Thursday, July 22, 2010
So I saw this phenomenal documentary about Aussie exploitation films, Not Quite Hollywood. It featured of a variety of nudie, gross-out, horror, and sci-fi/apocalyptic films, one of which was the classic, Mad Dog Morgan, starring the much-missed Dennis Hopper (above).
Horror was never my bag, but I have to say, the films highlighted in this doc made "gory and freaky" seem absurd and humorous, a statement on the need for creating pure entertainment. It introduced me, perhaps, to why folks dig slasher films. I realize there is social commentary in everything if you dig deep enough (or not), but the world of 70's Ozploitation was just plain fun to "walk about" in.