The following is an excerpt taken from Michael Hawley’s post on SF Indiefest at his blog, film-415.blogspot.com
IndieFest has always had a soft spot for exploitation films and I was thrilled to find that they’d programmed Machete Maidens Unleashed!, a movie I’ve been salivating over since learning of its existence during the Toronto Int’l Film Festival. This documentary about made-in-the-Philippines exploitation films of the 1970′s and 80′s comes courtesy of Mark Hartley, the same guy who gave us 2008′s rollicking Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! I’m a sucker for that era’s jungle-set women’s prison movies like Black Mama, White Mama and The Big Bird Cage, and judging from the trailer, it looks like I’ll be getting my fill of clips and wild production tales from the likes of Roger Corman, Jack Hill and fave character actor Sid Haig.
In a tip of the hat to neo-exploitation, IndieFest will also be showing the fabulously awful-looking Nude Nuns with Big Guns from director Joseph Guzman (Run! Bitch Run!). Asun Ortega stars a Sister Sarah, a nun who extracts bloody revenge on the motorcycle gang who kidnapped and held her in drug-addled, sex-slave captivity. It takes a stronger man than I to resist a film with the taglines “Hell hath no fury like a nude Nun with a big gun” and “This Sister is One Bad Mother.“
Check out a trailer for Machete Maidens Unleashed after the jump. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a SFW trailer for Nude Nuns with Big Guns, but do you really need a trailer for a movie with such an awesome self explanatory name such as that? Read More…