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Annie Choi

  • Reviews

    Anyab (1981)

    Dracula gazes sexily into the camera and into your eyes. His gleaming white fangs catch the light just right. He’s got a full head of luxurious black hair, perfectly conditioned and…

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    Blue Murder (1985)

    Blue Murder is about a serial killer in a clown mask who guns down filth peddlers in order to rid the world—or at least Toronto—of sin. That’s my two-cent summary. But…

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    Las Vegas Bloodbath (1989)

    Sam is a very successful businessman who has just secured a big deal. Money’s coming his way and he’s giddy with dollars. I see too much cocaine in his future. Sam…

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    Cannibal Hookers (1987)

    Cannibals. Hookers. Cannibal Hookers. The title tells you everything you need to know. A hooker struts down the Sunset Strip. A john picks her up. They go back to her place…

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    Blood Sisters (1987)

    It begins with garden-variety bullying. A little girl calls a little boy a pervert because he doesn’t have a father (pretty sure she means “bastard,” but the girl is six so…

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    Centipede Horror (1982)

    Every single time it rains, centipedes descend upon my apartment, much like white people heading to Burning Man. If you’ve never seen a centipede, then imagine Eugene Levy’s eyebrows, only with…

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    Lost Faith (1983)

    Lost Faith is written by Joel D. Wynkoop, directed by Joel D. Wynkoop, produced by Joel D. Wynkoop, edited by Joel D. Wynkoop, and stars Joel D. Wynkoop. It also stars…

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    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…

  • Features

    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…

  • Reviews

    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…

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    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…