Friday, December 21, 2012

a Hatchet.

I learned a few things from watching A Golpe De Hacha (roughly translated as "Hit From A Hatchet"). First, pizza in Mexico is pronounced "pisa". If your cat gets chopped up with a hatchet, then you will automatically receive 20,000 pesos in your checking account the following day. If your best friend, the local priest & your boss get killed with a hatchet, then you will also receive 20,000 pesos for each dead person. Also, if a guy with big hands starts flirting with you at work, then he clearly wants to date you and totally not kill you with a hatchet. Give the big hand guy a chance! Don't be mean!

In A Golpe De Hacha, a young woman named Emma (Patricia Rivera) is being stalked by a mysterious man. Emma becomes very frightened since this man follows her every night after work and proceeds to stand around near her apartment building and even goes as far as to call her on the phone longing for her admiration. Then things get much more serious & scary when Emma’s apartment is broken into, her cat is chopped up, her boss is killed by a hatchet to the neck and a priest whom Emma is close to also succumbs to the hatchet killer. After the cat and the 2 individuals are killed; Emma receives 20,000 pesos (for each dead close one) deposited into her bank account! All these people dying & receiving free money? What could this stalker/killer’s intentions truly be? Does he think paying her off will get her to like him? And more importantly, who could be the stalker/killer? Could it be the big-hand guy who’s always visiting the restaurant where Emma works at? Or is it someone that we "least" suspect? 

With a title like A Golpa De Hacha, you would expect some brutal (& cheap) hatchet kills and a plot full of twists & turns—unfortunately we’re only left with off-screen kills & a motive that makes little to no sense. I mean we do get to see the hatchet killer claiming its victim, but we don’t actually see the killing action at all and the killer’s motives truly doesn’t make any sense. There’s this whole explanation at the end, but it is completely baffling. What little good I can say about A Golpe De Hacha is that it does have a mysteriously creepy tone to it with its loud horror stock music playing all-around and leading actress Patricia Rivera plays an excellent fearful woman. It’s also humorous to see Ana Luisa Peluffo in the movie get top billing, yet never speaks a word at all. Intentional, perhaps? 

A Golpe De Hacha wasn't what I expected it to be, but somehow I wasn’t bored watching it. It’s worth a watch if you’re waiting around for something or just need something to chill out to that doesn’t require a lot of listening or caring. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Patricia Rivera's Suicidal Revenge.

It was Christmas night when a young woman named Elena (Sandra Morgan) was brutally raped & left for dead by a group of sick fucks. The sick fucks also killed her mother, younger sister, and crippled little brother. A few months after her attack, Elena gets plastic surgery to change her appearance (Elena is then played by Patricia Rivera), she also learns how to fire a gun, learns a few martial arts moves, and she even learns how to throw knives like a pro. Why is she doing all that? Elena wants to kill the sick fucks that killed her entire family. She will do just about anything to get to them and will not let anyone get in her away from getting her revenge... Her Suicidal Revenge.

When I saw the trailer for Venganza Suicida last summer, I knew right then and there I had to see this movie because it looked fucking amazing. I finally acquired a copy of  Venganza Suicida in October and I must say I never expected it to happen so damn soon. I honestly felt like crying when I held the beautiful Mex American big box in my hands. This was a movie that I wanted so badly for over a year and now all of a sudden its in my hands? Ah! AMAZING!

Venganza Suicida is by the far the best Rape/Revenge movie from Mexico. This is some epic shit right here. No bullshit, no exaggerations. This is a fucking great movie. Every minute of this movie is filled with badass action & so much sleaze. I love me some action & sleaze; don't you? If you do, then you definitely have to check out Venganza Suicida. However, its not exactly easy to acquire a copy of Venganza Suicida since it is a pretty fuckin' rare movie. You're gonna have to search high & low for it. The search for it will most likely be long and not so easy, but it will be so worth it once you do find it.