Schlock du Jour: Cannibal Cult (1999)

Coming in hot with the overt EVIL DEAD influences is the SOV regional horror flick, CANNIBAL CULT. After the misconceived multi-colored, multi-font title credits and one big ugly screen wipe, the story begins. Camp Ford, 1950… A camp director plays with demonic forces and kills his co-worker/wife with a machete. He then snaps his daughter’s … More Schlock du Jour: Cannibal Cult (1999)

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: 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)

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)