Friday, September 23, 2011

Take Their Photo. Drink Their Blood.

Somewhere in Mexico, young & attractive chicks have been getting raped and killed by a psycho photographer named Joel (played by Sadico Amor's Guillermo Quintanilla). Joel does this because when he was a child, he caught his awful mother in bed with a strange-looking woman (wearing a cheap wig). In his mind, some women are wicked like his mother and they need to be punished by getting raped brutally and getting their necks stabbed so that way crazy Joel can drink their filthy blood (Yum! Yum!). At the same time, a dude is making a name for himself in the Banda music scene. He's called El Puma De Sinaloa and nightclub goers love him, but not as much as the two main women in his life; A fine-ass thick beauty named Montserat (Leticia Alarcon) and his lady manager that has a speech impediment and wears very loud dangling earrings. One day, Montserat is offered a modeling job by Joel. She then gets her sexy pictures and taken far away to Joel's lake house where he then beats her and has her tied in a bed with no clothes on (Wowza!). Will Joel kill her? Or does he just want to keep her? Will Puma find his beloved blonde? Will Puma's manager make him forget about Montserat? Those important questions are answered in Fotografiando A La Muerte ( aka "Photographing Death").

Fotografiando A La Muerte is a fun movie. It starts off horror like, then next thing you know, we enter Puma's dramatic life which deals with trying to make it big in the Banda music scene and falling in love..... Then... Back To Horror! More girls get raped, killed, and their blood drunken. The movie has some pretty darn violent scenes, but they are very cheap of course. The first dead body we see is hilarious because you can clearly tell the actress is smiling and wanting to laugh. Then there's the parts where Joel is drinking blood. The blood looks like clamato juice. Ahhh tasty... Not. The music in the movie is great, it has your typical 1995 scary stock music and Puma's Banda hits that are ridiculously catchy. Damn Puma, why must you sing so dang good?

Blood, Banda music, and a fine-ass thick beauty. The perfect 1995 Mexican Horror/Romance/Crime film. I like Fotografiando A la Muerte and you should like it as well. Especially if you're a fan of Puma! After all, he is extremely glorified in this movie. VHS copy of this movie is hard to find but there is a legit DVD available, so please buy it!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Terror In The Neighborhoods.

Poor little Pedro. He witnessed his hooker mom get killed. Fortunately, a rich woman adopts him and raises him right. Now, Pedro is a successful laywer and is engaged to be married to a wealthy teenage cutie. Pedro is living the good life til he witnesses a play that is like his terrible childhood. The play brings back the memory of him seeing his awful mother being killed by a rotten man. This memory makes him angry at prostitutes and dirty old men from the "Barrios" aka "Bad Neighborhoods". So, Pedro being angry and all, dresses up in weird costumes and brutally kills prostitutes & dirty old men. The ones from the barrios of course!

Terror en Los Barrios (aka "Terror In The Neighborhoods") is crazy. The good kind too. It's not every day we see a man dressed like a hooker killing dirty old men and then scaring a naked teenage cutie with a Halloween mask. That is just fucking crazy!!! As crazy as it sounds, the violence in the movie is not too brutal, it sounds brutal but when you see it, it's nothing shocking. Theres some nudity, but just two boob shots and a busty cabaret dancer that never fully undresses (sigh).

For a crazy looking movie, the sex and violence is a tad mild. That sorta disappoints me but I'll accept it. Terror En Los Barrios is quite rare. There was two VHS releases for it, one in the 80's and the other in 2000, no DVD was ever released. Lucky for me though, I acquired the 80's tape in great condition. I feel lucky owning this entertaining rarity. It is definitely worth a look if it's found. 6/10.