Posts Tagged "Documentary"

VHS Massacre (2017)

I grew up in the glory days of small video stores with shelves stacked with wonderful (and terrible) films for me to salivate over. As a kid i spend my summers watching stacks of VHS tapes picked out from the local mom & pop video store so of course i’m a sucker for vhs era […]

The Search for Weng Weng (2016)

The world of exploitation cinema is a wild and weird on as we all know. The history of the strange side of cinema from the around the world is filled with unique individuals but one of the most unique is Weng Weng. Star of several films made in the Philippines in the late 70’s and […]

Lucha Mexico (2016)

As I have noted here on Toxic Graveyard in the past, I’m fascinated by wrestlers. Growing up I didn’t watch much wrestling. At one point in junior high I used to watch some WWE with a friend of mine but otherwise it was something i was aware of but not something I knew a whole […]

Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman (2015)

Paul Newman will be remembered by film fans as one of the greatest actors to have ever graced the silver screen. His filmography is chock full of fantastic films the nestle in the hearts of many cinephiles. He is also known for his philanthropy, we’ve all had a bottle of his salad dressing at some […]

Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau

I was a kid when the ’96 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau came out. I was excited. Here was a creepy looking flick with awesome monsters in it and Val Kilmer. It looked scary but not too scary so I would be able to go see it. My mom was excited too. We […]

Web Junkie (2014)

Web Junkies is a documentary about a Chinese internet addiction rehabilitation camp in Beijing. According to the documentary the Chinese government has determined that internet addiction is a mental disorder (the first nation to come to that conclusion) and have built over 400 rehabilitation centers for teenagers suffering said addiction. We’ve all read the news […]

Eurocrime (2014)

Eurocrime is a subgenre of Italian film that usually only serious film fanatics ever dig into. Usually it’s horror fiends that start to dig into some of the other films horror guys did (notably Umberto Lenzi and Lucio Fulci) and suddenly they’ve stumbled onto something almost no one has heard of outside of Italy the […]

Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector (2013)

I grew up in the 90’s, the peak of the video boom, right before the massive fall of the video store and vhs as the king of the formats. I had a local mom & pop shop (movies to go) in my little town and eventually we got a Blockbuster, a Hollywood Video, and a […]

Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide (2014)

About 10 years ago I discovered the video nasty phenomenon. Here in the states we can usually release whatever the hell we want but the blokes out in the U.K. have not had it so good. In the early 80’s as VCRs became available, distributors started pumping out all sorts of lurid covers from graphic […]

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2014)

Harry Dean Stanton is a character actor. You’ve seen him countless times over the last several decades playing a variety of supporting roles and many iconic films. The man has over 250 acting credits and to fans of the funky and cult is always a welcome addition to any cast. Partly Fiction is a documentary […]