Awesome concepts. Sort of like Lovecraft meets S&M. The acting's pretty dodgy though. And I had a hard time seeing Julia as this big-time seductress. She's not a dog or anything ... it could just be the '80's gay-man-presentation ... but the hair and mom-slacks made her seem like somebody's nympho-grammy. Still, if you want visionary monster movies, set your Puzzle-Box for "Clive Barker." He craps Genius!!!
Nearly a direct adaptation of the novel which it is based on. This is as good as it could be given the budget, my only real gripe with this movie is the lack of development for the brother's character, he frames the book and is hardly mentioned here.
(rewatch) i forgot how genuinely weird the premise of this movie is. compared to your average john carpenter rip off, it's like avant garde theater or something. a shame that the direction is so run of the mill. with a jean rollin or even a david lynch behind the camera, this could have been a freaky little treat. instead, it's an interesting curiosity with some fun s & m flourishes slipping in under the radar.
Come to Daddy! One of the most visually stunning horro films ever produced, with some incredibly arcane imagery, great costume design, good acting, and an interesting story. People give this movie flackf or it's lack of coherent story but you have to look at it as more of an introduction into the existence of the Cenobites into the world so that yo are prepared for the next few (2,3). Overall a CLASSIC horror movie.
An admirably ambitious horror film that ultimately fails. It may have outstanding gore but it just doesn't have an interesting enough narrative. Really incoherent characterizations that lack depth; by the ending you just won't give a shit about anyone because you really don't know who they actually are. Disappointing, I thought this was a classic.