SKULL: THE MASK MOVIE REVIEW
In this Brazilian mega-gore fest, a cursed mask is being sought by a rich German working for a Chinese conglomerate (?), and a priest and guerilla fighter who alternately crave and fear it’s rumored powers. The mask itself has its own thoughts on the matter as it’s not very long before it’s found an appropriately Jason Voorhees-sized body to possess and is carving a wide swath through the population. Oh, and there’s also a cop who is A REALLY BAD COP but is also the protagonist? We were all a little confused about what this odd, low-budget, blood-red horror film was trying to accomplish but there’s no question that if you’re looking for extreme amounts of viscera, this is your movie. Chris, Rose, Marco, and Lewayne break it down.
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DIRECTED BY: Armando Fonseca and Kapel Furman
STARRING: Natallia Rodrigues, Wilton Andrade, Ricardo Gelli, Guta Ruiz, Greta Antoine, Tristan Aronovich, Ivo Müller, Eduardo Semerjian, Che Moais, Rurik Jr.
Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.
Rose Mattox (Screener Squad, Eye On The Prize)
Originally hailing from Austin then Houston, Rose has been an avid movie and TV fanatic pretty much since birth. She spends spending her days watching Star Trek reruns, 60’s spy fiction, and Audrey Hepburn movies with her beloved minion (see: dog Riley). She also occasionally dabbles in comedy, screenwriting, as well as graphic and interior design. Rose has been contributing to One of Us since 2019 as a member of the Screener Squad, as well as making regular appearances on Eye on the Prize during awards season. She can be found on Twitter at @nightattheopera.
Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)
By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.
“You don’t need to follow me. You don’t need to follow anybody!”
Lewayne White (Screener Squad)
Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.
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