The Merits of Sin: Scared Stiff aka The Masterson Curse (1987) (USA)

More than a year after some mental troubles, a pretty musician takes her son and moves into an old house with her former psychiatrist now boyfriend. One hundred and thirty years before the house was under the ownership of one slave owning son of a bitch named George Masterton. Fed up with his cruelty, a … More The Merits of Sin: Scared Stiff aka The Masterson Curse (1987) (USA)

In Theaters: Happy Death Day 2U

Happy Death Day 2U (2019)Directed By: Christopher LandonWritten By: Christopher Landon, Scott Lobdell Happy Death Day was the surprise of 2017. A PG-13 slasher film that borrowed it’s premise from Groundhog Day. I thought it was a brilliant concept but didn’t actually expect it to be good. Imagine my surprise when I finally saw it. It was a smart, entertaining, 90 minute movie that could only be … More In Theaters: Happy Death Day 2U

The Merits of Sin (Poetically Waxed Special): Santo and Blue Demon Against the Monsters (1970) (Mexico)

       I sucked at Spanish in highschool. I’m not much better at it now. My limited grasp on the language comes from a want to not sound like a complete asshole while ordering food. Delicious food. Beyond my half assed attempts to impress the waitresses at hundreds of different Mexican restaurants all over … More The Merits of Sin (Poetically Waxed Special): Santo and Blue Demon Against the Monsters (1970) (Mexico)

The Merits of Sin: Pieces of Darkness (1989) (USA)

Low (very low) budget anthology shot in Eastern Tennessee will be torture for you serious film connoisseurs of the world but if you’re a garbage cinema lover you’ll be like a pig in slop. Three tales of terror are sapped out at the speed of molasses and stain your brain much like the carpet after … More The Merits of Sin: Pieces of Darkness (1989) (USA)

In Theaters: The Prodigy

The Prodigy (2019)Directed By: Nicholas McCarthyWritten By: Jeff Buhler You know how some people can’t whisper? They think they can but they just broadcast all of their secrets to anyone within earshot? If those people were a movie, they would be The Prodigy. It’s not a bad movie but it telegraphs every single thing that happens and has the nerve to act as … More In Theaters: The Prodigy

Review of Junji Ito’s ‘Shiver’ (2017)

Who likes… Ren n’ Stimpy style, grotesquely detailed… Closeups of EYES!??! Meeeee!!! Shiver is an ideal Jinju Ito starter kit, serving up a compilation of his vilest manga shorties reaching back from ‘87 to nowish. Sure, the concepts are just original enough and always- ALWAYS- high stakes, so they worm right into your nightmares, but … More Review of Junji Ito’s ‘Shiver’ (2017)