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

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)

The Merits of Sin: Married to a Witch (2001) (Nigeria)

Holy fuck. Somewhere beyond boredom, Married to a Witch casts its lethargic spell with weary aplomb. Sermonizing mixes with rambling dialogue then nods off in the back room before waking itself up with its own snoring. The near two hour run time feels more like twelve hours of talk radio and offers only minuscule reprieves … More The Merits of Sin: Married to a Witch (2001) (Nigeria)