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Film Review: The Golem (1920)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “In 16th-century Prague, a Jewish rabbi creates a giant creature from clay, called the Golem, and using sorcery, brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: The Gothic tradition had always been stronger in Germany than anywhere else, ever since the Romantic Movement at the beginning of …

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Film Review: Freaks (1932)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “A carnival barker displays a sideshow freak called the Feathered Hen and tells her story. Cleopatra, a trapeze artist with the carnival, is adored by a midget named Hans. Frieda, Hans’ fiancée (also a midget), warns Hans that Cleopatra is only interested in him so that he will give her money. Cleopatra has an affair with Hercules, …

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Film Review: Frankenstein Versus The Creature From Blood Cove (2005)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “Near an isolated beach on California’s coast, a sinister plan is underway in a laboratory of horror. Three renegade scientists have resurrected the Frankenstein Monster and they have also created a genetically engineered half-man half fish abomination, to use as secret weapons in the fight against terrorists worldwide. However, disaster strikes when the terrifying monsters chemical brainwashing …

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Film Review: Eyes Beyond

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: The Morales brothers are new to town so their next door neighbors the Rogers pay them a visit to welcome them to the community (and give them a set of steak knives, which is an odd housewarming gift if you ask me). The Rogers decide to stay for dinner but soon regret their decision as they …

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Film Review: The Evil Mind (1934)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “Maximus, a small-time music hall mind reader, has frightening flashes of precognition; but he cannot predict or control them – until he realizes he has them in the presence of Christine, attractive daughter of a publisher, who makes Rene, his equally lovely wife, wretchedly jealous. But worse trouble comes to Maximus when he’s accused of causing a …

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Film Review: Eccentric Psycho Cinema (7 in series) (1998) – CAT III

Rate This Movie Partial SYNOPSIS Shinji Imaoka’s Bottled Vulva: Bank Teller Noriko (Binzume nyoin: ginkôin · Noriko), starring Megumi Makihara as the titular teller Noriko Kamimura. Bottled Vulva: Bank Teller Noriko is part of the J·nex-produced Bottled Vulva (Binzume nyoin) trilogy, which Hollywood Film Co. Ltd. (K.K. Hariuddo Firumu) released on VHS in Japan under its Spider label circa 1998; …

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Film Review: Detective Story (2007)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In this shocking thriller from controversial filmmaker Takashi Miike, businessman Takashima Raita (Kuroudo Maki) and private eye Kazama Raita (Kazuya Nakayama) hunt for a brutal serial killer with a bazaar fondness for human organs. When three women, one being Kazama’s client, are found dead and stripped of vital organs, the two Raitas team up to find …

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