Thursday, April 30, 2009

Edge Of Sanity (1989)

3 / 5
Tagline: Double the terror, double the fun
Directed by: Gerard Kikoine
Written by: J.P. Felix, Ron Raley
Actors include: Anthony Perkins, Glynis Barber, Sarah Maur Thorp
Genre: Horror
Length: 85 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: UK/France/Hungary/USA

Review: Well Hopkins of course is the big draw here and I haven't actually delved very deeply in the Jekyll/Hyde story so it made sense to check this out. This has a bit of a twist on the usual story as Perkin's issues seem to stem from cocaine useage. He runs around seeking prostitutes in order to satiate his dark half, by day of course he has a family and seems somewhat normal. Although the plot does have a bit of a twist to it unfortunately it didn't seem like enough was done to make it fun for the viewer. The erotic nature of the film was unexpected and actually I didn't really appreciate the gratuitous sex scenes (guess Perkins doesn't melt my butter) but well some will find that to be the best part of the film. I do think they tried with this one, but as a horror film it needs more guts and stuff. It plays like a Euro horror film I guess is perhaps the best way to peg this one. I think some will really like this and others like myself will leave feeling unfufilled.

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