“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. “Seven Swords (2005)” movie review.

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    Personally, I felt "Seven Swords" came from Tsui Hark's bowels rather than his brain and I have no idea what the appeal is supposed to be. Yes, it's passable- and sometimes even exceptional- on a technical level but it suffers from every problem which usually accompanies films that were intended to be four hours long.
  2. “Forbidden City Cop (1996)” movie review.

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    But those who understand my tastes know that I'm tired of the ordinary, conventional flicks that take no risks, so "Forbidden City Cop" immediately got into my pants with its strangeness. But the unique fight scenes and hilarious comedic antics seduced me into a satisfying relationship.
  3. “Deliver Us From Evil (2014)” movie review

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    "Deliver us From Evil" doesn't contain a single original idea, other than maybe making Joel McHale into a bad-ass, but it takes those familiar possession concepts and blends them with the clichés of a gritty police drama. This mating of genres is fairy unique and it helps that they have chemistry together, making the film seem more original than it really is.
  4. “Hostel: Part II (2007)” movie review.

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    "Hostel 2" feels like Eli Roth was only interested in the project for the money, as it lacks the hyperactive enthusiasm which accompanies even his worst films. So he played it safe, creating a harmless torture porn flick...and yes, I know how odd that sounds...But it has an effortless pace, a consistent tone and characters who aren't as likely to piss you off. It might not be as memorable as its predecessor, but it's also less likely to get on your nerves.
  5. “The Iron-Fisted Monk (1977)” movie review.

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    If you can accept the occasional tone whiplash (graphic rape), or at least endure it, then you will find “The Iron Fisted Monk” to be kung fu gold. It has a cast of colorful characters, lots of superb action and a sophisticated prowess which you don’t see accompany these kinds of movies very often.


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.

The Purge: Anarchy: 2.5/4 (see Video Review HERE)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: 3/4

Deliver Us From Evil: 2.75/4 (see Video Review HERE)

Transformers: Age of Extinction: 2.5/4

22 Jump Street- 3/4

Edge of Tomorrow- 3.25/4

X Men: Days of Future Past- 2.75/4

Godzilla- 3/4

Neighbors- 2.25/4

The Amazing Spider-Man 2- 2.5/4