Thursday, April 30, 2009

Eating Raoul (1982)

4 / 5
Tagline: Meet the Blands! They're square . . . They're in love . . . And they kill people.
Directed by: Paul Bartel
Written by: Paul Bartel, Richard Blackburn
Actors include: Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Length: 90 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

This is a weird duck of a black comedy/horror film. We meet an ordinary bland couple (who's name are in fact "The Blands") who dream of opening a restaurant. When Paul (the husband) enters the apartment and finds his wife Mary fighting off a swinger who entered the wrong apartment and is attacking his wife he wacks him with a frying pan. They need to find a way to dispose of the body so they come to quite a shocking solution (I'm sure you can guess). Soon they find this actually works quite well and they start looking for more swingers. It's not hilarious, but certainly funny and the actors do a pretty convincing job of being disgusted and fed up "straight" folks. Not one of the greats, but certainly a seldom mentioned little treat for folks who like this sort of thing.

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