Arriving in the Spook du Jour headquarters mailbox hot off the presses from AGFA is the double bill of SATANIS: THE DEVIL’S MASS and SATAN’S CHILDREN. While SATANIS has its own merits of sin as the 1970 interview montage with Anton LaVey, his disciples, and his neighbors regarding the early days of the Church of … More Schlock du Jour: Satan’s Children (1975)
There’s a moment about halfway through After Death (although time becomes indecipherable while watching, so for all I know it could be ten minutes into the film or six seconds prior to the conclusion) where you’ll have to make a decision. You’re in or you’re out. There’s no middle ground, no neutrality. A coin and … More Zombie 4: After Death or How I Learned to Start Loving Trash and Stop Being a Snob
We’ve all spent time with dumb movies. As horror fans we are some of the more adventurous moviegoers out there and hunting down that hidden gem usually comes with our fair share of sitting through idiocy. I’ve numbed my brain throwing my time into hours and hours of dumb. I’m not complaining, I like dummies…it … More The Merits of Sin: The Backlot Murders (2002) (USA)
Spook du Jour was among the first to recognize the sick and twisted silent clown slasher TERRIFIER as something special. (links at end of article for proof). Art the Clown just has it. He is without a doubt, a future iconic villain, and one of the only ones in recent memory. Where many have tried, few have … More You Heard it Here!
Child’s Play (2019)Directed By: Lars KlevbergWritten By: Tyler Burton Smith “The whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts” is a phrase that you’ll hear from time to time. When looking at Child’s Play, the exact opposite seems to be true. The whole comes up far short of the sum of it’s parts, or … More In Theaters: Child’s Play (2019)
A classic Cat III (category III is basically an 18+ rating) nasty from Hong Kong has no problem picking at the sores festering just beneath the surface of polite society. Mak Wei-Fong runs into the police station reporting that her family has been slaughtered while she was out with her boyfriend. Captain Lui and his … More The Merits of Sin (NSFW): Daughter of Darkness (1993) (Hong Kong)
Starring the zombies and the cuties…. That backyard magic shoots a heavy stream of charm into what could have been a slog even at its brisk forty five minute runtime. Luckily we’re in the capable and slightly insane hands of Petter Baiestorf who I have a sneaking suspicion may be a Brazilian cousin of those … More The Merits of Sin: Zombio (1999) (Brazil)