Eric Merchant

Eric Merchant

Favorite films

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • The Devil Rides Out
  • The Tomb of Ligeia
  • All the Colors of the Dark

Recent activity

  • College

  • The Cat o' Nine Tails

  • Night Monster

  • Inferno

Recent reviews

  • College


    Bring me something you can't stick your thumb in!

    Nerdy guy tries to become an athlete to impress a girl. Vicious beatings ensue. Finally, to save the girl he pole vaults through the girl's window, fights off a suitor turned kidnapper, then in the final minute: marriage, family, old age and death.

  • The Cat o' Nine Tails

    The Cat o' Nine Tails

    Smile bitch, your train just crushed a guy!

    After watching the doc "Panic Argento", I was excited to pull this off the shelf. I bought this Blu-Ray after enjoying Crystal Plumage so much, but never got around to watching it. This seems to be one of Argento's least regarded movies, hustled out to capitalize on the success of BwtCP, and followed by 4 Flies on Grey Velvet to form a thematic trilogy. In the documentary, it's given no lip service…

Popular reviews

  • Inferno


    Help me, the rats are eating me alive! Help me! Ulk!

    The opening gives us the 3 Mothers lore, and underscores the idea that there are cursed places on this earth where the barren step-mothers live.

    And then we're off! A world where anyone can die at any time, architecture follows nightmare logic, and animals especially are agents of chaos. There's some twisty conspiracy about a dead Countess's money changing hands, but that seems like a wispy thread left over…

  • Suspiria


    They are malefic, negative and destructive. Their knowledge of the art of the occult gives them tremendous powers. They can change the course of events and people's lives, through harm.

    Rented one of the downtown theaters with a group of friends to screen this. What a treat to soak up these sights and sounds on the big screen with a crowd. Pun fully intended: this movie is magical! A lot of people were seeing it for the first time, and…