Xanadu

July 2, 2017 at 7:54 pm (6 Heads, Xanadu) (, , , , , , , , )

Xanadu – 1980 – United States

Sonny is a painter who paints enlarged copies of album covers to be used as advertisements. He’s too talented for his job and lets everyone know by complaining constantly. One day, he meets Kira—a mythological Greek muse who has been sent from Olympus to help him escape his rut. It turns out that Sonny and Kira both love rollerskating. Romance blooms. Meanwhile, Sonny befriends a rich jazz clarinetist named Danny who dreams of opening a nightclub. Sonny and Danny, inspired by Kira, open a roller disco nightclub called Xanadu. Everything works out.

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Dead 7

March 21, 2017 at 2:02 am (2 Heads, Dead 7) (, , , )

Dead 7 – 2000 – United States

Two meth dealers murder a deaf homeless kid by shoving him down a mineshaft. He rises as a zombie and kills the dealers and their girlfriends. Also involved is a corrupt cop (played by the director) and the homeless kid’s demented sister named Venus Equinox.

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Toward the Terra

August 13, 2016 at 7:24 pm (7 Heads, Toward the Terra) (, , , , , , , , )

Toward the Terra – 1980 – Japan

After Terra (Earth) is ruined by war and pollution, the survivors establish a totalitarian government called Universal Control. They create a computer program called Mother to breed a new race of genetically modified humans. These test tube babies have implanted memories that make them complacent and unemotional, thereby preventing mankind’s irrational tendencies from ever destroying the planet again. Occasionally, a mutant is born. These mutants are called the Mu. Each is physically disabled in some way (blind, asthmatic, mute), but they accommodate with psychic powers. Hunted by Universal Control, the Mu hide in their underground city and plot rebellion.

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Track of the Moon Beast

July 24, 2016 at 11:25 pm (6 Heads, Track of the Moon Beast) (, , , )

Track of the Moon Beast – 1976 – United States

While watching a meteor shower, a mineralogist named Paul is struck by a hurtling rock. The rock (from the Moon) lodges in Paul’s brain. Every night when the Moon appears, Paul transforms into a humanoid lizard and goes on a murderous rampage. Paul’s friend Johnny Longbow keenly investigates the murders. Johnny is an anthropology professor, champion archer, Native American, and all-around great friend. Plus, he makes a delicious stew. Upon discovering Paul’s condition, he collaborates with the world’s top neuroscientists to find a cure. When Paul proves incurable, Johnny kills him with a handmade arrow of Moon rock.

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Coach

May 31, 2015 at 8:58 pm (5 Heads, Coach) (, , , , , )

Coach – 1978 – United States

Coach
is set in an unrealistic high school full of romantically aggressive girls, outspoken sexist boys, and pathetic dweeby nerds. The chauvinist principal accidentally hires a female coach (who is also an Olympic medalist) for the boys’ basketball team. To avoid being fired, the coach must lead her team to victory in every game without fail, all while enduring audacious sexual harassment. Then again, she provokes this by wearing shorts that her ass cheeks hang out of, and also by having sex with one of her students. Eventually, the coach transforms her mediocre team into champions, and earns the love and admiration of everyone.

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Beach Girls and the Monster

April 12, 2015 at 11:57 pm (5 Heads, Beach Girls and the Monster) (, , , , , )

Beach Girls and the Monster – 1965 – United States

After graduating college, Richard spends his days surfing and hanging with his girlfriend. Richard’s father, an oceanographer, wants Richard to quit loafing and start a career. Meanwhile, a humanoid fish (allegedly a mutant barracuda) stalks the beach, murdering surfers. In the unsurprising ending, the killer is revealed as Richard’s father. Dressed in a (rather crappy) monster suit, he slaughtered the beachgoers to keep Richard from surfing. Thanks dad!

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The Horror of Party Beach

March 30, 2015 at 2:52 am (3 Heads, Horror of Party Beach) (, , , , , , )

The Horror of Party Beach – 1964 – United States

Radioactive waste is dumped in the ocean and drifts into a shipwreck. Decaying corpses are resurrected as blood drinking humanoid fish. The unkillable monsters stalk a beach community, murdering sunbathers, tourists, drunks, and twenty sorority girls at a slumber party. Scientists eventually discover that the fish-men are actually “giant protozoa” and can be destroyed by sodium. There is a confrontation and all the fish-men are doused in sodium and explode.

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Head

December 31, 2014 at 3:12 am (8 Heads, Head) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Head – 1968 – United States

After the cancellation of The Monkees television series, The Monkees and Jack Nicholson smoked weed, dropped acid, and devised Head. Head is a plotless collection of surreal vignettes. At various points, The Monkees make out with mermaids, star in a Western film, fight in Vietnam, find a Coke machine in a desert and destroy it with a tank, transform into dandruff, and get sucked into a vacuum cleaner. The imagery is funny, weird, and eerie. Scenes of people turning into manikins are uncanny. Also, the famous footage of Nguyễn Văn Lém’s execution is shown to disturbing effect. Musical interludes by The Monkees’ are spread throughout the film.

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The Mini-Skirt Mob

February 22, 2014 at 4:01 am (6 Heads, Mini-Skirt Mob) (, , , , , )

The Mini-Skirt Mob – 1968 – United States

Rodeo star Jeff quits his biker gang and marries Connie, a mousy banker. The gang, led by Jeff’s jealous old flame Shayne, harasses the newlyweds. Pranks degenerate to violence and Jeff and Connie retaliate. There are fistfights and catfights. A motorcyclist rides off a cliff. A woman is incinerated by a Molotov cocktail while the camera lingers on her charred flesh.

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Miami Connection

December 1, 2013 at 11:02 pm (9 Heads, Miami Connection) (, , , , , , , )

Miami Connection – 1987 – United States

Miami Connection was masterminded by writer/producer/director/actor/martial artist Y. K. Kim. Shown only in Florida, Miami Connection was a commercial failure, bankrupting its creator. It remained unheard of until its 2012 re-release by Drafthouse Films (the video distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema theater chain in Texas). With its charming mixture of insanity and sincerity, Miami Connection seems poised for cult status.

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