Blood Mania (1970) is supposedly a horror thriller. The plot itself is nearly enough to make a trashy thriller. A doctor is treating his boss, who is now bedridden. The boss's strange oldest daughter is out to nail the doctor. The doctor has a girlfriend, and a blackmailer, who has been keeping the secret of the doctor's little abortion clinic in med school. The strange daughter kills the father with amyl nitrate so she can inherit his fortune, bail out the doctor, and live happily ever after.
When the will is read, the money all goes to a younger sister, and things start getting really strange. Maria de Aragon, as the strange daughter, shows breasts about every five minutes. Reagan Wilson as the girlfriend shows breasts and buns, before she screws the blackmailer then disappears from the story never to return. Vicki Peters, as the good sister, shows breasts and buns.
Efilmcritic said the following, "If it seems weird to focus mainly on a film's nudity, it's important to remember that the Skin is the ONLY thing worth seeing in this movie. Were the nudity removed, Blood Mania would retain the entertainment value of a used tea bag."
IMDb readers have this at 2.3 of 10. The film suffers from some of the worst acting I have ever seen, poor direction and editing, and awful camera work. I did get a belly laugh watching de Aragon trying to work up a head of steam for her big dramatic moment. This is enough to make you wonder who decides what films will get the DVD treatment. This is either a low C- as a bad movie, or an E, as it is pretty much inept, and fails as both a thriller and as horror.
Maria De Aragon
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Raw Nerve (1999)
Tuna and I reviewed
this film some time ago. (It's actually not too bad for a STV
cop flick.) I took another look
at it because Nicollete Sheridan has now become an "it girl",
starring in Desperate Housewives and the famous NFL commercial.
- Nicolette Sheridan (1,
Read this review at the
Movie House, because the three pictures are the only interesting thing
about the film..
The three stars are Lee Majors, Philip Michael Thomas, and
I'm guessing Corbin Bernsen was busy.
Gypsy 83 (2001)
The typical coming-of-age film goes like this:
(Some outsiders) fear being stuck in
(typical rust belt or bible belt town) forever, trapped among (jocks, in-crowders, cheerleaders) who
don't recognize their inner beauty. They take their only refuge in
each other, and in maintaining a sarcastic posture toward everyone
in their world. Since they can't remain high-school outsiders for
life, they use (football, music, brains) to escape their
dreary life. Whew! They really need a road trip. They set out for
(New York, California) on a journey of self-discovery with some
fellow outsiders, chasing some (idealistic dream). They meet
many colorful people along the way, including role models as well as
people who laugh at them and use them. They lose their virginity in
literal and figurative ways. After considerable hardship, they
(become a star, overcome personal fears, get accepted at Harvard),
and find an adult world in which they belong. They look forward to a
new life outside of (typical rust belt or
bible belt town), somehow wiser for their
The tone of the film will be some mixture of
self-pity, sophomoric humor, and sentimentality, mixed to the taste
of the director.
This film follows the formula completely. In the
underlined areas, please insert: "Goths", "Sandusky", "in-crowders",
"music", "Stevie Nicks impersonating contest", and "overcome personal
fears" (with a hint of "become a star"). In the tone department, it
is heavy on self-pity, spiced with sentimentality. Not much humor.
Sara Rue, star of TV's "Less than Perfect" plays the Grand Goth
Gypsy, whose obsession with Stevie Nicks is the second most
dominating factor in her psyche, second only to the emptiness left
when her mother abandoned her to "become a star." Although
overweight, 25 years old, and paralyzed by stage fright, she is
still harboring her adolescent dreams of a singing career of her
own. She makes her peregrinations to find the true Stevie scene and
to seek word of her mom. She is companied by her gay goth friend,
and together they pass uncomfortably through Middle America on their
way to the Big Apple and The Night of 1000 Stevies (which is a real
annual event). Along the way, Gypsy manages to be exploited sexually
by an Amish guy, which certainly sounds like I made it up to make
fun of the film, but is in fact exactly what happened!
Although not an especially good film, neither is Gypsy 83 a very bad
one. It has its charms but, unlike more mainstream coming-of-age
sagas, its appeal is
limited to a fairly small audience. This story reinforces my belief
that no matter how obscure your sub-culture, somebody will
eventually make a film that really seems to capture your
awakening from adolescence. If you lived in Red State America and
were part of the Goth scene, or if you had a sexual orientation that
didn't fit into the mainstream small town values of the place where
you grew up, than you may find this film affecting.
Unfortunately for those who invested in this film,
that target audience is so small that the film was made in 2001, was
released in one theater, then took three years to move to DVD. The
high score at IMDb is probably an indication that the only people
who have seen the movie are those who were predisposed to like it
and made an effort to seek it out. 80% of the voters have scored it
a seven or higher! If it were seen by a larger and more
heterogeneous group, it would probably be in the mid 5s.
Yesterday's Mystery Woman:
You've probably already been inundated with e-mails on this subject,
but the "mystery woman" from Tuesday's query is Fawna MacLaren, and
the movie is LOVER'S LEAP. Here's her IMDB entry:
B. is correct that she's a babe, and her bathtub masturbation scene
is a classic among bathtub masturbations scenes (a specialized
subgenre if ever there was one....).
Scoop's note: you can find some caps from that
film in the Encyclopedia.
Ae Fond Kiss - Movie Trailer and Official UK and Ireland Film
The R-rated trailer for the Russian comedy, You I Love.
On their first anniversary, Vera comes home to discover her
boyfriend Tim in bed with another man.
Letterman's Top Ten Signs that Tom Brokaw doesn't give a damn any
Here's a behind-the-scenes clip from Spanglish
Two more featurettes about Lemony Snicket's A Series of
Here's a new clip from 'Closer'. (And not a very good
A video clip from Fat Actress - and it's surprisingly funny.
Britney's Naughty Toxic Bits at Kontraband. Brit's
video has all the right ingredients: no singing, no clothing.
A video clip from Fat Actress - and it's surprisingly funny.
The Daily Show looks at The Friday after Thanksgiving shopping.
The Daily Show in the Great White North.
"With it's tolerant society,
low crime rate and free health care, Canada is hell for
The Daily Show's senior Kiev Bureau Chief Rob Corddry admits he
has no business being Senior Kiev Bureau Chief.
Jude Law stops by The Daily Show to talk about the heated
competition for Sexiest Man Alive.
Coach Tyrone Willingham was fired by Notre Dame on Tuesday
after three seasons in which he failed to return one of the
nation's most storied football programs to prominence. He had two
years left on his contract. Notre Dame averaged 7-5 under
Willingham, but they were thinking more in terms of national
Do Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings have low ceilings because he was
- (The Smoking Cap Gun)
Nanny Sues Imus Over Ranch Wrangle : "A New York woman
who briefly worked as a nanny for Don Imus has sued the radio host
for wrongful termination, claiming she was canned for bringing a
harmless cap gun and pocketknife with her during a trip last
Thanksgiving to the family's sprawling New Mexico ranch. Nichole
Mallette, 24, also claimed in her New York State Supreme Court
lawsuit, a copy of which you'll find below, that she was defamed
when Imus later announced on his program that he had been forced
to 'disarm' his nanny, whom he labeled as dangerous and a
Star Wars roundup - all the news and gossip and spoilers as of Nov
Ain't It Cool News gets a kick out of Godzilla: Final Wars
Earthquake shakes Mount St. Helens - the new lava dome is roughly
the size of an aircraft carrier
Beleaguered Butch Davis is out as the head coach of the Cleveland
Baywatch bombshell Pamela Anderson has urged women to follow her
example by claiming their "inner slut"
Play 20 Questions with an AI program.
MAXIM ONLINE has a section dedicated to the hot new Hardee's girl,
First images from THE WAR OF THE WORLDS due next month.
Martha Stewart eyeing a return in a reality show. It
will be like the Apprentice. Six candidates come up with creative
stock swindles. Winner gets to "the the rap" for Martha in the
The trailer for The Chorus (Les Choristes) RECIPE: Take
a heaping helping of Dead Poets' Society. Stir in a pint of Fame.
Film in French. Voila!
Two more clips from Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate
The trailer for The Wedding Date. Debra Messing stars
as Kat Ellis, a young woman who returns to her parents' London
home for her sister's wedding and has to confront her ex-fiance,
who dumped her two years before. In a desperate attempt to face
the ordeal with dignity, Kat hires a top-drawer male escort
(Mulroney) to pose as her new boyfriend, only to realize that
pretend relationships can be more nerve racking than facing up to
Here's the incredibly LOUD trailer for Man of the House.:
"In 'Man of the House,' a story laced with both comedy and action,
hard-edged Texas Ranger Roland Sharp (Tommy Lee Jones) is assigned
to protect the only witnesses to the murder of a key figure in the
prosecution of a drug kingpin -- a group of University of Texas
cheerleaders. Sharp must now go undercover as an assistant
cheerleading coach and move in with the young women - possibly the
most terrifying assignment in his thirty-year career in law
Here's the first-ever teaser for Bewitched, the big
screen Nicole Kidman riff on the hit TV series, directed by Nora
Ephron. (The film is actually about making a revival of the TV
series. Will Ferrell plays a washed-up actor who hopes for a
comeback playing Darren.)
RATHER’S RESIGNATION BASED ON FALSE INFORMATION. The
veteran CBS anchorman withdrew his resignation from the network’s
evening newscast today, revealing that his decision to resign had
been based on information that later turned out to be false. When
he made the startling discovery, Mr. Rather said, “My face was
redder than my Aunt Mabel’s rhubarb pie.”
Astronomy Pic of the Day gives an incredibly edifying and
beautiful satellite picture of lake effect snow.
- This week's arthouse darling:
House of Flying Daggers - 87% positive reviews.
Subtitled movie from the director of Hero.
The consensus is the same as for every Chinese wire-fu movie these
days: beautiful photography, beautiful score (surprisingly not by
Tan Dun this time).
- This week's one and only mainstream new movie:
Closer - 63% positive reviews.
- After all the ballots have been counted,
Christmas with the Kranks checks in with 3% good reviews.
Those three positive reviewers really should
re-think their career choice!
- This is NOT the worst reviewed movie of the year. Among the
films with 30 or more reviews at Rotten Tomatoes, there were
four with even lower scores, and two others just as bad. Here's
the bottom five and ties: (1-t) National Lampoon's Gold Diggers
- 0% (1-t) Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 - 0% (3-t) Twisted - 2%
(3-t) Yu-Gi-Oh - 2% (5-t) Christmas with the Kranks - 3% (5-t)
Godsend - 3% (5-t) The Cookout - 3%
This week's Box Office predictions from the Weekend Warrior.
Pretty easy to make the calls this week, because there are NO new
movies in wide release. The only new film in the Top 10 is Closer,
and that's opening small, on 460 screens. National Treasure is
expected to hold the #1 spot again.
The Sacred Cheese Sandwich visits a strip club - right here in
- We linked to this once before, but it's worth a second look.
Shapely Polish chick walks naked through a wintry downtown.
Amazingly, nobody seems to pay much attention, although it is
obviously freezing cold outside. Loads slowly, even with
broadband, but worth the wait.
- GALLUP analyzes a tricky one for the President: Roe vs Wade.
President Bush will have to appoint new Supreme Court justices -
and 80% of Americans favor abortion rights in at least some
circumstances, yet Bush must feel some obligation to
the religious conservatives that elected him. This may be the most
divisive issue in America. 47% of self-identified liberals feel
that abortion should be legal in all circumstances, compared to a
mere 13% of self-identified conservatives.
Other Crap archives. May also include newer material than the
since it's sorta in real time.
to submit a URL for Other Crap
are the latest movie reviews available at scoopy.com.
- The yellow asterisks indicate that I wrote the
review, and am deluded into thinking it includes humor.
- If there is a white asterisk, it means that
there isn't any significant humor, but I inexplicably determined
there might be something else of interest.
- A blue asterisk indicates the review is written
by Tuna (or Junior or Brainscan, or somebody else besides me)
- If there is no asterisk, I wrote it, but am too
ashamed to admit it.
Words from Scoop.
.avi's from Shiloh.
.wmv files made by Scoop from Shiloh's .avi's.
NOTE: because of a unique combination of
circumstances with the Windows media player and some substantial
bandwidth theft, we will have to do all of our movie files in zip
format. Left click on the files as you normally would to view a
you get a choice, click on "save", and put it on your hard drive in
the directory of your choice. UnZIP and play from there.
I know this is not especially convenient, but it
allows the film clips to continue. I can protect .zip files from
hot-linking in the same way I can protect still images. For some
reason, if I protect .avis and .wmvs from hot-linking, they will not
play in the Windows media player, and I can't get a satisfactory
work-around. Perhaps I will find a better solution, but for now this
new policy allows you to continue getting the movie clips you want
to see, which is much preferable to my abandoning the clips
La Femme Publique (1984)
For two years there, 83-84, Valerie Kaprisky was the
queen of screen nudity. In that brief period, she stripped for
Breathless, La Femme Publique and Year of the Jellyfish, three
nudity classics She was beautiful, had a tremendous figure,
was 21-22 years old, and stayed naked. That was pretty much the end
of it for her. She resolved not to get naked any more, and she kept
her word. The lower body stayed covered, and her breasts would
appear on screen only once in the 20 years since those three films,
that being Mouvements du Desir in 1994, when she was about 32.
Perhaps these tips will help if you have trouble
with the codecs for these movies:
FYI when I hypercam vids to make the file size smaller I use
DivX MPEG-4 Fast-Motion for the video compressor, then I use
virtualdub to compress the audio. The properties for the
vids says the video codec: DivX Decoder Filter & audio
codec: Morgan Stream Switcher which I'm not familiar with.
When I compress the audio with virtualdub I use MPEG
Layer-3. A friend of mine told me about compressing the
audio about (6) mos. ago. Like I said previously, only been
capping for a year & a half & I'm no expert. Hopefully this
info will help members with the proper codecs for my vids.
When I cap big brother's I use hypercam mostly & sdp &
asfrecorder if the set up allows me. I stopped using
camtasia cause the file sizes were always too big, could
never figure out the process, over my head lol, plus it cost
too much to buy in my opinion.
A reader says:
You mentioned that some users were
having trouble with the videos on your site. There is a tool
designed to determine what codec is needed for a video.
http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ Hope this is useful to you
or your users.
I made the .wmv versions of each video. The codecs for these: Windows Video V8, Windows Audio 9.
The upside of these is that you know the codecs, and they'll play in
the Windows Media Player. The downside is that they are slightly
larger, and slightly lower quality.
Words, pictures, and vids from
Hello Scoopy !
Time for bit of silly nudity or nude
silliness if you wish in another one of those goofy 1970's Italian
comedies. Laura Antonelli, who has a huge volume in the
Encyclopedia although nothing from this movie, exposes breasts and
buns in "Sessomatto" (1973) and I think some of these 5 clips
might even trigger off a smile 31 years later.
That's it for today.
NOTE: We currently have to do all of our movie files in zip format. Instead of viewing them online, save the zip files to your hard drive in the directory of your choice, un-zip and play from there.
Today from the Ghost...new vids of Skinemax regular Nikki Fritz baring all in a scene from an episode of the late night cable series "Bedtime Stories".
In clip #1 she strips. In clips 2 and 3 she covers herself in suds and masturbates.
- Nikki Fritz zipped .wmvs
'Caps and comments by Hankster:
Today we take the time machine all the way back to 1933. And what do we find there? Probably the most famous "Damsel in Distress" scene of all time, Fay Wray all tied up in "King Kong". No nudity of course and yes it's in black & white (for you younger folks out there, they used to make them that way).
On our way back to the present we stopped off in 1943 (still in black & white) and found another famous "Damsel in Distress". Here is Jane Russell in the classic "The Outlaw". Jane of course went on to become one of the all-time sex symbols in Hollywood.
'Caps and comments by Dann:
Only the French could make a movie that graphically shows two women masturbating, shows those same women masturbating one another, shows tons of other sexually charged scenes of various explicitness, yet contains enough of a good story that it not be considered outright porn.
2002's Secret Things tells of a erotic dancer who is fired from the bar she works at for arguing with the boss. When a bartender tries to defend her, she is also fired. As the women talk and try to console one another, they become friends and move in together as roommates. As they both search for new jobs, they both land jobs at the same company, and decide to further their careers by sleeping their way to the top, without actually getting emotionally involved with their victims.
Things proceed nicely, but eventually, they become slaves of their own success as the young and ruthless CEO finds their weakness and turns them into victims.
Looking past the blatant sex, this is an excellent and well-done drama with some very good character studies. It's also sexy as hell.
Johnny Moronic takes a look at the UK mini-series "Tipping the Velvet" (2002).
- Keeley Hawes, briefly baring her breasts.
- Rachael Stirling is topless in several scenes. Plus we also see a bit of bum in links 3 and 4.
- Rachael Stirling and Keeley Hawes both topless in a lesbian love scene.
|The "Boston Legal" co-star baring her very nice robo-boobs in a scene from the Paul Verhoeven movie, Hollow Man" (2000).
|The "Spider-Man" star caught in the rain while running around New York City. The good news for us...her dress gets wet and clings to her body, she's not wearing a bra, and we see some pokies.
||An interesting compare and contrast moment. Above we have Dunst, caught in the rain and looking cute and having fun. Here we have Reid caught by the paparazzi and looking like the new 'white trash Britney'. On the plus side, her boob is almost falling out.
||I'm sure we will see a lot of Cox this week! On Monday night's episode of "Las Vegas" she showed a lot of skin, including some partial breast views in a bubble bath scene with co-star Josh Duhamel. Thanks to Twitchy for these HDTV 'caps.
||The long time Fun House and B-movie favorite showing off her no-longer fake breasts plus her always great bum in scenes from "King of the Ants" (2003).
|SnowBlind 'caps of the über-cute "24" star in scenes from "The Girl Next Door". In #1 we have thong and partial side/rear breast views. In #2 she's soaking wet. In #4 she strips down to her bra and slaps her bum while on all fours. In #5 we have see-thru thong views and some sexy cleavage.
|From the Mail Bag
Subject: mystery babe in Monday's Fun House
The mystery gal...redhead with impressive superstructure... is former Hefmate Fawna MacLaren (Jan 1989) and the movie title is Lover's Leap. Fawna did a couple more films and the usual video Hefmate thing, so my fellow Funhouse reader is in luck.
About Fawna MacLaren in Lover's Leap: the equipment there was after-market. What you see in the Hefmag and the Hefmag videos is the original stuff.
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
JAMIE LEE TOO OLD AND FAT FOR MOVIES
Time To Start Doing Voiceover Work - Jamie Lee Curtis told
FemaleFirst.co.uk that she is retiring from movies to spend more time with
her family. She said that's more important to her now, and besides, "I'm a
46-year-old fat woman." She said, "I know that the film business is
incredibly cruel as you get older. My age is an important factor. I am
not aging well. I don't want to see my face growing old on camera."
Duh! That's why nobody in Hollywood LETS their face grow old!
She saw the writing on the wall when Angelina Jolie was cast as Colin
Farrell's mother in "Alexander."
She'll be happy to hear that once she's just a regular 46-year-old
woman, nobody will notice her at all.
ANTI-TERRORISM LAWS STOP SANTA CLAUS
He's On Ashcroft's Naughty List - Santa is a victim of the war on
terrorism. The annual "Jingle Bell Jump," in which Santa parachutes into
Anaheim near Disneyland, has been canceled due to new federal laws
restricting the use of airspace. Promoter Ryan Williams is trying to get
an exception made next year by circulating petitions and signs reading,
"Let Santa Land in 2005."
It'll take him another year just to get his bag of toys through the
Santa is a foreigner with a long white beard who flies into America with
a big bag that nobody's allowed to inspect...He's lucky he's not in
They also grounded his reindeer...The only red-nosed things allowed to
fly now are drunken airline pilots.
WORLD'S OLDEST REST STOP FOUND
Want Olives With That? - It turns out roadside fast-food reststops are
nothing new. Archaeologists digging in Neuss, Germany, have unearthed the
ruins of a 2000-year-old Roman reststop, complete with a forecourt, an area
to give horses water and hay, a chariot repair shop and a restaurant that
was the Roman equivalent of McDonald's. They might not have had burgers,
but they sold preserved meats, wine and olives to passing travelers. The
archaeologists named it "Big Maximus."
Say, didn't the Romans also invent the ARCH?!
The Romans sold preserved meats, and McDonald's sells meat loaded with
Just like today's travelers, all they could afford was fast food after
they paid to get their chariots repaired.
Also like today's reststops, the bathroom hadn't been cleaned in 2,000