Tag Archives: Exploitation
Dark Waters Review
As diehard horror fans dedicated to diving deeper into the genre, we have all seen films from the likes of Dario Argento and Mario Bava, films that deliver frights in more ways than just hacking and slashing. These films were present prominently in the 70’s and 80’s, but are you aware that there were other filmmakers creating beautifully frightening films akin to those of the masters, well into the 90’s? Yeah… me either! One of these films is Mariano Baino’s [...]
Women in Cellblock 9 Review
My recent viewing of Jess Franco’s 99 Women was a true eye-opener for me. It was the one film of his I was waiting for, it proved to me that the man had depth and truly was a great filmmaker. Even for a women in prison film, it had artistic vision and substance. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for another of his sexploitation ventures, Women in Cellblock 9.
Three women are apprehended from a fruit truck, taken to [...]
99 Women Review
There are various types of exploitation films; Over the years, I’ve come across nunsploitation, blaxploitation, nazisploitation, even dwarfsploitation (see The Sinful Dwarf). One of the oldest and most popular amongst fans, however, seems to be women in prison films. Numerous filmmakers have entries in the sub-genre, but the king of all exploitation seems to be unanimously voted as the prolific Jess Franco. The film that I am referring to, this time around, is his 1969 production of 99 Women [...]
The Sinful Dwarf Review
If you’ve been following us at Repulsive Reviews over the years, you know we have covered everything from animated films about super heroes to the grotesque and offensive. One film that leans more towards the latter category and has earned its rightful place on this site is Vidal Raski’s 1973 Danesploitation film, The Sinful Dwarf.
A washed up entertainer, Lila Lash (Clara Keller), runs a nightclub turned inn with her son, Olaf (Torben Bille). The inn, however, also doubles [...]
Jack the Ripper Review
By now, you guys know that I get great joy in visiting the Full Moon library from time to time. Most of the time, the films are filled with silly characters and the writing and directing are nothing to take seriously. With a new collection being released by Full Moon, however, things are certainly taking a more serious turn. The first to be released in this 10 film collection, all of which are creations of notorious filmmaker, Jess Franco, is [...]