Published on September 1st, 2013 | by irinavega0
Nekromantik – Cinema Junkies
[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output]I´d heard talking about Nekromantic during adolescence, but I didn´t had the opportunity of watching it until two weeks ago (in fact as teen I had watched a lot of gore films as Braindead, Cannibal Holocaust, etc. was just when started my curiosity about this genre of films). My friend Onix Babe was the responsible of lending me Nekromantik I and Nekromantik II the same day we met and recorded a wild lesbian to break the ice 😉
My boy and me layed on bed and prepared to watch it before sleeping. The information I had about this saga of the german director Jörg Buttgereit was diverse, but in some cases it carried implicit a doubtful and hair-raising warning. The conclusion I reached to clarify about these comments was that the saga is one of that slow and hard diggestion, and once you watch it, you will remind it for ever. And yes, that it was…
Nekromantic was released in 1987, and it is considered as the first erotic film about necrophilia. It´s remarkable the courage of the director to conceive a film that launches you to the darkest corridors of the mind. One of most morbid paraphilias to human´s eye, dealt from a hiper-romantic and passionate feeling from the character´s point of view.
A couple of lovers with an unstoppable obsession by dead flesh, it´s sexuality, it´s trascendence from Beyond. Him, morgue´s worker, gets his first victim and love from a car crash. When taking the corpse to home, she welcomes him expectant and both iniciate one of the film´s most impressive and flashy takes. How to shoot a sexual trio between a couple and a putrid corpse? The director manages to put in big movement to the shoot, giving to the images a narcotic effect touch, becoming absorbed by them, turning us into horrifying witnesses about the ectasy that lovers are feeling while sexual act. And the story has just begun… originally macabre, oniric and masterful. In a point between fantastic and gore. A soundtrack made by rudimentary synthesizers that give a sordid atmosphere which penetrates right ahead in your timpani. Hard to forget in all it´s facets!
Nekromantik 2 (1991) was the sequel, and recordad after the intermediate film “Der Todesking” (The Death King). In this second instalment we notice an FX improvement and a more extensive script, giving the chance to know better about the characters and their motivations. The director continues becoming absorbed by the gore takes and his ability for turning´s one stomach keeps on intact. Otherwise, and although it seems for me a more than decent sucessor, it was a bit slow in it´s running. With all, it´s a dign sequel and horrifying too, original, sordid and impresive. The antithesis of whatever Hugh Grant´s romantic movies, Meg Ryan or related cheesy.