Perhaps Jodorowsky's most focused film. It feels like much more of a horror film with some Jodorowsky touches than a Jodorowsky film. A very unique and surprisingly scary horror film from the freakout master himself. Definitely worth a view if you have time!
A nearly perfect serial killer film - a religion of the grotesque, just as sexually charged as it is beautiful. The elephant funeral will stay with you for life. Surprisingly linear for Jodorowsky, I wish this were more largely appreciated.
At first I thought it was a little Fellini crossed with Bunuel. Then it became a bit of Horror movie tribute. Lastly it went into a giallo, with definite similarities to Argento. Sure enough, I got to the credits, and of course it was Claudio Argento's influence.
Loaded with strange images more-than-able-to faze but simultaneously make you fall in love with its raw entirety, dripping with blood and white paint, because you know it will stay in your head forever
As bizarre as it is its also Jodorowsky most straightforward film and oddly enough his most sincere. It doesn't have the shocks per minute ratio that Holy Mountain does but as far as the bits that actually resonate this film is more consistent and it's less self congratulatory than El Topo.
Another bizarre masterpiece from Alejandro Jodorowsky. Instead of going for the full-blown surrealism of 'El Topo' and 'The Holy Mountain', he weaves his strange and nightmarish visions into a strong story with well-developed characters. A backstage circus melodrama, twisted psycho-thriller, and gothic horror film all with a darkly comic, operatic tone. Magnificent score by Simon Boswell.
A Jodorowsky film actually focused on story makes for an unique watch in his filmography. Mind you one can clearly see it is a work by this iconoclast filmmaker as the surrealistic touches and bizarre sensuality are well present. Some haunting sequences and some gonzo performances also make this a standout.