tisdag 22 september 2009
So, Frank Henenlotters twisted little movie was made in 1982? It is now 2009 and my mind is contemplating the fact that I waited 27 fucking years to watch this lovely little piece of art! For that is exactly what it is. It's sick, violent, sleazy and just plain weird - in that special cozy way that we all like.
Dwayne Bradley is a naive and troubled young man who carries with him a large basket. He is newly arrived in New York and found himself a place to stay at a rather drab, scummy hotel. The reason for him being in NY? Well, his siamese twin brother, Belial, who was removed and discarded like a piece of tainted meat wants revenge. Dwayne carries Belial with him in the basket and tries to locate the doctors who performed the operation to seek bloody revenge.
It's as simple as that. Pure genius. The ultralowbudget works in the movies favour, making the locations more genuine than they would ever feel in a movie with a bigger budget. The acting tends to be a bit stiff and uneven, but this also seems to fit with the movies general ambience. Belial himself is an awesome creation and is so very clearly a piece of rubber but works both as a character and as a nasty monster. And the stopmotionscenes are hilarious. The only complaint I have is that this movie has a rumour of being very violent and gory and I felt I was let down in that. There are some really nasty scenes (especially the "lovemaking" one) but I was somehow expecting more. Or have all these years of watching violence on tv dulled my mind? Who cares? Watch the damn thing. Now I need to go out and fill the gaps in my Henenlotter library.