Film Review: Nekromantik (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Nekromantik is about a middle aged man called Robert Schmadtke who works at a Street Cleaning Agency, that is his job is to take care of the remains of dead bodies in accidents etc. He has a hobby of collecting body parts and conserving them in booze. One day he gets to take care of a rotting corpse. Instead getting the corpse buried, he takes it home to his girlfriend and the fun begins. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Der Todesking (The Death King) (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: Seven episodes, each taking place on a different day of the week, on the theme of suicide and violent death. REVIEW: From the years 1988 to 1994, you’d have been hard pressed to find a more disturbing, yet artistic, filmmaker than Jorg Buttgereit. In just six years, the man released some of the most depressing, moody, and controversial films you’ll ever see, then stopped for fifteen years before starting up again in 2009. There … Continue reading

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Horror Funding: Jörg Buttgereit ‘s German Angst Launches Kickstarter

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German director Jorg Buttgereit celebrates the 2014 special edition dvd and blu-ray releases of his classic horror film Nekromantik with a special 35mm print screening at the egyptian theater, and launch of kickstarter to produce first horror film project in twenty years, German Angst! *JORG BUTTGEREIT IN ATTENDANCE OCT. 24!* Cult Epics celebrates a special October 24th 35mm print screening of Jörg Buttgereit’s classic NEKROMANTIK at the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles in anticipation of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nekromantik 2 (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: Coming on like one of Sylvia Plath’s most morbid poems written on her darkest day, Nekromantik 2 centres on a twisted necrophiliac nurse, Monika (Monika M). She enters a graveyard in broad daylight and digs up the body of Rob, the anti-hero of part one. She sneaks off home with the putrid corpse and places it in her bathtub. And after dressing him up she takes a few snapshots of herself posing with the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Schramm (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: Journey into the twisted mind of a serial killer with this exploration of the true-life German “Lipstick Killer.” Suspected of murdering more than a dozen women, psychopath Lothar Schramm (Florian Koerner von Gustorf) paints the lips of the women he’s killed and rapes them after death. With shocking images of brutal violence, filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit imagines Schramm’s life flashing before his eyes as he dies. Micha Brendel co-stars. REVIEW: Starring: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, … Continue reading

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