I wasn’t sure if this one even fit the theme. But fuck, if Charles Bronson’s Death Wish can be considered horror, then this crazy ass movie definitely makes the cut. When I would sneak Caligula out of Dad’s stash, I got the feeling that I was experiencing something more than porn. Set in Ancient Rome, the movie deals with a litany of dark themes that continue to haunt humanity to this day. Our obsession with status, oppression, power, and perversion, for instance. But since there was a lot of porno shit going down, I feverishly tried to break my wrist like any self-respecting teenager. Fast forward to a couple days ago, ‘mature r’ me throws on Caligula, and find myself terribly tempted to fast forward to the “good parts”. This was a me thing, promise. I just wasn’t in the mindset to give this cult classic the attention it deserves. Still, I was able to pick up on the timeless brutality in some of the torture scenes as well as the main character’s frightening evolution...
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Happy to say that I finished reading Diablo Snuff: A Foregin Evil by C.C. Genovese much sooner than I thought. I was very excited for this one because it got off to a nice start. Easy to read and the story moved along fluidly. Let’s set the tone! Michael is in Panama City for a friend’s bachelor party. With his pals off shagging hookers back in their respective rooms, Michael is chomping on a burger when he bumps into the lovely and mysterious Isabelle. The two strangers hit off immediately and before long, they’re looking for a place to shag themselves!His hotel room is occupied, so Isabelle leads the way to a so-called “push button” style hotel that leases rooms by the hour – perfect for shagging on the fly! After some fairly hot and rough sex, Michael realizes that everything isn’t quite what it seems. He comes to learn that just like the other poor saps who fell for the push button trap, he’s being filmed in a real life porn with a terrifying...
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