Monday, April 13, 2009

Wizard of Gore (2008)

Ambitious but passable attempt on the HG Lewis original. The camera angles, colors, and editing have a distinct and distracting music-video feel to them and dont aid the plot. Would have been better suited as a shortened anthology entry. The gore is pretty good, and there is plenty of gratuitous nudity, but neither are enough to save the patchy plot work. Even Glover's over the top performance, which is entertaining at times, doesnt feel fully committed. A crazed magician dismembers volunteers then reforms them on stage, but a news writer finds the volunteers are dying in suspiciously similar accidents after the show. Points for the excessive attempt to modernize the plot, I just cant get into the flick.

Rating: 6/10.
Gore: 8/10.

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5 comments:

  1. One of the most boring films I've ever seen. I was really disappointed too, because I'm a huge Crispin Glover fan.

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  2. I think I was checked out within 5m, I just didnt like the combination of the throwback 50s pulp with the modernistic seedy underbelly. Reminded me too much of House on Haunted Hill remake, for which I have a particular distaste.

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  3. Plus, Kip Pardue was God awful. You know a movie is bad when the best thing about it is the Suicide Girls...

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  4. To quote Brad Dourif from this weekend: "Its a script, a camera, and a paycheck."

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  5. This movie had its moments. And I personally found Kip Pardue to be rather interesting in this film. Overall though, the movie couldn't capture my interest consistently as it was so uneven.

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