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« on: October 18, 2017, 10:32:41 AM »

titoli March 26, 2011, 01:08:18 AM

Dementia - Daughter of Horror (1955) I thought I was in for some cheap budgeted horror foray, instead this is a quintessential noir. Even though the nightmare element is pervading, the techniques of the movie remind me more of noir flicks than horror ones. What i can't digest of this movie is the fact that all the women are below-average, expecially the protagonist. Had she been more appetizing I could have given this movie 9\10 (because, of course, they can say in the blurbs on the cover that this compares with Un chien andalou: but it doesn't have the force (and the irony) of Bunuel's classic). But to make a cheap budgeted movie with those results makes it a solid 8\10.

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titoli March 26, 2011, 01:08:18 AM

Dementia - Daughter of Horror (1955) I thought I was in for some cheap budgeted horror foray, instead this is a quintessential noir. Even though the nightmare element is pervading, the techniques of the movie remind me more of noir flicks than horror ones. What i can't digest of this movie is the fact that all the women are below-average, expecially the protagonist. Had she been more appetizing I could have given this movie 9\10 (because, of course, they can say in the blurbs on the cover that this compares with Un chien andalou: but it doesn't have the force (and the irony) of Bunuel's classic). But to make a cheap budgeted movie with those results makes it a solid 8\10.


Bizarre film, like mentioned above could have used better looking women, they did a good job with what they had but its no "Carnival of Souls".



Above was my first response, watched it again just now with a much better print and am more inclined to agree with titoli. It's definitely more Noir than Horror, and I wish it would have been made in 1965 rather than 1955, they would have had more artistic freedom to have been much more explicit, if they had wanted to.
I'll give it a 7.5/10.

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