Tag Archives: Foreign
An extremely large number of murders remain unsolved in Mexico each year, leaving those of us to wonder how the perpetrators get away with their heinous crimes. Even though there have been a countless number of horror films “based on true events,” it is possible that first-time feature film director Lex Ortega’s Atroz is one of the most accurate depictions of every day life in Mexico.
After a gruesome accident, the police commander in charge of the scene takes it [...]
Kill Zone 2 Review
I’ve been a fan of martial arts films for at least fifteen years now. Sadly, however, I do not watch them frequently enough to really keep up with the actors or any new trends that may be occurring in the genre. When I do happen to stumble across one and actually have time to watch it, I am blown away at how the genre has evolved. In that regard, Pou-Soi Cheang’s Kill Zone 2 is no exception.
There are many [...]
Artsploitation Films has a knack for releasing some very interesting films, many of which I would never even hear about if it weren’t for the indie studio’s distribution. There are plenty of films in the catalog I have yet to see, but the ones I have had the pleasure of viewing have all been entertaining in their own unique way. While it isn’t my favorite of the bunch, Raphael Neal’s Fever is no different in its uniqueness and originality.
Sex Murder Art Review
It always amazes me how much love and care some studios put into the horror genre’s most obscure and seemingly lost titles. Currently, there are various companies doing so around the world, but when it comes to the controversial films of German director Jorg Buttgereit, there is only one that can take that title — Cult Epics. Bringing new life to some of the most controversial foreign gore films of all time, Cult Epics has previously released beautifully remastered editions [...]
Scherzo Diabolico Review
I’m starting to learn that revenge flicks come in many forms. The sub-genre used to only contain films of beaten and battered women who escape their captors, only to seek vengeance in the most brutal of ways. While I happen to love films of that nature — I Spit on Your Grave (original and remake franchise), Savage Streets — it is still refreshing to see a new take on the old formula. That is exactly what we get with Adrian [...]
Lady Snowblood Review
Anyone who has been part of the horror community long enough knows that there are plenty of discussions that involve the inclusion of other genres from time to time. I don’t mean things like ‘action’ or ‘comedy.’ Although those will always have their place, of course. What I do mean is those other genres that are actually quite closely knit to horror for one reason or another, things like exploitation and its numerous sub-genres (blaxploitation, nunsploitation, Nazisploitation, etc.), among others. [...]
Goodnight Mommy Review
I have to admit that I am a total sucker for foreign horror films. I like the fact that they don’t typically follow the American horror template. Films like Dead Alive, Cub, and Haute Tension are perfect examples. Sometimes things get lost in translation and leave us with muddled messes of cinema. Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz’s film, Goodnight Mommy, has had a tremendous amount of good press. Not to mention, an absolutely amazing trailer to hook [...]
High Lane Review
I’ve been a collector for as long as I can remember. I’ve collected everything from action figures to CDs, from comic books to DVDs and Blu-rays. There are a couple of issues that a collector might run into during their illustrious lifespan. One of them is clearly running out of space for all of their belongings and another, more specific to movie collectors I’d assume, is that we have tons of films sitting on our shelves that have never been [...]