“Following the suspicious death of his wife, Adam investigates her murder and discovers mafia boss Denny, is involved. Unable to trust the corrupt police, Adam summons a demon who offers him superhuman strength, dark powers, and promises to lead him to the murderer if he does everything the demon asks.”
Everyone who has seen either the trailer, or even just the cover for this 2011 film directed by Emanuelle De Santi should be able to tell from it’s very gory visions that this is going to be a very fun ride.
This lovely Italian splatter-fest has some of the best gore effects for a film of it’s budget that I have seen, just putting that out there for starters, and it does not stop there!
This film plays like an extremely violent anime, except that instead of being Japanese, it’s Italian, enough said really, there’s a storyline there, but nobody seriously really cares, do they?
Ok – Adam’s wife dies suspiciously, and he decides to investigate the murder of her, slowly being drawn into the Mafia…. Adam then decides to summon a demon whom offers him extreme superhuman strength, dark evil powers, and promives to lead him to the murderer if he does everything the demon requests. I know I have essentially (almost word-for-word) repeated the Synopsis above, but this is a review, not a synopsis – big difference.
Basically, if you like Troma Films releases (earlier the better), you’ll love this. If you liked Hanger, Gutterballs you know what you’re letting yourself into here – very cheap (in a very good way!), nasty gore horror with some comedy elements, and a story-line which sometimes does not make sense, yet it never matters… It’s all about the gore here, and we love it!
I have yet to check out Emanuelle De Santi’s next feature “Judy” yet, but will probably review it here when I do.
Love gore? Don’t care on the budget? Check this out, it’s a modern-day splatter classic.
8 out of 10 – Splatter-tastic goodness.