Deadgirl and Cemetery Man managed to tackle the subject in an entertaining way, but holy hell is it tough to sit through a movie where people are making love to the dead.
The Corpse of Anna Fritz has a little twist in it that makes it more than just a movie about three guys who decide to sex up a corpse, but even so, the psychology of the whole act, and what would even possess someone to partake in such heinous shit, is what really drives the movie.
There are going to be some heavy spoilers in this review, because they can't really be avoided, so if you want to stay spoiler-free, then skip to the end, read our summary, and watch the movie as "in the dark" as you possibly can.
|HOW CREEPY DO YOU NEED TO BE, MAN?!?|
Then Anna opens her eyes.
|YEP. HAPPENS JUST LIKE THAT.|
This is an uncomfortable and disturbing movie, to say the least. It's a tightly-paced ride that pushes all kinds boundaries during its extremely short, 71-minute runtime, and when all was said and done, we felt dirtier for having watched it.
The scene where Anna was trying to crawl to freedom down a hallway was pretty intense, and a good example of the atmosphere that the movie creates. Even though the movie always seemed to come up with some lame plot device to keep the action mostly in the one room, it kept us engaged throughout.
As nasty as the visceral aspect of the subject matter is, it's really the psychology behind it all that makes it hit so hard. What kind of person could take pictures of a naked corpse, let alone touch it sexually or actually have intercourse with it? More than that, how far would someone go to keep their shameful deed from being discovered? It's all very disconcerting, and the film holds nothing back in asking those questions, and answering them.
|IT'S ALWAYS THE QUIET, AWKWARD ONES.|
Even better, as popular as she was, and as worried as they were about keeping mobs of fans away, why were there no Cops present? Surely someone would have been guarding the body of such a high profile celebrity, right? And wouldn't there be doctors doing an autopsy or something? Gah!
It also sucked that Anna wakes up from her death... presumed death... shit, we don't even know if she was dead or not, because they never explain a damn thing to us!
|WE HAD NO IDEA WHAT WAS GOING ON EITHER, GUYS.|
|WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU, CONYO?|
|THINGS GOT MESSIER THAN YOU THOUGHT THEY WOULD, HUH BOYS?|
|NO, DUDE. JUST NO.|
|THE MORGUE: IT'S LIKE A PLAYGROUND FOR THE SICK AND DEMENTED.|
If you're looking to be disturbed, then check it out when it sees release in your country.
The Corpse of Anna Fritz is available now on DVD in Japan, and will be coming to Germany on 2/26. *Presumably, it will be hitting other markets shortly after that. We hope.
Alba Ribas is a beautiful girl. We prefer her alive though.