The American Genre Film Archive Collection

The American Genre Film Archive Collection

We adore AGFA here at ARROW, so welcome to a shelf dedicated purely to all our crazy Cult crackers from the Texan preservers of the legacy of genre movies.

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The American Genre Film Archive Collection
  • Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things

    Movie

    1971 • United States • Directed by Thomas Casey

    Dropping somewhere between PINK FLAMINGOS, BLOOD FEAST, and an episode of THE BRADY BUNCH on acid, SOMETIMES AUNT MARTHA DOES DREADFUL THINGS is a histrionic psychodrama that could only have originated in the alternate dimension known as Florida. A...

  • The Sword and The Claw

    Movie

    They took his money. They took his family. And now, they’ve taken his hands. But they can never take his revenge! Exploding from the same hallucinogenic netherworld as TURKISH STAR WARS, THE SWORD AND THE CLAW stars Turkish genre legend Cüneyt Arkin in his most iconic role. It’s CONAN THE BARBARI...

  • Lady Street Fighter

    Movie

    She makes the bad guys bleed! Written/produced by + starring Teutonic exploitation demigod Renee Harmon (FROZEN SCREAM, ESCAPE FROM THE INSANE ASYLUM) and directed by the legendary James Bryan (DON'T GO IN THE WOODS, JUNGLE TRAP), this is the story of Linda: a tough-as-nails karate cop on the tra...

  • The Zodiac Killer

    Movie

    “Disturbing and effective.” -- Michael Weldon, The Psychotronic Video Guide. The inaugural joint release from AGFA and exploitation film hall-of-famers Something Weird Video, in a 4K preservation transfer. 1971’s sanity-defying “tabloid horror” vortex THE ZODIAC KILLER balances the outrageous abs...

  • Effects

    You’ve seen a lot of horror movies. But you’ve never seen anything like EFFECTS. Cobbled together with loose change by George Romero’s friends, this is a mesmerizing D.I.Y. frightmare that no one talks about, but everyone should. A group of coked-up filmmakers -- including Tom “DAWN OF THE DEAD” ...

  • Bat Pussy

    Movie

    The citizens of Gothum City are under attack by smut filmmakers and only one hero can help! Of all places, Wikipedia sums it up perfectly: “BAT PUSSY is . . . ostensibly a spoof of the 1960s Batman TV series, has been cited as the earliest example of a pornographic parody film. Released in near-a...

  • Take It Out In Trade

    Movie + 1 extra

    Ed Wood: the filmmaker behind GLEN OR GLENDA and PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, the author of hundreds of adult novels, a pallbearer at Bela Lugosi's funeral. Wood fought in the Pacific Ocean theater during WWII while wearing a bra and panties under his uniform. Basically, there will never be another h...

  • Who Killed Captain Alex?

    Movie

    Welcome to Wakaliwood, Uganda: home of “DA BEST OF DA BEST MOVIES!” and the vanguards of DIY commando cinema. Under the guidance of writer/producer/director Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey (IGG) and with producer/star Alan Ssali Hofmanis, this crack crew of self-taught filmmakers and martial arts ...

  • Bad Black

    Movie

    Welcome to Wakaliwood, Uganda: home of “DA BEST OF DA BEST MOVIES!” and the vanguards of DIY commando cinema. Under the guidance of writer/producer/director Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey (IGG) and with producer/star Alan Ssali Hofmanis, this crack crew of self-taught filmmakers and martial arts ...

  • Reefer Madness

    Movie

    Reefer Madness is one of the first unintentional cinematic gutbusters, a proto-noir melodrama so preposterous it’s like a transmission from Mars. Originally an Afterschool Special for the tent revival set, a modern REEFER viewing is a hilarious romp through the American establishment’s bottomless...

  • The Violent Years

    Movie

    The patron saint of sleazy American independent filmmakers for decades running, Edward D. Wood, Jr. (PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, GLEN OR GLENDA?) was the ultimate Hollywood outsider. Across an infamous career, this tragic, iconoclastic director / screenwriter / pornographer / hellraiser mastered his...

  • Things to Come

    Movie

    1976 • United States • Directed by Derek Todd

    A future dystopia dream-epic shot in San Antonio, THINGS TO COME finds Julie leaving her marriage to investigate a mysterious sci-fi cult on behalf of frustrated women everywhere. With a soundtrack that feels like it was cribbed from A CLOCKWORK ORAN...

  • The Dirty Dolls

    Movie

    1973 • United States • Directed by Stu Segall

    Johnny, a psychopath, puts together a gang made up of young teenage girls to commit crimes for him. Everything is going well until one day, during a diamond robbery, the girls are forced to take two hostages and bring them back to the hideout along w...

  • She Mob

    Movie

    1968 • United States • Directed by Harry Wuest

    Shot on the sweaty backroads of Dallas and Waco, SHE MOB is an underground miracle that feels like an alt-Earth FASTER PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! as realized by a young John Waters. Big Shim is the cone-bra-wearing butch leader of a wild girl gang that’s...

  • The Girl From Pussycat

    Movie

    1969 • United States • Directed by Smythe David

    Shot in New York with the crude experimentation of an early Andy Warhol film, THE GIRL FROM PUSSYCAT is a fascinating outlier in the world of underground exploitation. The movie follows a girl gang of social and sexual anarchists as they have orgie...

  • The Curious Dr. Humpp

    Movie

    1969 • Argentina • Directed by Emilio Vieyra

    THE CURIOUS DR. HUMPP isn’t a movie -- it’s a rite of passage. Easily one of the most brainbreaking sensory overloads in exploitation history, the story follows Dr. Humpp and his army of grotesque monsters as they kidnap couples and drain their “blood...