“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. “Lights Out (2016)” movie review.

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    If there was ever a horror movie that could be called the cinematic equivalent of fast food, "Lights Out" would be a fat, juicy cheeseburger. You savor every delicious morsel as you consume it, but afterwards you're self conscious about what you just allowed into your body.
  2. “The Shallows (2016)” movie review.

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    "The Shallows" seems to be an attempt to forge a marriage between critic friendly drama ("Open Water"?) and plebeian friendly entertainment ("Shark Night"?), although the relationship ends up being somewhat turbulent, if passionate.
  3. “Lady Snowblood (1973)” movie review.

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    I had liked "Lady Snowblood" during my initial viewing, but I think I only enjoyed it on a superficial level, believing it to be exploitation packaged as art. I was paying so much attention to the violence, sex and style that I overlooked the depth to be found within the story, characters and visuals.


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.

Star Trek Beyond– 3/4

Lights Out– 2.75/4

Ghostbusters– 2.25/4

The Purge: Election Year– 2.25/4

The Legend of Tarzan– 2.25/4

The Shallows– 2.75/4

Independence Day: Resurgence– 2.5/4

Central Intelligence– 2.75/4

The Conjuring 2– 3/4 (see video review HERE)

The Jungle Book- 3/4