Planet Grindhouse Episode 1: Blaxploitation Horror

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, freaks and geeks of all ages. Welcome one and all to Planet Grindhouse, brought to you by Horror Obsessive and Horror Obsessive Radio. Where other podcasts look at the A-list movies, the creme-de-la-creme of cinema, Planet Grindhouse focuses on the other letters of the alphabet from B all the way through to Z. Here at Planet Grindhouse, we revel in the sometimes brilliant, but mostly awful films that have been committed to celluloid; drive-In movies that you walk out of; horror movies that are as horrifying as a basket full of kittens in mittens; sci-fi movies where the sets wobble and they leave the strings in shot—this is our domain. I am your host, Neil Gray, and each week I’ll be bringing you my thoughts on the world of Trash Cinema, from comparing films to best-of lists, from essential viewing to history lessons, Planet Grindhouse promises to bring you the best of the worst that’s ever graced the silver screen.

With the Halloween season in full swing, I thought that for our first-ever Planet Grindhouse, I’d look at Blaxploitation Horror and see if any movies that came out under that banner were actually good, decent, or at least passable. So come with me as we take a moonlit stroll with Blacula, dance with the devil that is Dr. Black and his partner in crime Mr. White, get possessed by a sex demon called Eshu, plunge a stake through the heart of Dr. Hess Green, and take revenge on those mobsters who murdered poor JD from far beyond our grave.

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