The Merits of Sin (Short Cuts): Attack of the Killer Hog (2003) (Argentina) Pyewacket (2017) (Canada) Hell Mountain (2016) (USA) We Go On (2016) (USA) Muirhouse (2012) (Australia)

In this addition of Short Cuts, we got a handful of ghosts, a demon or two, and a stuffed pig with a homicidal streak. What a gallery of rogues! Attack of the Killer Hog (2003) An explosion of ideas sadly never gels and just left me a bit confused but mostly pissed off. Two detectives … More The Merits of Sin (Short Cuts): Attack of the Killer Hog (2003) (Argentina) Pyewacket (2017) (Canada) Hell Mountain (2016) (USA) We Go On (2016) (USA) Muirhouse (2012) (Australia)

The Merits of Sin: 100 Monsters (1968) (Japan)

The menagerie of supernatural entities found within Japanese folklore is expansive. That’s just what happens when you’ve been around as long as the land of the rising sun has. For every folkloric hero, you’ll find a bevy of grotesque horrors just outside of view…ready to pounce. Asia (and believe me I know I’m slipping into … More The Merits of Sin: 100 Monsters (1968) (Japan)

The Merits of Sin: Mosquito the Rapist aka Bloodlust (1977) (Switzerland)

Depressing and disturbing Swiss flick manages to make you feel yucky all over but is so well done it’s hard to dismiss it as exploitive crap. So… win? Beaten deaf and dumb by his abusive, sister molesting father, our introverted protagonist (?) goes about his life excelling at his accounting job and living a quiet … More The Merits of Sin: Mosquito the Rapist aka Bloodlust (1977) (Switzerland)

Schlock du Jour: Psycho Cop (1989)

“Why would he come after us? We haven’t done anything wrong.”“He’ll think of a reason, cops love to hassle people.” Call me Mr. On-the-Nose, because I’m topical like ointment, baby! Police are beating the shit out of everyone in real life, because the majority are racist, butt-picking, trigger-happy, Call of Duty playing asshole bullies. It … More Schlock du Jour: Psycho Cop (1989)

The Merits of Sin: Air Terjun Pengantin aka Waterfall of Pengantin aka Lost Paradise: Playmates in Hell (2009) (Indonesia)

Indonesian slasher. That’s all you had to say. Indonesia has been a constant source of joy in my trip down the horror rabbit hole and I was teethed on slasher flicks so I was all in when Waterfall of Pengantin first bleeped on my radar. Luckily it wasn’t that hard to track down and here … More The Merits of Sin: Air Terjun Pengantin aka Waterfall of Pengantin aka Lost Paradise: Playmates in Hell (2009) (Indonesia)