Monday, January 4, 2010

Rejuvenatrix (1988) aka The Rejuvenator

3.5 / 5 Dec '09
Tagline: A Vision of Beauty Born in Hell
Directed by: Brian Thomas Jones
Written by: Brian Thomas Jones, Simon Nuchtern
Actors include: Vivian Lanko, John MacKay, James Hogue
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Length: 90 minutes
Banned: Nope

This is actually a perfect example of what can be accomplished with a straight-to-video release and practically no budget. It's got surprisingly creepy effects (in places) and very easy to watch. The flick is about a very rich and very vain actress who learns of an experimental youth procedure (basically untested) that she simply must have. When it works, she poses as a younger person named Elisabeth (which reminds me of Countess Dracula) and of course she's hot in demand, until things go wrong. Of course it has hilarious effects as the potion needs continual upkeep or else she turns into a rotting monster craving brains. As time goes on things go from bad to worse, but it's always great entertainment. It's very similar to an episode of Friday The 13th: The Series called "Teacup Of Time" in which an aging rocker girl must force Bums to drink from a cup (and be strangled by ivy) in order to maintain her youth. Definitely recommended, full of blood and guts & pretty darned hilarious to boot, one of the best of the cheap!

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