by Patrick Bromley
June 9: Italian Horror! - A Blade in the Dark (1982, dir. Lamberto Bava) There are way too many options for today! I'm trying to stay away from Fulci because he gets his own day, and staying away from Argento because his greatest hits are pretty familiar to a lot of us. Instead I'll go with this wacky giallo from Lamberto Bava, a pretty great director who lives in the shadow of his father and doesn't always get his due. This is one of my favorites of his and a movie I find fairly accessible even for those among you who still aren't into Italian horror. Of course, I may be so deep into these kinds of movies that I don't know what's accessible anymore. Please don't hate me. (Watch on Shudder)
Cut-Throats Nine) starring Jean-Louis Trintignant as a mute gunfighter leading a showdown against Klaus Kinski and a group of bounty hunters. I like a lot of Corbucci movies, but this one might be his best. (Watch on Amazon Prime Video) I also really love the revenge western Hannie Caulder, which is also available to watch on Prime.
Amazon Prime Video) Speaking of Crown, you could always watch The Beach Girls (1982, dir. Pat Townsend), a personal favorite, also on Amazon Prime Video.
had a second look and realized it's pretty great. (Watch free with ads on TubiTV) If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber, Zone Troopers (1985, dir. Danny Bilson) is a really fun one, starring Tim Thomerson as the leader of a group of commandos during WWII who try to get an alien back home.
Junesploitation discovery for me last year, and it's one I've not since forgotten. Part action, part horror, part I don't know what, Wolf Guy should be called Junesploitation: The Movie. I don't even want to attempt describing the plot, so just take my word for it that Sonny Chiba is in it and that the movie is crazy in the best, most exciting way. (Watch on Shudder)