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  • Nocturna

    Nocturna

    ★★★½

    This movie is ridiculous. It's a horror-comedy about Dracula's granddaughter who falls in love with the guitar player for a disco band. It's the kind of movie that only the late 70s could produce. It's that odd mix of corny humor, wide eyed innocence, and a couple of scenes that are way too horny for the rest of the film. Like finding some pages Penthouse inserted into a MAD magazine. It's very low budget and very sparse. There isn't much…

  • Cradle of Fear

    Cradle of Fear

    ★★★

    This one is an oddity. It's an anthology horror based around Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth.

    Very much of a specific time and place. The time being the year 2000 and the place being North London. It's a time capsule escape pod. Watch it and be transported. The fashion, the music, the energy -- all so richly evocative of that time. I have never been to North London, or any London for that matter, but we do get heaps…

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  • King of New York

    King of New York

    ★★★★½

    Abel Ferrara's best looking film. It's a film of dualities.

    The photography captures the contrasts of the decadence of elite Manhattanite dwellings to the filth of the streets. Ferrara's direction teases out the similarities between the two vastly different settings. Then he paints both worlds with a thick coat of sleaze and corruption.

    Scenes are filled with well dressed men who suddenly explode into violence, their blood a fresh color on the grim tapestry of the city. The cops who…

  • Poltergeist III

    Poltergeist III

    ★½

    Drink everytime someone says "Carol Anne".