Wired Up Wrong

Being a review of culty cinema

Anticipation/White Knuckle Fear

I have Antichrist sitting waiting to be watched. My levels of anticipation/fear are pretty high (I have a bad track record watching torture scenes- never shit myself or wept, anything like that, but I almost walked out of Audition in revulsion). An observation, though: the packaging seems pretty crass, a bloody pair of rusty scissors on the cover of what otherwise seems to be a rather good DVD edition. Is that all the distributors think is noteworthy about the film? That’s a terrible start. I far prefer the poster image of the two leads shagging against the tree, with the hands and that writhing out of the roots. It’s a more original image than the one they’ve supplied. I’m hoping that there’s plenty more on offer than the violence. Because I’ll probably have my eyes shut during those parts.

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