Sunday, November 7, 2010

Red Velvet (2009)

 After suffering through In Search of Lovecraft, a movie that does not even warrant a review, I figured I would go with something a bit different. My choice for the evening is 2009s Red Velvet.

Plot / A chance encounter at a Laundromat between a young man and young woman turns into an afternoon lunch date. As they get to know each other, bizarre stories begin to unfold, some fact, some fiction about each other's past. Eventually, the Young Man delves into a story about a birthday party whose guests began to be systematically killed off by a maniac in a white jump suit. The young woman, oddly enough, becomes more and more intrigued with the tale as the mayhem mounts. Is this the beginning of a beautiful relationship or a building block leading to a day ending in madness beyond fairy tales?

This was an interesting little film. I have to admit that my low expectations were rewarded by this original approach to the horror genre. While complete with a comic overtone, this script and storyline had just enough gore and seriousness to make it appealing (who would have thought to attach the end of the rope to an alligator?). The acting is solid and the combination of unnaturally bright colors and a finely crafted soundtrack do a lot to add to the feel. If I have one complaint, it is the ending, which leaves a bit to be desired. However, seeing uncle Forry in his last cameo makes that easy to overlook! A movie that does not get the attention it deserves and one is worth watching.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds great Mark. I wasn't even aware of this one, sounds like a must see.