Nekromantik

A man and his girlfriend develop necrophilia.
Kinky

 

Germany
1987
Feature Film
Realism: 
Surreal
Translated
Stalker: 
Thief
Catastrophes: 
Crash
2
Crack open a cold one!
4
2
4
3.04
1
3
3
Effects
Editing
Plot
This is the story of a man and his girlfriend who start having sex with a corpse. Whatever mental picture you’re getting right now is probably completely off. For one thing, the body is in an advanced decomposition stage. Second, the couple compensate for the missing penis with whatever tool they can find. The situation is so sordid that we don’t buy their fetish for a second.
Nekromantik sure goes through many detours to get to the good stuff, and by good stuff I mean necrophilia. This is not the kind of movie you revisit often. It’s full of decay, viscera, animal cruelty and piss. The film is disgusting even when nothing significant is happening. It is sleazy, tasteless, immoral and ugly, but I’ll give it this: it is one of the rare horror movies about necrophilia.
As transgressive as this film may be, it is hard to take seriously. It is shocking but to an extent. Sex with the cadaver is edited with a frame delaying that just doesn’t achieve the desired effect. As a result, we don’t really see the things that should disgust us. This is a short movie and it would be even shorter if the useless parts were edited out. You’ve been warned. This one sucks.
Alternate Titles: 
NEKRomantik
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