Sunday, April 18, 2010

Quando Alice Ruppe Lo Specchio (1988) aka Touch Of Death aka When Alice Broke The Mirror

3 / 5 Apr '10
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Lucio Fulci
Written by: Lucio Fulci
Actors include: Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone, Al Cliver
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Length: 86 minutes
Banned: Nope

Well it's more entertaining than Un gatto nel cervello [A Cat in the Brain] and actually I'd say this is first and foremost a comedy and secondarily a gore flick. It's very cheap and strange and don't expect everything to be explained because it surely isn't. We follow around a murderer who kills seriously ugly rich women (I was trying to eat while watching for Pete's sake ewww) for money because he gets into gambling debts. The effects are rather cheap, expect very fake looking people being chainsawed into pieces and the like. Our murderer isn't quite right in the head, he has conversations with his tape deck (don't ask) and he likes to grind body parts into meat. I must admit it does have it's share of snickers to be had, it's very black comedy and on that level it works. It's just not hilarious nor is it effective as a horror film in any way. Still it's one of the better late Fulci films I've seen and I think fans should be able to appreciate this on some level.

Availability:  On DVD

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