Nekromantik: The Necrophilia Arthouse Spatter Comedy You Never Knew You’d Love
Article by Anthony Cleveland
This was a film I avoided for a long time as a horror fan. There was always something else to watch instead of corpse fucker movie. It also wasn’t an easy movie to get a hold of in a video store or even Netflix dvd.
Then, I stumbled upon Shudder that had TONS of rare horror films on their outstanding streaming platform. In their catalogue was Nekromantik (and the sequel). At this point, I’ve knocked off most of the films on my horror movie bucket list and tried to give Nekromantik a shot.
I...actually love this movie. Content of the film aside, the way this film is told is highly unique. It's ultra low budget, and a lot of the scenes are silent with a great piano score. The entire film has an arthouse feel, but it's stacked with great gore effects.
It was like I stumbled into a new horror genre: splatter arthouse horror. There are very few other films I think would fall into this category, Tetsuo: The Iron Man and Man Bites Dog come to mind, but neither of these films have these fun, well constructed, yet low budget gore scenes.
The film is about a corpse remover who steals a corpse from his work and brings it home for he and his girlfriend. The girlfriend ultimately runs off with the corpse, leaving our corpse remover on the rebound and without a job. Eventually, the film comes to a climatic bloody ending.
Like any great arthouse film my mind wandered within the film trying to determine the symbolism of the more dreamlike sequences. The film takes a stark look at masochism, sexual disfunction, and “attack on the perceptions of morality of the bourgeoisie."
However, even though I loved the film, I’m having difficulty recommending it. If you can guess from the title, you know what you’re getting and the film holds nothing back as well. The only last bit of hype I have is: I've seen a ton of horror movies this year to review on Viddy Well, but by a large stretch this was my favorite.
Rating: 5 bloody orgasms outta 5.
What do you think? Are you intrigued, or will you avoid this one like the plague? We want to know. Share your thoughts and feelings in the comments section below, and as always, remember to viddy well!