Friday, September 25, 2009

Cemetery Man

Film Review:Cemetery Man


One of my favorites of favorites of zombie films. Cemetery Man can hold it's own in this category. It's an Italian horror film from the early 90s. Saw this film when it hit the local student cinema and was blown away about how dark and funny it was. Francesco Dellamorteis the main character is a lonely graves keeper that runs a cemetery in a very small village/town with the help of his assistant Gnaghi. It's very Italy. Spends his time crossing off the deceased in the phone book and trying to assemble a human skull puzzle in his free time. At night mostly on the 7th day he spends knocking out "returners" as part of his duty before they over run the town. Of course no one believes him. Finds himself having the most amazing love ever on top of a grave with a widow to find this character recurring through out the film. Eventually he has a brilliant idea on how to finish off the "returners" not the best ideas. Gnaghi is an amazing part of the film, glad this character was in it. The camera work in the film is great with it's old vintage look. I found the soundtrack to be memorable also fitting. Kinda like Grounds Hog Day meets George Romero in Italy. It's a roller coaster of Film I must say. Also Martin Scorsese called Cemetery Man (Dellamorte Dellamore) one of the best Italian films of the 1990s.

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