Monday, May 11, 2009

Patrick Still Lives (1980) aka Patrick Vive Ancora

3.5 /5 Apr '09
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Mario Landi
Written by: Piero Regnoli
Actors include: Sacha Pitoeff, Gianni Dei, Mariangela Giordana
Genre: Horror, Softcore Porn
Length: 92 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Italy

Firstly hahaha, I love the Italian Horror Directors! They can take just about any serious horror film and remake it to be the sleaziest thing ever, this being no exception. I do think in this case you need to watch the original film called "Patrick" to have this one make any sense. The original is about a man named Patrick of course who kills his mom and her lover with an electric heater in the bath, then winds up in a coma. He is a telepathic creature who then meets a new nurse he falls for so he creates trouble with the men in her life over jealousy. Well in this case Ital-Patrick was hit in the head with a can (from a moving car) and ends up in a coma. Then his Father (who is some sort of scientist) invites a bunch of horny girls to the hospital/resort? Patrick for no apparent reason starts killing them (although it's foolishly explained that they were suspects in the can throwing incident?) in extremely gruesome ways. The movie has every female character fully inexplicably naked most of the time including vagina shots and stuff, it's absolutely ridiculous. The first 40 minutes or so are dreadfully dull (unless you are into the graphic nudity). When Ital-Patrick is about to annoy the whole screen turns slime green and we see his eyes, it's very cartoony. The violence however is something else, I mean considering that I rated it as highly as I did the violence and hilarious dialog made up for many huge issues with this film. We see a vagina skewering with a pole, car window death and many other disgusting (and cheaply made) treats along the way. If you like not believing what's happening on your screen and you are patient enough to sit through it you will be rewarded with gore I promise. This is one I'll never forget to say the least!

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