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Motion Picture Purgatory: SKULLDUGGERY (1979)

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An early entry in Canada’s WTF cannon of weird and wonderful genre films, SKULLDUGGERY was made by Czech-born photographer Ota Richter during a stopover in Canada at the tail end of the 1970s. Borrowing from both the slasher fad and Satanic Panic fears about RPG games that were rampant at the time, Richter crafted this nonsensical and occasionally surreal horror film about the fine line between reality and fantasy. One of the first films to feature Manitoba-born actress and Canuxploitation mainstay Wendy Crewson (THE MARK OF CAIN), the film’s confusing story and off-kilter take on the horror genre has won it a few fans over the years. Now, it’s Rick Trembles‘ turn to roll some D12s on the film for his latest Motion Picture Purgatory. Rick sez:

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Motion Picture Purgatory: THE FLY II (1989)

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Aside from the upcoming RABID redo, Cronenberg has proven to be relatively immune to remakes. Unnecessary sequels, on the other hand, have been fair game, from SCANNERS III and SCANNER COP to the subject of Rick Trembles‘ latest Motion Picture Purgatory, THE FLY II. Featuring almost entirely different personnel both behind and in front of the camera, this Vancouver-shot follow up didn’t create quite the same buzz as the original (sorry). Rick sez:

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