Sunday, February 25, 2018

Those damned Infernal Angels.

Angeles Infernales (aka "Infernal Angels") begins with a gang of cross-dressers driving in an old yellow convertible. They enter a store and assault everyone inside—including police officer Ivan (Jorge Reynoso) and his pregnant wife. Without giving a single fuck, the leader of the gang Miguel (Moris Grey) shoots Ivan's wife and knocks Ivan out. After the robbery & massacre; Miguel & his gang of “girls” attack a couple that they’ve come across at a park & it turns out that the guy who was was smooching with his girl actually knows Miguel! This guy used to bully Miguel in grade school and now the tables have turned it seems. Miguel and his “girls” proceed to rape the guy's girlfriend and then kill her & her boyfriend. Miguel’s gang then rob another store and this time around it's far more brutalthey shoot the place up big time & Miguel stabs the shopkeeper with an ice pick to the neck. After a struggling recovery—Ivan and his fellow cop friend Santos (Agustin Bernal) go in search of the gang who are out there continuously committing brutal crimes around the city. Ivan wants to avenge his pregnant wife's death at all costs.

Angeles Infernales is a title I had searched for the longest time and I finally was able to get it. I had many expectations for it and did it live up to that? Yes indeed! I expected to see a gang of cross-dressers robbing, killing & raping innocent folks and two tough cops battling them out and surely that is exactly what I got to see here. The pacing of Angeles Infernales is great since it never really gets slow and the cheap music score that plays throughout the movie blends in quite well with the brutality of this crazy gang’s crimes. It all felt like a giant "fuck you" to society and done so quickly, too. The movie has a great cast and with two big action stars leading the way—Jorge Reynoso and Agustin Bernal. Jorge Reynoso as usual plays a vengeful cop and its done so well and his calming demeanor is all the more believable. Agustin Bernal here plays a supportive role and it's quite different honestly since I'm always used to seeing him play someone very angry, vengeful, or evil. Here, he's just a chill cop who wants to help out his friend. Moris Grey here plays the leader of the cross-dressers "Miguel" and Moris here of course plays his role perfectly since he has tended to play other bitter, angry & super evil antagonists beforehand. Cross-dressing as well.

Angeles Infernales is a big-time fun watch for sure. It's full of madness, vengeful actions & it features one of the craziest cross-dressing gangs ever. Now that I think about it, is there any other movie like this? Let me know if there is.  

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Juan Valentin's Revenge.

Black Magic is no bueno. It is sacrilegious. Immoral. Dumb. Weird. Evil. Sometimes though, when you're desperate for vengeance and you can't do anything for yourself, forces beyond us is the only way to get these things done.

It all starts before a party (usually) when Humberto (Noe Murayama) meets with his bro in law Ruben (Juan Valentin) to attend a party. They meet with a colleague of theirs named Don Julian. Don Julian is an old man who practices Black Magic and talks scary. He'll tell both Humberto and Ruben about their personal issues and say he's not going to live long on this planet for long. Weird, huh?As the party goes on, Ruben and Humberto drink, mess around with weird ladies and get annoyed with Don Julian's odd behavior. When they leave the party, Humberto accidentally hits a guy crossing the street. Don Julian once again annoys Humberto and ends up killing the old fool. Ruben is passed out drunk in the car and left by himself as if he caused the murders (uh-oh!).

Ruben lands in jail and Humberto tries hard to convince him that he was responsible for the accident. Ruben has no memory of this and believes he didn't do anything and is being framed by Humberto who actually did the accident & murder. Pissed off & not getting out of jail anytime soon; he befriends his cellmate who has a lady friend that practices black magic. She's a scary ol' broad, too. Eyes practically popping out of her head, black headband covering her head & ghoulish old lady makeup on. Black Magic lady agrees to help Ruben, so she has him do a out of body thing where he walks out of the jail and scares Humberto in his room. Afterwards, Ruben sends Humberto's daughter a blonde doll that has a power to suck the life out of someone. The doll does this by moving its eyes around & worms coming in & out of its ears. As this goes on, Humberto's daughter is practically dying. Ruben's vengeance is completing, but vengeance comes with a high price! Oh, yes!

What can I say? Venganza Diabolica (aka Diabolical Vengeance) is one weird ass movie. The whole feel to the movie is just odd. It feels cheap, yet sort of creepy in an uncomfortable way. The Black Magic lady made me uncomfortable as well. She reminds me of all those old mean mexican ladies I had to deal with as a child. Even now sorta. Makes me wonder if they themselves practice black magic. Special effects in the movie are typical 80's-90's cheesiness. Fog machines, half-lit rooms, etc. How they got a worm to come in & out of a doll head is beyond me though. I feel that took forever to film. Awkward, too. Juan Valentin is in the movie and yes he sings. Not a big song number though. Just a short singing scene at the party. I was very surprised by that since he sings in every single movie and takes up at least 15-20 minutes out of the movie with songs about hearts fluttering and then breaking (naturally). In this case though, there was no romance in the movie. Just pure hatred and darkness. one sex scene though.

A recommended watch on a Tuesday night. Why Tuesday? Cause it’s a boring day and a boring night so you gotta filled that boredom with Juan Valentin, Noe Murayama, black magic and dolls with worms inside it.