The Merits of Sin: The Rider of the Skulls (1965) (Mexico)

Wonderful hodgepodge of insanity from south of the border seems like it may have been the first three episodes of a failed television series edited together for feature length. I don’t really give a good gawd damn how it came into existence, I’m just happy it’s here. Every great hero has a great origin story. … More The Merits of Sin: The Rider of the Skulls (1965) (Mexico)

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)

The Merits of Sin: The Fearleaders (1999) (USA)

Michigan has a lovely history with shot at home horror. The Demon Lover and Death Bed immediately come to mind when the horror output of The Wolverine State is mentioned. Two minor masterpieces of trash horror, Michigan also unleashed The Fearleaders upon us… I’ll try my hardest to forgive them. Nelms Technology is paving the … More The Merits of Sin: The Fearleaders (1999) (USA)

The Merits of Sin: Korkusuz aka Rampage aka Turkish Rambo (1986) (Turkey)

When all hope is lost and the future is bleak Who ya gonna call? SERDAR! When your cheap ass film needs a defender of the weak Who ya gonna call? SERDAR! He’ll flex his way through gun fights mumble through all that spilled blood He poorly imitates Stallone and has the acting prowess of mud … More The Merits of Sin: Korkusuz aka Rampage aka Turkish Rambo (1986) (Turkey)

The Merits of Sin (Short Cuts): Skeleton Man (2004) (USA) The Church (1989) (Italy) Hollow Gate (1988) (USA) Gurozuka (2005) (Japan)

Sometimes ya just can’t find the damn words. I watch a shit ton of films. Always have and (hopefully) always will. I’ve only been dwelling within Spook du jour for a limited time but once I joined I started adding more films to the queue. It’s easy to write about the good, it’s easier to … More The Merits of Sin (Short Cuts): Skeleton Man (2004) (USA) The Church (1989) (Italy) Hollow Gate (1988) (USA) Gurozuka (2005) (Japan)

The Merits of Sin: Kafan (1990) (India)

It’s 1990, it’s India and things are about to get rowdy. Cheap violence realized by cheaper special effects and some cheeky naughtiness are offered up along with the usual suspects of dance numbers and comic relief. You’re either into South Asian horror flicks or you’re not. That middle ground doesn’t exist here. At two plus … More The Merits of Sin: Kafan (1990) (India)