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Reflections of Evil (2002)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 22 March 2002 (USA)
Julie, who died of a PCP overdose as a teen in the early '70s, searches from beyond the ethers for her little brother, Bob, an obese watch-seller, who is dying of sucrose intolerance, in the early '90s.

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Damon Packard

Writer:

Damon Packard
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Damon Packard Damon Packard ... Bob
Nicole Vanderhoff Nicole Vanderhoff ... Julie
Beverly Miller Beverly Miller ... Mom
Dean Spunt Dean Spunt ... Young Steven Spielberg
Chad Nelson Chad Nelson ... The Golden Guru / Interdimensional Street Fiend in Trench Coat / Taffy Lewis, successful watch seller
Lana Turner ... Tracy Carlyle Hastings (archive footage)
Tony Curtis ... Host
Joey Heatherton ... Serta Spokeswoman
George Hamilton ... Duncan Carlyle
Josue Clement Josue Clement ... Quinn Martin Jr.
Tim Colceri ... Vietnam War Hero
Eliot Joseph Brakeman Eliot Joseph Brakeman ... Young Bobby (as Elliott Joseph Brakeman)
Greg Bajakian Greg Bajakian ... Charlie Hestons
Harold Hirsch Harold Hirsch
Sam Burger Sam Burger
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Julie, who died of a PCP overdose as a teen in the early '70s, searches from beyond the ethers for her little brother, Bob, an obese watch-seller, who is dying of sucrose intolerance, in the early '90s.

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Damon Packard funded the movie with money he inherited when a relative died. See more »

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References Popi (1969) See more »

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One of the most intellectually challenging films in a long time!
10 March 2003 | by x-stiernaSee all my reviews

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!


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Official Sites:

Pookie Productions

Country:

USA

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English | German

Release Date:

22 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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