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The Movies Most Critics Won’t Write About

One opinion; 8,000 reviews (or thereabouts).


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First video and more recently the internet with its streaming videos and not strictly legal peer-to-peer capabilities. With so many sources available, today’s fan of horror and exploitation movies isn’t necessarily educated on paths well-trodden, such as Universal and Hammer. They may not even be born and bred on Dawn of the Dead. Anyone with a bit of technical savvy (quickly becoming second nature for the born-clicking generation) may be viewing Mystics in Bali and S.S. Experiment Camp long before ever hearing of Bela Lugosi or watching a movie directed by Dario Argento.

Spinegrinder is one man’s ambitious, exhaustive and utterly obsessive (1,100 pages!) attempt to make sense of over a century of exploitation and cult cinema, of a sort that most critics won’t care to write about. One opinion; 8,000 reviews (or thereabouts).

Clive Davies

CLIVE DAVIES was born in South Wales in 1979. Early exposure to the film Zoltan: Hound of Dracula set him on a lifetime of addiction to dodgy films. He is beyond help at this point. Pity him. He has lived in Tokyo, Japan since relocating there in 1999. He currently enjoys hanging out in on-their-last-legs pink movie theatres surrounded by snoring senior citizens and masturbating exhibitionists; and other less wholesome pursuits. He co-hosts the Magic Morning Wood and Ychyfus! movie conversation podcasts.