Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Last Supper (2005)

Fear: 2/5
Gore: 4/5
Entertainment: 5/5
Creepiness: 4/5
Nightmares: 2/5

The Last Supper is a Japanese horror flick centering on a surgeon with a lust for female flesh. He is so consumed with his desire to eat a consenting lady figure, that he goes to great lengths to quench his immediate hunger until he finds someone who is openly willing to fulfill his smorgasbord of bodily delight. He raids the hospital morgue to hack up body parts, steals fat from people he has performed surgery on, takes female dates to his apartment and they become unwilling victims, all to satiate his ever growing appetite. But eating certain parts is just not enough. His ultimate goal is to get one consenting woman to agree to his demands, to be a willing victim that he can prepare and eat like a fine steak.

The Last Supper is a beautifully shot horror movie and continues in the line of other recent Asian horror flicks that are truly shocking and just plain disturbing. Instead of scenes of unrelenting torture (see Audition, Imprint) The Last Supper focuses on a man and his lust for female flesh. He believes that to truly love someone, you must consume them (literally). So instead of the torture scene, we are treated to straight out, old-fashioned cannibalism that would make Hannibal Lecter proud. He works to appear normal, convincing willing eaters about the 'rareness' of the meats he prepares and they lust after these perceived rare delicacies. What becomes the great 'secret' of the movie is how the viewer is obviously clued in as to what is going on but none of the onscreen participants are aware of the origins of the doctor's prepared meats until the very bitter and shocking end.

A true gross out flick in every sense of the meaning, this movie will leave you with plenty of 'yucks' and doubled over reactions, while making for one original, sick and twisted, horror watching experience. Truly a unique horror flick and an overall good story that does not get lost in translation. Do yourself a favor and watch this, just don't have a dining experience while doing so.

Cortez the Killer

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