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Zack Carlson

  • Reviews

    Operation Las Vegas (1990)

    By the time the eleventh year of the ’80s rolled around, international leading man Richard Harrison had run the genre gamut from Herculean epics to spaghetti westerns to martial arts blowouts,…

  • Features

    Exquisites 2013: Zack’s Films Of The Year

    Like me, you’ve probably lived on this planet for your entire life. In that time, you’ve seen it all. Mayors. Food fights. Snowmen. The works. Let’s face facts. There’s nothing new…

  • Reviews

    Dark Power, The (1985)

    An idyllic day in the swampy township of Belews Creek. We sweep across gray skies and brown grass. A flyer tacked to a dead tree reads: SAMMY & EARL “THE FIX-IT…

  • Reviews

    Scary Tales (1993)

    A hooded figure with glowing eyes appears in a dense plume of mist. He’s encircled by silhouetted children who wait for him to read from an ancient tome. His voice emanates…

  • Reviews

    Blonde Death (1983)

    Pizza. Solo dance parties. Humping. These are the building blocks of existence, according to teenage southern baptist Tammy. Her upright parents have an opposing stance on the subject, but find it…

  • Reviews

    Savage Lust (1990)

    A bloody carving knife is wielded by a woman whose torso is covered by a giant porcelain mask. Her hair turns red and curly and her right eye milks over when…

  • Reviews

    Cards of Death (1986)

    Shadows stalk the night. Some belong to desperate men in hobo masks; others to switchblade-wielding new wave dominatrixes. But they’re all cast against the urine-soaked asphalt by the throbbing pulse of…

  • Reviews

    Black Crystal, The (1990)

    Meet Will, played by The Black Crystal’s writer/director/producer/editor/composer Mike Conway. Will’s a practical guy; the type who tucks in his Izod shirt before he gets behind the wheel of his yellow Trans…

  • Reviews

    Furious (1984)

    Reality is the enemy. We escape into movies and books and comics and our homicidal fantasies because the world we live in isn’t as satisfying as it should be. Occasionally, one…