Monday, November 16, 2009

NEKROMANTIK (1987)

NEKROMANTIK is a justifiably infamous film and even though it's over 20 years old it's still pretty cringeworthy. Current day first time viewers though, jaded from all the fucked-up shit on the internet, will not only be disappointed in the lack of brutality and the cheapness of the special effects, but also that a large portion of it is pretty slow. Slow or not I actually liked the film and honestly think that it deserves at least a footnote in The History of Cinema.

Our hero, Rob, is a pathetic loser wimp who has a job cleaning up accidents and crime scenes. He pockets small odds and ends and takes them home to his disgusting apartment. His girlfriend is a freaky bitch. She doesn't seem to like Rob, but instead uses him to feed her sick desires of bathing in blood and humping random body parts. One day Rob makes a huge score and brings home an entire dead body! The two of them, happy as a pig in shit, start making out and fucking the putrefied corpse.

Things take a turn for the worse at his job and he's fired. Now that her supply has dried up his girlfriend shows her true colors and runs off with the corpse! Dumped for a dried up corpse, that's gotta hurt. Rob's depressed over the whole thing so he kills a cat, bathes in it's entrails, watches a shitty slasher movie then kills a few people and fucks a corpse before he stabs himself while popping a boner and shooting a geyser of jizz and blood all over the joint.

Interesting film and one of the highlights of 80's cult cinema. Worht at least one viewing. Also you might recognize some of the audio since it was used in the NIN song "Reptile".

Part 2 - Nekromantik 2