“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. “House (1977)” movie review.

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    "Hausu" is a fascinating experience because it's one psychedelic visual following another, some shots being alluring while others are haunting. It's corny, campy and kind of creepy, but you have to accept its avant-garde approach in order to appreciate it.
  2. “Falcon Rising (2014)” movie review.

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    "Falcon Rising" is...acceptable. It has a strong cast, a beautiful Brazilian location, good fight scenes and even a dash of inspiration within the writing. But it also lacks focus, cramming in too many characters and ideas, while the plot appears to be building up to something amazing- only to never really get there.
  3. “The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)” movie review.

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    "The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter" is a flawed masterpiece, if it is a masterpiece at all. Many storythreads felt like they needed to either be omitted or more thoroughly explored and the philosophy doesn't always make sense. But viewers must brace themselves for the abundance of awesome fight sequences, which get progressively better until peeking with a teeth shattering finale.
  4. “14 Blades (2010)” movie review.

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    "14 Blades" boasts an awesome Donnie Yen, a lively visual style and entertaining action sequences, but it's really awkwardly paced thanks to the bloated narrative. Too much wasted screen-time is dedicated to stuff that doesn't really matter.
  5. “Dragon Eyes (2012)” movie review.

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    "Dragon Eyes" wasn't very well received by those who bothered watching it and I can certainly see why. The script is a mess, Cung Le can't act, Van Damme is underutilized, the visual style is unappealing and the ending is terrible, but...I saw effort. I felt like the filmmakers were trying their hardest to deliver an engaging story and have a unique look, but it just wasn't working out. I respect that, although I'll also admit that the abundance of pretty cool fight scenes allowed me to admire its strengths without getting bored.
  6. “Black Lion (1992)” movie review.

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    "Black Lion" seems to have been intended to be a pilot for some sort of series, as it doesn't explain anything, but the ending promises that all will be revealed in 'time'...except that 'in time' never happened. Yet the only reason anyone should be watching this is for the gore and unintentional hilarity- and "Black Lion" gives us lots of both.


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.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2: 2/4

Kingsman: 3.5/4

Seventh Son: 2.25/4

Jupiter Ascending: 2.25/4

Project Almanac: 2.25/4

Mortdecai: 2/4

Taken 3: 1.5/4

The Woman in Black 2: 1.5/4 (see Video Review HERE)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: 2.75/4 (see Video Review HERE)

Interstellar: 3/4