*Slight spoilers* I'm almost surprised Re Animator has a stronger cult following than this, its not the most intellectual horror film but its still probes at some really interesting ideas mainly the dark side of sexual exhilaration but whats amazing is it does while throwing in giant worms and brain eating. And few horror films turns its 'final' girl into a lunatic so effectively. Must see for horror fans.
From the cold opening to the final frame, this is just pure madness. The dialogue completely ignores the psychosexual elements and instead deals with them in a weird visually exclusive subtext that's possibly even more disturbing. The character arcs are uncommonly extreme and totally welcome. Not just a b-movie horror, there's definitely something else lurking beyond our initial perception. Grotesque and unsettling.
plot is just average, but those effects! dang! one of the squishiest movies i've seen since existenz. the pink lighting is nice, and the characters change a whole heck of a lot over the movie which was interesting to see.
A gooey and icky creature fest with a lean and effective script, a game cast and a clear sense of where everything is going. It might not be high brow filmmaking on any sort of level but the sheer craziness on screen and determination of the film makers has to be admired.
Humans have a hard time conceptualising the mystical in cinema. This certainly does an excellent job of achieving the physical manifestation, but is severely underwritten when it comes to the thought process. It's a minor gripe when the film is this fun, with astonishing FX, excellent colour palette and willing cast. I wish I had this when I was 12.
La historia va así. Una máquina será capaz de activar la sensibilidad neuronal hasta un nivel desconocido. Esto abrirá puertas a lo sobrehumano. Tres personajes serán engatusados por esta creación que va perturbando sus mentes activando en ellos un lado oscuro e incluso erógeno. Pero también es el hombre que fue atrapado por la máquina, uno que dejó de ser cuerpo para ser monstruo. Esta película era para Cronenberg.