Category Archives: Ozsploitation

Pulp Friday: Scobie Malone & “our new Errol Flynn”

Something a little different for this week’s Pulp Friday. I recently watched the 1975 Australian film, Scobie Malone, starring Jack Thompson. Also known as Murder at the Opera House and Helga’s Web, the latter from the title of the 1970 … Continue reading

Crime Factory issue 13 is out

A heads up that issue 13 of Crime Factory is out (with cover design by the one and only Eric Beetner, who also did the cover for my novel, Ghost Money) In this issue I talk to Dwayne Epstein, author … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: interview with Iain Mcintyre, author, Sticking it to the Man!

Today’s Pulp Friday is a fascinating interview with Melbourne-based social historian Iain McIntyre, author of a new book, Sticking it to the Man! Pop, Protest and Black Fiction of the Counterculture, 1964-75. Sticking it to the Man! is a roller coaster … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: Journey Among Women

“Savagery and passion amongst the wild women convicts of early Australia.” Today’s Pulp Friday offering is Journey Among Women by Diana Fuller, published by Sun Books in 1977. There’s been a lot of talk recently about out of print classic Australian books. … Continue reading

Money Movers: unearthing a rare Australian noir

There’s a lot of justified hype about the period of Australian film from the mid-seventies to the mid-eighties known as “Ozploitation”, when the creation of film funding bodies and the introduction of government tax breaks to encourage investment in the … Continue reading