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fredag 18 januari 2019


Directed by: Brian Paulin
Written by: Brian Paulin
Stars:  Kevin Barbare, Griff Brohman, Brian DeClercq... read more

Country: USA
Style: Extreme
Runtime: 1h 38min

When you thought you were completely spoiled with zombie flicks these days, you could never believe getting to experience a movie so original as Bone Sickness I think. Back in 2004 US. director Brian Paulin gave us his first classic "Rise from the Grave" -flick with nice old-school effects and the present properties around its plot may also be one of those reasons that makes the film so unique in its very own creation.

Alex McNetti (Rich George) suffers from a mysterious and incurable disease that causes his body slowly turns into an infected prison. His wife Kirsten (Darya Zabinski) goes in desperation to Alex friend Thomas Granger (Brian Paulin) and asks for a possible cure for the disease. Thomas works at a morgue and come up with the idea of ​​using the remains of the deceased to try to create an alternative medicine. Oddly enough, this unusual medication works and Alex soon begins to recover. But the dead are not as happy. They don't like the idea that their bodies will be used in this way, so they return from the grave to take back what was stolen from them.

Brian Paulin started his career back in 2000 with 'Dead Girl on Film' followed up with two more titles 'At Dawn They Sleep' and 'Mummy Raider'. With three movies already in his filmography of Morbid Vision, he would start a new journey and continue with an attempt in designing a series of zombie creatures. I've an understanding of Paulin's preference for classic zombie movies. This really appears in the way he builds his replica. You can feel the scent of rotting corpses from Spanish catacombs and Italian cemeteries, and the freshness of their decaying bodies gives us a delightful feeling of ghostbumps.

Bone Sickness though, is a good attempt that could've been done in a much better way. The light-set is beneath all criteria and the actors wasn't the right team to carry out the work. I didn't find myself as fascinated as the rumors suggested - the film had great shortcomings even to be a low-budget vision - it was poorly edited which removed the ultimate experience. It jumped quite frantically between scenes and showed different angles with some really poorly executed cuts. The story completely deceived me, and when one believed that the movie's meaningful plot would strike, it misled me with a series of uninteresting effects.

So with that said, I'm not entirely positive addressed to Bone Sickness, because it carries on more flaws than it manages to carry up. The film starts very strong with a good performance and a great passion, but Brian manages the work carelessly in the middle of the film and it ends with a cinematic tragedy, and that's so sad because Brian has a talent of his own.

But I have to say that Brian has actually worked hard with it, for sure. Most of the buildings and the properties of the film consists of home-made constructions, which he made ​​in his garage and the constitution of the zombies is really scary gruesome. I liked the scenes where the worms being spit out; It sounds like a tight pussy gets pinched, as taken from an Asian porno movie. The sound-effects in this film are probably among the most intense you can see on film. I believe Andrey Iskanov and Brian Paulin is in the same steps regarding these sounds.

Bone Sickness is a film that must have been seen in order to understand it in its full entirety. It will possibly be your last trip in Brian Paulin's odd world of cinematic horror, but if you do like old-school horror with a content of breasts, dirty zombies and lots of fine gore, then you'll probably appreciate it a bit more. He has done alot of more movies since this one was made, and I actually do like them a bit more.

My rating: 2 out of 5


Produced by:  Eli Connors, Rich George and Brian Paulin
Cinematography by: -
Editing by: Brian Paulin
Special Effects by: Brian Paulin
Music by: Brian Paulin
Language: English
Color: Color

DistributorUnearthed Films


Editor of and writer for Twisted Minds. Swedish consumer who collects odd articles and marries all abnormal creativities, whether it's music, film or literature. Former owner and writer for Surreal Goryfication and Goregasmic Cinema Magazine.