Grindhouse cinema with RPG publisher and cinephile Levi Combs. What is Grindhouse, and why is it called that? The market forces that led to the rise of Grindhouse theaters. Gritty movies, violent movies, Foreign movies, exploitation movies, Kung fu movies, BRUCEsploitation movies, more! New York City as a character in movies. Sho'nuff, The Shogun of Harlem can chew scenery on a level with Darth Vader. What’s Levi’s favorite fight scene in any movie, period? Is the first Friday the 13th movie a Grindhouse movie? Plus: The RPG adventures and ‘zines of Planet X Games… hear the call of the Skeleton of the Black Lake and behold the Big Eye Chungus!
Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #259 - 7/18/2022
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Grindhouse definition from Merriam-Webster:
an often shabby movie theater having continuous showings especially of pornographic or violent films.
Grindhouse on Wikipedia:
According to historian David Church, this theater type was named after the "grind policy", a film-programming strategy dating back to the early 1920s which continuously showed films at cut-rate ticket prices that typically rose over the course of each day.
Grindhouse on Wiktionary:
Perhaps from the grinding or cranking motion employed by early projectionists.
Perhaps from bump and grind (dubious). The term may originally have been used for burlesque houses in the 1940s.
Planet X Games
& The Phylactery ‘zine
The 20 Best Grindhouse Movies Ranked | SlashFilm
Grindhouse Data Base Top 20
These Fists Break Bricks: How Kung Fu Movies Swept America and Changed the World
Troll 2 on Tubi
Best Worst Movie (Documentary about Troll 2) on Tubi
Shane's list of Grindhouse favorites:
Night of the Living Dead
Dawn of the Dead
Death Race 2000
Zombie (for the zombie vs shark fight!)
Levi’s Favorite Grindhouse Movies:
Evil Dead 2
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat