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Machete Maidens Unleashed!

Machete Maidens Unleashed!
  • 2010
  • Australia
  • 90 min

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Karate-kicking midgets! Papier-mâché monsters! Busty babes with blades! Filipino genre films of the 1970s and 80s had it all. Boasting cheap labour, exotic scenery and non-existent health and safety regulations, the Philippines were a dreamland for exploitation filmmakers whose renegade productions engulfed global grindhouses like a tidal schlock-wave! Now that overlooked world gets the terrific Mark (Not Quite Hollywood) Hartley treatment in the ultimate insiders’ account of drive-in filler from Manila. All the key players are interviewed from producer Roger Corman, directors Eddie Romero, Steve Carver and Jack Hill and stars Pam Grier, Celeste Yarnall, Colleen Camp and Dick Miller. Part of Glasgow Film Festival FrightFest

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The best of Frightfest at Glasgow Film Festival 2011

18 Feb 2011

Paul McEvoy, founder and co-director of the horror film festival within a festival, picks the best of the line-up ‘We always have a snapshot of exactly where the genre is at the moment, so we’re only as strong as the films that are being produced. I…

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