The Merits of Sin: The Boy God aka Stone Boy (1982) (Philippines)

I’m not sure how many toys you had growing up but I was fortunate enough to have an older brother I wasn’t too far behind in age. We were also into a lot of the same shit which meant I got just as much joy out of the army men, dinosaurs and He-man toys my … More The Merits of Sin: The Boy God aka Stone Boy (1982) (Philippines)

Schlock du Jour: Daikanyama Wonderland Horror (1986)

Is this movie secretly an adaptation of a Haruki Murakami novella? It almost could be, except for the fact that the protagonists never sit around quietly, listening to light jazz or cooking spaghetti while their cat goes missing. Have I lost you? DAIKANYAMA WONDERLAND HORROR takes place in Tokyo, in a little hipster disctrict near … More Schlock du Jour: Daikanyama Wonderland Horror (1986)

The Merits of Sin: Zombies: The Beginning (2007) (Italy)

In May of 2007 the trash horror community lost a legend. Not as popular as Argento or as talented as Fulci, Bruno Mattei shuffled off this mortal coil without much fanfare. It’s understandable, the man was lacking in many of the qualities respected filmmakers exhibit. He excelled at rush jobs and ripoffs. The majority of … More The Merits of Sin: Zombies: The Beginning (2007) (Italy)

Fresh Cuts: Discarnate aka Shapeshifter (2018) (USA)

A familiar plot is refreshingly enhanced by a great cast and cool monster. It’s like slipping into a comfy speedo made of nightmares. After losing his son to some kind of invisible threat, Dr. Andre Mason, a neuroscientist, attempts discovering the key to breaking through the veil and confronting what lies just outside of our … More Fresh Cuts: Discarnate aka Shapeshifter (2018) (USA)

The Merits of Sin: Scared Stiff aka The Masterson Curse (1987) (USA)

More than a year after some mental troubles, a pretty musician takes her son and moves into an old house with her former psychiatrist now boyfriend. One hundred and thirty years before the house was under the ownership of one slave owning son of a bitch named George Masterton. Fed up with his cruelty, a … More The Merits of Sin: Scared Stiff aka The Masterson Curse (1987) (USA)