The Wizard of Gore
What are you afraid of?
In the darkly phantasmagorical world of the carnival magician and sideshow hypnotist, the gruesome "illusions" of Montag the Magnificent are unique in that they seem to become retroactive reality long after the the tricks are done. Is it coincidence, or circumstantial evidence of the world's most diabolically ingenious murders? When an underground journalist begins to investigate the strange deaths, the truth proves to be far more bizarre and disturbing than anything he or his readers might have imagined.
Wizard of Bore... Took an entertaining trashy exploitation film and made it into some artsy drama.
A psychadelic mish mash going on and while I grasped at the end what part of the stroy was about, overall I was not impressed and there felt like a lot of loose ends and things that I did not grasp. Not impressed and eben a few good performances and characters portrayals did not save this film from being awful.
As low budget horror remakes go The Wizard of Gore isn’t quite as bad as I was expecting. Based on the Herschell Gordon Lewis movie of the same name it tells the story of a macabre illusionist who pretends to kill female volunteers up on stage before they turn up dead the next day with the same fatal injuries. A reporter becomes obsessed with the illusions and soon loses all semblance of reality. What follows is a confusing and gory mess of a film.
The cast are pretty decent, particularly Crispin Glover as the master illusionist, and despite the obvious budgetary limitations the film delivers on the gore whilst still creating quite an effective woozy atmosphere. The film tries to…