EXPLOITATION ALLEY: THE STREET FIGHTER (1974)!!

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I suppose I could blame my recent martial arts movie kick (no pun intended) on the recent and very amazing WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? For many fans of the Exploitation genre, martial arts movies are a necessity and were probably some of the first films we were exposed to (or at least that’s how it […]

Exploitation Alley: BLOODSUCKA JONES!!

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This week’s Exploitation Alley movie was suggested to me by Jerry. I usually tend to choose older films, or films considered exploitation or genre classics, but I decided to go for it andcheck out something fresh, new, and (hopefully) exciting. Immediately after hearing about the film from Jerry, and watching the trailer, I decided that I […]

Exploitation Alley: HIGH SCHOOL HELLCATS!!

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For this week’s Exploitation Alley, I decided to take it way back. Back to 1958 to be exact. A time where wearing pants was considered a form of rebellion (if you were female), and parents were the most unhip people ever.  Ok, maybe that last part is still valid, but either way, it was a […]

Exploitation Alley: THE HOUSE OF EXORCISM (1974)!!!

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If 1970’s possession films aren’t your thing, they probably should be. Most of the time they can be downright creepy, often the right amount of cheese, and there’s always a chance that you might get surprised with random boobs for no reason at all. Actually, I’m pretty sure that I just explained the film I […]

Exploitation Alley: CONTAMINATION .7

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I decided to ask a friend for a recommendation recently (said friend being  Jerry) , and he suggested this epic, train wreck of a film. After viewing it, I still don’t know if I want to punch him and revoke my friendship, or bake him cookies, and give him a high five.  I mean, this film […]

Exploitation Alley: MONSTROSITY (AKA- THE ATOMIC BRAIN)!!!

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This is one film that I simply could not believe I had never seen before. I have a space in my heart reserved for weird, trippy (and somewhat terrible films) films, especially if they’re in black and white…I just can’t get enough.  Alas, I went into this expecting something great, and within a few minutes […]

Exploitation Alley: THREE THE HARD WAY (1974)

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I suppose I can blame this week’s Exploitation Alley on my best friend (and wife of Icons’ editor Jerry) for sending me a picture of a very shirtless, and very hot Michael Jai White as Black Dynamite. For some reason, ok…for many reasons I thought of the 1974 Blaxploitation classic THREE THE HARD WAY. This […]

Exploitation Alley: THE MIGHTY PEKING MAN!

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One of the main things that sparked my interest in the Exploitation Alley film I chose this time was the fact that it was a Rolling Thunder Pictures re-release. Of course, the Q-man and I have a similar taste in films, so I had a great feeling about it. Upon viewing, the positive feelings I had […]