Tuesday, May 30, 2006


While New York City's 42nd Street had long since cleaned up its act, the cinematic sleaze of The Deuce lived on in the pages of Mike Accomando's Dreadful Pleasures. Liberally peppered with admats, the zine reviewed every form of exploitation film including horror, martial arts, blaxploitation, sexploitation, and gerbilsploitation. OK, I made that last one up, but had there been a rodent-related exploitation genre, Mike would have found it.

The first handful of issues I saw were photocopied and typewritten. Mike eventually switched over to a saddle stitched magazine with good printing on high quality paper with glossy covers, but I always felt the original format lent itself better to the subject matter.

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1 comment:

Jack J said...

I've just stumbled over three issues of DREADFUL PLEASURES on Archive org (and then did a google and found your ten year old blog post!). Do you know how many issues that were published?

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