Splatters From Kansas

By PETER RUGG

Movies in the upcoming Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors in New Jersey are imaginative if not tasteful — which is the whole point. Among the three days of films screening at the horror fan convention, there’s Machine Girl, about a Japanese high school student with a machine gun for an arm who fights gangsters and ninjas, and Splatter Disco, which is exactly what it sounds like. This is a convention for hardcore monster fans who want to see people exploding in the most artful ways possible. So it’s nice to see a pair of locals leading the pack.

A short-film showcase called Horrors From Kansas kicks off the weekend.

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