A female nurse desperately tries to hide her feelings of necrophilia from her new boyfriend, but still has pieces of the corpse of the first movie's hero in her possession.
Hoop-Tober 2.0: Film #33
I was going to write some big long bullshit review but i have no words other than that this redefines anything i thought cinema ever could or would be and reaches far beyond anything a film of this ilk should have been able to be, becoming one of the most emotionally rewarding films I've ever seen, I'm just so enthusiastic about this film, I would watch this for the rest of my life if I could and not get bored; this is how you pull off a film and anyone who dismisses it solely because of the fact that its genre fare is missing out on what is surely one of the greatest films of all time. Impossible filmmaking of the highest order and I cannot conjure the words eloquent enough to do it justice.
Hoop-Tober 2.0, Film 27 of 31:
An exceptionally quiet and observant display of transgression.
You know when you watch a film, and then you watch its sequel, and the sequel seems kind of like a spoof or a spin-off of the original idea and just sort of leaves you cold? I feel like Jorg Buttgereit (successfully) attempted the exact opposite with Nekromantik 2.
Not only a significant step up from Nekromantik in theme, execution and metaphor, but as a technical accomplishment as well.
His unique and somewhat absurdist sense of humor remains here but is continuously undermined by a much more sinister, slow-burning and even beautiful approach to the film's philosophies, which works to Buttgereit's benefit. It simply has more…
"That's supposed to turn you on, but it doesn't work with everybody."
Nekromantik was notable for being one of those movies - a shock-and-disgust exploitation film with a ridiculous premise that you have to qualify as "well it's art" when you admit to liking it or else everybody will think you are some fucked up weirdo who probably tortured animals as a kid - but also being impossible to dismiss due to a legitimate level of craft.
Nekromantik 2 continues down that path and even succeeds in a number of ways where its predecessor did not, although by the end things mostly even out and they are both very similar in quality. Where as Nekromantik was a character study of…
One of my life's regrets is that I only ever went to the Scala cinema once.
It was on 10th October 1994, for a double-bill of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Nekromantik 2, neither of which I, nor any of my mates who came with me, had seen before. Nothing needs to be said about the first film (except: best horror film ever, blew me away, left me breathless, etc). But I couldn't stick around for the second film, because I had to go to a family thing. I think all my mates left too.
And I've always been glad that I didn't watch Nekromantik 2 that afternoon. Because at that age, and with such little experience of truly…
A film that perfectly encapsulates that moment when you first stay over at a new girlfriend's house and awake in the morning to find a decaying penis on a plate in the fridge.
You know, why stop at number one? While I'm here just throw number two in there for the heck of it. And son of a vandruke! I liked it more than the original! Buttgereit here shows flashes of brilliance with very elegant dark humor. Now our Nekromantik is a female nurse that digs up the guy from part one. There's better acting involved, plus is a sequel that doesn't feel tired, it is a sequel and yet feels like a spin off. Revolting good flick.
It's funny how a corpse has more personality than you. :/
It's a sequel that replaces the disgusting with boring while also being nauseating. Unfortunately, it's not much else
"I want to master life and death."
Jörg Buttgereit returns to necrophilia once more in the sequel to his classic Nekromantik.
Nekromantik 2 starts where the first one ends and this time we get introduced to nurse Monika who digs up Rob's corpse to satisfy her dark needs. She starts dating a guy to try out a normal releationship but it doesn't turn out that good...
Nekromantik 2 is sparse with dialogue - filled with deranged and twisted love, sex, death, forbidden pleasures and a slimy decomposing body. Buttgereit's movies are really one of a kind and definitely not for all tastes but he has never left me dissapointed and Nekromantik 2 is no exception. I like the original more but part 2 is a damn fine sequel and the ending is one of the best ones ever!
Monika M. is delicious. But I prefer the original.
There's a scene where a woman cleans the corpse up after sexing it up, and then drinks a glass of MILK! Gross! ... The milk part not the corpse sex.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Nekromantik 2 has the kind of pedigree that makes exploitation fans giddy. Any mention of bannings and seizures can put a movie on my must see list and the fact that this film was apparently bad enough to get the original (which had gone pretty much unnoticed by the censors) banned as well just adds to the mytique. That said, this was not the movie I was expecting.
The first Nekromantik is a fully committed exploitation film. Yes, it's on the artsier end of that spectrum and has moments that try for something deeper but its real purpose is to shock and it succeeds. In many ways, Nekromantik 2 feels like the inverse of this. It's an art film covered…
Like the first Nekromantik I feel kind of grubby after watching it! This is such an unusual film; arty, romantic (?!?), shocking, gross, funny, disturbing. I can't help but like it.
Many year ago I had a bootleg copy, when this was the only way to see it. Some casual friends knew I was into 'strange' films and asked if they could borrow something particularly unusual. I leant them Nekro 2 and never saw the tape or my friends again. The power of Nekromantik!
Top 200 is pretty definitive. Essentially the top/most memorable 20-25% of all the films I've seen in my life (which…