THE FLESH REVIEWED
“The Flesh” is a film that’s hard to peg. While it’s a 25 year old Marco Ferreri movie, so many new viewers want to call it horror. The film has horrific elements, but when has mutilating a body been considered horror? Usually you have to dress up in a sweater or human flesh mask for it to be considered horror. What we have here is a gory tale of unrequited love.
The film comes in at a rather quick 90 minutes. But, the film also manages to tell a compelling story about two distant weirdos finding love with each other. Unfortunately, one falls out of love quickly with the other. Francesca Dellera makes the most of her role, but Sergio Castellito feels kinda whiny too much and then too hardcore. I wanted some balance.
That being said, it’s an enjoyable movie that might find its way into your Halloween rotation. After all, everyone needs a palate cleanse after one too many horror sequels.
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