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Annie Choi

  • Reviews

    G.B.H. (1983)

    Cliff Twemlow is many things. He is first and foremost a bouncer. He is also a stuntman. And a generous lover. And an actor, screenwriter, director, producer, composer, and novelist. He…

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    Copperhead (1983)

    Copperhead is a movie for people who really, really hate snakes. It’s also a movie for people who really, really love guns. It’s also a movie for people who really, really…

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    Mind, Body, & Soul (1992)

    Wings Hauser is a god among men. A hero. A legend. A king. He is also a criminal defense attorney going up against a satanic cult that’s responsible for grisly human…

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    EXQUISITES 2016: Films Of The Year

    We’re not going to lie — 2016 was a giant dumpster fire. We lost Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Gene Wilder, Alan Rickman, Muhammad Ali, Ted V. Mikels, and the godfather…

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    Beyond Dream’s Door (1989)

    What happens to dreams when they’re forgotten? Do they just fade away into the cold, dark corners of your psyche? Do they disappear silently, without so much a word or a…

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    Witchtrap (1989)

    The most important thing to know about Witchtrap is that it’s not the sequel to Witchboard. There’s a screen that explains this right before the opening credits on the original VHS.…

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    Human Prey (1995)

    Fifth grade was merciless and cruel. Because of budget cuts, there were nearly 40 kids in my class. Someone was always getting spit on or bitten or sucker punched. Half the…

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    Warrior Brother (1995)

    A smooth-talking skirt-chaser. A beautiful woman. A jealous ex. Fractured lives. Extortion. Revenge. You can find all of this in Don Giovanni, one of the many operas about a womanizing asshole.…

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    EXQUISITES 2015: Films Of The Year

    If there’s one thing we want to say here at Bleeding Skull! it is this: Thank you. Thank you from the depths of our hearts, which will hopefully be pulled out…

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    Cross of Seven Jewels, The (1987)

    Imagine you’re in Naples, a picturesque city along the cerulean Mediterranean Sea, a charming Old World city that dates back to the Bronze Age. There are centuries-old palazzos, piazzas, and villas…

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    Omega Cop (1990)

    The tagline on the VHS cover of Omega Cop says it all: “The year is 1999. John Travis is the toughest cop alive …He is the only cop alive!” Indeed, the…

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    Love Toy (1971)

    This is a film by Doris Wishman. This means you are in for less of a film, and more of a surreal experience marked by wooden dialogue, unappetizing sex scenes, shots…

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    Bare Knuckles (1977)

    A bounty hunter and a criminal throw down in a good old-fashioned fistfight. There are flying punches to the jaw and sharp knees to the gut. The men are caked in…

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    Fugitive Women (1974)

    A prison inmate has escaped and now he’s stealing a car and making a run for it. He goes where all escaped convicts go—the idyllic countryside, where one can find the…

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    Karate Cop (1991)

    A lynch mob of grunting, out-of-shape dudes chase two ladies clad in strategically revealing clothing. One swings a chain. The other wields a gun with no bullets. One is definitely not…

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    Dragon Fury (1995)

    “Lesson number one: A Dragon must learn to endure pain.” “Go to hell.” “This is hell, Dragon. Welcome.” A Dragon, which is a fancy way of saying a guy in a…

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    Club, The (1994)

    It’s prom 1994, but it’s also a medieval costume party. It’s held in a gothic castle, complete with candelabras, suits of armor, vaulted ceilings, and a public bathroom with those metal…

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    Occultist, The (1988)

    Somewhere in New York City, men and women in strategically ripped clothing thrash around to the sound of beating drums. A witch doctor dances and waves around a bundle of sticks…

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    Panic City (1974)

    A ruthless killer has slashed a young lady and wrapped her bloody body in a sheet. He leaves behind a note: “One down 13 to go. -Mac” Now a promise has…

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    Necromancer (1988)

    “And for revenge, thou hast created this demon. Her domain is darkness, her purpose wickedness.” –Dead Sea Scrolls This is the only interesting part in the Dead Sea Scrolls; the rest…

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    Women and Bloody Terror (1970)

    The original poster for Women and Bloody Terror promises “terror that explodes in a wild nightmare,” one where “a love psycho goes berserk” and “women meet sudden brutal terror.” The only…

  • Reviews

    Snakes! (1974)

    I was in the marching band in high school. It’s true. I played both flute and piccolo because I wanted to double down on my nerd. I also played in the…

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    Rock House (1988)

    Here is a list of tropes found in action movies: -a loose cannon of a womanizing cop who has a tortured past -a hot-headed police captain under pressure from the city…

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    Curse of the Alpha Stone, The (1972)

    Dr. Abe Adams is a scientist who does science things like type on a typewriter and pour frothy liquids from one container into another. He is a serious scientist doing serious…

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    Decay (1998)

    Dr. Richard Puller, DDS has problems. He’s tired. He’s busy. His waiting room is packed. With skanks. Everywhere he looks, there are skanks doing skank things like wearing skank outfits and…

  • Reviews

    Bionic Boy (1977)

    What happens when a group of “professional killers” pulverize a couple with a bulldozer and leave their ten-year-old son for dead? Hint: It involves revenge. Another hint: It involves turning a…

  • Reviews

    Abduction (1975)

    This movie is about, but not really about, Patty Hearst’s kidnapping. First, a quick refresher: In 1972, an erotic novel called Black Abductor was published. It was about a young heiress…

  • Reviews

    Coldfire (1990)

    Let’s talk cereal. Specifically Lucky Charms. The box promises toasted oat o’s with an explosion of magical marshmallows—you know the ones—pink hearts, orange stars, yellow moons, etc. They’re magically delicious. The…

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    Never Too Young to Die (1986)

    Full disclosure: John Stamos used to live near my high school. This was during the tail end of Full House, when the show was a carton of chunky milk the network…

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    Psycho Cop 2 (1993)

    He’s back! And obviously he’s still psycho. Two 9-to-5 bros sit at a diner. One is wearing suspenders and a belt, because those pants really need to stay up. They talk…

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    Payback, The (1994)

    There was a dark time in the 90s when everyone quoted Reservoir Dogs, especially the monologue about “Like a Virgin.” Holy shit, they’d say, that movie is so fucking good! Then…

  • Reviews

    Arrebato (1979)

    During the Rapture, some will be left behind and others will be swept up to meet the lord. Not everyone gets to go, so the lord will have to make some…

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    Girl Grabbers, The (1968)

    I live in New York City, in a tenement building with 30 units. One person rented their studio via Airbnb and got evicted. My next-door neighbor is naked all the time.…

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    Psycho Cop (1989)

    There is a long line of films with “cop” in the title: Maniac Cop, Samurai Cop, Hollywood Cop, Vampire Cop, Karate Cop, Crazed Cop, and of course there’s the robotic cop…

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    Killing Game, The (1987)

    The Killing Game has taught me a lot about rich people. For example, they have seven bathrooms. They like modern dance. They keep parakeets. Rich people are just like you and…

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    Psychothrill (1987)

    The first thing you notice about Psychothrill is that there are a lot of beginning credits. Fabrizio, a wealthy, debonair gentleman, watches some dancing girls wearing sparkly gold bikinis. They’re not…