Review of Anthony Bourdain’s last book, ‘Hungry Ghosts’

Hungry Ghosts is a graphic anthology researched and written byJose Rose and Bourdain and illustrated by everyone else. The stories are retellings of ancient Japanese legends; weird-ass endings, constant breaks in logic, awesome baddies. It’s a flawlessly drawn fever dream. I burned through it within an hour and felt woozy for the rest of the … More Review of Anthony Bourdain’s last book, ‘Hungry Ghosts’

The Merits of Sin: Demon Hunter (1983) (Mexico)

This Mexican oddity could have been a trash classic if only they were willing to embrace their slipshod makeup department. Instead, we get some mild entertainment and only a few glimpses of the charmingly awful monster. After an old sorcerer comes into his home and does some weird shit with a decapitated chicken to his … More The Merits of Sin: Demon Hunter (1983) (Mexico)

Schlock du Jour: Ninja Zombie (1992)

directed by Mark Bessenger runtime: 87 mins Sometime around 2006 I was in college and there was this seemingly random resurgence in the fascination with ninjas and pirates. The world was forced into taking sides. I imagine many an undergrad getting laid after relating to their intoxicated coeds about ninjitsu’s superiority to swashbuckling or vice-versa. … More Schlock du Jour: Ninja Zombie (1992)

Fresh Cuts: The House of Violent Desire (2018)

directed by Charlie Steeds runtime: 117 mins The works of Charlie Steeds are multilayered juggling acts. With The House of Violent Desire, those balls and bowling pins are actually chainsaws that have been set aflame. Servant Cordetta Crimson Rose comes to live at the Whipley family estate, Black Rock Manor. After a brief introduction of all the … More Fresh Cuts: The House of Violent Desire (2018)