Movies that are slightly off.
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.
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…
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 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…
Could have used a song about getting sushi and not paying
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…
Let's be honest. This movie was, objectively, bad. However, it was one of those guilty pleasure, bad-but-fun sort of bad movies. And I mean, Anthony Stewart Head singing? Yes please.
so good!!! changed my fucking life!!
So you think you got heart? So you think you got balls?
Olvidaos de Saw, lo mejor de este hombre son los musicales que crea en tandem con Terrance Zdunich.
Mundo post-apocalíptico, musical, referencias sexuales, gore, cameo de Joan Jett, Paris Hilton... No sé qué más podríais pedirle a una película...
Bloodbath, it's gonna be a bloodbath!
i love gore
the largos would probably kill me but i still want to party with them
Complete & utter trash. Ain't it great?
Paris Hilton, Paul Sorvino, Tony Head & Terrance Zdunich (as the Graverobber) are all particularly fabulous. Plus a Joan Jett cameo.
Infinitely better than the transmisogynistic shite that is the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
I love rock operas but only if they're done right. 'Repo! The Genetic Opera' does it right! Not only does it do it right but also does it better, compared to most. This is an awesome movie! The visuals alone are one of the reasons why I would recommend this film, I love the dark, gothic scenery and the bright neon signs in the darkness. The film uses a comic book style to tell the back story of some of the main characters and it's done really well. The music complements the visuals amazingly; the styles range from emo rock to traditional opera, and it all blends almost perfectly. I love that the film's dialogue is mostly sung, just like…
Because sometimes you got to watch something completely strange and funny.
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…