An unheralded thriller from the 1990s, “No Contest” starred Shannon Tweed, who did kung fu for this one, comedian Andrew Dice Clay, who took folks hostage, and Robert Davi, who did the Robert Davi thing.
Joe Bob’s feature-film de-butt actually got cut. The full story is in the long out-of-print “Joe Bob Goes Back to the Drive-In,” but he was still stinging from being chopped out of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2” when he reviewed it.
This isn’t a pile of scrap metal motoring around intent on causing world destruction like in “Tetsuo: The Iron Man,” but Takashi Miike’s “Visitor Q” has its own take on body horror and it includes lactose, lots of lactose.
Last week on the Last Drive-In, we all saw cannibals Italian-style. This week’s Retro Review takes the human munching into the realm of the beloved 1950s U.S. sitcom with “‘Parents.”
Joe Bob checked out one of “Deadbeat By Dawn” director Jim Van Bebber’s later efforts — “My Sweet Satan” — in the mid-1990s. It has a scene that gets a perfect 100 on the Vomit Meter. Check it out.
Uncle Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz added to the pantheon of Troma Studios heroes with “Sgt. Kabukiman, N.Y.P.D.,” which was reviewed by Joe Bob back in 1995. Check it out.
In the wake of Tom Savini’s guest spot on “Maniac,” last week’s first feature on The Last Drive-In, we take a look at “Friday the 13th, Part 4: The Final Chapter,” one of Savini’s special effects masterpieces in this week’s Retro Review from Joe Bob.
Last Call | Retro Review: Continuing a Theme from Last Week’s LDI Premiere, Here’s Some More Wynorski
Joe Bob provides his list of top 1990s scream queens and we see some of them in this 1992 review of “Hollywood Scream Queen Hot Tub Party.”
The erotic thriller genre was a big deal back in the mid-1990s, giving the cable channel Cinemax the monicker “Skinemax” due to all the aardvarking and garbonzas in the movies it showed. Here, Joe Bob takes a look at the fourth installment of the “Body Chemistry” series.
Last Call Blog | Retro Review: In the Nineties, a Trip to ‘Dinosaur Island’ was a Good Way to Get Away
Joe Bob Briggs praises “Dinosaur Island,” a 1994 offering from the combined talents of Jim Wynorski and Fred Olen Ray. The co-directors not only showed off their movie-making skills, but showed off some enormous, well-rounded talents of another kind in this throwback to classic prehistoric flicks.