Film Review: Grotesque (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: A gang of annoying punks break into a special effect maker’s house in the middle of nowhere looking for money and/or drugs. After killing everyone in the house (except for the daughter who makes a run for it) the punks accidentally release a grotesque creature the family had locked away in a hidden room that promptly begins killing them off one-by-one. REVIEW: I wasn’t very familiar with Grotesque so I went into it not … Continue reading

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Film Review: Santa Sangre (1989)

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 SYNOPSIS: A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre (“Holy Blood”), and then commit suicide. Back in the present, he escapes and rejoins his surviving and armless mother. Against his will, … Continue reading

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