Holy fuck. Somewhere beyond boredom, Married to a Witch casts its lethargic spell with weary aplomb. Sermonizing mixes with rambling dialogue then nods off in the back room before waking itself up with its own snoring. The near two hour run time feels more like twelve hours of talk radio and offers only minuscule reprieves … More The Merits of Sin: Married to a Witch (2001) (Nigeria)
I’ve already touched on the near boundless amount of creepy beings found in Asian folklore. Needless to say, there is no shortage of things that go bump in the night. The sundel bolong is another variety of spirit which has its origins in Javanese mythology. This “ghost with hole” is the restless spirit of a … More The Merits of Sin: Sundelbolong aka Ghost With Hole (1981) (Indonesia)
I first met Daniel Emery Taylor after he read my review of The Return of Swamp thing, wherein I referred to the child version of him as a “chubby red-headed riot.” He found it amusing, but called me out nonetheless. We got to talking and here we are! His solo directorial feature debut is It’s Just … More Interview: Actor/Director Daniel Emery Taylor!
C.V. Hunt’s vanity shelf bows low in the middle. She cranks them out without abandon. Halloween Fiend is not her end-all be-all masterpiece, but it’s not a contender for the donation box either, if only for the creepy-ass monster. The actual Halloween Fiend is a playfully murderous monster demon that preys on the … More Preview of C.V. Hunt’s ‘Halloween Fiend’ (Out on February 16, 2019)
A small group of “youngsters” are filming an extremely low budget (one handheld camera, beer and friends as actors) horror flick in the woods. As they make their swamp monster creature feature, a group of furries are having a little get together in the very same stretch of forest. All would have probably been fine … More Fresh Cuts: Furry Nights (2016) (USA)
2/72 aka Alien Contamination aka Toxic Spawn aka Aliendrome… Directed by Luigi Cozzi AKA Lewis Coates The imdb synopsis is actually really helpful here: A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled … More Video Nasty Spotlight: Contamination (1980)
Shochiku’s brief foray into the horror genre only produced four films. Luckily for us lovers a weirdo world cinema, these four features are vastly different. In The X From Outer Space they gave us one of Japan’s goofiest Kaiju Eiga, in Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell we’re treated to an icky alien menace and a … More The Merits of Sin: The Living Skeleton (1968) (Japan)