So, you think a sinister "shape" and his hockey-masked compatriot are the founding fiends of the slice and dice film? Actually, according to our resident outsider cinephile, the true origins of the slasher film can be found inside the grit and grime of the grindhouse.
Call them examples of alcoholism as the avant-garde, or experimentalism accented with several cans of Spam, but actor/filmmaker Giuseppe Andrews is onto something with his masterful trailer park epics.
If you believe that Italians offered the best examples of neo-realism in cinema, think again. You haven't seen the mind-numbing dullness of true reality until you've witnessed the work of Coleman Francis.
Turning the spotlight on those unfortunate films that have somehow fallen through the cracks in the entertainment system, Gibron champions the mudlark movie -- cinematic orphans that truly deserve a second chance.