Monday, November 19, 2012
Necronos-Tower of Doom unleashes GERMAN GORE once more!
Yeah yeah, I'm a rebel, I sucked up as much as I could locate. When it came time to swap my writing from working for a company to my own site (Tomb of DVD!) the very first thing that was run was an interview with Andreas Schnaas (thanks to my amigo in action, Paul Cooke). German splatter is everything I love about movies, or at least the idea of making movies. They don't really stray from what they do best, though each director brings his own perspective to things (as well as brand of humor, music and level of effects).
Recently I was thrilled to be able to order Olaf Ittenbach BLU RAYS in the US (Garden Of Love and Beyond The Limits no less) and get an official release of The Burning Moon as well. And just as the Germans rise again on my radar, I see my pal NINJA DIXON--not a Shinobi of Splat Du Germany by the way--rave about a film called NECRONOS-TOWER OF DOOM on his blog I damn nearly freaked out. Thanks to Fred and a few Facebook clicks it was a quick introduction to Lars Rohnstock set me up with my own copy to check out. Thanks to all involved I can say that the Rohnstock's and there merry band of mutilation warriors can proudly walk up to the THRONE OF TEUTONIC TERROR and take a place, because Necronos is 2 hours of pure splatter entertainment! A throwback to the energy of the greatest films in that roll call of fleshy ruin AND a dark foreshadow to what can still be created...this is the one I've waited for. Yes, I've kept up with the main players like Schnaas and Ittenbach (I'll cover some films by them shortly by the way), but this was everything they once aspired to in 2 hours.
And they even brought Andreas along for the ride!
So, bloody head chopping can't stop Necronos as we zip ahead to our times and he still has Satan on his back, potentially treacherous and seemingly none to accurate help in his awesome man servant GORAN and an insane WITCH (played with Vitriol, Vim and Vigor by Manoush) and some skin to slash and chaos to bring. Cut to Goran going BERSERK while gathering up women to test as being the ultimate chosen one (and they better be virgins) as well as flesh to forge a BERSERKER for his master as well.
Does everything work out? Well, not exactly. REALLY late in the game The Chosen One appears to tempt the servants of Evil (yes, I nearly wept for poor Goran-not really, but I did say NOOOOO!), and things just might work out for us mere mortals.
Or...not. Does it ever work out in German Grue? All flesh is subject to transformation, and it's usually painful when you pop in one of these. And Necronos is an ambitious jet black hooded figure, ain't he?
Also, you'll get a nice batch of cameo appearances that include Andreas Schnaas, Timo Rose and Andreas Pape. Seriously, Schnaas as a snuff filmer out on a backroad meeting a monster that chops him up? Irony in 2012! Fans of the genre will dig it and all of these appearances made me smile as Necronos pays tribute to what came before and sets a new standard for what comes next!
The music is outstanding and drips everything in a nice gloomy atmosphere of a crumbly castle full of monstrous mayhem and berserker rage, the images are strong and the make-ups are well crafted. You'll ride along with one of the harshest and well realized independent gore films in years when you start climbing the stairs to the climax of Necronos' Tower of DOOM! Be sure to do it. Once you do, there are so many delights to shock your senses that you could look up. I know I will be on the look out for more INFERNAL FILMS right away.
ALL HAIL NECRONOS!
Here is a censored peek at what lies ahead for the Tromatic release... I hope Toxie doesn't pull anything back from this release!!