"I'm gonna take you to the bank, Senator Trent. To the blood bank!"
Roger Corman enters much raunchier territory than ever before with "Bloody Mama", literally the first scene is a rape! It probably felt legitimately subversive to be watching this schlock in a theater in 1970 but now it's main charm is its amazing cast of future stars.
It's a little overbearing and hard to pay attention to which is a problem I rarely have with Roger Corman movies. The mean spiritedness of these characters doesn't quite gel with Corman's typical pleasantly…
Ultra grim true life tale of abuse is closer to "Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer" style grim realism rather than the "Lifetime" approach you might expect from a TV movie. Like "Henry" it's really never explicitly violent but the emotional impact makes the violence seem profound even if we don't see it. Great performances and extremely intense, this is a gem of a TV movie.
Watched on Tubi
Infamously bad erotic thriller is more notable at this point for its amazing imdb trivia page than anything that happens in it.
-Madonna's acting coach quit just before production began, claiming that "she thinks she knows everything". (Believable and hilarious)
-Madonna had five personal assistants for this film, including her own hairstylist, make-up artist and personal trainer. (Easily believable as well)
-Two of Madonna's more infamous scenes (one involving dripping candles, the other requiring her to masturbate) were improvised.…
As a young horror enthusiast (probably saw this around 10-12) this was one that left me cold, too slow and weird for me to appreciate. Watching it today I have certainly warmed up to it but I would not place it up there with top tier Carpenter films, and it's clearly the weakest of Carpenter's "Apocalypse Trilogy" in my mind.
Carpenter has always been in his own league when it comes to the look and feel of his movies and…