With its leering Nazi occultists and dieselpunk stylings, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the opening scene of Skull: The Mask had leapt straight from the pages of a Mike Mignola… Continue reading "Carnival of Gore: ‘Skull: The Mask’ Brings an Ancient Evil to the Streets of São Paulo"
Rarely has the phrase ‘a game of two halves’ found its cinematic expression as succinctly as in Canadian action-horror For the Sake of Vicious. Directing duo Gabriel Carrer and Reese… Continue reading "Synth and Violence: ‘For the Sake of Vicious’ is a Bloody Trip to the Grindhouse"
Vincent Paronnaud’s stylish grindhouse revenge movie opens with a campfire tale. In a striking animated sequence, which reflects the director’s background in comic books, we hear the story of a… Continue reading "Red Riding Hood With Teeth: ‘Hunted’ Turns Folklore Feral"
Director Charlie Steeds on Paying Homage to 1970s Blaxploitation with Retro Revenge Thriller ‘Death Ranch’
Death Ranch is a no-holds-barred ode to ’70s Blaxploitation cinema. It follows an African American trio of siblings on the run from the law, fighting for their lives as they… Continue reading "Director Charlie Steeds on Paying Homage to 1970s Blaxploitation with Retro Revenge Thriller ‘Death Ranch’"