McBeardo Midnight Movie Mayhem is your one-stop resource for cult film news, reviews, and bloody boobs.
B-movies. Horror. Exploitation. Sexploitation. Drive-in fare. Sci-fi freakouts. Avant-garde arthouse outrages. Women in Prison. Post-apocalyptic meltdowns. Teen sex comedies. Teen sex tragedies. Campy TV movies. Wrongfully neglected masterpieces. Properly neglected anti-masterpieces. Vintage porn flicks. Cinematic assaults of all stripes.
These film categories and their tangential attachments (books, soundtracks, nudie-magazine layouts) are what McBeardo.com covers, ranging from the dawn of cinema through the grindhouse era to today’s latest direct-to-video releases.
You will also see photographs of bloody boobs here. And you should send in more.
McBeardo is the defining moniker of the Brooklyn-born miscreant occasionally still known as Mike McPadden and Selwyn Harris.
Mr. McBeardo’s ongoing rampage through the most gloriously ignoble gutter-rungs of show business began with his early-’90s sleaze-zine HAPPYLAND, followed by a stint as Entertainment Editor at Hustler, and gigs at numerous subsequent slap-mags, mo(i)st notably, Celebrity Skin.
As a screenwriter, McBeardo gave us the softcore epic Animal Instincts 3: The Seductress (1995), as well as the XXX-rated milestones Devil in Miss Jones 5: The Inferno (1994), Sex Freaks (1995), Gregory Dark’s Flesh (1996), and at least one more he can’t remember.
For two weeks in the late ’90s, McBeardo labored for Troma Films. Unpaid.
Writings by McBeardo have been published in Esquire, Movieline, The New York Press, Playboy.com, and Peter Bagge’s HATE, as well as the books Bubblegum Music Is the Naked Truth (Feral House) and The Facsheet Five Zine Reader (Three Rivers Press).
If pressed, McBeardo will say 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is the “best” film he’s ever seen but, more importantly, his Top 10 favorite movies are, in order: Forbidden Zone (1980), Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970), Female Trouble (1977), Head (1968), Planet of the Apes (1968), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Sleepaway Camp (1983), Bloodsucking Freaks (1976), Showgirls (1995), and Billy Jack (1971).
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