THE CURSE OF DOCTOR WOLFFENSTEIN REVIEWED
“The Curse of Doctor Wolffenstein” is a gory German film. An undead German doctor extends his life by adding other body parts to his own necrotic flesh. While the village of 1930s Germany buried him alive, all it takes is some modern Eurotrash ravers to bring him back to life. For a film that takes nearly two hours to unfold, it spent a lot of time setting up the film’s story in the past. It’s just that the present day is nothing more than a gore reel.
I appreciate modern German horror’s desire to just make people vomit, but couldn’t it be shorter? German horror also breaks away from lingering American tastes more and more. Even this film doesn’t have sexual horror violence, as it’s just assault after assault. Pure brutality visited by a dying relic of the past almost feels like a metaphor. But, I’ll take my sickening carnage as I can find it.
- Short Film
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 10/25/16
- Video - 91%91%
- Audio - 90%90%
- Supplemental Material - 91%91%
- Film Score - 86%86%
The Plot Thus Far
Dr. Victor Wolffenstein, a genius and at the same time devilish doctor, has set himself a huge goal, he wants to become immortal. In the Year 1930, in a small village and with the help of scientific experiments and occult rituals, he brews a serum (POTION), which is supposed to help him achieve his goal. But the Serum has an unwanted side effect, he becomes immortal but has to pay a huge price, he becomes infected with necrosis, through which his limbs start to rot and the only thing left for him to do is to replace his body parts. Dr. Wolffenstein recklessly starts to harvest limbs from the other villagers; he mutilates and kills with no remorse.