Saturday, 28 May 2016

VINO COLLAPSO























THE GRAPES OF DEATH, d. Jean Rollin (1978)

More aesthetically pleasing torpor from French auteur, Jean Rollin. The Grapes of Death is about a remote wine producing area in France where indiscriminate use of pesticides has poisoned the crop and turned everyone into scabby psychopaths. Only teetotallers and beer drinkers are safe. Various beautiful women find themselves in peril, some for a very short period of time. Breasts are bared, heads removed. There is a great deal of pus. 

The film looks gorgeous, but is essentially the same thing over and over again. That’s not a problem, but there are more interesting pesticide based horror films out there if you’re looking for something more generally stimulating. Transmission ends.     

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