Category Archives: BERND PULCH

Don’t Look In the Basement – Full Feature

One of the first of several horror films with “Don’t” leading the title, this gory low-budget thriller takes place in an experimental hospital for the criminally insane, where the pioneering director allows several patients to act out their twisted fantasies (which involve necrophilia, paranoia and popsicles). When a new staffer shows up, things start to go haywire — beginning with the bloody axe-murder of the doctor himself and leading to a total takeover of the asylum by its most dangerous inmates. The acting is horrendous, the sound is incoherent and the color is so cheap-looking that some theaters were issued black-and-white prints… but somehow the intrinsic sleaziness generated by the threadbare production manages to lend it a remarkably suitable ambience. Instead of vanishing into obscurity, this quirky little potboiler became a staple on the early-70’s drive-in circuit, thanks to Hallmark Films’ frequent double-bill bookings with Wes Craven’s Last House on the Left (even borrowing the logline “Keep telling yourself: It’s only a movie…”) and Mario Bava’s Bay of Blood. Some video versions are missing most of the graphic violence from the original cut.


Secret – U.C. Davis Pepper Spray Incident Reynoso Task Force Report

Our overriding conclusion can be stated briefly and explicitly. The pepper spraying incident that took place on November 18, 2011 should and could have been prevented.

On November 18, 2011, University of California, Davis, police officers used pepper spray on students sitting in a line in the midst of a protest and “occupation” on the campus quad. Viral images of the incident triggered immediate and widespread condemnation of the police action.

To assist the Task Force with fact finding and the identification of best practices in policing, the University engaged Kroll, Inc., an internationally known risk management firm. Kroll completed the final draft of its report on Feb. 22, 2012 (the “Kroll Report”). The Kroll Report describes at length the events leading up to this incident. In brief, at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2011, tents were erected on the Quad at the Davis campus. The Administration decided to remove the tents, instructing police to do so at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2011. While attempting to remove tents, the police arrested several individuals. Subsequently, in the midst of a growing group of people, the police officers employed pepper spray to remove several students linking arms in a line across a walkway in the Quad.

The UC Davis protest focused on and drew strength from widespread discontent among students about the increase in tuition and fees at the University of California. The incident also took place against the backdrop of worldwide student protests, including demonstrations by the Occupy Wall Street movement, which triggered similar events across the nation. These protests presented challenges for all affected universities and municipalities in attempting to balance the goals of respecting freedom of speech, maintaining the safety of both protesters and non-protesters, and protecting the legitimate interests of government and the non-protesting public.

In the immediate aftermath of the UC Davis incident, University of California President Mark G. Yudof announced the appointment of former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso to chair a Task Force to address the pepper spraying of UC Davis students. This was a result of a request from Chancellor Katehi for an independent investigation to review the incident and report findings and recommendations to enable peaceful and nonviolent protests. All Task Force members are either currently or were once affiliated with UC Davis and most were nominated by relevant campus organizations.



Eegah! – Full Cult Movie

While driving through the desert, a teenage girl is frightened by a seven-foot giant which appears in her path. After escaping, she returns to the site with her boyfriend and her father in an attempt to find the giant. They do, and it proceeds to terrorize them and the rest of Palm Springs, California.

Agency – Full Feature Film



Agency tackles the question of the efficiency of media manipulation. An unscrupulous advertising agency, in league with equally untrustworthy political campaign manager Robert Mitchum, plants subliminal messages in its TV commercials. Just as Vance Packard warned in the 1950s expose The Hidden Persuaders, these hidden messages persuade the viewers to vote for Mitchum’s candidate. Given the potency of the the film’s premise, it’s disappointing to watch director George Gaczender handle the material (based on a novel by Paul Gottleib) is so cut-and-dried a fashion. But Mitchum is good, as are his costars Valerie Perrine, Lee Majors, Saul Rubinek and Alexandra Stewart.

Cryptome unveils – Secret Service DoD Sexual Entrapment by CU/VZ

Odd that Cuba and/or Venezuela have not openly been accused of orchestrating the Secret Service/DOD Cartagena sexual honey pot — an entrapment long employed by spy services against the US and its allies, as well as by the US and its allies. Neither CU nor VZ took part in the Cartagena conference where the US failed to get approval for continued Cuba sanctions considered by Latin Americans to be US-Monroe Doctrine abusive.

Senator Collins has raised the possibility of a trap but will likely be briefed into silence. Neither Democrats or Republicans want to open this top secret Pandora’s Box (excuse the pun).

The Open Government Partnership conference in Brasilia which followed Cartagena also camouflaged with triple-crossing “openness” the legacy of Monroe Doctrine covert operations in Latin America to enforce hemispheric hegemony with stealth and bribery.

The chances are high that the sexual entrapment was a CU/VZ counterspy operation against the nest of spies operating in Cartagena, and that White House and Congressional investigations will perfectly cloak the dust-up as it has since President Monroe ordered the standard deception in 1823.

TOP-SECRET – Central Intelligence Agency Component and Activity

Citation: [Central Intelligence Agency Component and Activity]
Secret, Table of Contents, May 09, 1973, 1 pp.
Collection: The CIA Family Jewels Indexed
Item Number: FJ00039
Origin: United States. Central Intelligence Agency
Organizations Named:
International Police Academy; United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Directorate of Operations. Central Cover Staff; United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Directorate of Operations. Counterintelligence Staff; United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Directorate of Operations. Counterintelligence Staff. Police Group; United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Directorate of Operations. Domestic Operations Division; United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Directorate of Operations. East Asia Division; United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Directorate of Operations. European Division; United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Directorate of Operations. Foreign Intelligence Staff; United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Directorate of Operations. Foreign Resources Division; United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Directorate of Operations. Narcotics Coordination Group; United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Directorate of Operations. Soviet Bloc Division; United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation; United States. Securities and Exchange Commission; Vesco, Robert L.
Subjects: Covert operations | Domestic intelligence | Interagency cooperation | Personnel management | Police assistance | Political activists | Project MHCHAOS [Codename CHAOS] | Recruitment | Wiretapping
Abstract: Lists topics of papers from Central Intelligence Agency divisions on domestic espionage activities and programs.
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