The Merits of Sin: Magic Crystal (1986) (Hong Kong)

Almost exhausting in its wealth of lunacy, Magic Crystal comes off as some sort of cocaine infused hybrid of the popular Spielberg action/adventure films of the 80s. There was money to be made and HK schlock auteur Jing Wong wasn’t about to let that go unnoticed. The Hunting Eagles is a two man task force … More The Merits of Sin: Magic Crystal (1986) (Hong Kong)

The Merits of Sin: Violador Infernal aka The Infernal Rapist (1988) (Mexico)

We’ve all been there, you wake up in a panic at six in the morning with only a foggy recollection of what went down the night before. When you reach over to your trusty nightstand, the sick realization hits that you are not in the womb like comfort of your own bedroom. Gazing at the … More The Merits of Sin: Violador Infernal aka The Infernal Rapist (1988) (Mexico)

The Merits of Sin: The Boy God aka Stone Boy (1982) (Philippines)

I’m not sure how many toys you had growing up but I was fortunate enough to have an older brother I wasn’t too far behind in age. We were also into a lot of the same shit which meant I got just as much joy out of the army men, dinosaurs and He-man toys my … More The Merits of Sin: The Boy God aka Stone Boy (1982) (Philippines)

The Merits of Sin: Zombies: The Beginning (2007) (Italy)

In May of 2007 the trash horror community lost a legend. Not as popular as Argento or as talented as Fulci, Bruno Mattei shuffled off this mortal coil without much fanfare. It’s understandable, the man was lacking in many of the qualities respected filmmakers exhibit. He excelled at rush jobs and ripoffs. The majority of … More The Merits of Sin: Zombies: The Beginning (2007) (Italy)

The Merits of Sin: Qarqacha – El Demonio del Incesto (2002) (Peru)

I’m all for a world where were-llamas are a thing. Enter Peru. Apparently if one gets icky with a family member their sins are punished with a llamariffic curse. So remember that the next time your eyeballing your cousin… you’re just a were-llama in waiting. Three students studying poverty arrive in a small village and … More The Merits of Sin: Qarqacha – El Demonio del Incesto (2002) (Peru)