Monthly Archives November 2017

CINEPUNX Episode 72: “Oh, My, Miike!” THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS and BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Cinepunx_Episode_72.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHEY HEY CINEMA-PUNKERS, AND WELCOME TO A SCATOLOGICALLY GOOD EPISODE OF CINEPUNX!! On this, our most recent effort after an all too long hiatus, we jump in to a realm of film we are only slightly familiar with, the works of Japanese director Takashi Miike. We focus this episode of two films, one older and one new, THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS and BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL. More importantly, Josh and I are finally reunited, and most of the episode is about our friend love for each other,
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Weird, Mediocre, Best: A Roberta Findlay Triple Feature

In their last batch of releases, the fine folks at restoration and reissue label Vinegar Syndrome dropped three films from director Roberta Findlay: a double-feature disc with the Satanic shocker, Prime Evil, and strange haunting flick, Lurkers, along with her “tribute to Repulsion,” A Woman’s Torment. They’re all quite unique, and ably display why the company refers to her as “the queen of exploitation cinema.” Points to consider in all three films are: glorious amounts of blood, ample nudity, and strange plot twists and turns which see the female leads going mad. Given that Findlay’s most famous/infamous film is “the
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BAFF 2017: BORLEY RECTORY

Before Shirley Jackson and Richard Matheson wrote their chilling tales of historically grand haunted houses, there stood a manor so feared that the people of England could not even whisper its name without quaking with fright. “Borley Rectory.” Those two words – fine on their own, but when put together, leave the lips as a macabre and sinister sound, evoking terror and dread rivaling the most gothic of horror stories. This Victorian house, home to numerous clergymen and their families, achieved notoriety in 1929 when the Daily Mirror ran a story sensationalising its otherworldly occurrences, and, to this day (even
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Hardcore Dedication: Freddy Alva Talks URBAN STYLES, Comics and More Ahead of Philadelphia Book Signing

New York City’s celebrated status as a major cultural epicenter where all voices and cultures converge has long been cemented. Its reputation as a haven for underground art and music is particularly hallowed, given its role in the birth of American punk rock. When it comes to hardcore, however, New York City is often eclipsed by San Francisco and Washington, DC in the minds of the masses. After all, it wasn’t until Bad Brains relocated to the city in the early 80s that a hardcore scene even began to emerge. By mid-decade, however, New York City hardcore was alive and
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