Wednesday, February 27, 2008
COLD DEAD HANDS
Another week, another sadist horror film poster.
This one is especially representative of the genre: there's the equation notebook pencil scratches (a la Se7en), the cold steel bloodletting (a la Saw), and the urine tinted coloring of the title letters (a la TCM remake, The Hills Have Eyes remake, eh, pretty much the whole lot...).
Bodies are beginning to be found in the dark city streets yet there is something horribly wrong with them. Some are mutilated while others have an equation wΔz = Cov (w,z) = ßwzVz carved into their flesh. As Detective Eddie Argo and his new partner begin to unearth the meaning of the odd equation, they soon realize that each victim is being offered a gruesome choice: kill your loved ones or be killed yourself. Before long it becomes clear that the perpetrator has suffered just such a similar fate...so now is coping by seeking a way to solve this philosophical enigma. All the while, rape victim Jean Lerner struggles enduring the aftermath of a family tragedy; could she have some certain insight into the motivations behind these deaths?
Ohhhhh... "kill your loved ones, or be killed" Dicey! Sadist horror gets existential!
Somewhere, Selma Blair is praying this goes straight-to-video.