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Cult Filmmakers You Should Know #16: MARK PIRRO Posted  April 12th, 2011 at 1:14 PM By Michael Varrati When one considers the wild and unorthodox world of avant-garde schlock king Mark Pirro, it is likely that the individual never makes the correlation between his late night fare and the hallowed halls of our nation’s universities. However,  [ Read More ]

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November 1st, 2004 Rectuma By Robert Koehler Sponging up everything from Nippon monster movies to those runaway breasts in Woody Allen’s “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex … ,” vet schlockmeister Mark Pirro’s “Rectuma” releases a giant serial-killing butt on an unsuspecting City of the Angels. Vid-lensed in widescreen “Pirrovision” for just the  [ Read More ]

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  MARK PIRRO – SUPER-8 SUCCESS June 16, 2005 With Randy Gaston Released on VHS in 1985 and shot between 1981 to 1983, A Polish Vampire in Burbank (APVIB) was the first feature film by writer and director Mark Pirro. Pirro, who released “The Spy Who Did It Better” in 1979 decided to write and direct a horror film about a  [ Read More ]

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Ok indies, listen up. You need another reason why it doesn’t pay to go SAG on your films? This is from July 22nd’s Hollywood Reporter: Once again, another example of how SAG is getting more and more out of touch with the real world and where filmmaking is heading in the 21st century. Some of  [ Read More ]

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Even Veteran Actors like Jon Voight have had it with the SAG bureaucracy. He planned to appear in a friend’s non-union film and was unfairly made a target by the SAG strong arms. He fired back by enabling his financial core status (like so many of our performers have done), and taking out a full  [ Read More ]

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Wansamsaki from Rectuma

RECTUMA – When Asses Attack! Married to a wife who doesn’t love him, dealing with the daily hustle and bustle and always playing it safe, Waldo Williams (Bill Devlan) never experienced anything out of the ordinary. All this changed while, during a vacation in Tijuana, Waldo was violated by the Notorious Mexican Butt Humping Bullfrog.  [ Read More ]

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RECTUMA Directed by Mark Pirro 2003 – 95 minutes DVD Provided by Pirromount Pictures Article written by Rev. Spenser Hoyt If you are familiar with Pirro’s parodies (POLISH VAMPIRE IN BURBANK, CURSE OF THE QUEERWOLF), then you probably have a pretty good idea of the kind of silly humor to expect with RECTUMA, his latest,  [ Read More ]

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Poster for Rectuma

Talk about having a bad day: while vacationing in Mexico, Waldo Williams (Bill Devlin) gets raped by a poisonous toad, then tries to cure his subsequently diseased prostate by inserting a radioactive rod into his anus. The result, as if you didn’t know, is that his rear end develops a mind of its own, becoming  [ Read More ]

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Poster for Curse of the Queerwolf

CURSE OF THE QUEERWOLF (PIRROMOUNT): You may not believe this (the Doc’s still not sure he does), but this is actually one of the better horror spoofs to come along in recent months. Of course, to fully appreciate it, you have to have a taste for adolescent locker room humor – but then, you knew  [ Read More ]

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‘Blinded’ by the (Video) Light by Eric Rampson Mark Pirro might not be a household name – unless, of course, that household contains a family miraculously well-versed in ultra low-budget titles like A POLISH VAMPIRE IN BURBANK (1985), CURSE OF THE QUEERWOLF (1990), or NUDIST COLONY OF THE DEAD (1991) – but he is a  [ Read More ]

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BENEATH THE SURFACE A Lesson in ‘Blinded’ Faith Color-Blinded (Written, Produced and Directed by Mark Pirro. Associate Produced by Jim Rainey and Ron Curtiss. B&W. About 93 minutes.) As any good filmmaker will attest, the key to producing something of merit is to make sure you really have a story to tell. The ability to  [ Read More ]

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The TOLUCAN Wednesday, October 26, 1983 “A Polish Vampire In Burbank” premiers on Halloween In Burbank. Just in time for a Halloween haunt, the Nuart theatre in West L.A. will premiere a new and unique comedy/horror film entitled “A Polish Vampire In Burbank” on Oct. 30 at a special midnight show. theatre in West L.A.  [ Read More ]

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DIGITAL NEWS Interview With Mark Pirro by Debra Kaufman Mark Pirro is head of Pirromount Pictures, founded in 1981 in Van Nuys, CA and an expert in the art and craft of ultra-low budget filmmaking. His latest film, “Color-Blinded,” was made for under $500. Q: How did you get your start in filmmaking? A: When  [ Read More ]

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FILM THREAT VIDEO GUIDE NUDIST COLONY OF THE DEAD 90 MIN – HORROR/COMEDY/MUSICAL After Curse Of The Queerwolf, what could Mark Pirro possibly do to top himself? That answer came blatantly apparent after only five minutes of viewing his latest epic, Nudist Colony Of The Dead. With material ranging from hopelessly silly to positively hysterical,  [ Read More ]

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God Complex, The (2009) Movie Review by The Gravedigger This is an extremely entertaining version of the stories from the bible from director Mark Pirro (A POLISH VAMPIRE IN BURBANK, NUDIST COLONY OF THE DEAD). Although it makes these tales sillier, it makes you realize how fanciful and illogical they are to begin with. We  [ Read More ]

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A Polish Vampire in Burbank was the first feature film by writer and director Mark Pirro.

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RECTUMA Review by Brent Simon Is it a sign of things to come that the title card logo for Rectuma writer-director Mark Pirro’s company – the cheekily named Pirromount Pictures — resembles, to a more shallow mind, a silhouetted breast?  You bet your sweet ass it is.  An irreverent, super low-budget goofball confection that calls  [ Read More ]

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Hi and Nee from Rectuma

“Not for the Squeamish, but Definitely for Film Lovers.” Monday, March 29, 2004 – by Ricardo Acuna, Socal.com Forget Montezuma’s revenge!  From the mad genius of true indie filmmaker Mark Pirro comes Rectuma, the woeful tale of Waldo Williams and his detachable, radioactive, monstrous ass (as in buttocks) of Godzilla proportions.   And that’s just the  [ Read More ]

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CULT MOVIES Magazine ISSUE 11 June 1994 A Polish Vampire In Burbank Vistar International Productions, 1985, color, with Mark Pirro, Hugh O. Fields, Lori Sutton, Conrad Brooks, Marya Gant Obviously inspired by An American Werewolf In London, this is an extremely low-budget straight to video enterprise. The production values look about equal to what a  [ Read More ]

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Review of Curse of the Queerwolf

VARIETY HOME VIDEO REVIEWS CURSE OF THE QUEERWOLF With Michael Palazzolo, Kent Butler, Taylor Whitney, Sharon Alsina, Cynthia Brownell, Darwyn Carson, Sergio Bandera, Rodney Trappe, Jim Bruce, Mark Pirro, John McCafferty, Susan Cherones, Forrest J Ackerman – Supplier: Pirromount Pictures – Producers: Mark Pirro, Sergio Bandera – Director-Writer: Pirro – Music: Gregg Gross – 90  [ Read More ]

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VAMP CHAMP Ever hear of a 20,000 percent return on an investment? When Mark Pirro made a Super-8 movie for $2,500 in l983, he intended it to be nothing more than a showcase for his writing and directing abilities. But since its release on cassette in 1985, the film has grossed nearly half a million  [ Read More ]

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