“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. “Terror Train (1980)” movie review.

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    "Terror Train" might be another slasher of the early 80's, but it's not JUST another slasher of the early 80's. It has some good twists, a strong cast and favors suspense over gore. It's not likely going to end up on anyone's top 10 favorite slashers list thanks to some migraine inducing flaws, but I liked it.
  2. “Crippled Avengers (1978)” movie review.

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    "Crippled Avengers" is unusual because its reputation expands beyond being a quirky kung fu flick starring the Venom Mob. Its influence extend into other genres and the goofiness has lead some viewers to erroneously claim that it's a 'so bad, it's good' chop socky flick. The core concept is campy enough that the idea of legless, armless, blind and deaf people fighting almost overshadows its exceptional martial arts choreography.
  3. “Zombie (1979)” movie review.

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    "Zombie" did the impossible: Make its titular monster kind of scary. Their nasty appearances and the grotesque ways they'd kill people got under my skin. It also just happens to be a really cool movie, delivering a memorable atmosphere, endearing score, awesome gore effects and my beloved 'zombie vs shark' sequence.
  4. “Kamui (2009)” movie review.

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    I don't know how closely "Kamui" followed its source material, but somehow there is so much story that it ends up feeling like there was no story at all. This isn't a bad flick and I will concede that there were some cool moments, but "Kamui" tries too hard to be something it's not- a manga. Wong medium, guys.
  5. “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.


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.

Dumb and Dumber To: 2.75/4

Interstellar: 3/4

Nightcrawler: 3.5/4

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)

A Walk Among the Tombstones: 3.5/4

The Maze Runner: 2.75/4

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