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A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!

A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!
Recommended for devolved primates only!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

AMER (2009)


The filmmakers call this an homage to Italian giallo movies of the 70's, I call it a boring student art film stretched out way longer than necessary or humanly tolerable.  If you took an actual genuine Argento or Bava horror movie from the 70's stripped away the plot, characters and most of the dialogue, what do you have left?  This thing right here.  Close to being one of the worst things I have ever seen,  I wouldn't even realistically call this a movie as the whole thing plays out like one long perfume commercial or maybe a trailer for a real movie.  The two positive things I can say are that the imagery at times was cool to look at (despite the annoying quick cuts) and the music was cool.  Of course the music was lifted from other much better movies and the images are imitations of those same types of films.  Even if you love giallo flicks avoid this one at all costs unless you happen to be a pretentious art fag douche-bag and then perhaps this would be the perfect mental masturbation material for you.

7 comments:

  1. well at least the poster is cool.

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  2. The poster and the soundtrack are cool. I feel like that poster is a rip-off of something else, I just can't place it though.

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  4. I guess I was thinking of the LISA & THE DEVIL/HOUSE OF EXORCISM DVD cover:
    http://images.amazon.com/images/P/6305837236.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

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  5. Just watched it, thought the photography & colours were well done, but pretty much a rip off of Bava's work, or Argento's 'Inferno' - minus any sort of suspense or dream logic. I also read a few reviews from festivals, and I can't understand how they can read so much into this film.

    True style really should come out of the storytelling, and it should not be forced, like this... There was also no depth of character, or contrast to the film. I felt distracted by the arty shots, distracting editing and framing, when I should have been engaged in the story. I don't know what it is - there's none of the deviance of Argento, or any mystery. I felt it was so rigidly self-conscious there was no way I could forget that the filmmakers were visible in every scene.

    If it had been made by Jess Franco or Fulci or Bava, with this material, at least they would have brought some genuine darkness, perversity and imagination into this, without trying to be clever either...

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  6. Well said. I am baffled by the amount of praise this movie has received as well. It was like a beautiful cake that tasted like a sponge.

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  7. i agree with you.this was very bad...so boring and fake

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