Exploitation

Zero Hour! (1957)

Richelle Charkot reviews Zero Hour! (1957), directed by Hall Bartlett.

I’m just going to come out and say this; I didn’t really like Airplane! Although occasionally funny with its over-the-top nature, I found the film to be schlocky and unintelligent, which was a viewpoint I maintained up until I saw the movie that it is spoofing, Zero Hour!

“The life of everybody aboard depends on just one thing…finding someone back there who cannot only fly this plane, but didn’t have fish for dinner.” PRESS PLAY ►

Exploitation

The Wild Women of Wongo (1958)

The Wild Women of Wongo (1958)

Richelle Charkot reviews The Wild Women of Wongo (1958), directed by James L. Wolcott.

This film, with all of its 1950’s ignorance about women and sex, is easily one of the most outlandishly offensive movies I’ve ever watched – and I can’t say I hated the experience.

This movie is funny, it is cheesy, and it is in the poorest of poor tastes; but really, who doesn’t like a little T&A?

“The tribe of many men come in big canoes bringing war to the coast.” PRESS PLAY ►

Horror

Bride of the Gorilla (1951)

Richelle Charkot reviews Bride of the Gorilla (1951), directed by Curt Siodmak.

Very few times have I finished a film and thought, “That was literally everything that I expected it to be.” Bride of the Gorilla, with it’s ridiculous title and premise, lived up to every expectation that I had of it; it was cheesy, it was poorly acted, and it was maybe one of the worst scripts I’ve ever seen made into a film. And I totally loved it.

 
“White people shouldn’t live too long in the jungle. Brings out their bad side, their jealousies and impatience.” PRESS PLAY ►

Horror

Moon of the Wolf (TV Movie, 1972)

Our newest contributor Richelle Charkot reviews Moon of the Wolf (TV Movie, 1972), directed by Daniel Petrie.

The expectations start pretty low for most TV movies, but for lovers of camp and cult, they can be extremely entertaining. Moon of the Wolf, however, is just barely worth watching. An adaptation from a novel with the same name, this film follows Sheriff Aaron Whitaker as he investigates the murder of the beautiful, young Ellie who is found mauled and murdered in Louisiana.

 
“It’s not considered good medical practice to perform autopsies in the middle of swamps surrounded by howling dogs and scratching rustics” PRESS PLAY ►