||[Oct. 9th, 2006|01:36 pm]
The Arkham Tribune - reviews on all things horror
|This movie is great if you have the stomach for it. It could be seen as really awful, the way women are treated (I've nothing against good old bondage so long as its consensual) and of course the torture, BUT you can't watch this movie without realizing the humor that's supposed to be seen in it. Yeah, parts of the gore are indeed harsh and creepy and ouchy! BUT its soooo funny. I can't recommend the movie to everyone, just knowing how people are and that different people react differently, but if you've got a sense of humor about these things and are willing to get lost in how over the top the porducers were making it on purpose then its definately for you. Its a great flick. I can't quite throw it into the campy, funny as it is, but that's soley because of the gore ratio. Woohoo, GO WATCH IT!!! Here you can check out the trailer! R tells me I should menton there's boobs in the trailer. incase that's an issue for folks. what the heck are you doing watching horror if you can't handle boobs what are you doing watching horror? LOL, but i guess it really is worth mentioning.
Let me know if the pic isn't showing up. Woohoo. SO, Blood Sucking Freaks
! One thing first, looking at the cover to the movie I was worried it was in black and white (nothing wrong with black and white, its just usually not my bag).
It Originally came out in 1976 and you can bet your guillotine it was banned, and banned in a LOT of places, including the US. Due to it age I do recommend if possible watching the dvd version, because the VHS we rented was old and failing. Also, there's a new director's cut version out that isn't missing any thing. I don't remember which version we ended up with, but just based on the quality of the tape I'd say its the older version. And HECK, if that was the edited version I've GOT to see the directors cut! If you go to the amazon site I have linked you'll notice there are a LOT of reviews for it. You either LOVE this movie or you think its the worst thing EVER. Guess which side I'm on? LOL One thing you need to keep in mind in this movie is that its meant to be a very, very gorey dark comdey type thing. Definately horror, but hilarious. Now, some of you may watch this and think I am one sick puppy to think its hilarious, that's ok. It definately takes a certain kind of person to watch it and not be completely sickened. In fact a large number of people woudln't be able to sit through it for a number of reasons. First and the most blatant is the gore/torture. There's a LOT of it. But you just can't help but laugh at Sardus (the main character) and his not so tall helper Ralphus. In fact, in many scenes Ralphus' antics completely steal the show and left me rolling in laughter. His gleeful dancing as he tightens the screws or straps someone new down, his attention to detail when cooking eye soup all causes for riotous laughter. He's such a happy little sadist. They both are.