Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Day 197: Cemetery Man

It has been awhile since I've seen this Rupert Everett vehicle so my memories of it may be a little dim. Take this review with a grain of salt.

To begin with, let's get the story out of the way. Everett stars as a Cemetery attendant who is dealing with a plague of undead as people are coming back to life 7 days after being buried and attacking the living. He has a mentally challenged helper and a bad reputation in the surrounding community. When he spies a beautiful widow, he falls in love and that is when bad things start getting worse.

The whole production is Italian and has a very foreign feel to it. Everett plays frantic but depressed pretty well. The tone gets more artsy as it goes in that Anna Falchi (who plays the hot widow) comes back for two other roles that also tempt our hero in various ways. By the time he starts committing murders just to be recognized, you realize this isn't a straight ahead horror movie but a complicated parable of some sort. I'm not sure I entirely got it when I first saw it.

If you want some horror with a splash of European pretension and comedy, Cemetery Man is the movie for you.

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