That fashionable corporate holiday is finally over and what better way to celebrate it by beating a dead horse? It has all been said and done by nearly every horror writer on the planet but there are a few romantic horror stories that seem to fall from the cracks so I am here to bring you my personal favorite mind-fucking, dysfunctional couples. When we’re discussing disastrous fictional couples, a few classics come to mind; King Kong, Bride of Frankenstein, every God damn couple in Tim [...]
Once upon a time, Disney was racist. That is, if you consider black folk singing black folk songs to be an offensive stereotype, riding along with what Norma Jensen calls “Negro dialect.” Nonetheless, the film banked in the box office and the hit song “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” won an Academy Award. It even scored that scary water ride at Disney World that made me wet my pants, Splash Mountain. These accomplishments weren’t enough to save the film from facing [...]
Combing this sub-genre is reciprocal to flogging a dead horse but all the compliments on my first article for Geek Juice, Reform School Girls, had me convinced that it was necessary to follow up with my love for the sub-genre. The exploitation genre didn’t exactly give birth to the Women in Prison sub-genre, Hold Your Man being the first. Honeys in the slammer caters to men. They’re written, directed, and produced by men to fulfill other men’s desires. The girl on girl [...]
Wolfen 1981: An inventive social allegory set against the backdrop of urban decay, Wolfen is a thriller that suggests terrorists disguised as Native American wolves are stalking the streets of New York City. This is a truly rare, politically correct film that follows Detective Dewey (Albert Finney), coroner Whittington (Gregory Fucking Hines), and criminal psychologist Rebecca (Diane Venora) as they investigate the murders.
When I was a teenager in the mid-to-late 1990s, there was a small, family-owned video store a block away called Home Video which I went to nearly every day. There was a Blockbuster Video a few blocks past that, but the Vietnamese family at Home Video didn’t ask for ID with R-rated releases and were friendlier people; they didn’t know a damn thing about movies other than the fact that people spent money to watch them. Occasionally, when renting some obscure film such as Pieces or The 36th [...]
God gave men brains larger than dogs so they wouldn’t hump women’s legs at cocktail parties.
20 years ago, the world was introduced to the cyberpunk teen thriller Hackers. Jolt Cola, underground rollerblading, track balls, video gaming, and floppy discs never looked so cool. Nineties subculture is actually a guilty pleasure of mine. It’s refreshing to see computer geeks portrayed as the cool kids onscreen and not in a Revenge [...]