Sunday, January 26, 2014

Electronic Phantasmagoria

A wonderful mix of electronic music from '60s & '70s soundtracks from The Ghost of the Weed Garden, custom-made by the blogger. Highly recommended Moog deliciousness to skew any boring old day from the commonplace to the sinister & strange.


Monday, January 20, 2014

DEADLY PREY! ...and what's next

We were all charmed by this '80s cherry bomb of manly manliness and masculinity...and blowing stuff up.It's available on iTunes and on Archive.

Dear Movie-makers,
Unless this happens
someone puts his shoulder back into joint
 or you have Cameron Mitchell,

we are not interested. Thanks!
The That's Cool, That's Trash gang, age 12

NEXT UP:
The Madmen of Mandoras, more commonly known as THEY SAVED HITLER'S BRAIN!
 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Tasty Riffs

We here TCTT™ are very excited about offering you a movie with riffs à la the comedy brains of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax. We were so excited to get started, we picked a public domain movie, Bloody Pit of Hell, without checking to see if it had been done...it has.

Not to be discouraged, we decided to press on (without seeing the RT version) and treat this movie as a "pilot." The film should be available by the end of February. The thing is, we've had so much fun getting ready for it, we already know we want to do more. We're hoping to join the RiffTrax "iRiff" family and offer our second video through their site. So, without further ado, our next movie for download with riffs will be CATHY'S CURSE (a.k.a. Cauchemares), 1977. 





And, following that, in the Spring, we'll riff the sexy Invasion of the Bee Girls!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

R.I.P. Mike Vraney, founder of SOMETHING WEIRD VIDEO

Mike Vraney was a personal hero of mine. His company "Something Weird Video" released countless legendary movies that were previously unavailable commercially (which, in the  pre-YouTube days, meant they were unavailable, period.)
Mike Vraney, founder of the Seattle-based exploitation boutique home video company Something Weird, has died at the age of 56, following a long struggle with lung cancer. A true friend to underground movie cultists and pop-culture history buffs everywhere, Vraney worked as a teenage projectionist at drive-ins and porno theaters, ran a comic-book store, and managed punk bands before starting Something Weird in 1990, at the apex of the VHS age...
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Sunday, January 5, 2014

ABBY podcast (or, "Is There a Blaxorcist in the House?")

We are proud to present our Abby episode. Available on iTunes and on its Archive page.

Sadly, this is Eshu's good side...



Tell us your favorite "blaxploitation" film in the comments for this post.

NEXT UP: DEADLY PREY
A group of sadistic mercenaries kidnap people off the streets and set them loose on the grounds of their secret camp, so the "students" at the camp can learn how to track down and kill their prey. Yet another adaptation of the story "The Most Dangerous Game" with some Vietnam vet First Blood & Rambo: First Blood Part II thrown in there. Get ready to fall in love with the '80s all over again.