Dark Cat

August 13, 2017 at 6:34 pm (3 Heads, Dark Cat) (, , , , )

Dark Cat – Japan – 1991

Teenagers Hyoi and Ryoi are sibling “Dark Cats”—cat shapeshifters with spiritual magic. After transferring to a new high school, the Dark Cats sense an evil presence. Their old master (an ogre-like Dark Cat) has turned bad and is using the negative energy of teenage emotions to transform students into monsters. A young girl, depressed by her unrequited love, becomes an amorphous mass of writhing eyeball-studded tendrils. Hyoi and Ryoi use their magic and martial arts to destroy her.

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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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Legend of the Blue Wolves

June 12, 2017 at 12:34 am (5 Heads, Legend of the Blue Wolves) (, , , , , , )

Legend of the Blue Wolves – 1996 – Japan

In the year 2199, mankind has colonized the solar system. Using powered armor suits, they wage war against robotic alien invaders called the Apocalypse. Jonathan Tyberius and Leonard Schteinberg are mecha pilots and roommates on a military space station. When Jonathan is raped by his abusive (and morbidly obese) commanding officer, Leonard rescues him and castrates the rapist. Afterward, the two form a close bond which becomes a romance. Eventually, Leonard is sent on a mission and never returns, and Jonathan later encounters him on the battlefield. Leonard’s body has been absorbed into one of the invader’s biomechanical war machines and Jonathan must destroy it.

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Violence Jack

June 4, 2017 at 3:56 am (1 Head, Violence Jack) (, , , , , , )

Violence Jack – 1986/1988/1990 – Japan

The Violence Jack series comprises three anime movies about the grisly exploits of Violence Jack. Jack is a giant man with giant muttonchops who (to quote the narrator) “arbitrarily dispenses death with the razor edge of a jack knife”. He might be a supernatural servant of Hell, but it’s unclear. Japan has been destroyed by a comet, and Jack wanders the post-apocalyptic wasteland chopping up giant bikers, giant mutants, and other Mad Max-style freaks.

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Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America

January 19, 2017 at 2:16 am (8 Heads, Tribulation 99) (, , , , , , , , )

Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America – 1991 – United States

Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America is a satirical documentary composed entirely of stock footage from sci-fi films, newsreels, advertisements, and training films. In ninety-nine brief chapters (with titles like “Pagan Necromancy”, “Rivers Turn to Blood and Run Upstream”, and “Exterminating Angels”), the film describes how aliens arranged the events of the Cold War by manipulating countries in Latin America. These aliens (called the Quetzalcoatl) are mutant birds who breed with snakes and live in cities of their own excrement in the Earth’s hollow interior. They are responsible for the Kennedy assassination, the rise of Fidel Castro, Howard Hughes’ erratic behavior, the Easter Island Moai, the Bermuda Triangle, and the sinking of Atlantis.

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Ninja Scroll

January 4, 2017 at 3:51 am (9 Heads, Ninja Scroll) (, , , , , , )

Ninja Scroll – 1993 – Japan

Jubei is a wandering samurai. He is poisoned by a government spy and coerced into the spy’s service. To earn the antidote, Jubei must defeat the Eight Devils of Kimon, a clan of supernaturally powerful ninja. He teams up with Kagero, a ninja woman who is obsessed with revenge against the Eight Devils. The two develop a romantic relationship until Kagero is killed.

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Zombie Bloodbath 2

October 8, 2016 at 3:22 am (3 Heads, Zombie Bloodbath 2) (, , , )

Zombie Bloodbath 2 – 1995 – United States

Topeka, Kansas. 1945: Satanic cultists crucify a man and then make him into a human scarecrow.

Topeka, Kansas. Present day: Escaped convicts take a jacket from the cursed scarecrow and awaken an army of zombies as heavy metal music plays. The convicts struggle to survive along with some college students, some little girls, and a member of the U.S. Special Forces. The motley survivors flee from an isolated farmhouse to a deli where they are assaulted by redneck serial killers. Eventually, the survivors find vials of flesh-eating bacteria improbably left in an old pick up truck. They splash these on the zombie horde, killing most of the zombies and themselves. The last woman is killed by a face-devouring kiss from her newly undead boyfriend.

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Zeiram 2

August 23, 2016 at 1:06 am (8 Heads, Zeiram 2) (, , , , )

Zeiram 2 – 1994 – Japan

Zeiram 2 is a sequel to Zeiram (1991). Iria, the foxy alien bounty hunter, returns to Earth to destroy a robot warrior who hosts the parasitic monster Zeiram. Iria and Zeiram face off in an alternate dimension containing an abandoned industrial complex, a Shinto shrine, and a 370’ tall statue of a woman. They battle with guns, martial arts, force fields, landmines, grappling hooks, heat seeking robotic insects, and a helicopter umbrella. Also present is Bob (Iria’s AI partner) and the two bumbling electricians from the first Zeiram film.

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The Witching

May 30, 2016 at 11:56 pm (3 Heads, Witching, The) (, , )

The Witching – 1993 – United States

A teenager finds an ancient tome of witchcraft hidden in his basement. Reading an incantation, he opens a portal to Limbo in his refrigerator. An evil witch and her ghoulish cronies escape Limbo via the portal. Apparently, they want to destroy the world with a machine called the Pazuzu Configuration. The teenager thwarts them with the help of a good witch, a Vietnam vet, a pizza delivery woman, and a nerd.

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Dead is Dead

March 18, 2016 at 3:39 am (3 Heads, Dead is Dead) (, , , )

Dead is Dead – 1992 – United States

While wandering the site of burned down hospital, a junkie gets his arm torn off by a zombie-like monster. A nurse, also wandering the area, gives the junkie an experimental drug called Doxitol. The drug regrows his arm and makes him unkillable. The junkie sells the Doxitol to a drug dealer but gets ripped off. The junkie then sets out to recover the Doxitol and get revenge.

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