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Decadent Evil

2005, regia di Charles Band


Scheda: Nazione: USA - Produzione: Shoot Productions, Astonishing Features, Full Moon Entertainment, Wizard Entertainment - Distribuzione: Full Moon Entertainment, Wizard Entertainment, Elephant Films - Soggetto: Charles Band - Sceneggiatura: Domonic Muir, August White - Fotografia: Keith J. Duggan - Montaggio: Danny Draven - Scenografia: Brian Ferguson - Costumi: William Thomas - Musiche: James T. Sale - Effetti speciali: Christopher Bergschneider - Formato: Color - Durata: 70'.

Cast: Phil Fondacaro, Raelyn Hennessee, April Gilbert, Daniel Lennox, Debra Mayer, Jill Michelle, Brian Muir, Harmony Rose, John F. Schaffer, Roger Toussaint.





Trama e commenti: - «Marvin, trasformato in uomo/rettile dalla fidanzata vampira Morella, per averla tradita con una donna umana, è condannato a vivere in una gabbia per l’eternità... finché non riesce a liberarsi».

Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - - «This movie is a release by Full Moon Features, the same company that did the Subspecies series (1991 – 98) and the spin off Vampire Journals (1997). This is relevant as, after a brief shot of the homunculus (a proto-human lizard creature) Marvin, portrayed by a puppet, we are then told the back story of the vampires. This involves copious scenes from Vampire Journals, spanning the length of the previous film and lasting approximately 10 minutes of this film’s approximate 64 minutes. This is problematic for two reasons (other than length). Firstly because, at the end of the scene, we are told that one of the vampire Ash’s protégées – Ash being the head vampire in the earlier film – left Eastern Europe and headed to the new world. The camera focuses heavily on the character Cassandra (Ilinca Goia) at this point, indicating that this is an extension of her story, and yet the lead vampire in this film is called Morella and is played by Debra Mayer. Thus we have a different character played by a different actress. The other problem is that these are two very different films. Vampire Journals was acted in such a way that seemed melodramatic, to the point of pantomime sometimes, and yet had a gravitas and sumptuousness in its design that screamed gothic romance. One might say it had pretensions above its station and yet it seemed to work for all that, I guess the best description would be a poor man’s Interview with a Vampire (1994) – although that is meant as no slight to Vampire Journals. This movie is pure shlock, with titillation, exploitation, farcical acting and a puppet. Thus the first ten minutes are false advertising, of a kind, and one wonders whether the film was meant to be an off-shoot of the predecessor films or if the film (still very short) was way too short and ten minutes were added as padding? After the introduction we find ourselves in a strip joint and Bruce (Roger Toussaint) is trying to persuade his girlfriend, Tami (April Gilbert), to go in with him. They take a seat, though she is clearly uncomfortable and wants to leave, and the camera decides to linger on the stripper for a while and then a blonde lapdancer, we later discover to be Sugar (Jill Michelle), and the God-awful DJ called Dex (Daniel Lennox). Bruce and Tami are approached by a brunette lapdancer called Spyce (Raelyn Hennessee) and she offers Tami a free dance. Afterwards she invites them elsewhere for more fun. The three enter a mansion, despite the fact that Tami is still uncomfortable. They go to the bedroom and, whilst Spyce is absent for a moment, Bruce begs and wheedles to get the threesome he craves. Spyce comes in and there is a little nuzzling until Morella enters. Bruce is now ecstatic and, for his trouble, has his throat slit, Morella leaping onto the wound. Tami runs, but doesn’t get very far before Morella finds her and bites her, let it be said that there is nothing erotic about the vampire bites in this movie, the brutality of them is one of the strong points of the film. She adds the victims to a ledger and tells Marvin, in a nearby cage, that there are only three to go...».

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Conosciuto anche con i titoli: Decadent Evil Dead.




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