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Belittling Horror Excessively: Antibodies05:59 AM -- Sun October 9, 2011

This is a movie review... I will not outright spoil things, but if you want to really experience a movie fresh and clean, there is information below that will dirty you up! So beware of mild semi-spoilers.

Note: This movie is completely inappropriate for anyone under the age of 50. I do not recommend the young or anybody who has any moral decency watch it. I liked it though, so that says something.

Synopsis: A serial killer is caught with his latest victim. But there's an earlier unsolved murder, so they interrogate him, thinking he could be responsible. Major personal issues ensue. In German.

Scariness Type: Psychological stuff. Serial killer messing with your mind, you know how that goes!

Rating: 4/5 Red Squares.

In The Tradition Of: Silence Of The Lambs, obviously!

Good Stuff: Twists upon twists. It really is the Silence Of The Lambs kind of thing where the killer is trapped in jail, but somehow still in control, and manipulating the cops to accomplish more even though he can't do anything directly. That's always quite interesting. It's not a copy, by any means. The whole plot and story is very different, it just has that one same device (and the killer actually says "Who did you expect to see, Hannibal Lector?").

Bad Stuff: As I mentioned before, this movie is wildly inappropriate for humans to see. I don't think that's really a problem (as in there wasn't anything so wrong that I wasn't willing to watch - nobody got stabbed in the eye, hooray!), but it really limits the potential audience. Oh, and CGI animals again! Come on! The scene with them could've been done with real animals for like 1/10th the cost at most. And they looked all fake and robotic.

Classic Rules Of Film: If you shoot a dog in Act 1, that's just wrong and I hope somebody points out your personal inadequacies in Act 3.

My Take: I liked it. There's some hard stuff to deal with, like I always hate to see main characters in downward spirals, or arms being stapled. But when Major Twist 1 occured, I was disappointed - it was obvious from very early on. Luckily, that was followed by Major Twist 2, which twisted it right around again and I was pleased. I was also very surprised by the actual ending, which could've gone quite differently.

Artistic Nonsense: This is one of those "good vs. evil" movies (in the psychological sense, not the superhero sense). I'm not a big fan of that, I think it's a very religious as opposed to psychological notion, and this movie definitely layers on the religiosity. It's always a letdown when a villain calls himself evil. I mean really... if you thought an act was evil, you wouldn't do it, that's kind of the definition of evil! The best villains think they are doing something right via some convoluted logic. So yeah, the theme had something to do with the nature of evil.

Tomorrow's movie will be _Thankskilling_, and all you need to know about that is the name. If that doesn't get you watching, you're beyond help.
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