Verotika lacks style, tone, atmosphere, and storytelling competence. There’s a couple of French songs that’s catchy, one of them reminds me a little of the munsters theme. Published by Verotik. After a brief introduction, we segue into the first story, “The Albino Spider of Dajette." Unable to add item to List. But was hoping for more. There's so much fun to be had here and revisits make it even more ridiculous. Then again, such is the magic of Verotika. Dajette (Ashley Wisdom) has eyes where her nipples should be, and when her male suitor runs away in horror, she says, "Not again," then a tear from her nipple eye falls onto a bad CG spider. This was done all on the cheap and was probably a lot of fun to make. If composing the film to echo the printed page was a conscious move, then Verotika deserves to list Art/Experimental among its genres, along with the more obvious Horror and Giallo. Quite the opposite, in fact. The audience reportedly had a rowdy time taking in the picture, which was widely regarded as awful in the most entertaining way imaginable. No explanation is ever given for her condition, nor does she utilize it in any manner. As tears from her second pair of eyes fall upon a small white house-spider, it transforms into a six-foot-tall man/spider creature (Scotch Hopkins). At least we weren't treated to a view of the Eiffel Tower through a fake window, so I'm counting my blessings. - Albino Spider of Dajette - Drukija Contessa Of Blood - Mystery Girl - Change Of Face The title of Verotika is a variation on Verotik, which is the name of Danzig’s comic book company and a term he concocted (it’s a mash-up of “violence” and “erotic”). Enter the URL for the tweet you want to embed. Quickly browse titles in our catalog based on the ones you have picked. Segment two is “Change of Face.” Facially disfigured stripper “Mystery Girl” (Rachel Alig) cuts off the faces of other women to wear during her performances. Danzig has a tendency to end every scene with an awkward fade-out. Danzig closed his introduction to the Hollywood show by assuring the fans of his comics that the film is very faithful to its source material. It's a Horror anthology based on stories from his mature-themed line of comic books, Verotik (= "violent + erotic"). Started in 1997. Academy award winning performances? These are people that probably all knew each other. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Verotika is absorbing in its ineptitude. This is made worse by poor acting, and bad editing. Me and everyone else buying this movie already have this song. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Online Film Critics Society. OK so story one The Albino Spider of Dajette. There has also been some criticism of the French accents used here, but nobody sounds like Pepe Le Pew, and the one actor who can't seem to make anything sound even vaguely French is mercifully gone in about 10 seconds. So I’d buy it again. The inexplicable choices and illogical elements give the film a hypnotic vibe. The third segment is the most gloriously perplexing. It's not good but it's awesome. The most enjoyable MST3K episodes used films that had been on TV so many times that the jabs felt more like ribbing an old friend, and BMN's are at their best when they're roasting big budget studio flops--kind of like the way satire is only valid when it punches up, rather than down. Vaguely formed ideas, maybe? I was thinking, buy a Danzig soundtrack, and get a fun campy movie with it. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Whatever you may have heard about Verotika, good or bad, is true. I was really hoping for a black aria 3. I was at that screening, and I'm writing here to share my insights. Verotika is unrated, but contains mind-boggling amounts of nudity, sexuality, and graphic bloody violence. Verotika had its World Premiere at Chicago's Cinepocalypse festival on June 13th. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2020. Danzig's movie is a horror anthology, hosted by a bizarre figure named Morella (Kayden Kross) who, in what quickly becomes a motif, is supposed to look sexy and scary at the same time. You know, one of those movies so bad that it takes on a perverse sense of entertainment. For Verotik completists only. The way you linger on a pair of fake boobs really takes me back to vintage cinematography. The majority of the audience at the Montalban seemed to be having a contest to see who could laugh the loudest with the least provocation. This Giallo-esque segment follows "Mystery Girl," a disfigured exotic dancer who murders a series of women and collects their faces for her own use. Though she does indulge in the kind of wordplay originated by EC's Crypt-Keeper and other pioneers of the genre, her delivery is sinister and deadpan, a welcome alternative to the gleeful "I crack myself up" style common to horror hosts these days. "You guys laughed in places I wouldn't have, but that's cool." Only Danzig can say whether or not this is accurate, but since he's unlikely to read or respond to this blog, I will tell you that most of what I found problematic fell right into place once this idea occurred to me. If nothing else, Verotika is an unfiltered peek into its creator's id. A good movie is like a pizza, you need the right amount of cheese . I've never read anything from Verotik, but I can vouch that Verotika is a bona fide comic book film, right down to the scene composition--as if each shot was framed as an individual panel. send you an email once approved. A big part of my job involves watching about 500 films a year (both shorts and features) and deciding which ones are the best fit for our festival. She introduces three separate...well, I hesitate to call them “stories” because that word implies coherence. Forums. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. There's a problem loading this menu right now. None of this has anything to do with the eyeball-nipples, so their inclusion is a fascinating mystery. Albino Spider of Dajette Year: 1997 Year. send you an email once approved. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Not even a different version. First up is The Albino Spider of Dajette, in which everyone speaks with lousy French accents. Rachel Alig (born March 14, 1987) in Kentucky, USA and is a known Actress, Stunts. Video availability outside of United States varies. There are unintentionally funny moments, as when a group of cops gently bash a door with a battering ram before it suddenly shatters. Comic Vine users. The West Coast Premiere at the Montalban Theatre in Hollywood met with a similar response. But as someone who has also seen The Creeping Terror, and Curse of the Headless Horseman, I can say that there are far worse films out there. I have to call this a perspective rather than an official review, because circumstances forced me to miss the last 30-ish minutes of the film, along with the Q&A session that was scheduled to follow. There's a problem loading this menu right now. colorist, production, writer. I've never seen The Room, nor am I likely to--for one thing, it just isn't my genre of preference--so I can't speak to any comparisons there. I’m glad he feels that way, because I have a feeling the die is cast, at least where theatrical screenings are concerned. © 2020 GAMESPOT, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. GD has refused any help or constructive criticism for awhile now and his music and now movies show just how bad it has become. It was a sometimes well written horror anthology title that leaned towards the erotic side of things. There’s soul eater which is the most uptempo, & in my opinion, the best song off his latest album, which I felt was kinda a rip off. I did, however, see more than enough to develop an informed opinion. Please try your request again later. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Don't watch it sober, watch it with friends and have fun. This, like many GD projects lately, could've been amazing but it turned out to be borderline garbage. Albino Spider of Dajette Please try again. Following another brief appearance by Morella, we move on to "Change of Face." VEROTIKA is a creepy, surreal, and bloody trilogy of erotic horror stories culled from Danzig's long-running edgy comic imprint 'Verotika'. Makes Plan 9 from Outer Space look like an Oscar winner, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 22, 2020. I am always willing to meet a film at its limitations, and judge it accordingly. I have to address all the bad reviews & nasty comments floating around with this movie: let’s see you write, direct, and produce a movie, on the budget that they probably had, & well compare the two. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, yet it can also be a quick way of revealing one's own shortcomings. A real budget and people who know what they are doing would've made this a much better film than it is but the same can be said for the past few Danzig albums as well. I love the original Mystery Science Theater, and I've been to my share of Bad Movie Nights, but there's a difference. Comic book format is Color; Standard Comic Issue I would classify myself as a huge Glenn Danzig fan but even this was a but much for me. I did get to see a few minutes of "Drukija, Contessa of Blood," which is loosely based on the legend of Elizabeth Bathory, the 16th century countess who is said to have tortured and murdered hundreds of young girls, bathing in their blood to preserve her youth. I work for Another Hole in the Head (SF IndieFest's Genre Film Festival, for those not reading this on our website). I read some issues of the Verotik comic back in the 90s. I have seen Plan 9 several times, and I laugh as hard as anyone at lines like "Inspector Clay is dead--murdered--and somebody's responsible!"