Our protagonists in this K-Mart budgeted cinematic carrion are escapees from an insane asylum! One is an ex-baseball player turned rapist, another is gay, and the ringleader is a low-rent impressionist. When they stumble upon an all-girls school, antisocial behavior with these siliconed “students” ensues, but with a twist – the busty babes know karate!
DREAM NO EVIL:
Don’t pay any attention to the turtleneck-sweatered snobs who demand that the negative to this classic be burned. It does have a script, kind of, even if it appears to have been written as they filmed. A deranged young woman searches for her father, and every time the continuity becomes too confusing a narrator comes on to save the day with “explanations.” With lines like, “your duck is bleeding really badly,” you can’t pass this up!
A serial rapist relishes his attacks on women, but are they only fantasy, real though they may seem? A debauched classic of the “roughie” genre, complete with S&M fantasies that probably won’t win any awards from “Ms Magazine.” Jack Hill is the total auteur of this production, so put down your demitasse coffee cup, fasten your seatbelt, and expect the unexpected!
THE RAW ONES:
In 1957 the Supreme Court ruled that nudity in and of itself is not obscene. This decision opened the door to nudist camp “documentaries.” This one is padded to the sprocket holes with nude figure models jumping rope, bouncing on the trampoline, snapping each other with towels, and lots more of what was formerly forbidden fruit!
THE MERMAIDS OF TIBURON:
This film was produced and directed in 1962 as a fantasy-adventure by noted underwater cinematographer, John Lamb. Two years later, he chopped out 10 minutes, re-shot the close-ups and medium shots of the mermaids; revealing the enchantresses in the nude (with emphasis on actress Gaby Martone), and released it as “The Aqua Sex “. Twenty-three years later, Lamb took the time to re-edit his epic like he really wanted and, just to make sure, added additional nude footage using glamour model Diane Webber! The result is a beautifully photographed fantasy about mermaids who assist…and distract…a young scientist in his quest for sunken treasure, complete with Timothy Carey at his menacing best. Filmed in the pearl garden of Mexico’s La Pez, and the kelp forest along the coast of Santa Catalina.
CRY OF THE BEWITCHED:
Sultry, cat-like, dancer-turned-actress Ninón Sevilla plays “Yambaó” in this classic Mexican psychological thriller. She arrives at a Cuban sugar plantation in 1850, at the same time the nearby village is hit with a plague! Guess who the villagers blame for the pestilence? Of course, it could just have been a misunderstanding, or just bad timing. But, the plot definitely thickens when it is revealed that her departed grandmother was a sorceress!