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Trailers from Hell: Mick Garris on Pseudo-Sexploitation Fantasy 'Tanya's Island'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood March 22, 2013 at 11:19AM

Monkeyshines! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with filmmaker Mick Garris introducing "Tanya's Island," a bizarre pseudo-sexploitation fantasy by director Alfred Sole ("Alice Sweet Alice").
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"Tanya's Island"
"Tanya's Island"

Monkeyshines! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with filmmaker Mick Garris introducing "Tanya's Island," a bizarre pseudo-sexploitation fantasy by director Alfred Sole ("Alice Sweet Alice"). 

New Jersey native Alfred Sole caught some critics' eyes with his creepily Hitchcock-influenced but poorly distributed Alice Sweet Alice (aka: Communion), and soon gave up directing for a more productive career as a production designer. His penultimate directorial effort is this even more obscure film starring sexy model Vanity (billed as DD Winters), marooned on an imaginary tropical island with an amorous ape man played by Don McLeod, best known as Elizabeth Brooks' feral brother in The Howling.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.