It doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but Fulci more that compensates with an impressive mood, score and his usual gore. Highlights include, a self inflating inflatable doll, a maggot sand storm, several brains getting squeezed out the back of peoples heads, guts out the mouth and poor old Bob getting a lathe through the skull. But I wouldn't quite call the amount of undead on display a city!
Not a prequel to 'Godzilla vs Destroyah', as I was lead to believe, but a low key LA detective flick starring an aged Nicole Kidman.
It's got a lot going for it, it's well acted, it's got a great score and it looks okay! However, the pacing was a bit off and it came across as an inferior Lynne Ramsey project. It was good, but didn't leave me fully satisfied!
There are some great shots, it's well directed and acted. The old home invasion trope is flipped up to create something new and the use of a blind guy really works to create heightened tension in certain scenes.
However, after all the hype I was expecting something on par with Green Room or It Follows and sadly it didn't quite live up to either film. As nice as the opening shot was, I felt like it wasn't necessary and maybe gave too much away. I did still enjoy it and I'm looking forward to whatever Fede Alvarez does next.
This film alone reinvigorated my love of 80s horror and it's still an absolute belter!
I LOVE the score, the music, the cast, the film within a film, the bonkersness of it all, the gore, oh boy the gore is fantastic, the punks who just turn up, Tony, who channels his inner Mr T (he's actually even better in the second one though), the motorbike and sword combo, the helicopter and the ending, and everything else.
To be honest 80s…