After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.
The bankrupted owner of the movie theater Vogue, Kirby Sweetman, is hired by the eccentric private collector Mr. Bellinger to search and find the cursed horror movie "Le Fin Absolue du Monde". This film is considered lost and magic, and has been presented only once in the Sitges Festival, driving the audience insane and violent, causing bloodshed in the theater. The director, crew and everybody involved in its production has also died. Kirby owes US$ 200,000.00 to his father-in-law, who blames Kirby for the death of his daughter Annie, and accepts the assignment to pay his debt and for his own satisfaction. Bellinger shows him a souvenir from the film in his basement, a chained angel that had his wings torn off in the movie. Kirby travels to France to meet his contact and has glimpses of his beloved Annie, initiating his journey to hell. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The newspaper columnist lives in a secluded house in Carthage, New York. John Carpenter, who directed the movie, was born in Carthage, New York. See more »
Kirby visits Henri Cotillard's office in Paris, France. When Henri asks Kirby for the name of the film he's looking for, he puts his right hand by his computer monitor. In the next shot, Henri's arm is by his side. See more »
First off, I've been a fan of John Carpenter's for a long time. Even when I was a little kid and not really into horror yet, Big Trouble In Little China was one of my favourite movies. While some of his more recent films haven't lived up to the potential of his earliest works, Carpenter seems to have reversed this trend with Cigarette Burns. Hands down this is my favourite episode of Masters Of Horror so far and one of my favourite Carpenter flicks ever. Nearly everything done in this film is spot on. It is disturbing, bleak and nihilistic. Just how we like our horror. No candy coating here thanks. Norman Reedus, who was just great in Boondock Saints, here plays a bankrupt, financially and morally, film collector set to finding a rare film that apparently drove its sole audience crazy with rage. While the film itself would have best been never seen to help give it more of an air of mystery and suspense, everything else about this film is perfectly timed. A must for fans of the series or Carpenter or even horror in general.
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