The Merits of Sin: 100 Monsters (1968) (Japan)

The menagerie of supernatural entities found within Japanese folklore is expansive. That’s just what happens when you’ve been around as long as the land of the rising sun has. For every folkloric hero, you’ll find a bevy of grotesque horrors just outside of view…ready to pounce. Asia (and believe me I know I’m slipping into … More The Merits of Sin: 100 Monsters (1968) (Japan)

The Merits of Sin: Mosquito the Rapist aka Bloodlust (1977) (Switzerland)

Depressing and disturbing Swiss flick manages to make you feel yucky all over but is so well done it’s hard to dismiss it as exploitive crap. So… win? Beaten deaf and dumb by his abusive, sister molesting father, our introverted protagonist (?) goes about his life excelling at his accounting job and living a quiet … More The Merits of Sin: Mosquito the Rapist aka Bloodlust (1977) (Switzerland)

The Merits of Sin: Air Terjun Pengantin aka Waterfall of Pengantin aka Lost Paradise: Playmates in Hell (2009) (Indonesia)

Indonesian slasher. That’s all you had to say. Indonesia has been a constant source of joy in my trip down the horror rabbit hole and I was teethed on slasher flicks so I was all in when Waterfall of Pengantin first bleeped on my radar. Luckily it wasn’t that hard to track down and here … More The Merits of Sin: Air Terjun Pengantin aka Waterfall of Pengantin aka Lost Paradise: Playmates in Hell (2009) (Indonesia)

(Amazon) Prime Grime: A Rogues Gallery of Crap Part One

Direct to dvd madness was in full swing as the millennium kicked in the door like a drunk daddy on a cocaine binge. Video stores were stocked to high hell with bottom shelf loveliness mass produced for a hungry horror market. Slashers were cheap as hell to make, giant animals rendered to life with defunct … More (Amazon) Prime Grime: A Rogues Gallery of Crap Part One

The Merits of Sin: Warlock Moon aka Blood Spa (1973) (USA)

Dull-unease. Yep. That’s the word for this flick. Duneasy? Can we use that so I can stop using hyphens? I’m gonna go with duneasy and I suggest you start using it too. Seriously, this movie is the epitome of duneasy. The dullness part of the equation comes through like a brick half heartedly lobbed at … More The Merits of Sin: Warlock Moon aka Blood Spa (1973) (USA)

Forgotten Nightmares: The Head of Pancho Villa (1957) (Mexico)

Mexico’s legendary Headless Rider returns and this time there’s many a dangerous secrets spelling out trouble with a capital T. A tight knit group of soldiers who once served under General Villa are called to their comrades home by his doctor. There they get sworn to an oath of protection by their dying friend. He … More Forgotten Nightmares: The Head of Pancho Villa (1957) (Mexico)