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MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE (1974)

If you find yourself burnt out on The Godfather and you’re in the market for something way more malevolent, do yourself a favor and seek out Massacre Mafia Style. Released under the title The Executioner, this independent standout from Italian-American crooner Duke Mitchell — who wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the picture — cuts…

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ANTHROPOPHAGUS (1980)

When diving into some of the horror films that emerged from Italy in the late 1970s and early 1980s, you’re bound to be subjected to some truly harsh and bizarre oddities. Take Joe D’Amato’s Anthropophagus, an island-set slasher that wields the ability to churn your stomach to this day. Released under multiple titles and making…

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VFW (2019)

Ever since Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez unleashed 2007’s Grindhouse, there have been legions of directors that have attempted to capture the unclean spirit of drive-in and exploitation movies from the ’70s and ’80s. While a great deal miss the mark, there are a handful that come out feeling like were forgotten in an old…

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