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First, this is, I believe, the only Rene Perez / Metalface movie I've seen. As such, even though it seems to be made out of about a ⅓rd of kills from the previous Metalface franchise, it was fine with me!
The real draw here isn't the premise; billionaire fugitive films Hulking Slasher butcher people (mostly topless women) in a secluded mountain getaway for fun but a victim's cop dad complicates things. Who cares?
But what if that cop dad was...…
"I am become... David Lynch"
And that's the game, but it's Lynch if he were doing DTV SOV movies with no budget - and was a big fan of David Lynch!
It has a lot of Lynchian Twin Peaks tropes; long shots of the Oregonian forests, nightmarish and odd sexual images. But when it comes to the substance of the film, EVIL UNDER THE SKIN (originally titled FADING FLOWERS) is a throwback to old school "crazy lady" films like DEMENTIA…
It's essentially Stranger Things for Zoomers who are way into the 90s. It's got a ton of problems in the sense that it doesn't really follow it's own rules but, then, I'm not the target demo. It's an homage to mid-late 90s horror (Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, etc.) - which in itself was a deconstruction of 80s horror - and that's the whole of the goal. Fine, of course, but - being an old fart that…
ACAB, THE MOTION PICTURE.
It's no secret that cops are, generally, just another gang, the only difference is their boss is the state. Ruggero Deodato absolutely gets it and revels in that fact in LIVE LIKE A COP, DIE LIKE A MAN.
The film is, for all intents and purposes, just two Italian cops driving around Rome gleefully killing criminals. There's a lite plot but that's there to make it seem like you're not just watching cops murder people. However,…