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Old 11-01-2012, 03:42 PM

#31) Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (1994) (Oct 31) (rewatch)

"You look for death in the clear night.
You tell her you still love her...
That you are her slave, that she's still your queen.
Death, death, death, the whore."

As a reward to myself for finishing the 31 movies last year I rewatched a personal favorite (Re-Animator), so this year I did the same and revisited Dellamorte Dellamore, a movie I've been looking forward to seeing again all month.

Dellamorte Dellamore (I prefer to use its original title instead of Cemetery Man because I feel that title is too simplistic/misleading and is a disservice to the themes of love and death that run throughout the movie) is the story of Francesco Dellamorte, a caretaker for a cemetery where after 7 days, the dead rise from their graves. This serves only as a backdrop to a surreal tale of love and death and the uncertainty of what is reality and what isn't.

There is nothing quite like Dellamorte Dellamore and it should be viewed with an understanding that the life of Francesco Dellamorte is something of an enigma. Most of it is wide open for interpretation and I'm sure different people will take different meanings away from it. It's also the type of film that requires more than one viewing. Every time I watch it I enjoy it more and more and I often seem to catch something new I didn't on my last viewing.

There's very few horror films I would call artistic, or even beautiful. Dellamorte Dellamore is both. The script and the cinematography are so carefully constructed it's just a joy to behold.


Final Viewed List:

#01) The Cabin in the Woods (2012) (Oct 1)
#02) Piranha (1978) (Oct 2)
#03) Piranha DD (2012) (Oct 3)
#04) The Living Dead Girl (aka La morte vivante) (1982) (Oct 4)
#05) Anthropophagus: The Grim Reaper (1980) (Oct 5)
#06) Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) (Oct 6) (rewatch)
#07) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) (Oct 7) (rewatch)
#08) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) (Oct 8) (rewatch)
#09) Motel Hell (1980) (Oct 9)
#10) Deranged (1974) (Oct 10)
#11) The Burning (1981) (Oct 11)
#12) Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) (Oct 12) (rewatch)
#13) The Fly (1958) (Oct 13)
#14) The Fly (1986) (Oct 14) (rewatch)
#15) The Fly II (1989) (Oct 15) (rewatch)
#16) Nazis at the Center of the Earth (2012) (Oct 16)
#17) Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies (2012) (Oct 17)
#18) Exit Humainity (2011) (Oct 19)
#19) Fright Night (1985) (Oct 20)
#20) Fright Night Part II (1988) (Oct 21)
#21) Fright Night (2011) (Oct 21)
#22) Insidious (2010) (Oct 22)
#23) Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992) (Oct 23)
#24) Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996) (Oct 24)
#25) The Fog (1980) (Oct 25)
#26) In the Mouth of Madness (1994) (Oct 26)
#27) An American Werewolf in London (1981) (Oct 27) (rewatch)
#28) A Little Bit Zombie (2012) (Oct 28)
#29) Stake Land (2010) (Oct 29)
#30) The Prowler (1981) (Oct 30)
#31) Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (1994) (Oct 31) (rewatch)

Overall, I had a pretty good run of movies this year. I didn't get worn down as much as I did last year and discovered some really great flicks. I did rewatch a little more than I would have liked due to new Blu-ray releases and stuff I got on sale, but it was mostly stuff I haven't seen since I was a kid.

Highlights: The Cabin in the Woods & Fright Night (1985)
Disappointments: Piranha DD & Anthropophagus
Complete Crap: Insidious
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