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I’ve said it many times before and I’ve no doubt I’ll say it many times again, but Canadians know how to make damn good horror flicks and guess what? They also know how to do great retro-grindhouse flicks too! Yes Discopath, the tale of a man turned to murder by the beat, is another fantastic genre flick from the land that brought us He Knows You’re Alone, My Bloody Valentine and the more recent Antisocial.
Writer/director Renaud Gauthier made his name as a music video director, so it should come as no surprise that music features heavily in his first feature film, Discopath, an epic tale of trauma and turntables:
It’s 1976, Donna Summer tops the charts and everyone believes in mirror balls. Except Manhattan burger cook Duane »
- Phil Wheat
Directed by Renaud Gauthier.
A psychopath whose murderous rage is triggered by disco music escapes to Canada and hides out in a girl’s school.
There have been slashers and giallos that have covered every sensible base when it comes to a killer having a particular quirk but director Renaud Gauthier’s debut feature Discopath isn’t a sensible film. In fact, it’s totally bonkers and yet it doesn’t show it to any great degree, having you believe by way of a dour tone that a killer whose murderous impulses are triggered by Kc & The Sunshine Band – it could happen – is the most normal thing in the world and not amusing in the slightest.
Initially set in New York in 1976, Discopath follows Duane Lewis (Jérémie Earp-Lavergne), an awkward young man who has just been »
- Gary Collinson
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