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The Forbidden (1978)

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Peter Atkins Peter Atkins ... Faust
Clive Barker
Doug Bradley
Phil Rimmer Phil Rimmer
Lyn Darnell Lyn Darnell
Julia Blake
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Great but boring
16 October 2017 | by Bored_DragonSee all my reviews

This is Barker's second movie attempt. Like Salome, this is short, black and white silent film, but this time a bit longer, printed in negative and combined with animation. Barker claims it's based on Faust. Technically it's very experimental and inventive, and special effects are fascinating considering almost no budget. Some elements from this film he later incorporates in Hellraiser. Although I'm impressed by results amateur achieved without budget, relying only on his imagination, cleverness and small group of friends, it would be lying to say I liked it. It's so boring that I barely endured till the end. I must admit that skinning scene is unbelievably convincing considering circumstances. When I found out how it's done I was sincerely stunned.

4/10


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