Posts tagged Claudio Fragasso


Digi-Schlock: TROLL/TROLL 2 (Scream Factory Blu-Ray)

One of the more delight­ful dou­ble bills of the old MGM Midnight Movies line — at least for chil­dren of the ‘80s — was their double-feature disc of Troll and Troll 2. The first film is a cult favorite from the Empire Pictures library while the in-name-only sequel has been rec­og­nized in recent times as More >


TROLL 2: The Faerie King Of The Bizarro Movie Scene

Every year, some new obscu­rity is trot­ted out before the cult movie crowd as its fol­low­ing tries to make the case for it being the best bad movie since the days of Ed Wood, Jr. A lot of these movies — The Room and Things to name two — are as bad as their rep­u­ta­tions More >


Schlock-Wire: Scream Factory Unleashes WOMEN’S PRISON MASSACRE On Blu-Ray In December

Grindhouse fans, here’s a spe­cial bit of yule­tide news for you: Scream Factory will put a lit­tle some­thing extra in your Christmas stock­ing this year with a new blu-ray of Women’s Prison Massacre. This film, one of Bruno Mattei’s entries into this sleazy genre, fea­tures Black Emanuelle star Laura Gemser as its hero­ine and offers More >


Schlock-Wire: Scream Factory Unleashes TROLL And TROLL II On One Blu-Ray In November

Here’s some tan­ta­liz­ingly trashy news for crea­ture fea­ture col­lec­tors: Scream Factory will be pair­ing Troll and Troll II on one double-feature blu-ray in November. The first Troll is an odd­ball, kid-oriented fan­tasy flick with a fan­tas­tic char­ac­ter actor cast while Troll II has become infa­mous in bad movie fan cir­cles as one of the most More >


BEYOND DARKNESS: Spaghetti Spookiness Goes South

Claudio Fragasso has achieved a new promi­nence amongst bad movie buffs in recent years thanks to his mem­o­rable appear­ance in the doc­u­men­tary Best Worst Movie. That film dealt with the cult that has risen up around the eccen­tric Italian trash clas­sic Troll II, which was directed in a fever­ish yet inco­her­ent man­ner by Fragasso. One More >


Schlock-Wire: More Italian Horror From Scream Factory With METAMORPHOSIS And BEYOND DARKNESS On One Blu-Ray In August

Hot on the heels of their dou­ble bill of Ghosthouse And Witchery, Scream Factory is pre­pared to dip into the pool of late-period Italian hor­ror again in August. That month with see the release of a blu-ray that pairs two Italian hor­ror flicks from 1990, Metamorphosis and Beyond Darkness. The for­mer is a mad sci­ence More >


Schlock-Wire: BEST WORST MOVIE Coming To DVD in November

One of the great schlock events of this year has been Best Worst Movie, a doc­u­men­tary that has enjoyed a suc­cess­ful screen­ing tour through­out the U.S.  For those who haven’t yet heard about it, it chron­i­cles the mak­ing of Troll II — widely con­sid­ered by bad-film fans to be one of the all-time great cin­ema More >


Schlock-Wire: Schlockmania Reviews MONSTER DOG at Mondo Euro

Just post­ing a notice to tip off any inter­ested read­ers to a bit of extracur­ric­u­lar post­ing by Your Humble Reviewer — he has recently con­tributed a review of Monster Dog to the cool Mondo Euro blog.  For those not in the know, this iwas a star­ring vehi­cle for Alice Cooper that haunted video stores from More >