SCHERZO DIABOLICO REVIEWED
“Scherzo Diabolico” is going to be remembered as the foreign film that the Late Phases guy did after killing it in the English language. Well, that’s going to be the case for cult horror fans. This film goes over the top in a way that thrillers and cult horror used to love indulging. While there is a great deal about gender politics and sexism, the film tweaks it a bit. Park Chan-Wook would love this flick.
Ambition rarely gets its day in horror. Watching the director balance Aram’s life and interaction by way of his disastrous drive created something that required two viewings for me. While traditional slashers teach us to watch for the psychos wearing colorful masks, we rarely pay attention to the subtle masks. What’s scarier than the random guy or gal who appears to be straight laced, but you see something beyond in their eyes. Something dark and amiss. It just gives me the chills.
- Music Video
A/V QUALITY STATS
- 2.35:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 5/3/16[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
A bored accountant can’t win for losing. He is passed over for promotion at work, has a nagging shrew of a wife, and is generally disrespected by all he comes in contact with. He devises a scheme to get what he feels he is owed. After executing his well thought out plan of kidnap and ransom, things soon go straight to hell.