“Masks” was release in 2011 and it has taken me five years to see this. While I appreciate the film having no faux Grindhouse ironic sheen, this movie wears its love of the Giallo on its sleeve. The violence and general carnage are painted with the colorful brushes of an Argento flick. The film is another European look at killer schools pushing students to the limit. While all of this happens, astute horror fans will take notice of every single movie reference splattered back onscreen.
While the cast did nothing for me, Marschall is winning me over with his direction. I prefer horror to be graphic, but I love that this film doesn’t want the audience to know its looking back at a longer history. “Masks” just wants to scare the hell out of you. That’s all that matters for any kind of horror tale.
- Deleted Scenes
- Music Video clip
- Uncensored Sleeve
- CD Soundtrack
- 2.35:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 9/13/16
The Plot Thus Far
n the 70s Matteusz Gdula invented an acting method that was supposed to make every actor “shine”. Still, lots of his students die mysteriously and Gdula commits suicide. His method gets banned. Now: Stella, an ambitious, but rather untalented drama student, gets accepted at the “Matteusz Gdula”-school. When she bears witness to some strange occurrences, she gets drawn into the bizarre and deadly web that surrounds the dark secret of the school…