The Merits of Sin: The Secret of the Mummy (1982) (Brazil)

Ivan Cardoso definitely has a style. His films merge familiar horror elements with absurdist humor and the libido of a particularly horny high school boy. It’s a welcome mix and luckily Cardoso is talented enough to pull off the clashing style. There’s a minimal mean streak that pops it’s head out every so often but … More The Merits of Sin: The Secret of the Mummy (1982) (Brazil)

The Merits of Sin: Fever Night aka Band of Satanic Outsiders (2009) (USA)

As soon as the opening credits hit, I pretty much knew I was going to enjoy this flick. “Block of Ice” by Thee Oh Sees blasts its way into your head as the characters are introduced in color bleached freeze frames and I’m just sitting here with a big old smile on my stupid face. … More The Merits of Sin: Fever Night aka Band of Satanic Outsiders (2009) (USA)

The Merits of Sin: The Porn Murders aka Blue Murder (1985) (Canada)

There’s a clown masked psychopath doing away with Toronto pornographers. Producers, porn stars and prostitutes are turning up dead and a few folks are taking notice. There’s Mr. Blake, a beer guzzling reporter who the killer calls and makes some demands of. He wants the porno theaters shut down and the filthy smut off the … More The Merits of Sin: The Porn Murders aka Blue Murder (1985) (Canada)