Improvised yet predictable, visionary Gaspar Noé flops with a disastrously dull LSD party gone awry. The climax is premature after an impressive dance number is followed by eighty minutes of horny gossip and poorly shot upside down freak outs. Talk about a bad trip.
The color is drained from this dance centric reimagining of the Argento story but the terror is even more palpable and violent in Luca Guadagnino’s version. Perhaps too long, but packed with a dense hidden mythology and three separate Tilda Swinton performances.
Martin Scorsese’s debut is sewn together from varying ideas and shoots over a number of years and despite this still shows a level of sophistication, its black and white frame taking cues from his contemporary art house filmmakers.
Largely forgettable sorta sequel to VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED finds psychic kids of different nationalities holed up in a church while their embassies scramble to control them. The iconic mop tops are gone and with them the creep factor of the original.