Podcast 135 — Nekromantik 1 & 2, Visitor Q, Beyond the Darkness, In the Realm of the Senses, Kissed

kissedNecrophilia is alive & well

This week’s episode of The Horror Movie Show, hosted by those laff-riots Jerry & Mark, digs deeply into the fetid dirt of the local graveyard to bring you chitchat about the forbidden subject of necrophilia. While neither of the guys is willing to admit lusting after a half-rotten corpse, there is plenty of the disgusting on display in this selection of cinematic outrages.

Germany’s Nekromantik (1988) & its sequel (1991) are first out of the ground & a gooey mess these movies are indeed. While the first is played strictly for gross laughs, the second takes itself a bit more seriously. Why?

Japanese-made Visitor Q (2001) includes not just necrophilia among its horrific perversions, but a large litany of horrible practices. Following that is a review of the 1979 Italian flick Beyond the Darkness, about a rich young ghoul who simply cannot give up his stiffening fiancee.

In the Realm of the Senses is another Japanese movie. Not so much about necrophilia as obsessive sexual desire — including the always-dangerous erotic asphyxiation — this 1976 “true story” made a large noise when it was  released. It looks beautiful, but the story is rough to say the least.

The boys wrap up this show’s corpse with 1996′s Kissed, the only movie included in today’s show that was not produced by one of the Axis powers. This Canadian production stars Molly Parker, Peter Outerbridge & Jay Brazeau. So dig up a date & listen to this episode of The Horror Movie Show. It’s better than violating a dead body… more or less.