The Rapist

August 6, 2017 at 9:19 pm (7 Heads, Rapist) (, , , )

The Rapist – 1994 – Hong Kong

The Rapist is about a serial rapist who prowls the halls of a low-rent apartment complex. A police detective tries to track him down. Cat-and-mouse games ensue. The detective taunts the rapist in television broadcasts, and sets traps for him using an undercover policewoman as bait. Eventually, the rapist is caught when he falls in love with a victim and invites her on a date. She agrees and tips off the police.

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The Wraith

July 2, 2017 at 8:20 pm (7 Heads, Wraith, The) (, , , , , , , , )

The Wraith – 1986 – United States

In a small Arizona town, teen drag racers run amok. They have names like Skank, Rughead, and Gutterboy. They huff paint, molest girls, steal cars, commit murder, and generally act like pricks. One of their victims returns from the grave for revenge. He wears a futuristic jumpsuit, drives a futuristic car (the “Turbo Interceptor”), shoots a futuristic shotgun, and can transform into a comet. He seems like an alien invader, but actually he’s a ghost. The ghost challenges each of the drag racing gangsters and then kills them in head-on collisions. The police try ineffectually to stop him. There is a romance between the ghost and his old girlfriend. In the end, after exacting bloody revenge, the ghost turns human and gets another chance at life.

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Horror Express

February 18, 2017 at 11:52 pm (7 Heads, Horror Express) (, , , , , , )

Horror Express – 1972 – England/Spain

In the year 1906, an English anthropologist finds the “missing link” in a Manchurian cave. He is traveling with the specimen on the Trans-Siberian Express when the creature comes to life and prowls the train. Whoever meets its glowing red gaze dies suddenly. Their eyes turn white and (an autopsy reveals) their brains become completely smooth. It turns out that the creature is actually inhabited by an alien parasite made of pure energy. The alien steals people’s memories in hopes of gaining the scientific know-how to get home.

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Five Elements Ninjas

November 29, 2016 at 4:03 am (7 Heads, Five Element Ninja) (, , , , , )

Five Elements Ninjas – 1982 – Hong Kong

A Chinese martial arts school is destroyed by Japanese ninjas. The lone survivor of the massacre learns ninjutsu and abandons his honor to get revenge. That is the whole plot.

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Sins of the Fleshapoids

November 29, 2016 at 3:50 am (7 Heads, Sins of the Fleshapoids) (, , , , , )

Sins of the Fleshapoids – 1966 – United States

A million years in the future, Earth is an Eden-like utopia. There is enough of everything for everyone, and people do nothing but eat and frolic around naked. All labor is done by android slaves called Fleshapoids. When two Fleshapoids gain sapience, they kill their human masters, fall in love, and bear a robot child.

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Attack of the Giant Leeches

October 22, 2016 at 1:13 am (7 Heads, Attack of the Giant Leeches) (, , , , , , )

Attack of the Giant Leeches – 1959 – United States

In the Florida Everglades, redneck poachers are attacked by giant leeches. The victims are kept alive in the leeches’ underwater cave while their blood is slowly drained. A handsome game warden investigates the poachers’ disappearance and eventually discovers that monsters are afoot. He hunts the leeches underwater with a harpoon gun.

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Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare

September 19, 2016 at 3:31 am (7 Heads, Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare) (, , , )

Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare – 1968 – Japan

In medieval times, treasure hunters explore the Babylonian ruins of Ur and awaken a bird-like vampire monster. The vampire (named Daimon) flies to Japan and possesses the magistrate of a town. He commits various atrocities such as drinking blood, acting rude, kidnapping children, and killing a dog. A young samurai teams up with a Buddhist monk and some friendly monsters from Japanese folklore. They defeat Daimon by stabbing out his eyes.

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Interstella 5555

August 13, 2016 at 7:29 pm (7 Heads, Interstella 5555) (, , , , , , , , )

Interstella 5555 – 2003 – Japan/France

Interstella 5555 (a.ka. Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem) is a collaboration between French electronic musicians Daft Punk and Japanese manga creator Leiji Matsumoto. The film is a feature length narrative music video for Daft Punk’s album Discovery (2001).

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Toward the Terra

August 13, 2016 at 7:24 pm (7 Heads, Toward the Terra) (, , , , , , , , )

Toward the Terra – 1980 – Japan

After Terra (Earth) is ruined by war and pollution, the survivors establish a totalitarian government called Universal Control. They create a computer program called Mother to breed a new race of genetically modified humans. These test tube babies have implanted memories that make them complacent and unemotional, thereby preventing mankind’s irrational tendencies from ever destroying the planet again. Occasionally, a mutant is born. These mutants are called the Mu. Each is physically disabled in some way (blind, asthmatic, mute), but they accommodate with psychic powers. Hunted by Universal Control, the Mu hide in their underground city and plot rebellion.

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Beast of Blood

July 2, 2016 at 1:12 am (7 Heads, Beast of Blood) (, , , , , )

Beast of Blood – 1970 – Philippines

Beast of Blood is a direct sequel to The Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968) and an indirect sequel to Brides of Blood (1968). These films form the Blood Island Trilogy directed by Eddie Romero and starring John Ashley.

Beast of Blood’s story begins moments after Mad Doctor’s ends. Bill Foster (the heroic doctor of Mad Doctor) leaves Blood Island. One of Blood Island’s plant-human monsters stows away on the boat. The monster goes on a berserk rampage and the boat explodes in the resulting melee. The monster drifts back to Blood Island. Bill survives and is rescued by a passing freighter.

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