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Drive-In Dust Offs: Slugs (1988)

  • DailyDead
Give it up for Juan Piquer Simon. Not only did the Spanish director bestow upon the horror world one of the craziest and memorable slashers of all time, Pieces (1983), he also found it within himself to give us Slugs (1988). Not quite as crazy as Pieces (but almost as good), Slugs trades heavily in the J.P. Simon business: a whole lot of weird, a nuclear ton of energy, and gore galore. If you only see one badly dubbed mollusk monster movie, filled with heavy pettin’ and (literally) explosive action, you would be wise to choose Slugs.

Released Stateside by New World Pictures (post Roger Corman years) in February, this Spanish/American coproduction has never been as beloved as J.P.’s killer-on-campus opus, but that’s only because it seems to play out in a more straightforward manner. Trust me; this film brings all the B level goods, with no expiration date in sight.
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Mary Lambert — The Secret Is Not a Secret

  • Planet Fury
In a career that has spanned almost 35 years, filmmaker Mary Lambert has seen a lot and learned even more. She's worked with monsters of all shapes and sizes, from Mötley Crüe to Stephen King. But even she had never encountered something the likes of her latest film, Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, a wonderful little creature feature created for the Syfy cable network by infamous B-movie production house The Asylum.

When I spoke to Lambert recently, she said, "Every day on the set was like being pushed out of an airplane with a World War II parachute into hostile territory. At the end of every day, we were just glad to be alive, even though we knew as survivors that we were just going to be pushed out of the airplane again tomorrow. Nothing surprises me anymore."

The hard work definitely paid off. Of the many low-budget gems foisted upon an unsuspecting,
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Mary Lambert talks life after “Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid”

  • Fangoria
Mary Lambert talks life after “Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid”
It’s tough to follow up a film called Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid, but director Mary Lambert already has a few irons in the fire. The helmer of Pet Sematary and its sequel, The In Crowd, The Attic and Siesta, waxed enthusiastic yesterday about her Syfy debut, which airs Saturday, January 29 at 9 p.m., and also spoke with us exclusively about her post-mega Python future.
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Exclusive: Mary Lambert on “Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid”

  • Fangoria
Exclusive: Mary Lambert on “Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid”
More than a few jaws drop when Syfy announced that feature film director Mary Lambert, helmer of Pet Sematary, The In Crowd and Siesta, would be tackling the cable channel’s latest over-the-top monsterfest, Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid. After tons of both mainstream and fan press over the wacky project’s announcement, Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid will premiere on Saturday, January 29 at 9 p.m. The Syfy original movie spawned from The Asylum, makers of such low-rent fare as Mega Piranha and Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus, which respectively starred Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid headliners Tiffany and Debbie Gibson. In this exclusive interview, Lambert says she dove into her first Syfy flick for the fun of it and predicts viewers will follow suit.
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Take Three: Grace Jones

  • FilmExperience
Craig here. It's Take Three time.

Today: Ladies and gentlemen - heeeeere's Grace (Jones)

Singer, icon, original fashionista fantastica, bat-mental celebrity hurricane force. We might not think of Grace Jones as first and foremost an actress, but she energised a handful of films with enough strong supporting style and amazing gracefulness to cement a sporadically unique celluloid reputation second to none. All in her own inestimable way, of course.

She was a woman with a moustache in Siesta, and half-man/half-woman in daft horror Wolf Girl, a spear-carrying warrior alongside Arnie in Conan the Destroyer, a desert dame in cult oddity Straight to Hell, and recently she checked into Abel Ferrerra’s hotel doc. Chelsea on the Rocks. She’s never one to ever be dull and has enlivened and sauced up many a movie role the only way she can: fabulously. So this week I’ve been slaving to
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