All posts by Topo Sanchez

Review: Maniac (1980) vs. Maniac (2012)

Review by: Topo Sanchez SCUM Rating: Maniac (1980) ★ ★ ★ ☆☆   /  Maniac (2012) ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Ok I have to admit; I have never been a big fan of horror remakes, especially when the movie in question is a total [...]

April 25, 2014 Reviews

Review: House (1977)

Review by: Topo Sanchez SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ I have always loved hunting down bizarre and strange films, and when I saw Nobuhiko Obayashi’s House sitting on the video library shelf, I knew it had my name on it. [...]

March 21, 2014 Reviews

Review: The Piano Teacher aka La Pianiste (2001)

Review by: Topo Sanchez SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ What is it about the piano that writers and filmmakers find so fascinating? So fascinating in fact, that the last time i googled, there are already 140 movies made around this [...]

February 14, 2014 Reviews

Top 10 Hong Kong Horror Classics on YouTube

These days, we are bombarded with so many reel gems sitting around in YouTube that we decided to start a new feature (where we spend hours) sifting out the best in class, so you dont have to. Whenever possible, we [...]

November 8, 2013 Features

Review: Painless (aka Insensibles, 2012)

Review by: Topo Sanchez SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Painless is the impressive directorial debut of Spanish director Juan Carlos Medina, and what a brave debut it is. Set in Catalonia, the film is essentially a double tale — one [...]

October 25, 2013 Reviews

Review: Martyrs (2008)

Review by: Topo Sanchez SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Every once in a while, the world at large is gifted with a piece of art that defies genre categorization and throws the rule books out the window. Its [...]

October 11, 2013 Reviews

Review: Rubber (2010)

Review by: Topo Sanchez SCUM Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ A killer rubber tire on the loose – with a movie premise like that, my curiosity was definitely piqued. I could smell the potential of a cult classic in this [...]

September 7, 2013 Reviews

Review: Strange Circus (2005)

Review by: Topo Sanchez SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ At SCUM Cinema, we have always been great fans of Sion Sono (Cold Fish, Suicide Club, Guilty of Romance, and most recently a film we reviewed, The Land of Hope). This [...]

August 21, 2013 Reviews

Review: 964 Pinocchio (1991)

Review by: Topo Sanchez SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ I have always enjoyed the cyberpunk genre, so I was quite excited when a friend of mine passed me a copy of 964 Pinocchio to review. An amnesiac sex cyborg [...]

August 17, 2013 Reviews

Review: Nude Nuns With Big Guns (2010)

Review by: Topo Sanchez S.C.U.M. Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Its been a while since I last saw a nunsploitation movie, so when I came across this title Nude Nuns With Big Guns while channel surfing in a holiday resort, [...]

August 2, 2013 Reviews