Peter Jackson's "Braindead"
December 8, 2012 2:52 PM Subscribe
Between Peter Jackson’s penchant for cartoonish unserious gore and Bob McCarron’s off-screen makeup effects manipulations,
Braindead achieves something that approaches inspired genius in the heretofore unknown artform of human carnage. The film is filled with moments of joyous slapstick tableaux... And then there is that moment where
Braindead finally breaks through to achieve a transcendentally surreal glory of excess where Tim Balme wades into battle against the zombies armed with a lawnmower, drenching an entire room in showers of blood. (
Braindead holds the record for the greatest amount of artificial blood ever used in a film). The film is a work of perverse genius.
- Richard Scheib
posted by Egg Shen (41 comments total)
24 users marked this as a favorite
« Older I am BUSY today, far too busy for a rant, but then... | In April 1998, Ninja Tune duo ... Newer »