The Merits of Sin: Zapatlela (1993) (India)

There’s something so damn beautiful about a rip-off handled through the hands of another culture. Although, I should say “rip-off” may be too strong of a term. You see, this Indian flick has the lifeblood of Child’s Play running through its veins but somewhere a blood transfusion was necessary and it just mutated into its … More The Merits of Sin: Zapatlela (1993) (India)

The Merits of Sin: Nagai Go Kawai Zone: Kaiki aka Go Nagai’s Scary Zone: The Mysterious Demon (1989) (Japan)

Uhhhhhh wha? I’m not sure what the hell I just watched but a man in a cape was there and he told me two stories. Granted, I don’t speak Japanese and have never suffered intense brain trauma… which would probably have helped me wrap my head around the nonsense playing out in front of my … More The Merits of Sin: Nagai Go Kawai Zone: Kaiki aka Go Nagai’s Scary Zone: The Mysterious Demon (1989) (Japan)

The Merits of Sin: The Secret of the Mummy (1982) (Brazil)

Ivan Cardoso definitely has a style. His films merge familiar horror elements with absurdist humor and the libido of a particularly horny high school boy. It’s a welcome mix and luckily Cardoso is talented enough to pull off the clashing style. There’s a minimal mean streak that pops it’s head out every so often but … More The Merits of Sin: The Secret of the Mummy (1982) (Brazil)

The Merits of Sin: Scorched Heat (1987) (Sweden)

The world is full of morons. I’d say the majority of meat walking this planet is a moron. Nitwits hooking up with twits and creating more morons. These little morons do stupid things and this stupidity usually comes back around to bite these young idjits on the ass. Even in lovely Sweden. Two Swedish children … More The Merits of Sin: Scorched Heat (1987) (Sweden)

The Merits of Sin: Guys in Ghost’s Hands (1991) (Taiwan)

Wait. What? Confounding flick is a complete mess but offers up enough lunacy to make it worth your time tracking down. Two cousins (who may actually be brother and sister) nicknamed Aunt and Uncle (yes, this soon out of the gate my head already hurts) know something is up when a well preserved and ancient … More The Merits of Sin: Guys in Ghost’s Hands (1991) (Taiwan)