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Rapturious (2007)

Not Rated | | Horror | 2 October 2007 (USA)
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Hip-hop meets horror in this twisted tale directed by Kamal Ahmed (The Jerky Boys). Binging on hard drugs, white rapper Rapturious spins into murderous hallucinations - or is he really committing these blood-splattering crimes?


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stuart Rudin ... Preacher
Nick Ramus ... Native American Voice (voice)
Jim Fletcher Jim Fletcher ... 'Dead-Eye' Pete
William Smith ... Sheriff
Denny Dale Bess ... Marshall (as Denny Bess)
Scott Sherratt Scott Sherratt ... Deputy
'Yellowbird' Leonard Lethbridge 'Yellowbird' Leonard Lethbridge ... Native American (as Leonard 'Yellowbird' Lethridge)
Robert Oppel ... John Oppenheimer aka Rapturious
Tony Mangia Tony Mangia ... Bar Owner
Al Burgo Al Burgo ... Mysterious Man
Hoya Guerra Hoya Guerra ... Louie Savage
David Castillo David Castillo ... Chuckles
Debbie Rochon ... Sid
Cinqué Lee ... Host (as Cinque Lee)
Christian Cataldo Christian Cataldo ... Nightmare Victim


Hip-hop meets horror in this twisted tale directed by Kamal Ahmed (The Jerky Boys). Binging on hard drugs, white rapper Rapturious spins into murderous hallucinations - or is he really committing these blood-splattering crimes?

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The Price of Fame Just Got Higher.




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2 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Benson, Arizona, USA See more »

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Rapturious LLC See more »
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A straight-faced genre film that's interesting but flawed
8 October 2007 | by ThrownMuseSee all my reviews

Considering that "Rapturious" is a horror film about a white rapper that is directed by Kamal Ahmed (of Jerky Boys fame), I assumed it was going to be a low-budget goof-fest of Tromatic proportions. I couldn't be more wrong. It's a film that is very serious in tone and the only joke I recall is the pun in the title. The film opens with an old Western setting, where a remorseless murderer is being condemned by officials and the local priest. The monster is hanged. The film then flashes to the present day, with the story surrounding a young up-and-coming rap star named Raptorious. His days are booked with interviews and meetings with his pushy yet caring agent (played by indie horror queen Debbie Rochon.) When his aggressive drug dealer gives him a new street drug, Rap starts having bizarre hallucinations and dreams about demons that are after him. They become so heavy that it threatens his career and soon his life. Is it the new drugs? Or is he a paranoid schizophrenic? Or is he really being chased by demons? The film explores each of these angles and is mostly successful. The cast is surprisingly good, especially Robert Oppel as the lead and none other than Joe Bob Briggs as a doctor that he's unsure if he can trust. Debbie's good too, though not always believable as a big-time talent agent. While the film did create an effective feeling of paranoia, it's too ambitious for its budget. It's never as scary as it should be. There's a sequence (that may be a dream or a flashback or reality) where Rap is in Hell, and Hell doesn't look particularly threatening or difficult to escape. This scene leads to a controversial set-piece that had me giggling instead of shocked. While there are some delicious gore sequences, the demon masks mostly look like something out of a Halloween chain store. All in all, "Rapturious" is an interesting watch. It's got a neat concept going for it, but it doesn't always deliver.

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