Archive for April, 2009

“Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice” – Chris Luedtke

If you’ve seen Pulp Fiction, then you know what one of the definitions of the word “pulp” is; a rough, unfinished work. Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice can be best described as such. All of the complete original negatives have been destroyed or damaged beyond complete repair, thus we end up with an edition [...]

“Martyrs” – A.J. Hakari

We horror fans are a fickle lot. For some, blood, gore, and a pinch of gratuitous sex are that are needed for a good time. But some days, it’s far too easy to just cake the screen in grue and call it a day. Enter stage left Martyrs, a grisly little opus that’s recently been [...]

“Dante 01″ – A.J. Hakari

Space has been referred to as the final frontier, though not in the realm of cinema. The great beyond has since been conquered by pictures running the gamut from standard sci-fi adventures to existential dramas. It’s the latter ring that Dante 01 chucks its proverbial hat into, a noble pursuit considering we need more interstellar [...]

“Let the Right One In” – Chris Luedtke

The vampire genre is arguably the most overkilled part of horror out there. There’s something oddly romantic about a blood-sucking, undead creature that stalks its prey in the shadows of night. Many mainstream movies and books of late have managed to just water down the romantic style, making it more of a bad teeny-bopper joke. [...]

“8 ½” – Chris Luedtke

I’m sitting on a floor staring at an empty glass of orange juice, wondering if I can muster up the motivation to get a refill. The fridge is about thirty feet away, but there’s counted out tips laying on the floor, a mess of change, and torn envelopes blocking the door. My phone hasn’t vibrated [...]