The Editor (2014)
The Editor (2014) Rating:
- Raoul = 7 / 10;
- Eloise = 5 / 10;
- IMDB = 6 / 10;
- Rotten Tomatoes = 5.5 / 10
The Editor (2014) Synopsis:
When the lead actors from a new movie are getting killed one after the other, the police rapidly turns to the mutilated editor whom all clue seems to accuse.
The Editor (2014) Review:
By the director of Father’s Day, The Editor is surely one of the strangest movie I reviewed in a long time. Thereee simply isn’t anything like it. The movie is a parody of Italian giallo from the 70s-80s and contains multiple references to Dario Argento’s movies as well as Fulci’s ones. Most notably, there are a few scenes that are fun tribute to The Beyond and other Italian classics.
The comedy aspect is really strange – subtle at first, it quickly becomes extremely absurd. All of it is in the little details: the weird acting, the voice of the actors that is always slightly off, the weird characters, the abundance of nudity (often subtly inserted in the background). Frankly, I found all this completely unsettling at first, but after an hour or so, I got a grip of the humor and appreciated how unusual it is.
In trying to parody giallo movies, The Editor actually managed to build a very decent story. Despite the constant absurdities, there is a real suspense about who the killer might be. The movie gets stranger and stranger as it goes, yet it manage to finish on a very interesting climax. It is also a very artistic movie, the imagery is beautiful and punctuated with gory moments worthy of any Italian splatters.
I would really recommend this one – even though it is not for everyone. You really have to know what you’re in for. The closest thing I can relate it to would (in terms of humor) would be John Dies at the End.