(1983) Angst

I find films from the perspective of serial killers easily fascinating and this one was no different. It’s a powerful and to-the-point story that shocks via its sadist content but also impresses with its photography direction.

I guess I’ll briefly cover those two point and for the shocking aspects of the film, it’s intense. Seasoned horror fans should be alright for the most part but a few of the kill scenes are just unexpectedly brutal for this era. I’m talking about ultra violent realism as apposed to body horror type stuff.

As with the technical aspects, the film is an art piece. The mood is instantly set through these really gritty, uncomfortable close up shots. Forced perspectives are switched up constantly and the entire film feels like a visual workout that can stand up to the short running time as well as its brutal content.

I’d say just jump right in to this one, it may be too much for some people but I do believe it’s a great horror film that should be more well known. I am slightly biased because there’s a really cute wiener dog in this and mine just passed away recently. I feel like it’s a quirky element to the film that probably isn’t meant to be a focal point, however, it brought some wonderful dark humor at the end as a perfect palate cleanser.

8/10

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Author: Ben

26 year old cheeseburger addicted horror junkie

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