Twisted Minds - Underground Reviews

lördag 15 september 2018

THE DAMNED ANGELS (2009)

Directed by: Pfahlbauer
Written by: Pfahlbauer
Stars:  Pfahlbauer

Country: Switzerland
Style: Extreme
Runtime: 1h 25min
DATE: 2018-09-15 | WRITER: RICHARD TAYLOR SCREENSHOTS:

Fun amateur splatter from Switzerland courtesy of Pfahlbauer (Dwellers). Damned Angels has no English subtitles so some concepts of the plot are lost for me. Regardless I'm not a newbie to the underground European splatter genre and found myself enjoying The Damned Angels regardless. Mixing ultra gory effects and black metal music The Damned Angels is the perfect mix of evil and dark mysticism with ultra gory splatter film.

What I can gather from the films plot is it focuses around a group of evil beings who seem to be killing and doing battle. We get a leather face looking character who dons a pig flesh looking mask, a vampire and a killer clown. What ensues is a superb display of practical make up effects including chainsawed limbs, shovels buried in craniums, evisceration, some insane time lapse decomposition of a corpse and a crazy looking scene of a face getting peeled off. The effects are pulled off in brilliant fashion for this type of production.

The general atmosphere and aesthetic for The Damned Angels works very well and we get some great dark images as well. The scene of a black metal angel with skeletal wings and those signature black metal spike armbands look very cool. The intro credits and opening sequence of the film is very impressive. You can tell Pfahlbauer have a genuine passion for doing these types of films whether its a hobby or a part time gig they are good at it.

Strictly for fans of underground splatter I recommend checking out The Damned Angels. If gore and black metal are your penchant then you shall not be disappointed. You can check them out on Facebook simply under Pfahlbauer or you can visit their page www.pfahlbauer.ch/ If your looking for a new underground gem to adorn your collection then looking no further than The Damned Angels.


My rating: 3.5 out of 5





MORE DETAILS:

Produced by:  Pfahlbauer
Cinematography by: Pfahlbauer
Editing by: Pfahlbauer
Special Effects by: Pfahlbauer
Music by: Pfahlbauer
Language: German
Color: Color

Distributor: Pfahlbauer


RICHARD TAYLOR:

Owner of and writer for Twisted Minds. Combined his love for underground films, music and comics with writing in the 90's. Started tape trading the good stuff around that time when originals of Italian classics by Fulci, Argento, Deodato, Castellari and Margheriti were hard to find. Then came German gore by Ittenbach and Schnaas, Mondo movies and Japanese gore such as Guinea Pig and Men Behind The Sun. Written for Violent Maniacs Cage, Mortados Pages Of Filth, ZFE Films With Attitude, Severed Cinema, Goregasmic Cinema, Pophorror & Extreme Horror Cinema.
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