Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: La Memoria Del Muerto Is A Delirious Genre Mashup

Influenced by everything from Dario Argento's Suspiria (1977) to Sam Raimi's Evil Dead II (1987) this bit of occult horror from director Valentín Javier Diment pops like a Tex Avery cartoon off the screen, offering solid laughs and genuinely shocking gross out gore. But it's also helped out by a good screenplay offering weirder than weird plot twists taking viewers who wish to go deeper beyond those surface reactions into some genuine poignancy. What emerges is a disturbing, somewhat disjointed but ultra fun genre flick with a bit of an edge. While mourning the unexpected death of her beloved husband Jorge (Gabriel Goity), Alicia (Lola Berthet) calls his closest friends and companions together. Upon everyone's arrival in the deserted country home Alicia reads a moving...
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