Friday, April 20, 2012

Praying, Sinning, Robbing, Raping, Shooting, & Stabbing.

A lot of things happen in a big city. Some good, some bad. Mostly bad though. Take the city in 38 Especial (aka ".38 Special")– a gang of thugs rob people in a phony taxi bus, drug traffickers are battling cops on a daily basis and then there's a psychopathic man going around raping & killing girls because they're 'sinners'.

Meet Raul (Miguel Marte aka Angel Sancho). He's perverted, religious, and he lives with his mom who whips him and herself. Why? Because they 'sin' so fucking much and they need to be fucking punished for it!! When Raul acquires ID's of local attractive women—he goes to their homes and stabs them brutally to death. He also rapes them because it is the only way to 'cleanse their sinning souls'. A couple of badass cops search for the killer Raul and along the way they go around gun-battling local drug traffickers.

38 Especial is ridiculously amazing. It is an action movie and a sort of horror-thriller as well! The fact that we see exaggerated gun battles and gruesome bloody stabbings in one fucking Mexican trash movie amazes me. The characters in 38 Especial are all very intriguing on their own–the cops are badasses of course and one of them being played by Fernando Almada—who’s always a badass. Then the killer Raul is a sleazy & crazy ass-looking dude and so much that it’s actually kind of believable. I also like the fact that he looks exactly like nerdy Curtis from Bloody Birthday

I really love 38 Especial. It's trashy, bloody, and oodles of fun. It's a must watch for sure. Look for it!