The Merits of Sin: The Rider of the Skulls (1965) (Mexico)

Wonderful hodgepodge of insanity from south of the border seems like it may have been the first three episodes of a failed television series edited together for feature length. I don’t really give a good gawd damn how it came into existence, I’m just happy it’s here. Every great hero has a great origin story. … More The Merits of Sin: The Rider of the Skulls (1965) (Mexico)

The Merits of Sin: Snake Sisters (1984) (Philippines)

What in the seven fucks just happened?! Incredibly weird fantasy flick feels like a really bad fever dream, constantly shifting between irritation and insanity. Bad ass opening credits fill us in on just how these ladies came to be. Apparently a mama snake laid sixteen eggs and three of them were abnormally large. Out of … More The Merits of Sin: Snake Sisters (1984) (Philippines)

The Merits of Sin: Magic Crystal (1986) (Hong Kong)

Almost exhausting in its wealth of lunacy, Magic Crystal comes off as some sort of cocaine infused hybrid of the popular Spielberg action/adventure films of the 80s. There was money to be made and HK schlock auteur Jing Wong wasn’t about to let that go unnoticed. The Hunting Eagles is a two man task force … More The Merits of Sin: Magic Crystal (1986) (Hong Kong)

The Merits of Sin: Last Bride of Salem (1974) (USA)

Up and coming painter, Matt Clifton, is discovered by a well-to-do mustachioed man (Sebastian Mayhew) and invited to rent his quiet home in Massachusetts and work on his art. Matt uproots his family (wife Jennifer and daughter Kelly) and gets to work, already dreaming about days of luxurious living. Happy at first (even though the … More The Merits of Sin: Last Bride of Salem (1974) (USA)

The Merits of Sin: Suffer, Little Children (1983) (UK)

Films this boring should not be this enjoyable. Wait. I don’t think that makes any sense. Maybe boring isn’t the right word. Awkward? Yeah. That’s what I’ll go with. Films this awkward should not be this enjoyable. Nah. That doesn’t sound right either. Fuck it. If you dig a little deeper, you find out why … More The Merits of Sin: Suffer, Little Children (1983) (UK)