Woton Wretchichevsky has a disfigured face, dresses in cloak and mask and stalks couples to burn them with a blowtorch. He is also a sculptor of steel and garbage installations. One day one of his creations comes alive in the form of a young woman. She flees him when he tries to express his love by pointing the blowtorch at her. She hides in a house where some kind of orgy or happening is going on. Also war breaks out. —flixster
Brian De Palma is one of the well-known directors who spear-headed the new movement in Hollywood during the 1970s. He is known for his many films that go from violent pictures, to Hitchcock-like thrillers.
Born on the 11th of September in 1940, De Palma was born in New Jersey in an American-Italian family. Originally entering university as a physics student, de Palma became attracted to films after seeing such classics as Citizen Kane (1941). Enrolling in Sarah Lawrence College, he found lasting influences from such varied teachers as Alfred Hitchcock and Andy Warhol.
At first, his films comprised of such black-and-white films as Bridge That Gap (1965). He then discovered a young actor whose fame would influence Hollywood forever. In 1968, de Palma made the comedic film Greetings (1968) starring Robert de Niro in his first ever credited film role. The two followed up immediately with the film The Wedding Party (1969) and Hi, Mom… read more
Starts out as a kind of kitchen sink compendium of all things De Palma (there's some whiffs of *Phantom of the Paradise* in there, some *Sisters*, some *Body Double*). William Finley moves gleefully, creepily, from portraying one classic movie monster to the next; his performance made me a fan (especially when I realized it was him). The soundtrack does grate a bit at times imo, but I'm happy to have watched it.