The Allnighter (1987) – All night long

The Allnighter is a little-known gem featuring a little, but largely-known woman – Susanna Hoffs. That’s one third of The Bangles, the group that walked like Egyptians. The movie is a female-centred take on the coming of age genre, which is kind of clever and refreshing, unfortunately though the narrative is shallow and haphazard, and the acting a little weak. That said, with all the space left by a general lack of substance, the movie packs in a lot of totally 80s goodness…

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Vampire Girl VS Frankenstein Girl (2009) – Delirious delight

This is a total riot, packing in all the expected visual and comedic goodness for a Japanese splatter film. You want feet monsters, bone samurai, and re-animated nurses? You got it. The wacky narrative leaves ample screen time for the titular characters and other bizarre creatures to battle, as blood actually rains…

Chopping Mall (1986) – Slaughter on sale

If you’ve got a soft spot for trashy, unscary, 80s horror, you might have to give this one a go. Starting its life as Killbots, thankfully the movie was recut and renamed Chopping Mall, one of the most puntastic titles I’ve seen, and one so appropriate for its breed of low budget horror. It’s a ridiculous tale too, technological advancements in mall security see robotic enforcers posted to a hip and happening suburban mall…

Fly Me (1973) – Sweet, international antics

Fasten your seatbelts and mind the exits on this high flying, Technicolor, super cool, 70s adventure. Think James Bond meets Hong Kong Kung Fu, rolled into a silly and sexy exploitation package. Producer and director Santiago blends dumb comedy, with a sinister human trafficking plot, broken up by ridiculous Kung Fu sequences…

Private Resort (1986) – Dudes in paradise

Private Resort is a crisp, cool comedy, light on substance but full on fruity flavour, best served chilled. While the narrative is not exactly a square meal, between avoiding the bad guys and chasing chicks, our would-be teen heartthrobs have their work cut out for them…