Saturday, May 8, 2021

Tag: dramas

White Dog movie poster
I grew up in America in the '70s and '80s, but apparently I was oblivious to a scourge that tormented the nation during those decades: canine racism. I'm not talking about dogs goose-stepping with little swastika armbands around their legs (although that would be awfully cute...in a bad way,...
Crazy as Hell movie poster
The dopey title Crazy As Hell doesn't give much indication of the quality of this production (though I suppose a lesser film would've been called Hella Crazy), but it does pretty succintly sum up the basic components of the story: insanity and the Devil. Michael Beach, adding to his...
The Devil's Daughter horror movie poster
The Devil's Daughter is an all-black melodramatic semi-remake of Ouanga with no devil and with daughters so bland the devil wouldn't want 'em anyway. The whispy-voiced Ida James stars as vapid heiress Sylvia Walton, who inherits a Jamaican plantation worked by "Jamaicans" without a hint of patois. Her half-sister...
Ganja and Hess horror movie poster
Ganja & Hess is an acquired taste (pun intended), but for those who acquire it, it's a vivid, stylish, introspective trip. It's also utterly weird and confusing in that art-house, experimental '60s/'70s sort of way. The story revolves around Dr. Hess Green (Duane Jones of Night of the Living...
Grey Knight Ghost Brigade horror movie poster
I suppose you could call this a voodoo and/or zombie film, but it feels more like period drama than horror. As with many voodoo flicks, Grey Knight focuses less on the black people who are the purveyors of said voodoo than the white people who suffer its effects --...
The House of Dies Drear movie poster
I'm not ashamed to admit that as a kid, I found this film pretty spooky. I mean, what kind of PBS movie has the word "die" in it? As it turns out, Dies Drear is someone's name -- a 19th-century, distinctly John Brown-esque white abolitionist who was killed helping...