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Discopathe (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime, Fantasy, Horror | 5 April 2014 (USA)
The mid-70's: a timid young New Yorker leads an uneventful life until he is fatefully exposed to the pulsating rhythms of a brand-new genre of music: disco. Unable to control his murderous ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jérémie Earp-Lavergne Jérémie Earp-Lavergne ... Duane Lewis
Sandrine Bisson ... Francine Léveillée
Ivan Freud Ivan Freud ... Paul Stevens
Ingrid Falaise Ingrid Falaise ... Sister Mirielle Gervais
Katherine Cleland ... Valerie Lombardo
Mathieu Lepage Mathieu Lepage ... Chartrand
François Aubin ... Inspector Sirois
Pierre Lenoir ... Father Antoine
Catherine Antaki Catherine Antaki ... Caroline Valois
Sibylle Gauthier Sibylle Gauthier ... Mélanie Champagne
Christian Paul ... Detective Willis
Chelsea Eaton-Lussier Chelsea Eaton-Lussier ... Monica
Nancy Blais Nancy Blais ... Michelle Prud'homme
Benoit St-Hilaire Benoit St-Hilaire ... Pierre St-Aubin
Nicolas Laliberté Nicolas Laliberté ... Young Duane Lewis
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The mid-70's: a timid young New Yorker leads an uneventful life until he is fatefully exposed to the pulsating rhythms of a brand-new genre of music: disco. Unable to control his murderous impulses that stem from a traumatic childhood experience, Duane Lewis transforms into a dangerous serial killer exiled to Montreal. Written by Renaud Gauthier

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Disco isn't dead, but you just might be. (German DVD) See more »

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Crime | Fantasy | Horror

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

5 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Discopath See more »

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Durango, Voyous Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Great, groovy and gory!
27 October 2013 | by mungfleshSee all my reviews

Discopathe tells the story of a young man whose childhood is traumatized by an incident involving Disco music. Since that time he cannot bear to listen to this music and even becomes a psychotic killer when exposed to its groovy bass lines and pumping bass drum.

Okay, it's all a bit silly really but with that in mind, this movie is such a cool load of fun.

Exploitation genre fans of stuff like Maniac, Tenebrae and The New York Ripper are likely to find much to enjoy in this tongue-in-cheek gore fest. When it gets gruesome, it ticks the splatter box pretty well so that hardened gore hounds can get their fix, yet it manages to keep the mood light, unlike the movies which it pays homage to.

The language switch halfway through the film is a bit jarring for the English speaking viewer, as the film kind of presses a reset button but it manages to regain pace fairly quickly and get back on track. Unlike many films these days, it has a very satisfying ending.

If you really can't stand disco music, this film might get a bit tedious, with the soundtrack being truly awash with the stuff but personally, I thought it was its beating heart.

If in recent years you have enjoyed the likes of Hatchet, House of the Devil and Planet Terror which look back fondly on the golden era of splatter, then this one will probably join those on your list. I'm not too sure if it is likely appeal to the rest of the movie-going public but then I don't think director Renaud Gauthier would care that much.

He certainly wears his heart on his sleeve for Discopathe.


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