Reviews

El Dia de la Bestia

Friday, June 27th, 2008 by J. Luis Rivera

El Dia de la Bestia   eldiadelabestia 75x120 reviews horror Director: Alex de la Iglesia
Writers: Jorge Guerricaechevarría and Alex de la Iglesia
Release Year: 1995
English title: The Day Of The Beast

An acid comedy for Christmas!

Just as it happened in the film industries of many European countries, the horror genre in Spain had a slow and difficult development until the 60s, when people like Narciso Ibanez Serrador and Amando de Ossorio added a Spaniard flavor to the Eurohorror of those years. However, Spaniard horror lost steam as the 70s ended and by the 80s it was again in a deep slumber in which only cult figures like Jess Franco and Paul Naschy kept truly working within the genre. Fortunately, the 90s brought an entirely new generation of young filmmakers who, having grown up with the films of that golden age, started to create a new series of horror films for the modern reality of Spain.

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Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark

Saturday, February 6th, 2010 by Vomitron

Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark   Elvira dvdCR 85x120 reviews horror comedy Director: James Signorelli
Writer:
Sam Egan, John Paragon and Cassandra Peterson
Release year:
1988

She’s hot, vulgar… and out for money!

Come to think of it… Given what this website is called, there’s simply no way we can go around Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, without at least giving her a wink (or a tip of the hat if we should happen to wear one). Almost 30 years ago, Cassandra Peterson started her acting career as Elvira. And ever since, she has been bringing a lot more terrific cards to the B-horror table than just her twin ace material. There, since I figured nobody would forgive me if I would not include at least one boob-joke in this review, I’m glad we got that out of the way. Now let’s get down to Elvira’s legacy of the macabre, more specifically this fine highlight, her first feature length film.

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Embodiment Of Evil

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 by Vomitron and Coventry

Embodiment Of Evil   EoE poster redCR 81x120 reviews horror Director: José Mojica Marins
Writer: José Mojica Marins and Dennison Ramalho
Release year: 2008
Brasilian title: Encarnação Do Demônio

The return of Coffin Joe

Embodiment Of Evil   bifff2009 minilogo reviews horror He is pure evil incarnated. For forty years he has waited, imprisoned and almost forgotten. Now, the system that put him away for his sick crimes, is about to set him free again. His name is Coffin Joe. And he will live forever.

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Ephemeral Films: Menarche

Sunday, August 17th, 2008 by Perfesser Deviant

Ephemeral Films: Menarche   menstru disney cr reviews documentary Menarche, for those of you who do not know, is the name of the time when women first begin menstruation. Since any topic even vaguely related to sex is considered embarrassing for many American parents to discuss with their children (though not too embarrassing to do to get children in the first place), public schools have stepped in to educate children on these important facts. Since many teachers are just as squeamish, industrial filmmakers put together films that teachers could easily show to a class and then answer questions (or refer questions to provided booklets), leaving all the awkward heavy-lifting to the film.

Plus these films cut down on weird loner telekinetic teenagers destroying the entire senior class after being doused in pig’s blood.

Films Discussed (all with links for online viewing): The Story of Menstruation / Molly Grows Up / It’s Wonderful Being a Girl / Naturally… a Girl / All Women Have Periods

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Escalofrio

Thursday, August 5th, 2010 by Perfesser Deviant

Escalofrio   Satan’s Blood poster 84x120 reviews horror Director: Carlos Puerto
Writer
: Carlos Puerto
Release Year
: 1978
English aka-title:
Satan’s Blood

Of course we’ll come with you strangers.

Married couple Andy (José María Guillén) and Ana (Mariana Karr) with their dog are out for a drive when another couple – Bruno (Ángel Aranda) and Berta (Sandra Alberti) – see them and call them over. It seems that Andy and Bruno went to college together, although Bruno is unfamiliar to Andy and Bruno’s story is a little inconsistent. Never a couple of bright lights, Andy and Ana follow these two creepy virtual strangers out into the middle of nowhere for a visit….

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