Loron Hays

In which the killer kung fu acrobatics turn super silly! Directed by Chen Chi-Hwa ( Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin ) and starring a young Jackie Chan (who had complete creative control over the proje...
There’s a wonderfully on-point scene in The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires , a co-production between Hammer Studios and Shaw Brothers , in which Hsi Ching ( David Chiang ) and his seven kung fu-train...
This is going to be difficult for some of you to understand. Once upon a time ago, there was a Hollyweird without horror films. Sure, there were Z-grade science fiction flicks with aliens invading Ear...
Monsters fascinate us. Let that sink in before continuing because it says a lot about humans. From the very beginning of time, it seems the darker elements of our societies continue to ignite our imag...
In which Alexander Fu Sheng fights against the exploitation of textile workers! Directed by the one and only Chang Cheh and featuring some stellar choreography from Lau Kar-leung, Disciples Of Shaolin...
Dragons Forever , also known as Cyclone Z , is the final “three brothers” film but what a high note these three titans of Hong Kong Cinema - Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung , and Yuen Biao - go out on! They p...
“We may be witnessing a Biblical prophecy come true--the beasts will reign over the earth.” Today, on Kaiju Korner , I’m going to flip the script a bit and focus on . . . bugs. While usually small and...
In which the five venoms return to save China from mass-starvation as ruthless thugs take over the land, leaving thousands of refugees in their wake! Directed by Chang Cheh and featuring explosive fig...
Opening with an animated sequence of the main cast fighting each other, Two Champions of Shaolin takes its use of montage quite seriously as the on-going feud between the Shaolin disciples and the Wu-...
In which fight choreographer (and soon-to-be director) Sammo Hung , making his last film with his mentor, director Huang Feng ( Lady Whirlwind , Hapkido ), gets a headlining part as a mad monk who wie...
There’s no return to normal cinema viewing after being exposed to ANY of director Yuen Woo-ping ’s films. This is an indisputable fact. While most audiences know the director’s work 1977’s Snake in th...
With the brand-new release of ALL FIVE (so far) of the Monsterverse movies on Ultra 4K, I thought it would be a good idea to revisit 2017’s Kong: Skull Island . Received well both critically and comme...
“You said you checked his pulse!” Opening with a wickedly bizarre incantation of sorts, Cold Blows The Wind , a new crime thriller from writer/director Eric Williford , begins most unsettling as the c...
It seems that Russel Crowe is leaning into the whole satanic menace subgenre of horror films of late. Last year, the actor was hamming it up with a fake italian accent in the ridiculous (but fun!!!) T...
Opening with the capture and the lopping off of legs and arms for the wife and son of To Tin Tao ( Chen Kuan-tai ), Crippled Avengers leaves quite the impression. First, you might feel sympathy for To...

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