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)

The Merits of Sin: Superstition (1982) (Canada)

A goofy personal favorite of mine from the early eighties. It’s a Canadian production filmed in Los Angeles that plays out like an Italian splatter flick. Seriously, the only thing missing is a laughable animal attack and a woman doing a dub job for the young boy character. An abandoned house with a nasty past … More The Merits of Sin: Superstition (1982) (Canada)