Duane Bradley is the author of Schlock Treatment and Schlock Theater, two non-fiction volumes about exploitation cinema. "To Deprave And Corrupt", his article about Video Nasties, appeared in issue #1 of Red Room Magazine.
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SCHLOCK THEATER is a loving homage to the movie column Joe R Lansdale and David Webb used to write for Cemetery Dance Magazine, which due to a lack of imagination on their part they called TRASH THEATER. It's part movie review, part running short story and part satire, like if Joe Bob Briggs and Jim Jefferies got together and decided to shoot the shit about movies.
Melvin Trump, the world’s only one-eyed film critic, visits his local drive-in to check out Chuck Norris movies, Japanese splatter films and flicks with exploding hookers. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll see the world in a new light. Hail to The Beef!
The assignment was routine
Travel into the desert, collect the VIP. In and out. No problem
What they found upon arrival defied explanation: a succubus whose touch transformed its victims into flesh-eating ghouls. Now the only people capable of stopping the creature from reaching town are a group of unprepared National Guard trainees….