Friday, October 15, 2010

Review: Deer Woman

Masters of Horror: Deer Woman (2005) **1/2 out of 5 asterisks
Director: John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, The Blues Brothers, Animal House)
Starring: Brian Benben, Anthony Griffith, Cinthia Moura, Lisa Marie Caruk

In spite of the largely negative reviews this film has received I enjoyed it overall, although the ending is much too abrupt, awkward, and doesn't offer any sort of closure. But it has an interesting X-Files vibe and Landis takes a ridiculous premise and runs with it, even going as far to point out via Brian Benben's character how ridiculous it is. If you enjoy other of Landis' films you'll find reasons to like this one. And for Landis fans, this disc is a worthwhile rental for the featurette covering his films which includes interviews with Landis and other individuals he's worked with, and a bonus vintage interview with Landis circa 1979 when he was filming The Blues Brothers.

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