Mais Vampiros No Cinema

Mais Vampiros 3There is a great three volume book collection, presented in Portuguese, that has been released titled, Mais Vampiros No Cinema. This series discusses Vampire Cinema. In Volume Two, covering the years 1980 to 1990 and Volume Three covering the years 2000 to 2010 the author, Ricardo Massato Miura, details the Vampire Based Zen Films created by Scott Shaw along with a lot of other great films. The Book Series is available via eBooks on Google Play or in bound editions from the publisher in Brazil.

Mais Vampiros No Cinema Volume 2 – Décadas de 1980 – 1990 eBook
Mais Vampiros No Cinema Volume 2 – Décadas de 1980 – 1990 Print

Mais Vampiros No Cinema: Volume 3 – Décadas de 2000 – 2010 eBook
Mais Vampiros No Cinema: Volume 3 – Décadas de 2000 – 2010 Print

The 100 Best “B Movies” of All Time

Here is the review written by Jim Vorel about The Roller Blade Seven in his, “The 100 Best “B Movies” of All Time,” published by Paste Magazine. Click on the title for the full list

27. The Roller Blade Seven
Year: 1991
Director: Donald G. Jackson

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Remember when I called Hell Comes to Frogtown one of the more coherent films by Donald G. Jackson? This is why. When Jackson met martial artist/producer Scott Shaw, they elevated their work to Henry Darger-tier outsider art. Employing a style coined as “Zen Filmmaking,” they set out to make a post-apocalyptic, rollerblade-centric action movie with absolutely no script involved. As Shaw says, Zen Filmmaking “allows for a spiritually pure source of immediate inspiration to be the only guide in the filmmaking process.” Here, it guided them to a movie about a nomadic warrior who teams up with a kabuki mime and a banjo player to defeat Joe Estevez and Frank Stallone in a Road Warrior-like wasteland. The Roller Blade Seven pretty easily manages to be the most psychedelic, mind-bending film on this entire list—my attempts to describe here only hint at its profound weirdness. It’s a movie that is indescribable until you experience it.