last night around dinnertime, usually ending up being the time my girlfriend gets home from work. I told her I really wanted to (more…)


INTERVIEW: COLLIN X MAJOR: CRIMSON MASK STUDIOS

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Not too long ago, SHU-IZMZ had a chance to talk with owner and sole creator at CRIMSON MASK STUDIOS, Collin X Major,  in Logan Square, Chicago, IL where his mask-making shop is located. Those that have shopped in Bric-A-Brac Records may have not even known that deep down in the dark basement, tucked away in the corner, a very determined and talented young man is sweating away at making some of the most iconic masks in horror films.

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: HORROR EXPRESS (1972)

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Horror ExpressI have seen so many craptastic versions of HORROR EXPRESS being played on television transferred from the worst prints imaginable and only to find copies of this film on dvd in the bargain bin at a supermarket or at the local video of even poorer quality. As a naive youngster, I just thought the film got a shoddy treatment because it was a stinker or because the film sucked. Now, having seen it as a semi-mature adult many years later, I had no idea how incredibly fantastic and incredible this film was, and is! (more…)