7/30/2018

DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE (Review)


Title: Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde
Director: Roy Ward Baker
Writer:  Brian Clemens, based upon the story by Robert Louis Stevenson
Cast: Ralph Bates, Martine Beswick, Gerald Sim, Lewis Fiander, Dorothy Alison, Neil Wilson
Min: 94
Year: 1971

At the start of our story, Professor Robertson (Gerald Sim) goes to visit his friend Dr. Jekyll (Ralph Bates). Jekyll is a young scientist who is so obsessed with his research and work that he never leaves his house, where his lab is found at. Currently, he is working on an anti-virus, that will kill other viruses. But, Robertson tells him that he will need to live well beyond his own lifetime to discover the anti-viruses to all viruses. Jekyll soon realizes that he will need to extend his own life to achieve his goal.
His studies lead him to discover that women age slower than men. So, he precedes to put female hormones into a fly, which turns it female. He decides to try the process on himself, first by extracting the hormones from female corpses. To get these, he is eventually helped by the infamous grave-robbers, Burke and Hare (Ivor Dean and Tony Calvin, respectively). He makes an elixir from this which turns him into a beautiful woman (Martine Beswick). When, the gorgeous girl, Susan Spencer (Susan Brodrick) who lives with her brother and mother in the floor above him, sees her she thinks that they are a couple. Being attracted to the handsome doctor she is a disappointed. But, he tells her that the lady is in fact her widowed sister, Mrs. Hyde. Her brother, who name is Howard (Lewis Fiander), in turn sees the gorgeous Mrs. Hyde and is immediately attracted to her.

But, when the villagers get to Burke and Hare and exact punishment for their heinous deeds, Jekyll must resort to other methods to get the hormones. IE, he begins to kill hookers in Whitechapel no less, à la Jack the Ripper. Meanwhile, Robertson begins to suspect that it is Jekyll who is racking up the body count of streetwalkers. As Jekyll realizes that they are on to him, he decides to become Mrs. Hyde to kill more hookers and collect what he needs. The thing is that Hyde begins to relish in murder, unlike Jekyll who kills for, what he thinks is a greater good. Soon, both he and the sexy, seductive, and deadly Hyde begin to battle for control of his body and mind. And, she sets her eyes on Susan, who she feels is threat to her.
Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde represents the second time Hammer studios tried to a take on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde, the first being the disappointing Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll. This film though, underrated, is vastly superior and, in fact, ranks among the legendary studio's finest outputs. It is a bold, original, and fascinating take on the source material, especially for its time. 
What could have come off as campy is handled with much deft by director Roy Ward (The Vampire Lovers) Baker. There is some humor, but this actually helps the film, lightening it and coming it at just the right time, rather than bringing it down. The pacing is well handled and thus the movie is never boring. The plot with its exploration of sex and sexuality feels, for this time, fresh, bold, and comes off as highly interesting.  It all leads to an exciting climax and a very well done and highly satisfying if slightly and fittingly horrific ending.  
The success of the flick is also in large part to the strong acting from the cast. Ralph Bates is likable, well when isn't slashing up hookers anyway, and complex in his role of Dr. Jekyll. Meanwhile, the gorgeous Martine (One Million Years B.C.) Beswick is a site to behold as Sister Hyde. She is unquestionably beautiful and breathtaking in her looks, but it is her acting talent that really propels her further in her role. The character of Hyde is sexy, seductive, cold, and evil, all of which  is so very realistically bought to life by Beswick. The rest of cast are all equally excellent in their respective roles, especially Fiander, Sim, and the lovely Ms. Brodrick.
It is interesting to note, that this movie is rated PG. But, this most definitely 70's PG getting away with a lot of crazy shit that would never even get a PG-13 today, much less a PG! There are bits of gore, but much is left to your imagination. Edited expertly these scenes leave you feeling that you have seen much more than you actually have, save for an impressive knife through and out the front of a girl's neck. There is, however, some very welcomed skin by way of the lovely Beswick, who bares her wondrous boobs and ass for the camera.
Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde is a Hammer movie that doesn't get talked about nearly enough. Which is an utter shame, because it truly ranks among the studio's finest output. It took your humble reviewer and loyal Hammer fan ages to see it, thanks to a screening as part of Quad Cinema's, in NYC, current festival of later day Hammer movies. It's sexy, fun, and innovative movie with a bold and, then, different take on a story told a million times over. Topped off with superlative acting and the undisputed beauty, skin, and talent of Beswick, it is a must for fans of Hammer and Gothic horror. Sadly, we here in the US aren't left with many options to see it in (unless you have a region free Blu-ray player, that is), as it was released by Anchor Bay ages ago in a now out-of-print DVD. Here is hoping someone gives us a US Blu-ray version and soon!



4 out of 4 

7/25/2018

Horror Crush: Kelly Hu

With Chiller Theatre announcing that the impossibly gorgeous Kelly Hu has been added as a guest for their October 2018 show, I figured this was THE perfect time to induct her into the Horror Crush section of this site.
Kelly Hu was born on February 13, 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is a former Miss Teen USA 1985 and a Miss Hawaii USA 1993. She made her acting debut in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989), which was the first time I remember seeing her.
In it, she played Eva a nice girl, who just happens to be besties with bitchy, snotty, but hot as fuck Tamara (the absolutely gorgeous Sharlene Martin). Eva doesn't last very long, though. As she goes looking for her friend, she ends up running into and from Jason (Kane Hodder). He catches up with her on the dance floor, of all places. He precedes to snap her neck in a kill that while being utterly bloodless is very memorable, in movie, that truth be told, is memorable for mostly the wrong reasons.
Hu is fine in what little she has to do. Of course, she looks so beautiful! I crushed on her and Ms. Martin (who I had a ridiculous childhood crush on her, maybe it is time to induct her, too?) and still do anytime I watch this shit flick. The movie, itself, is legitimately the worst entry in the franchise. It's boring, as Jason spends most of the running time in a boat (they didn't have the budget for actually taking Manhattan...). The characters are mostly unlikable or lifeless, which maybe par for the course, but is actually worse here. I mean I didn't give a shit about anyone here, save for the dog. Even worse is the lack of gore. This is whimpiest installment in the franchise, making it even more fucking pointless. That said, the few moments in actual Manhattan, a few bit and pieces here and there, and Hodder's performance as Jason, are the few things that stop from me giving it a lower rating than one star and half out of four.
Hu, along with Martin (above and below with Hu), are one of the few other good things worth a look at. Both rank high in the babe department (as do a couple of other lovely ladies in the movie). Anytime I have watched this turd, I look forward to their scenes, cause their beauty distracts me from the shit onscreen.
Sadly, Hu wouldn't appear in that many horror movies following this one, and even then the gap would be HUGE. Anyway, while, not a horror movie in way, shape, or form, The Scorpion King (2002) it is a prequel to the extremely mediocre The Mummy Returns, so for that it gets a quick mention here. It is a decent and entertaining enough, if easily forgettable, action movie with The Rock. Unforgettable is Hu who plays Cassandra and looks hot as the very pits of hell in it!
This means that her actual return to horror wouldn't be until 2006 for the fun and gory flick Devil's Den. While, the movie rips off heavily off of the superior From Dusk Till Dawn, at least it is a good time to be had. Hu plays Caitlin and is a badass and serves as love interest to Devon (Final Destination) Sawa. A big bonus is that they are joined by a genuine horror legend in the form of Ken (Dawn of the Dead, The Devil's Rejects) Foree! Plus, they team up to battle demonic strippers which totally works for me.
Hu looks great (of course!!) and kicks a lot of ass in this flick. It kind of sucks that it has been forgotten. As such, I think that it is underrated. So while it is flawed; it deserves way more love. Give it a look, shut your brain off, and you will be happy that you did!
In 2010-2011, she appeared in eight episodes of The Vampire Diaries, as a character named Pearl. But, I have never watched a single episode of said show, so I have no clue about it. Any fans of it wanna tell me what you thought of her in it? We all know she looked gorgeous, in it, though, but that is a given!
That is her final, thus far, horror offering. But, by doing the upcoming Chiller, she will be making many East Coast horror fans, such as myself, very happy. She has long been at the top of my convention dream guests. Anyone one of you planning on going to the convention and meeting her? Let me know in the comments below, if so!
Kelly Hu is a great actress and is also an activist for Asians and children, as well as the environment. This shows that she is beautiful inside and out. And, is she ever gorgeous! At 50 years old, she does not age and looks as stunning as ever! Just look at the pic below, as it's a recent one. One of the most beautiful women in the entire world, not just of those that have graced the genre, it is with great honor that Kelly Hu gets inducted into Horror Crushes!

7/24/2018

Porn Flashback: Honey Bunch

All pictures are from their respective owners.


Let me start by saying that I absolutely love Honey Bunch! However finding any info on her is non-existent. Regardless, I'll provide you with some hot pics, of course, and some choice words admiring her beauty and hotness. Hairy, sexy, and gorgeous, Honey Bunch only shot for a year, from 2009-2010. And, as far, as I can tell, only shot for Rodney Moore for a total of five scenes, all for entries in his Seattle Hairy Girls series.

She appears on the cover of Seattle Hairy Girls 23&24. In that one, she has a solo scene. And, holy shit is it ever hot! Honey is in the bathroom, about to shower. She talks to you (the camera), something I am always a fan of, and she is really fucking good at. She takes off her clothing and precedes to take a shower and frig herself off. This is one of my personal favorites (in general, not just of hers), because of how sexy she looks, acts, and talks. She has an amazing and perfectly natural body, a true PAWG (phat ass white girl), if you will. 
Her girl-girl stuff is fucking smoldering. My favorite out of these can be found in Seattle Hairy Girls 31&32. Now, me saying this is her best lesbian scene is saying A LOT! So, please take heed of that point. Anyway, her partner in the scene is the gorgeous and leggy Michelle Carlucci. In it, Michelle gets call and is told of a butt wiggling contest that will happen in a few hours. She precedes to let Honey know about it. They decide that they will compete cause they can totally win it (they wouldn't get a disagreement from me!). They decide to practice wiggling their AMAZING asses. This leads to lesbian sex, because that's exactly what happens when hot girls practice shaking their booties in front of each other, apparently! 
 Always remember to practice your butt-wiggling skills!

She also shot scenes with Cherry, Ms. Elvis, and another solo scene. The only scene of hers involving dick, is a threesome between her, Rodney, and another of my personal favorite hairy girls: Eve. 


with Ms. Elvis 



And, that is it. There are, to my knowledge, no other Honey Bunch scenes. Which, honest to God, does suck, a lot. Honey came (pun not intended) and went fast. Thankfully, we can still enjoy her scenes, and thus her bonerific legacy lives on! Naturally (in all manners of that word) beautiful, with a gorgeous face, nice long, brown hair, brown eyes, awesome, God-given boobies, a spectacular ass, a sexy bush, and thick, hot and hairy legs, she is, quite, simply a great hairsute babe. As such, Honey Bunch is one of best hairy babes ever. Whatever, she is doing right, I hope she is happy. We will remain happy revisiting her scenes.

7/23/2018

Jungle Rot- Jungle Rot (Album Review)

Musician: Jungle Rot
Album Title: Jungle Rot 
Genre/ Subgenre: Death Metal
Label: Victory Records
Release Date: July 20, 2018

Death metal masters Jungle Rot's self titled and latest album is a pummeling musical experience. Incorporating their trademark groove filled sound with a use of brutal and driving hooks, have resulted in one of the most listenable and thoroughly enjoyable death metal releases of 2018. It's crazy to think that they have been around for 25 years, and yet, they seem to keep getting better and better with age.

Like driving multiple fists to your face this album hits you from the very start and doesn't stop until, you are left in a bloody pool, only to keep beating you down. The thing is that unlike an actual ass whooping, you will enjoy the fucking shit out this experience!

Practically every song on here is an absolute killer and a winner. "Delusional Denial" starts off with a Slayer like riff and grooves in a way that will get you moving immediately. It combines with mercilessly driving drumming beat. "A Burning Cinder" will have you headbanging with its killer and pummeling riffing. The anger filled "Triggered" is one of the most ass kicking and angry death metal songs of the year. Just listen to that fucking chorus, especially every time signer/ guitarist Dave Matrise screams " Trigger the violence!" is enough to get the blood pumping hard! It is filled with such genuine piss and vinegar! 

Another strong contender for death metal track of the year comes in the form of the blistering "Fearmonger" which has guest vocals from Schmier of motherfucking Destruction! Hard to believe but even better than those tracks is the killer "Stay Dead". Sounding like an unholy riffing mix of Arise era Sepultura and Kill era Cannibal Corpse "Stay Dead" kills everything in site. With its chorus of "We will not stay dead!", it'll stay in your head for days to come. The album closes off with a cover of Kreator's "Terrible Certianty" that will absolute melt whatever you hear this album on.
Jungle Rot ranks among the band's best work. It is catchy, heavy, groove-laden, and fucking badass. This is the most fun you will have getting your ass kicked this entire year! 



4.5 out of 5

7/22/2018

THE DEVIL'S HONEY (Review)


Title: The Devil's Honey (AKA, Il Miele del Diavolo, Dangerous Obsession)
Director: Lucio Fulci
Writers:  Jaime Jesús Balcázar, Lucio Fulci, Ludovica Marineo
Cast: Brett Halsey, Corinne Cléry, Blanca Marsillach, Stefano Madia, Paula Molino, Bernard Seray
Min: 78
Year: 1986

Johnny (Stefano Madia) is a saxophone player on his way up. He has an obsessively kinky relationship with his gorgeous girlfriend Jessica (Blanca Marsillach). Early on the film we see him using his sax as a sexual stimulant, when he put up to her snatch while playing it. Very innovative, if I do say so myself! During one romp he fingers her on his motorcycle while he is driving. Unfortunately, they end up crashing, and he hits his head on a rock. He swears he is fine, though, even though that clearly hurt like a fucking bitch.
While, this is happening we meet Dr. Wendell Simpson (Brett Halsey) who is cheating on his classy wife, Carol (Corinne Cléry). She catches him having had sex with a hot hooker. She eventually confronts him, and they have an argument. She lets him know that she wants a divorce.
Johnny, in the meantime, passes out from the injury caused by the accident and is rushed to a hospital. The doctor that is set to operate on him is, low and behold, Dr. Simpson(!), who is distraught from his wife dumping his cheating ass. He fails to make any decisions during Johnny's emergency surgery, resulting in his death. Jessica rightfully blames the not so good doc, for her man croaking. She kidnaps the doctor and keeps him chained up. Between sexual gratification and humiliation and bodily violence on him, she sets out to have her revenge. Even though Johnny himself was far, far from the ideal boyfriend...

The Devil's Honey is a rarely seen movie directed and co-written by horror and gore master Lucio Fulci. Although, it is very far from his usual movies filled with splatter and zombies, his entry into the erotic thriller ranks among his finer works. It may lack the graphic violence that he is known for, but it is righteously raunchy in its own matter. Long unavailable in the US, especially uncut, The Devil's Honey was bought to us stateside, thanks to the fine folks at Severin Films in a solid Blu-ray release this year.
Unlike many supposedly erotic movies, especially those made state-side, this one delivers the bonerific goods. Aside from aforementioned sax and motorcycle fun, there is a hooker who paints her see-through stalkings with nail polish, right on her bush, as well as rampant nudity, including lots of glorious bush, bondage and domination with a heavy emphasis on sexual humiliation, and of course, lots of softcore sex. Of course, the women are all breathtakingly beautiful, as they tend to be in Italian genre cinema.
Not the typical Fulci movie, by any stretch of the phrase, but he goes for it with with full sleaze force. As, I said, the film is unquestionably sexy. I can say as this as a jaded viewer where it takes a lot for me too actually be turned on. Some stuff even managed to shock, especially in reference to the flashbacks to Johnny and Jessica's relationship.

The acting ranges from good to decent, and honestly any time it may not be up to snuff ,it's probably more of a result of the dubbing. Be sure to keep a look out for Fulci, himself, in a cameo, as a dude who sells our main couple some charmed bracelets.

The movie's pacing falters a little in the film's second act, only come back full force with the kinky torture filled third. A good ending that will leave you deciding what actually happens next, seals the deal on this torrid, naughty little movie.
The Devil's Honey is a sexy, raunchy, and, at times, shocking erotic thriller. As anything from the master Lucio Fulci, it pushes boundaries and is best not seen by prudes. The film remains a captivating and erotic feast, throughout, even if the middle part slows down a bit. With pretty good acting and strong directing from Fulci, it is impossible to not recommend this one, especially with the Severin Blu-ray, finally letting us see it, uncut, no less! Sleaze and Fulci lovers (some of which are probably one and the same!), take heed and see it now!


3.5 out of 4

7/16/2018

Joanna Angel, BurningAngel Entertainment Snag Ten Inked Awards Nominations for 2018

Pic courtesy of  Burning Angel.


From the official press release:

(Los Angeles, CA / July 16, 2018) -- Adult superstar Joanna Angel and BurningAngel Entertainment were honored with ten Inked Awards nominations for tattooed excellence within the adult industry.
 
Joanna Angel is looking forward to the awards! “I’m really happy to have seen the growing success of the Inked Awards over the past few years. This one will be the biggest yet! I’m honored and thankful for the nominations BurningAngel received. Congrats to everyone! We will see you in November!” 
 
Angel picked up two nominations for Best Group Scene for her performances in Big Black Cock FTW and My Killer Girlfriend, as well as Best Girl/Girl Scene for My Killer Girlfriend. The star also earned a nod for Director of the Year and Female Performer of the Year.
 
Angel’s signature studio BurningAngel Entertainment was selected for a Studio of the Year award nomination, as well as for DVD of the Year (for My Killer Girlfriend) and Scene of the Year (for Creamy Teens, Leather and Latex and All Access POV).
 
BurningAngel favorite and Angel’s preferred partner in crime Small Hands was also selected for a Male Performer of the Year award nod, bringing the total to 11 Inked Awards nominations.
 
The Inked Awards show, set for November 3 in Edison, New Jersey and sponsored by MyFreeCams, recognizes hardcore performers that proudly embrace tattooed body art as a part of their personal and professional identity, honoring their achievements in adult.
 
Angel and BurningAngel defined the 'alt-porn' genre in 2002, and the studio and website BurningAngel.com have since ushered in a new era of colorful performers - tattooed, pierced and famously original - to the realm of mainstream entertainment, with an emphasis on personal creativity and individuality that’s 100% Joanna Angel.
 
For more information please visit:  www.burningangel.com and www.JoannaAngel.com and follow Joanna: @JoannaAngel!
 
 
ABOUT JOANNA ANGEL AND BURNINGANGEL:
 
“Joanna Angel, the porn star/director/producer who pioneered the “alt-porn” genre” -- Dan Savage
 
"One of the most powerful feminist icons in the adult industry” -- Pacific Standard
 
 “Burning Angel, porn star Joanna Angel’s successful “punk porn” production company” -- The Nation
 
 “If you enjoy an alternative punk and tattooed aesthetic, visit Burning Angel” -- Refinery 29 
 
“Joanna Angel started the alt-porn studio Burning Angel, employing girls with tattoos and piercings, as part of a booming microgenre of punk-themed porn that began taking hold in the late ’90s and exploded during the 2000s.” -- Grantland
 
Pushing the envelope, the BurningAngel empire is a refreshingly unique web cocktail of sex, rock n' roll and pop culture. BurningAngel.com launched in 2002 with a few sets of photos and a band interview, conceived by two amateur college kids from Rutgers University, Joanna Angel and Mitch Fontaine. It has since exploded into a fierce indie company, pioneering a new species of erotica known as "alt porn," with a network of websites and hundreds of DVDs to its credit. BurningAngel is revered for popularizing alternative-style girls, and prides itself on delivering hardcore adult content alongside band interviews, record reviews and its own social networking community.
 
As both the star of many of BurningAngel's movies and company spokesperson/owner, Angel has stormed both mainstream and adult media. She has appeared on the cover of every major adult magazine (AVN, Club, Hustler, Picture Magazine, Adam Film World, Xtreme and more), and has been featured in numerous tattoo magazines as well (some include Prick, Taboo, Inked and Savage). Angel has been featured on Fox News, Playboy TV, Fuse TV, G4 TV, KROQ Radio, as a regular on the Jason Ellis show on SIRIUS Radio, as a guest on the series premiere of TLC's LA Ink and in a speaking role on Adult Swim's Children's Hospital. She has also appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Inc. Magazine, The Village Voice, The New York Press, Esquire UK, Details and Penthouse, among others. Heeb Magazine featured Angel as its cover girl, naming her one of the Top 100 Up-and-Coming Jews in 2005; the New York Post featured her as one of the Top 25 Sexiest New Yorkers, and Playboy.com named Angel one of the 50 Hottest Adult Stars on Instagram. Angel also co-hosted the 2016 AVN Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
Angel has also made her mark in the sex toy world, becoming a venerated Fleshlight Girl in 2013 and creating a BDSM line of toys with Stockroom. The same year, she made further strides into the mainstream world with a speaking role in the indie drama Scrapper. BurningAngel has brought home several awards from all the major adult shows—from AVN to XBIZ, to XRCO to YNOT. Some of its accolades include Best Porn Star Website, Best Web Premiere and Best Sex Comedy.
 
From a college dorm room to national television, Joanna Angel and BurningAngel have made their mark in entertainment, and it's only just beginning.