After Joe gets dumped by his girlfriend, his 2 roommates, Eric and Hung, help him move on by dragging him to a Live Action Role Playing (LARP) event. The LARP becomes more interesting than expected when Eric reads from an ancient Enochian grimoire and summons a soul sucking, flesh eating succubus which starts feasting on the other players. Continue reading →
Doobie is on probation and his hard-ass p.o. is onto his tricks. Living with his sister and her boyfriend, trying to be straight, Doobie finds that having a job is just too much work! His current girlfriend is competing with his ex-girlfriend for a fitness dvd deal, and his ex-girlfriend will stop at nothing to get him back, even a little voodoo. Continue reading →
Kevin is invited to spend a weekend at his estranged, adopted, brother, Norm’s new place, for a birthday gathering with some of Norm’s unusual friends. It turns out that his brother’s place is a patch of desert where they’re camping out, and the weekend kicks off with Norm’s buddy and handyman, Jovan, choking to death on a hot dog. As the nearest hospital is “like 80 miles away,” the group decides just to bury him on Norm’s land, that may be sacred Native American burial ground.
A group of high school seniors decide to play hooky. As each place they stop already has people or is a risk for getting caught, they finally decide to go to an abandoned psychiatric facility rumored to be haunted. Once there, they accidentally get locked inside, they decide to do some exploring and look for a way out. Instead, they find what is haunting the place. Continue reading →
In a post apocalypse city, young and naive Peggy works at a diner with her over protective mother. When Jak and his friends come into the diner, Peggy succumbs to his charm and her own frustration and curiosity, and agrees to sneak out on a date with him. They end up at a popular but sleazy club called the Doom Room, where Peggy discovers something awful about her family. Continue reading →
When a stranger arrives on Peter’s doorstep looking for his wife, Peter becomes involved in the stranger’s plight when he witnesses the stranger beaten and stabbed by a local group of thugs. Continue reading →
After accidentally killing the owner of a strip club, Burt, a hedonistic vampire, takes his friend-turned-vampire, Todd, to his favorite drug dealer for a night of indulgence. Meanwhile, surviving strippers from the club plot Burt’s destruction. Continue reading →
Well, there were a few redeeming qualities in this torture porn flick from Eli Roth. It has a really good misdirection/bait and switch. The make up and gore are outstanding. (By now you should all know my fondness for well executed gore. Pun intended.) And the setting was beautiful. I was expecting very little from the characters… and the plot. I got what I expected. I guess it was good enough that I’m willing to check out Part 2.
This is an intense, violent, and disturbing film about a deaf-mute girl whose parents, along with the rest of her village, are killed and is taken to work as a housekeeper at a brothel. Sean Pertwee is the villain, militia leader, Goran, in this. There are some really great scenes that emphasize the incongruity of the horrors that the girls in the brothel are forced to live, and the modern (well, mid-90’s) world going on not far away.
It is a hard one to watch, and really conveys helplessness, fear and oppression through the choice of color, sound, settings, and language choices in dialogue.