fredag 21 februari 2014

A night to dismember (1983)

Jesus fucking christ.

Doris Wishmans movie is such a big mess that your head almost explodes just thinking about it. It's a hodgepodge of reshoots (half the footage was lost when a disgruntled employee at a lab destroyed it) that barely make any sense whatsoever, though thanks to the wonders of the narrator we do get something that oh so slightly resembles a semi-coherent plot. How about a voiceover that says stuff like "Susan had accidentally fallen on an axe. She was dead." We also need to have a talk about the wildly inappropriate soundtrack that has jazzy seventies funk playing over supposedly tense scenes and horror cues that repeat themselves over the same scene. The whole thing was also shot with no sound, using about two different actors playing all the roles, not even trying to lipsync what the actor is saying on the screen.

Yes, mess is the keyword here but I'll be damned if I said that I didn't get any entertainment out of it. There is a shitload of really cheap and gory violence and the sheer insanity of the slapdash enterprice is spectacular. It does not deserve a higher rating but I will probably watch it again someday.

To make it easier for you to understand how inept this movie is, let us just say that A night to dismember makes Andy Milligans The Ghastly ones look like Suspiria.

1 kommentar:

  1. I love sucky movies that make you somehow want to rewatch them.