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Weng's Chop #5 (Machete Nuns Cover) Paperback – March 12, 2014
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I had never heard of Weng's Chop prior; originally and embarrassingly putting a 'shop' at the end of the title. I had been referencing the book to a pack of dodgy mechanics in a seedy garage taking apart cars for ‘on the side’ profit. Instead, (and pleasantly) I read reviews from films of the underground cult kind. It's really informative too. As a film maker myself, it was excellent to read the start and growth of the 'Jungle Woman' genre. I was then greeted with excellent reviews of some of the classic; and not so classic, 'Jungle Women' films. The ideas of getting perky big breasted women to run around screaming in my backyard to make my own 'Jungle' film filled my eager head!.... Anyway, back to the book. The format of the sections are set out really good. You’re able to read about the genre, then discover some of the classics as comparisons. Future editions will have their own theme; so it’ll definitely be something to look out for.
The following section details the various film festivals that have just occurred - Pollygrind , Knoxville Horror Fest ; followed by interviews with the organizers, and festival film attendees. Followed is a massive review section of all the films that were shown at the events.
But that's not all.
There are pages and pages of articles on various genres such as Turkish karate films; Hong Kong vampire films; even the state of Georgia gets a feature of seven of the best local horror films. I'm still only half way through the book! There are interviews with filmmakers, directors, actors and fans of the genres. A massive read that will sure take me weeks to get fully through!
In closing, Wang’s Chop is a fantastic piece of literature; which should delight any cult filmmakers or fans of the genres. I’ve learnt a lot just by reading it.