Synopsis: The story opens with happy parents and quickly moves into tragedy and horror. Officer Ritter (Joaquin Cosio) and his wife Marina (Aurora Gil) welcome their new son into the world; unfortunately, Ritter is called away from the hospital before a blank-eyed nurse enters the neonate area and begins butchering children. Five years later, a […]Read more "Movie Mondays: Belzebuth"
Synopsis: In a neighborhood in the Ciudad de Mexico (aka Mexico City) the annual Pastorela (Nativity Play) is a big event. Law officer Jesus “Chucho” Juarez (Joaquin Cosio) is always cast as the devil, he knows the part by heart. However, when the priest Benito (Osami Kawano) dies of a heart attack while in the […]Read more "Movie Mondays: Pastorela"
The best laid plans of mice and men . . . I was hoping to get a chance to see Knives Out last week, but that did not happen. So, instead we again revisit a film review I wrote for the dearly missed Alamo Cinema Massacre column that appeared on the Cinema Knife Fight site […]Read more "Movie Mondays: The Untamed"
Synopsis: When Don Koch (Phil “CM Punk” Brooks) decides to kick off a second chance for happiness with his family by renovating a house in the suburbs, he does not expect to find himself facing rotting drywall, weird clogs, slinky lingerie hidden behind wooden paneling, electric outlets that seep some kind of slime, and other […]Read more "Movie Mondays: The Girl on the Third Floor"
Synopsis: When boyhood pals Bobby and Akkun decide to cross a mountain separating their village from the neighboring one, they do not expect to find a strange amusement park tucked away in the remote wilderness. However, that’s exactly what they do find. The place is called Violence Voyager, and it’s a park that encourages kids […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: Violence Voyager"
Synopsis: Once upon a time, two young people—farmer Jean and ingénue Jeanne—fell in love and decided to marry. We might hope they lived happily ever after . . . Unfortunately, the medieval France they live in is ruled by a cruel Lord and a harsh Lady, and both they and their fellow villagers under the […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: Belladonna of Sadness"
Synopsis: As a young girl, Albrun (Celina Peter) lived with her mother (Claudia Martini) in the woods and watched her consumed by disease. They were a wise family in the remote Austrian/German mountain region in an unspecified era. Medicine was not available, death was imminent and this may have had to do with an encounter […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: Hagazussa"