The Best of Sex and Violence – USA, 1981


The Best of Sex and Violence is a 1981 American compilation of film trailers directed by Ken Dixon (Filmgore; Zombiethon; Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity) and produced by Charles Band for release on his Wizard Video label. The film also received some theatrical showings (see ad mat below).


Genre veteran John Carradine presents “a veritable cosmic cavalcade of celluloid insanity” by way of a slew of exploitation movie trailers from the Dimension Pictures back catalogue, Charles Band’s own productions and the Jerry Gross Organisation. In doing so, Carradine self-deprecatingly bemoans the poor standard of most of the movies represented. At one point, Carradine is joined by his sons David and Keith, both of whom join in the good-humoured mockery.


John Carradine, David Carradine (Q: The Winged SerpentEvil Toons) Dinocroc vs. Supergator), Keith Carradine (Hex), Laura Jane Leary (as Girl Victim). Future Scream Queen Brinke Stevens is featured as the cover model on the VHS clamshell box (above) for this film.



“Carradine is spliced in-between trailers, spouting quips about the films he’s introducing (as well as his own career) that were written by Frank Ray Perilli (who also wrote several of the movies featured here, such as The Doberman Gang and Band’s 1977 musical comedy for adults, Cinderella).” Adam Becvar, DVD Drive-In


“Despite is near non-existent production values, Dixon’s The Best of Sex and Violence is constructed with far more care and professionalism than subsequent Wizard trailer/clip comps such as Zombiethon. Composer Richard Band’s fake group Rome provides an hilariously over the top prog-rockin’ main title tune…” Empire of the ‘B’s




Trailers featured:

The Sin of Adam and Eve (1969)
Bury Me an Angel (1972)
Sweet Sugar (1972)
Twilight People (1972)
The Doberman Gang (1972)
The Devil’s Wedding Night (1973)

Devil’s Wedding Night, The (Il Plenilunio delle vergini _ Full Moon of the Virgins) (1973, Italy) - 01
Terminal Island (1973)
Beyond Atlantis (1973)
The Single Girls (1974)
Truck Stop Women (1974)
The Working Girls (1974)
The Manhandlers (1974)
Dolemite (1975)
Dr. Minx (1975)
Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)

Tunnel Vision (1976)
She Devils in Chains (1976)
The Human Tornado (1976)
Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy (1976)
Cinderella (1977)
Confessions of Emanuelle (1977)
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
Fairy Tales (1978)
Tourist Trap (1979)

zombie flesh eaters

Zombie (1979)
Disco Godfather (1979)

The Boogeyman 1980 video nasty (3)
The Boogey Man (1980)
Tanya’s Island (1980)




Categories: 1980s, ape horror, blaxploitation, cheesy horror, documentary, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, exploitation, jungle, snakes, supernatural, zombie

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