01st Mar2015

Mondo Squallido – Episode 65: Love Camp (Jess Franco)

by Mondo Squallido

We find ourselves imprisoned in the shackles of some lovely Jess Franco smut. A collaboration between Franco and Erwin C. Dietrich. The film is Love Camp (not to be confused with the inferior Nazisploitation film) and we are slaves to its sleaziness. I don’t know what I’m talking about! Maybe it’s the revolution in the […]

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25th Feb2015

‘Hot & Saucy Pizza Girls’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: John Holmes, Candida Royalle, Laurien Dominique, Christine De Shaffer, Desiree Cousteau, John Seeman | Directed by Bob Chinn We all love pizza right? Sometimes there’s nothing better than kicking back on a lazy weekend evening, sinking some beers and ordering from your nearest pizza joint. Sometimes the service can be quite lousy, but every […]

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12th Feb2015

‘Three Ripening Cherries / Sensual Fire’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

THREE RIPENING CHERRIES (dir: Carlos Tobalina, 1979) “RIPE for ACTION ready to be plucked…’” Don’t you just love sisters? Well, thankfully Uncle Tobalina has a film just for you! What we have here are the three sisters. Sally, Lucy and Ann played by Dorothy Lemay (Taboo, Chopstix), Misty Regan (Champagne Orgy, Baby Cakes) and my […]

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06th Feb2015

Mondo Squallido – Episode 64: Sex World

by Phil Wheat

To kick start 2015′s reviews I thought I would look at a cult classic that needs no introduction. That film is of course Anthony Spinelli’s Sex World starring the likes of Kay Parker, John Leslie, Joey Silvera and the wonderful Annette Haven.. A who’s who cast with Hollywood like production values. Is it as good […]

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06th Feb2015

‘Cry for Cindy / Touch Me / Act of Confession’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

CRY FOR CINDY (dir: Anthony Spinelli, 1976) “Which is the real Cindy?” Amber Hunt (Long Jeanne Silver, Sexworld) stars as Anna and she’s cute as a button in that almost strange sort of way. She’s a humble hairdresser who spends her free time with her boyfriend Dennis, played by Spencer Travis (Big Split). Things are […]

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19th Jan2015

‘Carnal Haven’ / ‘Her Last Fling’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

CARNAL HAVEN (dir: Carlos Tobalina, 1976) “Sharon has the ‘Gypsy Grip’… But John knows the ‘Inka Knot’” Not every couple has amazing sex. Thankfully, for those couples out there who suffer, you are not alone! You see, we have four couple who each have their own problems and hang ups. Firstly, we have Leslie and […]

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15th Jan2015

‘Fantastic Orgy / Champagne Orgy’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Fantastic Orgy (dir: Carlos Tobalina, 1978) “Her Sexual Drive Makes Her A Star…!”

 Iris Medina (playing herself in more ways than one) is a filmmaker. She has previously been producing sex related films, especially for college. She decides to take that next creative step from arthouse student filmmaking, hardcore pornography! When she isn’t behind the […]

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13th Jan2015

Mondo Squallido – Episode 63: Christmas Evil

by Mondo Squallido

Ho ho ho! Gather round children, do I have treat for you! It’s the Mondo Squallido Christmas Special… Well, not really. Today we look at Christmas Evil, a Christmas themed horror that is something of a cult hit. Now, I don’t usually do seasonal horror, I find it pretty dull. My ho-ho-hopes were small and […]

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11th Jan2015

‘Mai Lin vs. Serena / Oriental Hawaii’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Mai Lin vs. Serena Carlos Tobalina (The Ultimate Pleasure, I Am Always Ready) has a little bit of a problem. He has a new film lined up and needs to find his leading lady. His options are the cute blonde Serena (Dracula Sucks, Pleasure Palace) and fiery Mai Lin (Oriental Madam, Peepholes). To help him […]

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05th Jan2015

Mondo Squallido – Episode 62: Dracula Sucks

by Mondo Squallido

Bolt the doors! Board up the windows! Turn out the lights! Get under the covers…. Wait! Hands off! It’s time for the Mondo Squallido “Not-so Annual Not-so Halloween” Halloween Special! Do you have the courage to face Count Dracula!? No! Not Bela Lugosi or Christoper Lee! Jamie Gillis! Yes that’s right! Tonight we tackle Dracula […]

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13th Dec2014

Mondo Squallido – Episode 61: Ilsa the Wicked Warden

by Phil Wheat

Today on Mondo Squallido we are entering the world of Jess Franco once again. This time we look at his semi-unofficial and unintended venture in to the Ilsa sub genre. The film goes by many names, but I think even some newcomers to world of psychotronic cinema will at least know this film. It is […]

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11th Dec2014

‘Tropic of Desire / Fantasy World’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Tropic of Desire It’s approaching the end of World War 2. Georgina Spelvin (The Devil in Miss Jones) plays as Frances, a madam of a small tropical island whore house. She caters for the constant stream of American sailors. One day Rita, one of her girls played by Kitty Shane (Vista Valley PTA) finds out […]

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10th Dec2014

Mondo Squallido – Episode 60: Prisoner of Paradise

by Mondo Squallido

“A shipwrecked World War II sailor comes to the rescue of two American nurses held in the clutches of a twisted Nazi officer and his three female assistants on a deserted South Pacific island.” Once again, we find ourselves looking at a film that could be labeled as a piece of Nazisploitation, Prisoner of Paradise. […]

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11th Nov2014

Mondo Squallido – Episode 59: Sugar Cookies

by Mondo Squallido

Hello and welcome to another episode of Mondo Squallido. Today we are looking at a film that’s been talked up a hell of a lot, especially with regards to the recent release by Vinegar Syndrome. That film is of course the Lloyd Kaufman penned art house sexploitation film Sugar Cookies, directed by Theodore Gershuny. A […]

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30th Oct2014

Mondo Squallido – Episode 58: Malabimba

by Mondo Squallido

Matteiofthedead returns with Malabimba: The Malicious Whore, some good old fashioned Italian sleaze from the infamous Andrea Bianchi (Strip Nude For Your Killer, Burial Ground). This effort is his take on the possession genre. The film in question is Malabimba, a tale of a young (oh yes folks) girl possessed by an evil and and […]

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23rd Oct2014

‘The Werner Herzog Collection: Disc 2′ Review (BFI)

by Mondo Squallido

It is finally time to look at the second disc of the BFI collection box set. Hope you enjoyed part one and potentially found it useful. This time round, there are only two titles to devour. One being my personal favourite Herzog film, and the other being an example of his early television documentary work. […]

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20th Oct2014

Mondo Squallido – Episode 57: Winter Heat

by Mondo Squallido

This time round on Mondo Squallido we are looking at another title recently released by the guys over at Vinegar Syndrome. The title in question is Winter Heat a home invasion sleaziest starring the king himself, Jamie Gillis. How will this film stand up to other examples of the genre? Who knows! All I can […]

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12th Oct2014

‘Purely Physical / Cathouse Fever’ DVD Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Purely Physical The first film on this Chris Warfield (Up Yours, Teenage Seductress) double feature is Purely Physical which follows the story of Kathy, played by Laura Lazare (Suzie Superstar, Love Letters). Kathy is studying journalism at college and applies for the job as a hotel receptionist so she can write about the human condition. […]

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08th Oct2014

‘Bijou’ DVD Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

On his way home after a long day at work, a construction worker (Ronnie Shark) witness a young woman (Cassandra Hart) being hit by a car. Of course, being the gentleman that he his, our brave hero is there to help a lending hand. Well, I should say thieving hand. He steals the young woman’s […]

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07th Oct2014

‘Jess Franco’s Downtown’ DVD Review (Ascot Elite, Ger)

by Mondo Squallido

Jess Franco (99 Women, Vampyros Lesbos) stars as Al Pereia, a private detective who is down on his luck and waiting for that next big job. Thankfully for him, he gets a job from a glamorous young woman by the name of Cynthia, played by the ever lovely Lina Romay (Female Vampire, Lorna the Exorcist). […]

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03rd Oct2014

Mondo Squallido – Episode 56: Emmanuelle

by Mondo Squallido

Today we are going all sophisticated (again) and looking at a softcore classic that literally separated the men from the boys, Emmanuelle. I have fond childhood memories of this gem but does it live up my expectations? I have seen A LOT of stuff from both sides of the spectrum of adult material. The only […]

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03rd Oct2014

‘The Werner Herzog Collection: Disc 1′ Review (BFI)

by Mondo Squallido

Werner Herzog is one of my all time favourite directors. Ever since watching his take on Nosferatu, I knew I was hooked. Exploring both his fictional and documentary films, you will find a fascinating body of work. Sure, some of his opinions I really don’t agree with (I’m talking about you, Into the Abyss and […]

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