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Blacula vs Racism

In New Column by John Tebbutt

So I was driving home last week, when a comedian on Funny 1060AM got a detail wrong about the movie Blacula (1972). I slammed on the brakes, swerved into a ditch, and yelled at the radio for ten minutes, because I have no sense of proportion about public disinformation regarding 40-year-old supernatural Blaxploitation movies. The comedian in question is very …

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Welcome to the New Video Vulture Website!

In News by John Crowdis

Upon news of the impending shut down of Fast Forward Weekly, I secured this site for my friend John Tebbutt, the illustrious author of one of the weekly’s longest-running and well-loved columns. As the Video Vulture, John has picked through countless video discount bins and resources, illuminating us with some of the most insightful and funniest articles about films both …

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Your mission, as always, is to kill Hitler

In New Column by John Tebbutt

Who can stop Hitler’s elite squadron of Nazi dinosaurs? Who? Who?! The answer is Danger 5, an international strike team tasked with countering whatever mad plot that Crazy ol’ Adolf is cooking up this week. One day, der Fuhrer is stealing the Eiffel Tower to make legs for his giant Mecha-Hitler; the next, he’s manufacturing solid gold machine guns (which …

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Speaking Parts

In New Column by John Tebbutt

This week, Video Vulture looks at films and other media in which genitals are given their own personalities, identities and lines of dialogue. Chatterbox (1977). Poor Penelope! Her vagina has suddenly gained the ability to speak, and reveals this talent by loudly insulting her boyfriend’s sexual performance, causing the poor guy to storm out in a huff. Penelope’s verbose crotch …