Dead Body Man
Ryan Cavalline for 4th Floor Pictures
directed by Ryan Cavalline
starring Eddie Benevich, Peter Blessel, Desiree, Syn DeVil, Jessica Lynn Baum, Curt Preston, Tom Kelly, Jake Shannon, Pam Kopp, Danielle Donahue, John Pierce, Adam Berasi, Kirk Bauer, Angie Guido, Craig Beck, Rusty Maholtz, Josh Smith, Eric Lane, Ryan Cavalline, David Snyder, Nakoma Tamburlin, Jennifer Detsch
written by Ryan Cavalline, music by Christopher Kahler, Duane Peery, special effects by Jason Senior, digital effects by Larry Adlon at Laer Digital Works
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Willie (Eddie Benevich) might be slightly retarded ... but he's also
hell of an effective serialkiller - even if he thinks, God lives in his
closet and speaks to him through porn tapes, even if he suffers from
multiple personality disorder and has a small Siamese twin growing from
his side (small enough so he stays hidden most of the time).
no actual job, but he sort-of works as the dead body man, supplying
a local meatdealer with human flesh, because there are more cannibals out
there than you might think. Willie might have no real friends, but to meet
people like himself, he goes to a serialkiller-self-help group, where he
gets into constant discussions with Ed (Peter Blessel), who unlike Willie
is a very self-righteous serialkiller. Eventually, Willie thinks Ed has
become his buyer's new dead body man, and he kills him.
Willie though is
not happy as a serialkiller, so he tries to get a real job, but he sucks
both at the suicide hotline and at telemarketing, so he realizes the only
way for him is to return to killing people, many people.
Willie comes to the conclusion the only way to keep him from killing for
good is to kill his Siamese twin - but he's not one easily to be killed,
and even after Willie has cut him up, buried him, and officially passed
his role as dead body man on to someone else ... it's not sure that the
twin will not come back to life, horribly, and into Willie's life ...
Body Man is something like a diamond in the rough: There are many
shocking, funny and shockingly funny ideas (in fact way too much for one
movie), but much more than anything else the film comes across as
unnecessarily convoluted and running a good half hour too long - and thus
the film seems to be constantly falling short of reaching full
effectiveness. Add to this lead Eddie Benevich, who is good in some
scenes, but overall his talent doesn't seem to have come to full bloom
yet, and some technical inconsistencies (not so much in special effects
but in lighting and sound) rather typical for very low budget independent
productions, and you get a pretty good picture what you're in for.
that said, Dead Body Man still is entertaining and at times very
amusing, one just can't shake the feeling it isn't all it should have been
(and probably not even all the filmmaker wanted it to be).