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Old 19th September 2022, 09:20 PM
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All Deceased...Except The Dead. 1977.

I'm sure we are all familiar with Pupi Avati's House Of the Laughing Windows and Zeder: Revenge Of The Dead, they may not be for everyone but some people including me find them interesting. If you are looking for a serious horror/Giallo film...then look away from this one.

A man has to sell a certain amount of books and heads to the writer who is dead in his mansion, he is encouraged to stay but the body count is mounting and the investigating officer has no clue who the suspect is.

I'm guessing the studio wanted Peter Sellers for the role and got a lookalike, their version Seter Pellers to play the book seller with a assortment of strange characters, there is a dwarf maid who looks like she should be in Venice in a rain coat. This is like a homage to the dark house horror movies but with laughs added in, the murder scenes are way too comical.

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Old 19th September 2022, 09:24 PM
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The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1985)

People mock this film because the dog, Beast, has flashbacks to the first film.

A film he was in, in fact a film he was bloody heroic in and did as much as any human to fend off the hillside cannibals.

Besides why shouldn't he have flashbacks? He's the best actor in this. Give him something to do other than rip throats out of cannibals.

Even though this is widely derided it's a film i've grown to love over the years. Sure it's a cheap quickie thrown out by a then struggling Wes Craven. But you know. It's exploitation cinema after all. I might as well enjoy being exploited.
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Old 19th September 2022, 09:26 PM
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All Deceased...Except The Dead. 1977.

I'm sure we are all familiar with Pupi Avati's House Of the Laughing Windows and Zeder: Revenge Of The Dead, they may not be for everyone but some people including me find them interesting. If you are looking for a serious horror/Giallo film...then look away from this one.

A man has to sell a certain amount of books and heads to the writer who is dead in his mansion, he is encouraged to stay but the body count is mounting and the investigating officer has no clue who the suspect is.

I'm guessing the studio wanted Peter Sellers for the role and got a lookalike, their version Seter Pellers to play the book seller with a assortment of strange characters, there is a dwarf maid who looks like she should be in Venice in a rain coat. This is like a homage to the dark house horror movies but with laughs added in, the murder scenes are way too comical.

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Did you like it?
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Old 19th September 2022, 09:30 PM
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One question!

Did you like it?
Yeah it was different than what I expected it to be and would merrit a second viewing
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Yeah it was different than what I expected it to be and would merrit a second viewing
Does it have a booklet/ poster/ cards with it?
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Old 19th September 2022, 09:59 PM
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Does it have a booklet/ poster/ cards with it?
It has a small booklet describing the film but haven't read through it yet.

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It has a small booklet describing the film but haven't read through it yet.

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Oh boy. It looks bad. Haha!
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Oh boy. It looks bad. Haha!
A bit like Troll 2, so bad it's good catergory
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CRIMES OF THE FUTURE

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Went to see this at the cinema last night, noticed it finally arrived locally so was right on it, never seen a Cronenberg film at the cinema and never thought he'd go back to his roots after his recent films, so was hyped for this.

I really enjoyed it, if enjoyed is the word for a film featuring the murder and autopsy of a young kid, tattooed internal organs, mutant body parts and sexy surgery.

It's kind of a Cronenberg compendium, mixing in so many of his subjects from his early sci-fi horror output, mutated organs, inanimate objects that are organic hybrids, surgery, tv screens and media manipulation, and underground organisations.

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It's a slow moving, well acted, meditative piece that is heavy with intelligent dialogue and philosophical ideas, there's a lot of talk but i found it involving and fascinating. like a lot of Cronenberg films it moves at a slow steady pace building up atmosphere and mood.

I read some other peoples reviews when i got home and was digesting the film, norms seem to comment that it is building up to not much pay off, but that is the nature of a lot of Cronenberg films, like Naked Lunch, Dead Ringers, leaving us on a ponderous moment that leaves us thinking, rather than the excesses of Shivers, Scanners or the gun violence of Videodrome.

Indeed considering the plunge headfirst into the body that Crimes of the Future is there is hardly any actual splatter, Cronenberg views the body as complex, beautiful and fascinating but also disturbing.
Decay and pain is a big focus of the film with pain being almost a thing of the past, except for Viggo's character who uses the aforementioned Cronenbergian devices for pain relief.

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Anyway there you go, I thought it was really good, and there's a fair bit of nudity thrown in which shows along with the subject matter that DC is still not afraid to bare his soul, it's just as f***ed up as Crash or Videodrome, the only thing that's changed are the censors and general public as it's just as controversial.
Easily my favourite film of his since Existenz.

8/10

I was already hyped for this, but your review has made me more excited. I can't wait to watch this some day.

My first, and only, Cronenberg at the cinema was Eastern Promises. I liked it fair enough at the time, but thought it was lacking compared to A History of Violence.

Rewatching them years later reversed my opinion. AHoV is very good, but doesn't have much insight to say beyond "we're all capable of brutality." Cronenberg's direction and the acting elevate a solid, if basic screenplay.

EP is stunning. What happened was, I initially read
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Mortensen's undercover cop as a tragic hero, sacrificing his identity to take down the baddies. And while that is still there, what I noticed on rewatch was that Mortensen kinda likes it. He can engage in debased behaviour, but still say it's for the greater good. By the end, he is in a position of power. Only question is, will he do good, or exploit it to suit his inner depravity?
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Old 20th September 2022, 07:02 AM
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CRIMES OF THE FUTURE

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Went to see this at the cinema last night, noticed it finally arrived locally so was right on it, never seen a Cronenberg film at the cinema and never thought he'd go back to his roots after his recent films, so was hyped for this.

I really enjoyed it, if enjoyed is the word for a film featuring the murder and autopsy of a young kid, tattooed internal organs, mutant body parts and sexy surgery.

It's kind of a Cronenberg compendium, mixing in so many of his subjects from his early sci-fi horror output, mutated organs, inanimate objects that are organic hybrids, surgery, tv screens and media manipulation, and underground organisations.

Attachment 242237

It's a slow moving, well acted, meditative piece that is heavy with intelligent dialogue and philosophical ideas, there's a lot of talk but i found it involving and fascinating. like a lot of Cronenberg films it moves at a slow steady pace building up atmosphere and mood.

I read some other peoples reviews when i got home and was digesting the film, norms seem to comment that it is building up to not much pay off, but that is the nature of a lot of Cronenberg films, like Naked Lunch, Dead Ringers, leaving us on a ponderous moment that leaves us thinking, rather than the excesses of Shivers, Scanners or the gun violence of Videodrome.

Indeed considering the plunge headfirst into the body that Crimes of the Future is there is hardly any actual splatter, Cronenberg views the body as complex, beautiful and fascinating but also disturbing.
Decay and pain is a big focus of the film with pain being almost a thing of the past, except for Viggo's character who uses the aforementioned Cronenbergian devices for pain relief.

Attachment 242238

Anyway there you go, I thought it was really good, and there's a fair bit of nudity thrown in which shows along with the subject matter that DC is still not afraid to bare his soul, it's just as f***ed up as Crash or Videodrome, the only thing that's changed are the censors and general public as it's just as controversial.
Easily my favourite film of his since Existenz.

8/10

Solid review nos. I think I was still in shock when I posted mine tbh
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