Monday, June 11, 2012

Rhythm, Betrayal & Death: The Killer Cumbia.

The year is 1991 and you're in a sleazy little nightclub somewhere in Mexico. Inside that dance hall, you see all kinds of couples dancing the night away to cumbia songs. Ever wonder who these people are? What are their names? What do they do when they're not dancing? Do you really want to know? Well then, watch Ritmo, Traicion y Muerte: La Cumbia Asesina ( aka "Rhythm, Betrayal & Death: The Killer Cumbia") to find out!

In the opening of La Cumbia Asesina, an attractive woman named Carmen (Eva Garbo) walks the dirty streets of Mexico as Super Grupo Colombia's "Cumbia Del Cuervo" plays. She's wearing a tight red polka dot dress and it looks so good on her. Carmen is obviously one of the hottest women in town since men are always catcalling her & staring at her wherever she goes. Carmen being feisty & all, always flips these men off. After walking the streets and praying to La Virgen De GuadalupeCarmen heads out to a sleazy little nightclub to dance the night away. Super Grupo Colombia is always there playing the music & the type of music they play is cumbias of course. Carmen loves cumbias. After dancing, she and her dance partner (a sleazy ol' fool) are taken to an abandoned building by corrupt cops. These corrupt cops have taken them because they simply want to rip em' off. After the ol' fool is ripped off by the head cop "Dracula" (Sebastian Ligarde), Dracula then meets with Carmen. At first, Dracula and Carmen talk shit to each otherthen proceed to make out and have rough & passionate sex.

After the rough & passionate sexCarmen begins to see Dracula on a daily basis. Dracula takes Carmen shopping, they wine & dine at a fancy restaurant, then they have nasty oral sex in a morgue. Apparently the rotten smell of dead people turns Carmen on. After seeing each other for a while, Dracula loses interest in Carmen and he then completely starts to avoid her. Carmen, feeling lonely & allstarts seeing another guy and this new guy is called "El Combi" (Jorge Luke). El Combi's nickname derives from the combi van he resides in alongside his friend "Moco" (Carlos Espejel). El Combi also just happens to be the leader of a ruthless street gang in town. He may be poor, dirty, and a ruthless criminalbut he definitely knows how to please Carmen. He goes out dancing with her and gives her a good fucking every now & then. It's become clear that Combi is a much better lover than Dracula and when Dracula finds out Carmen is seeing another guyhe grows furious and beats Carmen up for it. Dracula also tries to find the guy she's been seeing so he can kill him!

Torn between two vile menCarmen can't decide who she should be with. Should she get back with egotistical & evil Dracula? Or should she just stick with dirty ol' but good hearted Combi? Since Carmen can't decide for herself, she lets 'fate' decide for her.

La Cumbia Asesina is such a wonderful piece of Mexican trash. From start to finish, there's always something to keep you glued to the screen. 

The violence in La Cumbia Asesina is ridiculously great. There's shootings, fist fights, blows to the head(s) with steel pipes, steel pipes going up rapist cop's butt holes, then there's bloody stabbings of course. My favorite kill in the movie is when El Combi stabs an old wino. The old wino asks for money, Combi tells him to fuck off, the old man spits up a loogie on his pants, then Combi stabs the old wino in the stomach. Amazing.

Now let's not forget about the sex in the movie! Good lord, is this movie sexual! There's pussy eating in a morgue, rough sex in a cheap hotel, rough sex in an abandoned building and a poor man gets sodomized by a transvestite hooker. Also, there's plenty of sexual innuendos in the movie. For example, when Carmen beats up Combi's other girl 'La Pulga', she tells him she's "La Reina" (The Queen) and begins to suck his dick. As she sucks his dick, a song called "Boquita De Caramelo" (Caramel Mouth) plays. Now that is clever & oh so funny!!!

As I said before, Ritmo, Tracion y Muerte: La Cumbia Asesina is a wonderful piece of Mexican trash. It is so filthy, weird & hilarious. It's basically a John Waters movie set in Mexico. Like John Waters movies? Like cumbia music? Like Mexican street gangs? Like hot Mexican women with lots of makeup on? Well then, watch this movie! You'll love it. 10/10.