Swirl together fashionable Freudianism, fright-night archetypes, pulp nihilism and romantic iconography. The result is a lavish truffle of a horror movie; dig in.
This blackly comic fantasy is equal parts morbid eroticism and gut-crunching violence. Style takes precedence over conventional storytelling, and the narrative -- more properly a series of vignettes on the twin themes of the carnal and the charnel -- is elegantly circular. Originally titled
DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE (Of Death and Love), the film centers on its brooding antihero, Francesco Dellamorte (Rupert Everett). He's a handsome loner who lives in a graveyard where corpses have inexplicably begun...