Grindhouse Horror Movie Posters (9 Images)
Grindhouse is an American term for a theater that mainly showed exploitation films. It is thought to stem from the defunct burlesque theaters on 42nd Street, New York, where “bump n’ grind” dancing and striptease used to be on the bill. In the 1960s these theaters were put to new use as venues for exploitation films, a trend which continued strongly throughout the 1970s in New York City and other urban centers, mainly in North America, but began a long decline during the 1980s with the advent of home video.
Exploitation film is an informal label which may be applied to any film which is generally considered to be low budget, and therefore apparently attempting to gain financial success by “exploiting” a current trend or a niche genre or a base desire for lurid subject matter. The term “exploitation” is common in film marketing for promotion or advertising in any type of film. These films then need something to exploit, such as a big star, special effects, sex, violence, or romance. An “exploitation film”, however, due to its low budget, relies more heavily than usual on “exploitation”. Very often, exploitation films are widely considered to be of low quality, and are generally “B movies”. Even so, they sometimes attract critical attention and cult followings. Some films which might readily be labeled as “exploitation films” have become trend setters and of historical importance in their own right, such as Night of the Living Dead (1968). Some films also might be advertised by the producers themselves as “exploitation films” in order to pique the interest of those who seek out films of this type.
Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters #9, Eclipse Comics, 1988
Story: Don Chin
Cover: Brent Anderson
If you are not able to feel the hammer of parody beating you senselessly over the head with this one then, my friend, you are quite thick. Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters is a parody comic illustrated by the great Sam Keith before he got his hands on some Batman titles and originals like the Maxx. This comic is often regarded (“often” as in this one time it has been brought to your attention) as a parody of a parody because when TMNT first hit the shelves it was a parody of popular 80s comics.
Like TMNT, the Hamsters are accidentally exposed to radiation that turns them into ARBBH. Thereafter, they are trained in martial arts in the Himalayas. The Hamsters names are Bruce, Chuck, Clint, and Jackie. I’m taking a leap of faith here and saying that they are named after some of the country’s biggest action movie stars at the time.
This may not be as bizarre as prior or future content, but this is still something you may never come across in your casual comic life.
Metalosis Maligna is a fake disease invented by award-winning Dutch filmmaker Floris Kaayk.
According to the mockumentary, Metalosis Maligna occurs when a metal implant has a bad interaction with human body tissues, causing the metal to grow tendrils that eventually puncture the skin from within and destroy it.
I was skimming through the video at first not knowing it was a mockumentary and landed on the part of the man in bed. I nearly died.