The Merits of Sin: Jack-O aka Jack O’Lantern (1995) (USA)

Inclusion is important. That’s why participation awards exist. Sure ya sucked but at least ya fucking tried. I feel if I was ever running a horror film awards ceremony I’d be giving out a shit ton of participation awards. I wouldn’t be showering praise on every poor excuse for a movie but a lot of … More The Merits of Sin: Jack-O aka Jack O’Lantern (1995) (USA)

The Merits of Sin: Zapatlela (1993) (India)

There’s something so damn beautiful about a rip-off handled through the hands of another culture. Although, I should say “rip-off” may be too strong of a term. You see, this Indian flick has the lifeblood of Child’s Play running through its veins but somewhere a blood transfusion was necessary and it just mutated into its … More The Merits of Sin: Zapatlela (1993) (India)

The Merits of Sin: Herencia Diabolica (1993) (Mexico)

An elderly satanist passes away peacefully and leaves her mansion to her only surviving relative, a nephew in New York. Tony and his wife fly to Mexico to move into their new home. A new job and a pregnancy soon follow. However, the joy won’t be lasting that long because whilst looking around the house, … More The Merits of Sin: Herencia Diabolica (1993) (Mexico)

Fresh Cuts: Hellboy (2019) (USA/UK/Bulgaria/Canada)

I did not come to this new interpretation of Mike Mignola’s essential character from the perspective of the previous filmic version. Guillermo Del Toro’s flawed original and excellent sequel are their own thing and I decided to respect that. I was able to almost completely forget about that duo thanks to my history with the … More Fresh Cuts: Hellboy (2019) (USA/UK/Bulgaria/Canada)

The Merits of Sin: Nagai Go Kawai Zone: Kaiki aka Go Nagai’s Scary Zone: The Mysterious Demon (1989) (Japan)

Uhhhhhh wha? I’m not sure what the hell I just watched but a man in a cape was there and he told me two stories. Granted, I don’t speak Japanese and have never suffered intense brain trauma… which would probably have helped me wrap my head around the nonsense playing out in front of my … More The Merits of Sin: Nagai Go Kawai Zone: Kaiki aka Go Nagai’s Scary Zone: The Mysterious Demon (1989) (Japan)

The Merits of Sin: The Demon Rat (1992) (Mexico)

Irina is a lovely young school teacher with one major problem that’s about to cause another, more life threatening problem. Roberto Cervantes is her scuzzy pony tailed husband. He wants a divorce and she wants her father’s company back. He slimed his way into getting his hands on it and through greed and corruption has … More The Merits of Sin: The Demon Rat (1992) (Mexico)