Friday, March 23, 2007

Autopsy (1975, Armando Crispino)

"A pathology med student and a priest team up to investigate a wave of suicides blamed on sun spots and discover a number of them to be actual murders"

Based on the description this sounds like a great set up for a great horror film. It's not. This is the very basic plot outline but this film goes everywhere and nowhere. I seriously had no idea what was going on half of the time. For example, within 10 minutes of the film and the lead character is suddenly seeing walking corpses that begin to suck on her nipples. This is never explained and we never find out why she has these visions or why they love to suck on her nipples. As you can already imagine all these "vision scenes" are hilarious and come out of nowhere.

After these visions we are treated to a know-it-all priest who knows that these people are not committing suicide but are instead being murdered. Once again, we never know why he knows this other than he proclaims "I know my souls like you know your dead bodies!!" So naturally the priest with a dark past and the lead character team up to solve the crimes. Once again, they don't really solve crimes. They just happen to be there when the crime happens.

After an hour and ten minutes of nonsense following nonsense we get a twist that comes out of nowhere and explains very little about what we just saw. It leaves you confused and it leaves you laughing,

Autopsy is very,very,very far from a good movie. It's fun and mindless but pointless to the point where it's annoying. This is one you have to see with friends in order to make it more enjoyable.

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