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Call me crazy, but I actually quite liked this one
I read nothing but bad things about this film before watching and thus had my expectations considerably low. Also, I was watching a print missing somewhere up to ten minutes, presumably for pacing. In fairness, there is virtually nothing here that could be described as good in the traditional sense of the word except maybe the strange plot and occasional flashes of low budget gore. The gore is very minimal but I found it strangely enticing in all its low budget, low key shonkiness. The story could certainly have done with more, as there simply isn't enough suspense or pace for most of the film and the ideas of immortality, cryogenics and zombies cry out for some oddball nastiness. The film fortunately is very odd indeed, with some terrible acting, a bizarre script and a constant feel of unpredictability. The editing is pretty poor, maybe because of the trimming, and the film at times reaches a sort of presumably unintentional surrealism. This, essentially made the film for me. Though things happen in a slow and perplexing fashion, a combination of the technical ineptitude, droning, monotonous yet eerie score and the faded print inadvertently lending many scenes a trippy washed out colour scheme made most of the films running time for me, a dream like bizarro mood piece that eventually builds to a predictable yet pretty cool finale. I seem very much to be in the minority in my opinion of this but rest assured I'm not blind to its myriad flaws, including some atrocious dubbing and a voice over that sometimes overlaps character dialogue. Most of these made me laugh rather than groan, I guess when it comes to watching films like this I'm a glass half full sorta chump. Serious horror fans or people working through the video nasties list will most likely be either disappointed or view this as total dreck. Bad movie lovers or fans of obscure weirdness might be able, like me, to glean some good times from this one. Check it out, but take care.
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