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8 out of 15 people found the following review useful:
A quote from Poe?, 3 August 2006
7/10

Very stylish and very eighties and all, and one thing that people usually remember is the famous quote about the little slices of death in the beginning. But guess what? It is most likely NOT from Edgar Allan Poe.

If you don't believe me, check this out: http://www.bartleby.com/66/90/46190.html

And check this out: http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?t=808

And this: http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=273825

Interesting, isn't it? However, this is one of my favorites from this era and anyone who wants to pick up the style and pace of this decade and be entertained at the same time, this is your choice.

And don't forget the first one.

Sweet dreams, everyone....

20 out of 27 people found the following review useful:
One of the most intellectually challenging films in a long time!, 10 March 2003
8/10

Reflections Of Evil is without doubt one of the most intellectually challenging and demanding films I've seen since the golden days of the underground scene in 1960-70. I can agree with the opinion that it does come down very hard on the viewer, but as demanding as it is it's also refreshingly relieved from all the Hollywood main stream production values that has been the obvious and only choice for much to long. Personally I'm quite fed up with all that, and I strongly recommend everyone who feels the same way to take a good look at Damon Packards film.

As difficult as it might seem to be for an average viewer to agree with the narrative style, it's well worth the effort to put up with it. On the other hand, if you are at all familiar with the work of Bunuel, Kenneth Anger, Morrissey, productions from "The Factory" and overall experimental film making as such, you will probably find the use of overdubed sounds and the visual compositions as an effective audiovisual exclamation to the very quintessence of the various ideas.

This aggressive and abusive in-your-face tale of an over consuming, over developed and high speed accelerating culture bursting in it's own gloating can be very hard to accept, and I can understand why the main stream viewer have serious problems with the daring and provoking approach of this film.

But It's not a question whether you like it or not, that's hardly the point. The point is that it truly is a most remarkable piece of work, and probably more related to experimental, over expressive and self dissective art form culture than anything else.

Either way it is indeed impossible to ignore a film like Reflections Of Evil, and if you are at all interested in what's happening on the true alternative scene of independent film making today it definitely is a must see. For all you others, take a refreshing holiday from Hollywood with Damon Packard as your tour guide and host. I personally guarantee you a unique film experience!