Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Jess Franco slasher film, Bloody Moon.

For those who are not familiar with Jess Franco, all i can say is that this is most definatly a place i wouldnt start at. Essentially all this is is Franco's foray into the 80's slasher scene. This is also a period in Franco's career that was pretty awful. Like all slashers the plot and the characters decisions are extremly frustrating. Example is scene were a chick is in her bedroom with another friend when the freind is murdered while the other girl looks in a closet. Never hearing the sounds of murder, even though shes just a foot away. But thats not were the absurdity ends. The chick comes out of the closet to find her friend lying on her bed with a knife planted firmly in her heart. So she does the right thing and runs out of the house screaming. Only to come back to the scene with others to find the body missing. She seems to accept the fact that maybe she just imagined it and goes to school the next day only to see the empty seat of her freind, were she ends up wondering were she could be!? Umm...didnt you just see her murdered last night!! But all the typical bullshit aside, this is a Jess Franco film. And though most who dont have a love affair with his films or have never really taken the time to study this underrated artist...then youll never get why this is more than just a slasher film. Because those of us who love the man and his work know and appreciate what hes capable of both good and very bad. This falls into the almost very bad. But it does have style and Franco style is more than half of the love affair.

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