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Macabre (Macabro) AKA Frozen Terror (1980)

Once she kept a lover on the side. But that's nothing compared to what she's keeping in the freezer.
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Pazuzu Iscariot

Macabre (Macabro) - Once she kept a lover on the side. But that's nothing compared to what she's keeping in the freezer.

Lamberto Bava's directorial debut, Macabre (Macabro) AKA Frozen Terror, is a beautiful romance story about illicit love affairs, unrequited devotion, tragedy, child murder, child murderers, necrophilia, and blind people dropping the soap. It would be impossible to do this work of perverse sinister art justice without giving away the surprise so if ... Click to read more "Macabre (Macabro) AKA Frozen Terror"

Mother's Day (1980)

I'm so proud of my boys. They never forget their momma.
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Pazuzu Iscariot

Mother's Day - I'm so proud of my boys. They never forget their momma.

For a Troma movie, Mother's Day is a relatively serious affair but with the complete absurdity that is usually associated with Troma don't expect anything too austere. Mother's Day is a deplorable, twisted and darkly humorous exploitation flick like what I Spit on your Grave would have been like if it starred The Marx Brothers. The premise of the m... Click to read more "Mother's Day"

Noriko's Dinner Table (Noriko no shokutaku) (2005)

The family that eats together stays together.
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Hellbound Heart

Noriko's Dinner Table (Noriko no shokutaku) - The family that eats together stays together.

My first impression of Sion Sono's work came via the insanely creative Suicide Club, a film which revolved around the presence of an online cult which compelled its members to off themselves; Noriko's Dinner Table (Noriko no shokutaku), made four years later, fits around the time and events of the earlier film, most notably the mass suicide at Shin... Click to read more "Noriko's Dinner Table (Noriko no shokutaku)"

Strange Circus (Kimyô na sâkasu) (2005)

Reality is the mystery.
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Hellbound Heart

Strange Circus (Kimyô na sâkasu) - Reality is the mystery.

What's in a story? How close can fiction and non-fiction drift together before transforming into one another, and – most of all – why do we tell stories? These are all questions given the irrepressibly deranged, yet painterly treatment by maestro Sion Sono in Strange Circus, a film which crosses multiple boundaries in its consideration of such weig... Click to read more "Strange Circus (Kimyô na sâkasu)"

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