Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Review: Hunchback Of The Morgue

This movie somehow manages to squeeze in a veritable cornucopia of horror story elements, including a mad scientist, a hunchback assistant, a warren of creepy catacombs, a series of murders, a crazy experiment conducted in secret, an inhuman monster, a small town European location and a liberal dose of blood and gore. Despite the gothic undertones inherent in the story and setting, the film takes place in a (then) contemporary 1970’s German town. The narrative takes a while to set things up and get into proper gear, but once it does, things unfold at a lively pace.

Lessons imparted:

1. Drink enough beer and you'll literally drop dead.
2. Robbing graves in a cemetery while it’s still light out and not expecting to be seen while doing so is a rather foolish notion.
3. Repeatedly breaking into and then back out of a women’s prison is an easily accomplished feat.

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3 comments:

Danielle Ferries said...

The words Hunchback and Morgue in the one title make me want to see this movie immediately.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I had better watch my beer consumption.

Nicole said...

"3. Repeatedly breaking into and then back out of a women’s prison is an easily accomplished feat."

It IS!? Bloody hell, I didn't know that. My Saturday night just got booked solid. Mmmm... women in prison. I hope it's just like in the exploitation movies! ;D