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The Girl Who Knew Too Much

The opening shot of Mario Bava’s The Girl Who Knew Too Much encapsulates the the age of the jet set. It’s a bit like Roman Holiday…if Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn got caught up in a murder mystery.

I Spit On Your Grave

Adaptations of books have a history of being derided by the author, but few are as dramatic an example as J’irai cracher sur vos tombes. Minutes into the premiere screening, the author dropped dead.

Island of Death

Island of Death still has the power to shock and entertain in a hilariously debased, grubby way. Twists are heaped upon perversions until the whole thing threatens to collapse into one giddily irredeemable pile of filth.

Kung Fu Zombie

Kung Fu Zombie, , one of the films that inspired the creation of Teleport City, pits Billy Chong against an indestructible living dead martial artist with flaming hands and feet.

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The Girl Who Knew Too Much

The opening shot of Mario Bava’s The Girl Who Knew Too Much encapsulates the the age of the jet set. It’s a bit like Roman Holiday…if Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn got caught up in a murder mystery.

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Diabolique: A World of Wicker

On Diabolique, I’m writing about everything to do with Emmanuelle in A World of Wicker. Part one looks at the life of the “real-life Emmanuelle,” and the infamous book attributed to her.

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Exotica Noir

For every Martin Denny , there were dozens of other, independent musicians plying their trade in exotica, with strange, stunning, and spooky results. It is these musicians that Technicolor Paradise celebrates.

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Aboard the African Queen

A day spent puttering around the coast and canals of Key Largo on board the actual boat from one of my favorite films, John Huston’s The African Queen.