Category: Thoughts

Deep End Jerzy Skolimowski

Go Along with the Gag

Deep End (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1970) Start us off on the note of sixties sex-comedy. You know the one. The kind that rings and giggles with the joy of free love. The frolicsome spree that frees beautiful women of their clothes. That’s it. Now love is funny and easy, don’t you see? Now women’s bare, slender Read More

In “The Fan,” the Fangirl is God

The Fan aka Trance (Eckhart Schmidt, 1982) Exploitation cinema was happy to claim The Fan—recently re-released on blu-ray by Mondo Macabro—as one of its own. Early VHS covers feature the young protagonist lapping blood off of an electric carving knife. Its reputation as splatter schlock persisted with a legal dispute between the director and Desiree Nosbusch, Read More