Gotcha! Review


         Despite a longstanding tradition of using horror films to tackle social issues involving race, among other things, in films like White Zombie (1932), The Night of the Living Dead (1968), Candyman (1992), or The People Under the Stairs (1991), the genre simultaneously often been criticized for the way in which it handles the representation of minority groups. This was the source of comedy in last year’s satirical slasher, The Blackening, which played with the tropes of the genre and its treatment of black characters. Gotcha! is also a slasher with an all-black cast, though it approaches the narrative in a straightforward manner rather than poking fun at the genre’s historical shortcomings.


Wolf Pack Blu-ray Review


  • Director ‏ : ‎ Michael Chiang
  • Actors ‏ : ‎ Max Zhang, Aarif Lee, Jiang Luxia, Mark Luu, Liu Ye
  • Studio ‏ : ‎ Well Go Usa
  • MPAA rating ‏ : ‎ NR (Not Rated)
  • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ USA
  • Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 1
  • Media Format ‏ : ‎ Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Run time ‏ : ‎ 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • Release date ‏ : ‎ January 23, 2024

         I have long encouraged anyone willing to listen to expand their film viewing experiences beyond national borders, despite the common misconception that foreign films are slow and boring. If each year’s Academy Awards nominees for Best Foreign Language Film are often misleadingly self-serious, but there is a world of trashy genre filmmaking in a language other than English. In other words, Hollywood is not the only industry aware of the value in pure spectacle and mindless entertainment, and Wolf Pack is a perfect example coming from China.