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Motion Picture Purgatory: SPLATTER: ARCHITECTS OF FEAR (1986)

One of Canada’s goriest SOV entries makes its debut on Canuxploitation! A how-to gore FX video that wasn’t really what it claimed to be, SPLATTER: ARCHITECTS OF FEAR is an offbeat but popular VHS store rental that still confuses people today over it’s true intentions–is this supposed to be an instructional video or a post-apocalyptic epic? For his latest Motion Picture Purgatory, Rick Trembles digs into the squibs-and-nudity-packed legend of SPLATTER and it’s strange appeal. Rick sez:


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Rue Morgue TV: THE PLAYGIRL KILLER

We’re back with a new Canuxploitation episode on Rue Morgue TV. This time, I talk about the wild Montreal-shot film THE PLAYGIRL KILLER (1966), Canada’s very first colour horror movie with a fascinating HG Lewis connection. Check it out!

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Motion Picture Purgatory: THE PSYCHIC (1991)

Forget Fulci, this straight-to-video George Mihalka joint mixes ESP and psychology with erotic thriller tropes and comes up with a vaguely satisfying Toronto-shot stew of genre goodness. For his latest Motion Picture Purgatory, Rick Trembles uses his mind’s eye to visualize his take on the film’s vaguely psychic (and definitely horny) college student who keeps flashing on a mysterious serial killer murdering young girls. And hey, isn’t that Billy from Gremlins? Rick sez:

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Motion Picture Purgatory: THE PLAGUE (1979)

Grab yourself a 6″ assorted and some Humpty Dumpty chips while you check out our latest Motion Picture Purgatory This time out Rick Trembles checks out the germ-laced sci-fi thriller THE PLAGUE, one of the more obscure films by tax shelter transplant Ed Hunt, who took a break from his UFO obsession at the time (though his documentary UFO’S ARE REAL was released the same year). For this film, American import Kate Reid plays a scientist matched up with Daniel Pilon trying to contain the spread of a disease via endless shots of laboratories, science equipment and delicious sandwiches. Rick sez:

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Motion Picture Purgatory: LOVING & LAUGHING (1971)

Although Montreal distribution company Cinepix started off with French-language sex comedies when they moved into production it the late 1960s, the popularity of these films–dubbed “maple syrup porn” in a Variety article–soon led them to move into the Anglophone market as well. This month, Rick Trembles’ Motion Picture Purgatory looks at one of Cinepix’s best efforts of the era, the hippie-fied LOVING & LAUGHING, which attempts to bridge Canada’ cultural barrier with an even more universal language–nudity and sexual hijinks. Rick sez:

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