There’s definitely something to be said for the pulp infested, midnight movie essence, created in Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight Bee Vixens from Mars the Double Feature. Alex Di Campi (Ashes) has outdone himself with this homage to 70’s B-movie classics that it feels authentic, maybe even too much so.
“Literature: overrated. Morality: expendable.” the synopsis reads, promising to deliver all of the outrageous sex, guts, and thrill staples for midnight movies. Exploitation films were derived in the 1970’s which sparked a subculture still very much alive today, 40 years later. With the aid of Chris Peterson’s minimalist but impactful lines and Nolan Woodward’s coloring, Bee Vixens from Mars retains a distinct appearance and voice despite being deeply married to its rich source material.
Every good Texan knows you don’t take honey from the tree atop Cemetery Hill! Well, everyone except maybe Arlene and Betty, who both discover the intoxicating…
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