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Review: Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (2000)

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My great love for Troma has been no secret. When Classic-Horror set out to score its first major interview with a filmmaker, we didn't seek out standards like Stuart Gordon, Tobe Hooper, or George Romero. We asked Lloyd Kaufman, the President of Troma Studios, to sit down and talk horror.

So, it is no surprise that I was overjoyed to be able to watch Citizen Toxie, the latest installment in the Toxic Avenger series. Typically speaking, I view modern sequels with some amount of apprehension, but I went into this one with high expectations. I came out undisappointed. This is the best Toxie film, without a doubt.(read more...)

Lloyd Kaufman Interview

Lloyd Kaufman

The man you're about to read about is utterly insane... or so he seems. The President of Troma Films and the creator of the Toxic Avenger (as he is often introduced) is very much as he appears in the numerous vignettes of Troma's Edge TV (found on finer Troma DVDs everywhere) - and yet has a deeper core of wild insight into classic film, Corporate America, and New York's Finest.

I had the honor and privilege of conversing with Lloyd early in August of 2002, right in the middle of his hectic schedule. I should have known I was in for a treat when Lloyd broke traditional interviewing technique and asked me the first question...

Lloyd Kaufman: Where are you, by the way?

Classic-Horror: I'm in Iowa.

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Review: Wizard of Gore (1970)

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As is very obvious to the poor souls that have the displeasure of knowing me, I have a documented obsession with the man we call Herschell Gordon Lewis. I am arguably the only homosapien on this planet ecstatic over the promise that Blood Feast 2 will be coming soon to a theater near you. Plotless? Absolutely. Pretentious? You could bet the farm on it. Absolutely asinine? You could bet your ant farm on it. These are some of the reasons I bow down to this man. Wizard of Gore was the film that sealed this unhealthy addiction for me.(read more...)

Review: Zaat (1975)

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Everyone here at Classic-Horror.com strives to enlighten as well as entertain. It’s our mission to enlighten everyone about horror films, but to also enlighten and educate everyone about the world around us. The readers of CH are in for a small ecology lesson whether they like it or not. The movie I am reviewing has a very profound meaning for our country at this point in history. At this moment we are under attack. America has been invaded by a foreign menace so bloodthirsty and destructive that they must be destroyed at all costs. This menace is of course the Northern Chinese Snakehead fish. These invaders are large, amphibious, snake-like, carnivorous fish with a nasty attitude (much like the antagonist in the film I’m reviewing).(read more...)

Review: Carnosaur (1993)


The master of cashing in on popular movies for a quick, cheap buck, schlock producer Roger Corman got this low-budget gorefest into a few theaters before Spielberg's Jurassic Park devoured the summer of 93's box-office. Better than most of Corman's 90's output of cheesy action and soft-core porn, Carnosaur features ridiculously awful dinosaurs effects, horrendous acting and an inane plot, making it a throwback to the classic films of Corman's New World Productions.
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Review: FeardotCom (2002)

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New York City detective Mike Reilly (Stephen Dorff, Blade, The Gate) and Department of Health researcher Terry Houston (Natascha McElhone, The Truman Show) team up to figure out the cause of death involving four victims that seemingly died from a strange virus. It becomes known that all of the victims died forty-eight hours prior to when they first logged on to a Internet website called FearDotCom.com. In an attempt to figure out the reasoning behind their deaths, Mike decides to log on to the site himself. Terry eventually follows along with the sadistic trend as well. Now, with their own life-clocks ticking away to the forty-eight hour mark, they must do what the site tells them to do before they become nothing more than victims of FearDotCom.(read more...)

Review: Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)

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As a side-note to the reader I should let you know that I initially decided to give this film an unfavorable review. I purchased a DVD of this title a few months ago, watched it once and didn't like it. So before writing the review I dusted off the disc, fired it up and watched it a second time and started to notice that there was merit in this film even if it is not among director Dario Argento's better works. Cat o' Nine Tails establishes Argento's departure from Spagetti Westerns to Horror and Intrigue movies. There are a number of scenes that display the bud of his visual style which would be developing to his higher potential.
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Review: Angel Heart (1987)

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It is January, 1955. A dark build-up of grime thickly coats and obscures everything in New York City from the black snow covering the streets to a bloody body in an alley. Private detective Harry Angel lives mired within that marring grime, never seeing the real face of anything.(read more...)

Review: Premutos: Lord of the Living Dead (1997)


Viewing Premutos is like being a little kid again, waking up earlier than everyone else on Christmas Day to see what's under the tree. Let me just start off by saying I can't even remember the last time I was this impressed with a zombie film that thrives on gore to the most extreme extent. There are no words to emphasize how far this film goes with it's ultra-dose of blood, brains, innards, bodily explosion and dark humor. Director Olaf Ittenbach (The Burning Moon, Legion of the Dead) can easily become any splatter fan's new found hero within five minutes of this film. Of course, it's not perfect; But, the main flaws of the movie aren't really the movie itself, it is basically the horrible DVD transfer...(read more...)

Review: Dagon (2001)

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Paul (Ezra Godden, "Band of Brothers") and his girlfriend Barbara (Raquel Merono), along with the captain and his wife are on a yacht celebrating their new company when things go awry. First off, Paul is having strange dreams. He dreams he is underwater when he meets a beautiful half woman half squid. And just after she shows her 3 or 4 rows of teeth and seemingly looks like she's going to attack, he is awakened by his girlfriend Barbara. Secondly, he has this strange feeling over him, and is concerned with their money and stocks. Barbara gets angry and throws his laptop into the ocean. Right about this time, a vicious storm comes from over a nearby village, and the yacht wrecks into a reef trapping the captain's wife by the leg.(read more...)