The Sadist (also known as Profile of Terror and Sweet Baby Charlie) is a 1963 black-and-white exploitation film written and directed by James Landis, and stars Arch Hall, Jr. The film was distributed by Fairway International Pictures of the United States and Prima Film of Canada. The film is loosely based on the killing spree of Charles Starkweather, upon which… Read more →
Bloody Pit of Horror (Italian: Il boia scarlatto) is a 1965 gothic horror film. The film, set in Italy, stars Mickey Hargitay, Walter Brandi, Luisa Baratto and Rita Klein, and tells the story of a group of women modeling for a photo shoot at a castle when the owner of the castle becomes the Crimson Executioner, bent on their deaths…. Read more →
Maniac, also known as Sex Maniac, is a 1934 black-and-white exploitation/horror film, directed by Dwain Esper and written by Hildagarde Stadie, Esper’s wife, as a loose adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe story “The Black Cat”, with references to his “Murders in the Rue Morgue”. Esper and Stadie also made the 1936 exploitation film Marihuana. The film, which was advertised… Read more →
“She Shoulda Said ‘No’!” (also known as Wild Weed; The Devil’s Weed; Marijuana, the Devil’s Weed; and The Story of Lila Leeds and Her Exposé of the Marijuana Racket) is a 1949 exploitation film that follows in the spirit of morality tales such as the 1936 films Reefer Madness and Marihuana. Directed by Sam Newfield (using the pseudonym “Sherman Scott”)… Read more →
The Violent Years is a 1956 American exploitation film starring Jean Moorhead as Paula Parkins, the leader of a gang of juvenile delinquent high school girls. The film is notable for the input of Ed Wood as author of its screenplay. By Directed by William Morgan and written by Ed Wood. (YouTube: 1Oo5RAEN6dY) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.
God’s Little Acre is a 1958 American film of Erskine Caldwell’s 1933 novel of the same name. It was directed by Anthony Mann and shot in black and white by cinematographer Ernest Haller. Although the film was not released until August 1958, its production schedule is indicated as September 11 to late October 1957. The film was as controversial as… Read more →