Today Chris and Mike discuss the Linda Blair classic, Savage Streets (1984).
If you haven't seen Savage Streets then you are missing out on one of the greatest trash-cinema classics of all time. This movie exists in a parallel universe where teenage girls shop for bear traps and crossbows and hair is so big it has a life of its own.
Linda Blair gives an absolute classic performance that absolutely must be seen to be believed and the soundtrack by John Farnham is the pinnacle of mid-80s rock. Savage Streets is something truly special.
Today Chris and Mike discuss the long forgotten movie about a woman with a talking... box. You know you're in trouble when the title for the movie contains an exclamation point. Chatterbox! is one of those movies that really fancies itself more of a statement piece than it really is.
Penelope finds herself with a unique problem; a problem that only Hollywood can cure as her lady region takes on a life of itself. Virginia - the talking box - becomes a singing sensation and is quickly put on the fast track to stardom; much to the chagrin of her female host.
On this episode of The Grindbin we cover an exploitation movie that might have been dropped off from another dimension. One in which sultry gangs of cheerleaders prey on unsuspecting men and suck the life out of them. They operate under the guise of rooting for sports teams and prancing around in mini skirts but these "cheerleaders" are spreading much more than school spirit. The Cheerleaders (1973) is a true classic of grindhouse cinema that is worth your attention.
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On the second episode of The Grindbin, Mike and Chris delve into one of the strangest movies ever produced. Malibu High (1979) is a true Grindhouse classic that embodies everything you could hope for in the genre.
Kim is a highschool senior who was just dumped by her boyfriend and is failing out of school. Desperate times call for desperate measures and Kim decides to solve her problems the only way she knows how, by becoming a hooker and seducing her teachers to get straight A's. All of this culminates in one of the strangest third acts to a film that simply has to be seen to be believed.
The Van (1977) is a great starting point for the world of exploitation and grindhouse films. It is a movie (like many of these films) that exists within it's own universe. A world in which hookers roam pizza parlors, drinking while driving is not only celebrated but encouraged, and a world in which the word "no" is just a suggestion.