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.
Mexico Barbaro (Multiple directors, 2014)
Terror and Black Lace (Alcoriza, 1985)