Sevilla Connection (1992)

Look, we all have to work. By 1992, I figure the need for Satanic psychosexual madness was not high in Spain, so José Ramón Larraz directed this film from a script not his own — stars and brothers César and Jorge Cadaval (collectively known as Los Morancos or The Blueberries) wrote it along with Ramón de […]

Deadly Manor (1990)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This originally appeared on the site on February 24, 2020. Arrow Video put out José Ramón Larraz’s Edge of the Axe earlier this year and I loved every minute of it. While Deadly Manor isn’t quite as good, it’s still plenty strange. Just when you’re lulled into near-sleep by the numbers slasher plot, something absolutely […]

Edge of the Axe (1988)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This was originally on the site on January 21, 2020 and is back for the week of Larraz movies. Al Filo del Hacha, or Edge of the Axe, is a very late in the slasher game film directed by José Ramón Larraz, who also directed Estigma, a movie that I’ve been obsessed with for some […]

Rest In Pieces (1987)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This was originally on the site on October 30, 2020. Along with Edge of the Axe and Deadly Manor, Spanish horror director José Ramón Larraz made this movie explicitly for the burgeoning American video rental market. It has all the cheap thrills you want, but it feels like a Michelin star chef just made you a mac […]

Black Candles (1982)

This movie is also called Los ritos sexuales del diablo (The Sexual Rites of the Devil) and in no way is it lying. This is José Ramón Larraz having 84 minutes to gio absolutely berserk, fusing his softcore films of the last few years with his occult and mental disorder efforts of the early to mid […]

La momia nacional (1981)

I saw an article on Film Butcher that said that The National Mummy was part of the trend of destape (uncover) films as Franco and the Catholic Church’s power over the cultural morals of Spain declined. That’s funny, as the poster they shared has the mummy being unwrapped. Released the same year as the zombie movie in mummy […]