Suddenly Jennifer is torn from her comfortable and non-assuming (inconspicuous) life. While planning to move, the young mother and her husband will experience anything but an ordinary day! ... See full summary »
Suddenly Jennifer is torn from her comfortable and non-assuming (inconspicuous) life. While planning to move, the young mother and her husband will experience anything but an ordinary day! It all begins with a strange visit from her soon to be ex neighbor, the postman who mentions an urgent need. Later, when coming home from grocery shopping, Jennifer discovers an elderly neighbor, who is her son Niko s babysitter has disappeared. She also receives a terrifying and disturbing letter. The fateful delivery contains a macabre death poem by yet another occupant of her building, plus some compromising sex photos of her husband and the missing babysitter! To get over the initial shock of this disturbing news, she decides to take a bath, and promptly falls asleep in the bathtub. When she awakes, she finds herself on the floor of her apartment covered in blood and body parts! Centre to this surreal and horrific scene is a mysterious masked man who promises to lead Jennifer on the right path ... Written by
I spent a considerable amount of time trying to get ahold of this, so I was delighted to finally see the original movie (with eng subs) once I had procured it here in the states!
Olaf Ittenbach makes really cool and crazy over-the-top-not-necessary- but-now-that-you-mention-it-that's-kind-of-awesome type horror movies. He executes special effects with unquestionable brilliance - I dare any of you to create a CGI that has a comparable effect. - And the movies he directs often dispatch a rather generic plot that allows for such gore and action sequences to be thread together. Personally, I really enjoy his style and totally grasp where he's going with it.
This movie in particular shines for multiple reasons. The special effects and Gore in this film are abundant. In addition to that, it actually has a pretty good plot and interesting main character as well (who also happens to be completely nude for almost the entire film.)
It explores things like Drug Addiction, Mood & Mental Disorders, Heaven & Hell, Sensory Perception & Colors, while piecing together the heroine's memory and contrasting that with what ends up being the reality. It is somewhat self-important but it works for this film.
The musical score is EFFECTIVE, creepy, and surprisingly poignant considering the genre of film. While this movie did not reinvent the wheel, It certainly captures the elements necessary to make something resonate as creepy/scary/disturbing. This movie would STILL be very creepy without all the over-the-top violence and blood/gutspilling - However; The fact that it is there makes it even that much more delightful. Buy/Rent It ;)
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