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  1. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

    Al margen del efectismo de su argumento, lo mejor de este filme es su reflexión sobre el cine como materia de obsesión e infamia. Carpenter pone en jaque al director y al cinéfilo al cuestionar sus éticas. Todo es falso; se podría acotar. Sin embargo, la historia genera circunstancias en donde la ficción se evidencia como real. Además, el cine se convierte en herramienta de placer, pero también de dolor.

  2. Nick Schwab's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

    An extension of In the Mouth of Madness, and frankly what that should've been, minus Norman Reedus' uneven performance. It's a testament to the allure of extreme cinema, the safeness the creator gives to the viewer to make it spiritually liberating for both. It's an examination of why some seek out perverse and taboo art, perhaps to get that very affect. That rush. That intensity. That power. That taste of eternity.

  3. Rohith V's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

    Carpenter's PEEPING TOM. A commentary on visual pollution, how images can be used to break reality and re-arrange it to your own specifications etcetera. All this with an ocean of solitude and desolation underneath (sweet....man). That pseudo-sex with the henchman nobody saw coming haha. Genius.

  4. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

    A fine Lovecraftian TV short from Carpenter, which turns cinephilia's obsession for strange, transgressive esoterica into a ghoulish nightmare. You spend the first half getting more and more curious about the mysterious film-within-a-film, and the second half having your stomach turned. I don't suppose it means much, but the parody of movie geekdom hits close to home. I'm still never watching Salo, though.

  5. Jordan Kaltz's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

    this is the lamest thing I've ever seen

  6. Polyglot's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

    In the Mouth of Madness 2: Viva Rock Vegas

  7. roseros's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

    The way it was shot felt more Goosebumps tv show than Carpenter but I'll give two stars for the intestine film reel.

  8. James Mackin's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

  9. Beatriz Ourique's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

  10. Igor Leoni's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

    2.5. The intestines scene was the only thing good here. How embarrassing for Carpenter.

  11. João R's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

    La fin absolue du monde should have been left for our imagination.

  12. John Matrix's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

    CIGARETTE BURNS is a great short film about trust, namely the trust an audience puts in a filmmaker. People expect to retain their sanity after watching a movie, but there's no real guarentee. McWeeny and Swan, the writers, do a fanastic job exploring the nature of morbid curiosity and parodying cinephilia (it's a death sentence!). Unfortunately, Norman Reedus is not wholly convincing; he is the film's weakest link.

  13. Luis Pires's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

    A great hommage to Cinema, and that Want and Need to seek out and watch the "forbidden movies". The angel is wonderfully made.

  14. JackButcher's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

    John Carpenter's entry in MoH is definitely one of the better ones, he manages to create a real sense of mystique over this fictional film within the film and does nicely build up to a climax as the film comes closer into the protagonists grasp.

  15. CinemaDead's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

    Among my favorite chapters in the series, creepy to think that there could be a film out there that can drive you crazy, extremely metafictiomal but it helps to create the horror.

  16. Domenico Nicoletti's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

    Carpenter dimostra di essere davvero il "Master of Horror", in 50 minuti si può assaporare tutta quella che è la sua essenza, l'amore per il cinema, l'odio verso le persone e il suo essere "sociale". Cigarette Burns non vive solo di quella che è un'ottima sceneggiatura, ma anche di una messa in scena incredibile, un montaggio folle e degli sguardi che ti perforano.

  17. Øyvind Rype's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

    This could've been one of Carpenters absolute best if only he'd made it when he was at his peak and of course for the cinema.

  18. Pymo's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

  19. Federico Di Folco's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

    Rifacendosi alla nona porta polanskiana,Carpenter sforna l'ennesimo ottimo lavoro horror,con personaggi disgustosi e affascinanti piazzati all'interno di una storia di pura follia.Le morti sono atroci,la cattiveria è esplicata alla grande ed il finale sfuma il tutto in maniera grandiosa. 4*

  20. Zachary W's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

    The epilogue to Carp's Apocalypse Trilogy, in which the trajectory of horror from the materiality of the body to the materiality of the cinema that we witness moving through The Thing, Prince of Darkness, and In the Mouth of Madness reaches its apotheosis. Cinematic form and matter become indistinguishable, and this zero point is annihilation.

  21. The Shadows and Silence's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

    An under-appreciated recent short from Carpenter, heavy on the gore (Udo Kier's demise was particularly inspired) as per, with an intelligent Lovecraftian story of a man willfully descending into madness.

  22. Mariana Vilhena's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

    i'm only watching masters of horror to find this kind of treasures, the final scene blew me away

  23. pirri's rating of the film Cigarette Burns

  24. Ben.'s rating of the film Cigarette Burns

    Why did you abandon Lovecraft Carpenter? This is where you were a master.

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