Thursday, October 15, 2009

Halloween XXXtravaganza!

Hey folks - it's been a while, I know. I've been horribly busy, people in town, and am just getting over a sickness. But now I'm back and ready to be a good student again, starting off with a special Halloween-themed set of reviews. I will be watching and meditating over (and writing about) a series of X-rated horror movies, ones that I have been meaning to watch for some time (so, no Halloweenie or Texas Vibrator Massacre - I want to watch some quality fare, or at least something that will be really weird*).

So, keeping it simple, I've whittled my choices down to four at the moment, but as always, recommendations are warmly encouraged. Here are my intended four:


Driller (Joyce James, 1984)
This X-rated spoof of Michael Jackson's/John Landis' Thriller seems appropriate, not only to celebrate Halloween, but also to mourn the passing of the King of Pop. What better way to pour out a 40 than to watch what one Imdb-er describes as "like no film you will ever see."Add to that a lead performance by Taija Rae, and reports that the special effects are comparable to those in the original video, and I think we're on to a winner (even if it does indeed turn out to be a terrible film, as the consensus seems to be). We shall see...





The Hole (Dir. Wash West, 2003)
I've been wanting to see a Wash West movie for a while, ever since reading Franklin Melendez's essay, "Video Pornography, Visual Pleasure, and the Return of the Sublime," where he analyzes West's Naked Highway (2000) as a postmodern text. The Hole is a parody of The Ring, with a twist. As the tagline says, "You see a videotape. You get a menacing phone call in the night...and seven days later you're GAY!" 



Hardgore (Dir. Michael Hugo, 1974)
Hardgore has been recommended to me by a number of people, and it feels like the right time to finally watch it. From what I can tell, this film involves satanic worship, and features blood, masks, and some levitating penises. It's hard to say no to levitating penises, regardless of the quality of the film itself. Roll on Hardgore.





Love Bites (Dir. Kevin M. Glover, 1992)
This one might be seen as cheating, seeing as it's softcore, but I wanted to add something from a recent project I did on Dracula in porn. There were a number of films to choose from, but Love Bites was one that critics seem to think is a cut above the rest. A vampire killer travels out to Hollywood to slay Dracula, but they unexpectedly fall in love. Apparently it's funny, clever, and well-made for a low budget film. I've also read that it's fairly subversive in its attempts to give this classic tale of demonic queer sexuality a happy ending. Sweet!







* NB. Halloweenie is pretty weird in its own way, as is Texas Vibrator, I guess. They're just not that good, and I've seen them already anyway.


12 comments:

wiec? said...

i think Love Bites was on Skinemax way back when.

Gore-Gore Girl said...

Really? That's cool. I always assumed all their stuff was "straight" - did you watch it?

T.L Bugg said...

While I would probably pass on watching The Hole, the description alone made me laugh for almost a solid minute. I'll be very interested in your thoughts on it even if I would probably take apass on it.

Gore-Gore Girl said...

Oh, believe me, I had a few hearty chuckles myself - I love the satirical menace!

Maybe if the movie's great my review will persuade you to frolic with some alternative fare, you ole' curmudgeon.

HAYES HUDSON said...

Welcome back! We have missed your posts! Rue Morgue magazine did a feature on Adult films with a horror theme..the only one I remember was a Munters spoof!

J. Astro said...

"You see a videotape. You get a menacing phone call in the night...and seven days later you're GAY!"

Bwahahaha.... classic. :)

Gore-Gore Girl said...

Hello Hudson - yes, it's been a while. Which issue of Rue Morgue? Man, that pisses me off - I was going to try to submit some stuff for that very topic - apparently I missed the bus, as usual. :( I own the Munsters parody - never been able to get through the whole thing. They really should have made it black and white - sex scenes with green skin just isn't that erotic.

And Astro - yes, it's hilarious. I think I've quoted that line about 5 times today alone.

X-Ray Specs said...

This Ain't The Munsters - I'm pretty sure the disc has an option to watch it in black and white.

Gore-Gore Girl said...

Y'know, I just checked, and you're 100% correct. I'm an idiot. Well, if I can't find a copy of Driller (which I've since discovered is OOP and quite rare) then I will perhaps watch The Munsters in b&w instead - I always thought of it as a missed opp, especially with the wonderful Roxy DeVille being in it and all. Thanks X-Ray!

Derek said...

These all sound great for a Halloween DVD (or tape) fest!

I'm sure me and Mrs will do our own dvd bings (but more mainstream horror flicks - I'm hoping to buy the 1922 Nosferatu in time for Halloween weekend).

Mr. Hentai said...

HARDGORE is great. Very disturbing, very well done. Those WERE the days ...

Gore-Gore Girl said...

Yes indeed, they were. Still are every now and again...

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