Halloween Articles – popOptiq

October and November were busy with more formal reviews than I normally write here. I watched and reviewed four Mexican horror films for popOptiq. Some pretty ludicrous, wild stuff. Sometimes hilarious, often pretty bad.

Chano Urueta would be right at home with a lot of Corman stuff. His The Brainiac and Julian Soler’s Panico – probably the most formally interesting of the four – were my two favorites.

Terror and Black Lace…words don’t really do it justice. The title of the review calls it “midnight movie material,” but it’s more like “3am on a Tuesday movie material.”

It was good to see a short film from Isaac Ezban in the anthology film Mexico Barbaro, as I just saw his The Incident for the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival. I much prefer his feature to his short, but it was interesting to see other styles of his.

Panico (Soler, 1970)

The Brainiac (Urueta, 1962)

Mexico Barbaro (Multiple directors, 2014)

Terror and Black Lace (Alcoriza, 1985)


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Shooting, teaching, writing and watching the Phillies.
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