Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Queen of Sabbath 2021

- Iron City Asskickers 1998

- Buoyancy 2020

- Southland Tales 2006

- Canaan Land 2020

- My Secret Billionaire 2021

- Being Dead 2020

- Heart Wreck 2021

- The Ballad of Captain Vengence 2020

- Versus 2000

- Dead Air 2021

- Nuns: An Italian Horror Story 2020

- X 2019

- Dramatica Diablos - The Torren Fruit of Eden 2021

- The Act of Reading 2019

- Playdurizm 2020

- The El Duce Tapes 2019

- Erotophono- philiac: Documents of a Lust Murderer 2021

- Witches Night 2021

- Paradise Cove 2021

- Magic Island 2020

- Butchers 2020

- Nothing Else 2021

- ... As If They Were Angels 2018

- Zegen 1987

- Shellfish 2021

- The Mimic 2020

- The Astrology of Pandemics 2021

- Tale of Tails - Pilot 2021

- All Too Human 2018

- Vigilante 1982

- Smothered 2019

- Mother's Day Memories 2019

- Invasion Ireland 2013

- Confession 2020

- Sheep Without a Shepherd 2019

- Volcanic UFO Mysteries 2021

- Hank 2019

- Mandao Returns 2020

- Honesty Weekend 2020

- The Thinning Veil 2019

- Tremors 1990

- Space MOMs 2021

- The Poltergeist Diaries 2021

- John #3 2017

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Bodom

Hungary 2014
produced by
Gergö Elekes, József Gallai, Viola Major for Elekes Pictures
directed by József Gallai, Gergö Elekes
starring Vivien Turzó, Bence Kovács, Kata Tábori, Dániel Szabó, Sándor Czeglédi, Gergely Garamszegi, Kriszta Vörösházi, Zsuzsanna Rednik, Katalin Cseh, Gergö Elekes, József Németh, Péter Krenács, József Gallai
idea by Gergö Elekes, Ákos Varga, screenplay by József Gallai, music by Gergö Elekes, Ákos Tomena

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsčne Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

For a university project, Annikki (Vivien Turzó) has decided to investigate the murders at Bodom Lake, a triple (almost quadruple) murder that happened 50 years ago but has gone unsolved ever since. To do the camerawork for her, she has brought Pietari (Bence Kovács), who's been her best friend for ages ... but he's also madly in love with her, a love that is unrequited, not only but also for something that happened in their past together.

The whole enterprise gets off to a less than promising start, with their rental car being a scrapheap, the hut they've rented being an unheated shithole (and it's winter), and the scenery - basically a frozen over lake and white-in-white surroundings - doing little to lift their spirits. Furthermore, the definite clue Annikki was hoping for just doesn't materialize itself, and when they hear spooky sounds, they can alwaysw be tracked back to tourists visiting the area. Well, at least they meet Inkeri (Kata Tábori) and Jussi (Dániel Szabó), who are visiting the area as well, know a little about its history - and invite themselves to a party at Annikki and Pietari's place ... but as soon as they're gone again, Annikki and Pietari's rental car is gone, and when they try to make it to Inkeri and Jussi's place on foot, they find their corpses on the way ... and eventually they have to learn they are not in this neck of the woods alone, and whoever it is who's there with them - well, to put a positive spin to it, he might help them find out what happened 50 years ago ... just a bit too actively ...

 

Bodom is (at least presumably) Hungary's first found footage movie - and it's a pretty good one, too, as it doesn't just follow the stereotype of coupling "things that go bump at night" with shaky handheld camerawork but actually tells a well thought-through story with surprises up until the end, many of which also shinbe a different light on earlier scenes and thus are proof of clever storytelling. Now add to that a scenery that in all its white-on-white flatness is all that creepier, camerawork that relies rather little on just shaking the thing around really fast to suggest excitement, and a likeable couple of leads, and you've got yourself a nice little film.

 

 

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Bodom
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Bodom here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Bodom at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD