Sunday, December 27, 2015

Movie review: Master's Of Horror: Pelts

A Masters Of Horror entry by Dario Argento, this is a story of greed, lust, and desire gone bad. When Jeb, a trapper, catches a bunch of raccoons with the most beautiful pelts he has ever seen he calls Jake, a strip-club frequenting sleazy fur trader, to offer them for sale. Jake, with dollar signs in his eyes and seeing an opportunity to seduce his favorite stripper with a fur coat, heads out to Jeb’s to see and buy the pelts but when he arrives finds Jeb and his family slaughtered. Seizing the opportunity, Jake steals the pelts but doesn’t realize they are cursed.

Meatloaf (Jake Feldman), Link Baker (Lou), Emilio Salituro (Sergio), Ellen Ewusie (Shanna), John Saxon (Jeb).

The plot summary on this one sounds like a complete loser. We had been avoiding watching it for a while because of the summary and out of morbid curiosity finally gave in and watched the film. I am thankful we did as this was a really well done horror flick! Dario Argento took a loser plot and made it wonderful. The part where Jake cuts his torso and pulls his skin off like a sweater and then tries to give it to his stripper sweetie is absolutely incredible. There are some special effects that are a bit poorly done in this one but the concepts behind them are excellent. The shimmering raccoon pelts were another nicely done effect.

I am not a big Meatloaf fan (acting or singing) but he really nailed the role in this film. Ewusie and Saxon both also did very nicely. Camera work was pretty good, as was dialogue, sound and sets.

Put this one toward the top of your must see list if you are a horror fan. Plenty of blood, guts, and EWWWWW moments for everyone here, just don’t take the plot to seriously.

This one also had a fair amount of nudity, language, and violence so save it for older teens and above.

Released: 2006
Reviewed: 12.21.15
Star rating: 4 out of 5
Genre: Horror, Supernatural horror

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