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On DVD: Frankensteins Bloody Nightmare

By Mike Everleth ⋅ May 22, 2007

Disgusting green monster with fangs

John R. Hand‘s expertly crafted experimental horror flick, Frankensteins Bloody Nightmare, finally gets its DVD release today from Unearthed Films. It’s an extremely unsettling film whose grotesque images settle into the brain, get cozy and tend to freak you out hours, days, weeks after you’ve seen the movie. Here’s the opening to my initial review:

It contains none of the familiar trappings of the horror genre: No false scares (e.g. no cats jumping out of garbage cans), the gore is practically nonexistent and the monster is indecipherable. This is a horror movie built upon a framework of solely mood and tone that may not provide any scares or gross-out moments, yet is highly effective at leaving a highly unsettling feeling under the skin.

It’s a really original work and I think you should see it:

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