“MartialHorror” is a website dedicated to my two favorite film genre’s: Martial arts and horror. While I do make special exceptions as to what I review, the website mainly focuses on these two genres. However, I also use the focus somewhat liberally. If a movie simply has martial arts, or has it’s scary moments, I may also review them.


  1. “Oculus (2014)” movie review.

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    "Oculus" is unusual though because it's one of the few modern day horror films where the script is the primary focus, not the direction. It boasts a very clever, inspired and engaging story, which is so successful that I didn't even realize it was lacking in the scare department until the film was over.
  2. “The Five Deadly Venoms (1978)” movie review.

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    "The Five Deadly Venoms" boasts exceptional direction by Chang Cheh, ambitious writing by Kuang Ni (and Chang Cheh) and good martial arts action by the Venom Mob...I do find it strange, however, that I'm less enthusiastic in regards to the kung fu in this kung fu movie...even though I'm definitely a fan.
  3. “Annabelle (2014)” movie review.

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    "Annabelle" proves that the character of Annabelle only really works as support, as she isn't scary enough to sustain her own movie..Although to be fair, the lazy and formulaic script didn't do her any favors.
  4. “And Then There Were None (1945)” movie review.

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    RE-REVIEW- "And Then There Were None" is everything I want out of a good murder mystery: Surprising twists, memorable characters, witty dialogue and a compelling story. The black comedy and my partiality towards the setting are merely icing on this already delicious cake.
  5. “The Protector 2 (2013)” movie review.

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    "The Protector 2" (starring Tony Jaa) feels more like a parody of "The Protector" than a sequel. Fans have complained about the sloppy screen-play, the reliance on bad special effects, the lack of Jeeja Yanin ("Chocolate") and the cushioned punches and kicks of the fight scenes. Those are all very correct criticisms. But even when I was agreeing with the detractors, I found myself enjoying "The Protector 2"...even if it wasn't always for the right reasons.
  6. “Saw IV (2007)” movie review.

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    "Saw IV" is reasonably entertaining if you just want to see people die in cruel ways, but by now everything that made the previous entries unique has become clichéd and this movie doesn't want to take any risks...


Want to know what’s currently in theaters? Check these movies out! If I did not do a written review of the movie, I placed a video review of it instead. The darker links are indications that I did not do written reviews for them.

John Wick: 3.5/4

Fury: 3.25/4

Dracula Untold: 1.75/4 (see Video Review HERE)

Annabelle: 1.25/4 (see Video Review HERE)

The Equalizer: 2.25/4

A Walk Among the Tombstones: 3.5/4

The Maze Runner: 2.75/4

As Above, So Below: 2.25/4 (see Video Review HERE)

Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles: 1.5/4 (see Video Review HERE)

Guardians of the Galaxy: 3.5/4