Sadomasochism (noun) : the derivation of sexual gratification from the infliction of physical pain or humiliation either on another person or on oneself. The term “sadism” has its origin in the name of the Marquis de Sade (1740–1814), who not only practiced sexual sadism but also wrote novels about these practices, of which the best known is
“It’s not my fault that I’m Japanese… yet it’s my greatest sin that I am.” -The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959) During the Second World War, Unit 731 of the Imperial Japanese Army was stationed in Manchuria. Officially known as the Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification Department of the Kwantung Army, the unit
I’m sure in one way or another, everyone is at least somewhat familiar with the works of Edgar Allen Poe. From the plethora of film adaptations as well as their reference in popular culture, the author was a powerhouse of American Gothic-horror literature and a monumental influence to many creators that followed in his stead.
There is something inherently fascinating about film oddities emerging from the underground decades after their release. Such is the case with Folies Meurtrières, a gritty French slasher film from director Antoine Pellissier. This microbudget film is simple in execution, a masked killer on the prowl stalking and killing several women in vicious ways. However, what differentiates
tA trip you will never forget, cult director Aldo Lado’s Last Stop on the Night Train is a grimy exploitation film billed early on as “The New House on the Left”. A bold statement, but one that is not without merit as the production follows a similar formula while interjecting its own tweaks on the revenge