Oh, to have been there in the heyday of Grindhouse Cinema!
Rows of theaters on New York’s 42nd Street playing classics such as I Drink Your Blood, Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things, Ilsa: She-Wolf of the SS, Three on a Meathook, The Corpse Grinders, and more.
These movies are the stuff of cinema legend, and late night video parties…and so are the theaters and audiences that experienced them!
And our guest today, 42nd Street Pete Chiarella, was there for the highs and lows (and sleazy lowdowns) of it all. Pete, the creator of Grindhouse Purgatory magazine, has lots of stories to tell, and he was kind enough to join me to talk about the filmmakers, the movies, The Deuce, and the Lost Hustler Spirit of New York City. I invite you to listen in, and experience some real Grindhouse legend.
Take a hilarious trip through the gory, sexy, sleazy history of ‘The Deuce” of the 1970’s with tour guide 42nd Street Pete!
I hope you enjoy the episode.
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Satan’s Sadists (1969)
Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)
Blood Feast (1963)
Color Me Blood Red (1965)
The Defilers (1965)
The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959)
Beyond the Valley of the Ultravixens (1979)
The Corpse Grinders (1971)
Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things (1972)
The Wild Angels (1966)
I Drink your Blood (1970)/ I Eat your Skin (1971)
Ilsa: She-Wolf of the SS (1975)
Curse of Frankenstein (1957)/Horror of Dracula (1958)
Night of the Living Dead/ Slaves (Double Feature)
Black Caesar (1973)
That’s Sexploitation! (2013)
The Thrill Killers (1964)
Three on a Meathook (1972)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
Barbed wire Dolls (1976)
Dr. Butcher, MD (1981)
The Street Fighter (1974)
Deep River Savages (Sacrifice!) (1972)
Jungle Holocaust (The Last Survivor) (1977)
Undertaker and His Pals (1966)
Hell’s Angels 69 (1969)
Make Them Die Slowly (1981)
Stone Cold Dead (1979)
Vanishing Point (1971)
Cannonball Run (1981)
Mondo Cane (1962)
Africa Blood and Guts (1966)
Love Camp 7 (1969)
Turkey Shoot (1982)
Death Wish (1974)
Sex Wish (1976)
Payment in Blood or 7 Winchesters for a Massacre (1967)
Big Bird Cage (1972)
Big Doll House (1971)
Youth in Babylon- David Friedman
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The Whole Bag of Crazy- Pete Chiarella
Herschel Gordon Lewis
Ted V. Mikels
Long Jeanne Silver