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Monday, December 04, 2006 |
( 12/04/2006 03:46:00 PM ) Bill S.
SECOND SEASONINGS – Worth noting that another Master of Horror, this time Dario Argento, has followed up his shaky debut offering with a superior second season tale, an adaptation of F. Paul Wilson's (unknown by me) short story "Pelts," starring Meat Loaf (now apparently calling himself Meat Loaf Aday). This tale of the evils of real fur was about as grisly as you could get – with some truly cringe-worthy moments – but, considering the subject matter, I can't fault Argento's decision to show as much as he did. (The face in the leg-hold trap was a truly startling moment – even when you know it's coming.) No dumb teen subplots in this 'un, thankfully, just grown-ups doing (and paying for doing) truly reprehensible things. Good bad times, beautifully lensed . . .