Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders (1996)

Does that poster look cool to you? Well too bad, the movie's nothing like that. I decided recently that I've been watching too many good movies, so I thought it would be best to watch something completely abhorrent, and man, did I succeed. Did I ever. Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders is ostensibly a children's … Continue reading Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders (1996)

Kwaidan (1965)

Beautiful, if a little uneven due to the varying lengths and quality of the stories. Kwaidan is a visual treat, combining Japanese folklore and theater with what were then modern filmmaking techniques, gorgeous costuming, and some wonderful makeup effects. The performances are spectacular all around, with each sequence skillfully conveying a sense of growing dread. … Continue reading Kwaidan (1965)