NIGHT OF THE JUGGLER

This 1980 film has been called the “the sleaziest movie ever released by a major studio,” and I’ll have to concur

PRISON BREAK

PRISON BREAK was directed by Kazuo Ikehiro in 1969, and is widely believed to be the best Yakuza-themed film he and actor Matsukata Hiroki ever made

ABELARD–THE CASTRATION

From Germany, a failed attempt at artsploitation that was completed in 1975 but not released until two years later–and then promptly forgotten!

THE MANGLER

In light of the untimely August 26, 2017 death of director Tobe Hooper, here’s a look back at one of his late period films

THE SUNS OF EASTER ISLAND

This ambitious French science fiction drama from 1972 can be viewed as the little-known forerunner of CLOSE ENOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

LOFT

Like director Eckhart Schmidt’s earlier film TRANCE, LOFT is steeped in 1980s new wave culture, which can be taken as a good or bad thing depending on one’s point of view

EL HOMBRE SIN ROSTRO

This 1950 Mexican horror fest is notable for its similarities to PSYCHO, which it preceded by a decade

GENERAL MASSACRE

A Belgian-American co-production from 1973 that makes a fumbled attempt at artsploitation in the guise of a hard-hitting anti-war statement

RITUALS

This Canadian made DELIVERANCE wannabe may be frustratingly little known, but it’s one of the finest films of its type