2 / 5 Jul '09
Tagline: A Modern Day Gothic Tale Of Horror And Fear
Directed by: Leon Klimovsky
Written by: Paul Naschy
Actors include: Paul Naschy, Romy, Mirta Miller
Length: 90 minutes
I actually got this on blu-ray in a 2fer with another Paul Naschy, so I finally gave Mr. Naschy a chance. The picture was definitely clear...really clear...only that really didn't help this muddy ridiculous story. The first problem is that Paul himself plays three characters...the Devil, and two brothers, and he's a horrible actor (not so bad it's funny though...well kind of I suppose). The story is muddled and who even cares to try to decipher it, it has something to do with zombies, voodoo and revenge I think (and yes I watched the whole damned thing). It's extremely cheap, and the zombies look more like smurfs with their blue body paint than anything. Scares are non-existent and although there is some red paint spilled here and there, there isn't anything I can see a horror fan getting excited about. Seriously a weak attempt at making a film, one can only hope the rest of his material is better than this one (more because I've bought more of his films and I hope they are better...I'm just not about to find out for quite some time after this disaster). Oh I should mention that there was one thing I liked about this...the soundtrack, I would even consider listening to it on it's own! It's sort of jazzy and groovy and cool (the sets are sometimes groovy too), but I actually found myself humming a few numbers from this, but that is the nicest thing I can say. Avoid unless you like really bad and pointless films...then you may enjoy this...but I doubt it.
Availability: On DVD and Blu-Ray