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Piercing (Giallo Sadomasochist Thriller)

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Piercing (Giallo Sadomasochist Thriller)

  Piercing is a bizarre psychological thriller from writer-director Nicolas Pesce, which also doubles up as a dark, fucked-up rom-com that spreads giallo everywhere. Two negatives don’t make a positive, but two nuts create a violent and bloody mess, with lots of yellow. Reed is a family man with an awkward, timid nature, who harbors a desire to […]

Two Films of Christmas Horror and Hate

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Two Films of Christmas Horror and Hate

As of this writing, it's December 25th and my Christmas celebration began with a domestic squabble with my on-again/off-again domestic partner. Things got uglier and fists got introduced into the equation. Like a gentleman (or a coward who realizes that a 'Domestic Violence' rap is not going to look very appealing to my newly-found corporate […]

Bay of Blood

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Bay of Blood

Mario Bava has always been that Italian director false horror fans seem to overlook, instead latching onto Lucio Fluci for some damn reason, often without sufficient explanation.  Fulci, to his credit, was a rather prolific director with his hands over almost any genre you could think of, and today he has a cult following largely […]

Drive-In Massacre

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Drive-In Massacre

After finding this tape at Goodwill for way less than you'd pay for it online, Drive-In Massacre left me only enjoying the cover art.  What could have been an interesting slasher just ends up a gimmick, a total goddamn gimmick.  There were a bunch of these films after the legendary Blood Feast was released in the 60s, and […]