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Singing the praises of things that slip through the cultural cracks
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    FATHER’S DAY (2011) – I DEMAND A TEAM-UP OF AHAB FROM FATHER’S DAY AND ASH WILLIAMS FROM THE EVIL DEAD FILMS (and television series). Sorry, I had to get that out of my system right off the bat. Ahab, the … Continue reading

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    Before elaborating on this eerie “broadcast from Hell” let me set the stage. Evolving technology has repeatedly facilitated the restaging of ages-old tales including, of course, horror stories. Silent films and eventually sound films provided even further ways of restaging dramatic themes. Orson Welles … Continue reading

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  • 07/31/16--14:59: WESTERN-THEMED HORROR FILMS
  • Frontierado is Friday, August 5th! For a change of pace I’ll give a brief synopsis of western-flavored horror flicks. In keeping with my blog’s theme of covering out of the way topics I won’t be examining movies that are too … Continue reading

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    Balladeer’s Blog continues its examination of the Son of the Black Mass series of Samurai films. This is the sixth film overall but just the third starring legendary Raizo Ichikawa. The films were based on Renzaburo Shibata’s novels about Nemuri Kyoshiro, … Continue reading

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    In the middle 1980s/ Way down on Level 31 … Balladeer’s Blog continues its examination of this neglected cult show from the 1980s.  EPISODE ORIGINALLY BROADCAST: Saturday February 22nd, 1986 from 10:30pm to 1:00am. SERIAL: Before showing and mocking the … Continue reading

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    In the middle 1980s/ Way down on Level 31 … Before MST3K there was … THE TEXAS 27 FILM VAULT! Balladeer’s Blog continues its examination of this neglected cult show from the mid-1980s. EPISODE ORIGINALLY BROADCAST: Saturday March 30th, 1985 from 10:30pm to … Continue reading

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    Before MST3K there was The Texas 27 Film Vault! Balladeer’s Blog continues its examination of this neglected cult show from the 1980s. Randy Clower, Richard Malmos, Ken “Tex” Miller and Joe “The Hypnotic Eye” Riley played machine-gun toting members of … Continue reading

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    What better way to mark the return of the school year than with the absurdity of those over-the- top Juvenile Delinquent films of the 1950s and 1960s?  HIGH SCHOOL CAESAR (1960) – John Ashley, who was about as menacing as … Continue reading

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     Readers have requested that I review Zuma, but I already did long ago, along with its sequel so here it is again. To see if I’ve already reviewed a movie you are curious about click HERE ZUMA (1985) – Category: Enjoyably … Continue reading

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  • 09/17/16--09:30: BATWOMAN (1968) MOVIE REVIEW
  • This time around the subject is the 1968 Mexican film Batwoman (La Mujer Murcielago). For starters this should NOT be confused with the Jerry Warren film The Wild, Wild World of Batwoman, but often is because Warren was the stateside … Continue reading

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