THE DIABOLIKAL SUPER-KRIMINAL REVIEW
REVIEW by ALCOHOLMAN
JULY 27, 2009
FILM SCREENED @ COMIC-CON 2009
Let’s face it, sometimes we go to the movies or read books—not to see what the good guys can accomplish, but rather what kind of chaos the bad guys can whip up. Consider Frankenstein, Godzilla, or even Gamera; don't we actually love it when they stomp on buildings or destroy the locals in creative and monstrous ways? Heck yeah we do. We love ‘em for the beautiful destruction.
Do we go to slasher ficks to see the villain die—or do we hope he actually survives so he can butcher fresh meat for the sequel?
The first time I consciously noted this tendency within myself was during a screening of JAWS 3-D. Did anyone want the shark to die in that movie? Hell no. By Jaws 4 we were openly rooting for the shark to kill everybody in the cast.
So it goes for a character currently operating under the nom de plume: Sadistik, the Diabolikal Super-Kriminal. Other alias's include: Kiling, Kilink, Killing, and Satanik. You may have seen these characters in the great photo novels from around the globe, but you can get the latest details of his killings from COMICFIX, while he's hiding from The Secret Society--back in 1966.
Your guide into the land of skeleton noir is Mort Todd. His company COMICFIX, publisher of the new photo novels, has documented the history of Sadistik and his various incarnations--as well as the mystery of just who is behind that scary mask--in the documentary film: THE DIABOLIKAL SUPER-KRIMINAL.
Lucy Hell and I watched the film with Mort, and he who has seen this film already, seemed on edge of seat—delightfully waiting for each new murderous scene and the CSI-level breakdown of the history surrounding the violence. Could it be he behind the mask? Perhaps, but you’ll have to watch the docu-scary commentary to witness the terrifying answer for yourself.
In addition to the film, there's a gloriously groovy soundtrack. The sinister track “Beware: Sadistik!” by the Charles E. Hall band is worth the price of admission on that one, all by its lonesome, but the whole record is a crazy good retro mysterious vibe that I haven’t heard the likes of since Ennio Morricone’s: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
"Sadistik Garage ‘66" by El Reverendo M is another great standout track, full of electro euro trash disco that invokes a knife dancing in and out, out and in while strobe lights romance the whole dark mess. If that sounds good to you, you’ll dig Sadistik’s diabolikal menace very well.
Meanwhile, here at Secret Society Headquarters, we’ve gotta file on Sadistik, but just what will be done about his krazy krimes have been labeled "klassified" by Eddie Crossbones [the Living Skeleton].
A SADISTIK ACTION FIGURE!
Oh yeah, there was a super bitchin’ action figure of Sadistik at COMIC-CON 2009, created in a style similar to the Captain Action [clothed] action figure of 1967, very cool indeed—for someone so obviously bad evil.
For more information about THE DIABOLIKAL SUPER-KRIMINAL visit gosadistik.com or click the link below.
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"THE DIABOLIKAL SUPER-KRIMINAL REVIEW" by ALCOHOLMAN © 2009 by Mystery Island Publications.
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