Monday, June 11, 2012

Rhythm, Betrayal & Death: The Killer Cumbia.

The year is 1991. You're in a dirty little dance hall somewhere in Mexico. Inside that dance hall, you see all these scrappy 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 the hottest chick in town since men on the streets stare at her and catcall her. Carmen being feisty & all, flips them all off and keeps on walking. After walking the streets and prays to La Virgen De Guadalupe, Carmen then heads out to a sleazy little joint to dance the night away. Super Grupo Colombia plays 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 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 other, then next thing you know, they start to make out and then they have rough/passionate sex.

After the rough/passionate sex; Carmen 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 awhile, Dracula sorta loses interest in Carmen and he completely starts to avoid her. Carmen; feeling lonely & all, starts seeing another guy. This new guy is "El Combi" (Jorge Luke). El Combi is the leader of a ruthless street gang. He may be poor & dirty, but he sure knows how to please Carmen! He goes out dancing with her and gives her a good banging every now & then. Apparently, Combi is a much better lover than Dracula (uh-oh!). When Dracula finds out Carmen is seeing another guy; he grows furious, he beats Carmen up a little, and he also tries to find the guy she's been seeing so he can kill him (uh-oh!).

Carmen, torn between two men; 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 tv screen!

For Example:

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.






1 comment:

Jack J said...

Great review, mate. Was this ever on dvd? Is there a fan subbed version, do you know?