Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
Repo! The Genetic Opera
Not Your Parent's Opera
A worldwide epidemic encourages a bio-tech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.
Now this is a strange one! In 2054 an organ-financing program is very popular.....the repossession clause however, leaves much to be desired. This is of course the perfect storyline for a rock opera! This takes one part The Rocky Horror Picture Show and one part Repo Men (the Jude Law version) and jams them together. The end result is nothing I have ever seen before....so kudos for being original. But is the movie any good?
When I picked this up from the library...the only think that caught my eye was "From The Producers of Saw". So when they started to sing...I was like "what the hell"? So I guess I have to review this two ways.....first as a musical and…
I quite like musicals but I loathe most rock operas. Repo! The Genetic Opera has been tagged as a cult classic in the making, and I’m sure it will find a dedicated and vocal following of fans, but frankly I found it hideous from start to finish. Slathered in Goth chic and attempting to become this generation’s Rocky Horror Picture Show, it’s a film that fails in almost every department bar Anthony Head’s cheesy but underutilised turn as an organ harvester.
First and foremost for a musical to stand any chance of working it needs good songs be they clever, memorable or preferably both. Repo! is the embodiment of everything that is awful about rock operas. It’s a screeching ear-fuck…
I have no idea how many times I've seen this movie. In college we'd watch it about once a month. It's terrible, possibly even the worst thing ever but I just can't help but watch it over and over again.
It's been a few years since I last watched it and it turns out I still love it. The songs are ridiculous, the sound effects crack me up, the characters are hilarious, everything about it screams so mind-numbingly bad it's amazing.
I'm not going to go into plot, analyze the writing, critique the songs or even comment on the acting. It would be a waste of everyone's time. You know if you want to watch this or not and if…
It actually took me three attempts to finally slog my way through this dreary futuristic horror musical from the Saw stable, and to be brutally honest I should've given up on the first attempt. A bit like watching a ninety minute Marilyn Manson video, this is an unruly mess of fetish fashion, sadomasochist stylings, warped surgical gore and student level socio-political sloganeering. It's a Schlocky Horror Picture Show with a fetid air of Goth misery and terrible sub-Jim Steinman songs butchered by an eclectic, if largely tone deaf cast - including Paul Sorvino, Anthony Head, Bill Moseley and Nivek Ogre from industrial noisemongers Skinny Puppy. Paris Hilton's face falling off mid-song is the obvious highlight here.
The 21st Century's answer to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Repo! The Genetic Opera does exactly what it says on the tin. It is a fast paced, cyberpunk, camp B movie opera with lots of blood. If you don't like the sound of that, then look away now.
In a dystopic future where there has been an epidemic of organ failure, GeneCo miraculously offer surgeries to save people's lives. Their transplant organs come at a high price though, and for those who can't afford the fees, the cost of not paying is a messy death. Repo Men scout the streets in search of GeneCo property, cutting people open in back alleys to repossess their body parts. One such Repo Man…
Hadnt watched this in a long time. Still love it. Now I get to spend the next week with all the songs stuck in my head again.
Grade-A schlock. This movie does a great job of balancing its own absurdity and self-seriousness, an essential part of any so-bad-its-good film. My girlfriend, who introduced this movie to me, described it as "looking like it was put together with duct tape", which is accurate. The editing is flimsy and every shot is filled with a strange amount of Gaussian Blur. The most stock and inappropriate of sound effects are used for most actions. The acting, Oh lord, the acting.
The music is atrocious, but perfectly nostalgic of the era it came from. Visions of Evanescence and Flyleaf darted around in my head. But they never sang songs about organ repossessers or faulty genetics, so I never really gave them much thought at the time.
All in all, a very enjoyable watch. I'll recommend it to people to spread the cult even farther.
Was für ein Fest! Die Songs sind cool, Anthony Head großartig und über allem hängt dieser leichte Jim Steinman-Hauch. Nur halt vermischt mit Blut, Gore und allem was dazugehört.
Is it bad to say that Paris Hilton was best in cast?
Soooo admirable but sooo incompetent. It is a complete disaster in filmmaking but immaculate in design and creativity. I wanna give Darren Lynn Bousman a a solid handshake following with a nice slap in the face. This film wrestles inside me. Always it will...
*Watched with Harry Fuertes*
A total waste of source material. I'm not sure if Darren Lynn Bousman knows what works on screen or not. If this is just his style well oh well, YOUR STYLE SUCKS! Shame. Like I said above, the film has an interesting and original idea at its core.
As many terrible reviews as this film gets, I still maintain it is one of the finest cult classics of our era. Without a doubt.
part gothic horror, part campy rock musical, part bloody dystopian saga, this rocky horror-esque film actually manages to be unique and entertaining while not taking itself too seriously.
i was pleasantly surprised.
(and lbh, the graverobber was the best character out of all of them)
From the first time the illustrations of the opening credits lit up the TV screen, sitting on the floor of my childhood bedroom in Crowley, Texas with my best friend Kari ("Really, Keelee, you have to watch this!") in 2009, to the time I saw it in a packed auditorium with Bill Moseley and Nivek Ogre in attendance for the Amber Does Dallas shadowcast at Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014, this has been my absolute favorite movie. Repo! is just a perfect film; as if Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich had managed to populate a world with people who look and feel and sing right out of my imagination. Every strain of this industrial operatic masterpiece brings joy to my…
What lacks in script and acting is made up for in cinematography and style. Yet still, that doesn't change the fact that Repo (and its godawful music) grows increasingly annoying as it progresses.
I kept waiting for that one moment that would make me really love this film but that never happened. A couple of the songs were really great.
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