A fun and inventive sequel that gives you more of what you loved about its predecessor. There's some flashes of silly brilliance here, alongside some superbly funny moments that drive it all home. I wish the ending was a bit more concise, but the mid-credits scene had me rolling.
The 80's ninja craze is a passion of mine, beginning from a young age when I was soaking in some of these films in the early 90's, as a kid obsessed with martial arts and all things 'chop socky'. Sho Kosugi is perhaps the actor best linked to that black-clad craze, having made a series of low-budget but well-intentioned and entertaining ninja movies, and 'Pray for Death' is another good, solid entry in that collection.
Kosugi isn't a brilliant actor,…
We've reviewed this film on the Strange and Deadly Show podcast, available here: gentlemensgrindhouserecords.com/2016/03/03/blue-eyes-broken-doll-headless-eyes/
Dreadful in many ways, and promising in one or two others, Headless Eyes is a real mess of a film. Bo Brundin (an accomplished actor, by the looks of his IMDb page) tries his hardest to save it with an impassioned and occasionally decent performance as the lead psychopath Arthur, but he's been given no direction and has little focus, so it all seems hammy.…