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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!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

EL CAMINANTE (1979)

               "Good Lord! How could you give your life for these pigs? I don't understand."

Before seeing this movie I had only known Paul Naschy as that Spanish Wolfman guy and for his various other monster movie roles. This film is by far Naschy's best acting job that I've seen yet and is now my favorite of his films overall.
He plays the devil here and the story is basically an inversion of the story of Jesus with Satan taking human form and hanging out with us scummy humans. Also like Jesus things don't always turn out so well for our main character. It's also a pretty nihilistic film with some great quotes about the evil of mankind and ends with the idea that man is far more evil and devious than even the lord of Hell. There are some funny bits including Naschy stealing from a guy taking a shit in a field and carving a lovely upside down cross in a couple of asses. There's also one scene with a sped-up Benny Hill-style(or maybe it's closer to A CLOCKWORK ORANGE) orgy. You also get some man-on-man rape, nun-humping and lots of murder. To top everything off a nice helping of naked boob and euro-bush are on display cuz those are the kinds of things Satan enjoys.

6 comments:

  1. Ever see Nashy's Panic Beats? That may be my favorite of all Nashy non-monster flicks.

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  2. No, I don't think I've ever seen that one. I think this one is great cuz it's like Naschy's version of an art film and he plays the ultimate bad guy role.

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  3. I will have to take a look at this one sometime. Panic Beats comes a bit later. I think its 1982 or 1983 but its pretty gory and Nashy plays a undead knight who smashes womens faces to bits with a ball N' chain.

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  4. Cool. He does make a good villain.

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  5. Another movie I have to get. Found it on Amazon. You're killing me dude.

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  6. I'd say it's worth picking up.

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