*** Graphic Content. Read ahead only if you have the stomach to. ***
It takes a hardcore horror buff to endure Nekromantik. What I want to say is that before recent films like 'A Serbian Film' and 'The Human Centipede 2' Nekromantik was the apex of cinematic depravity. That's just not true because Nekromantik REMAINS one of the most depraved experiments in obscenity. This is a German horror film for strong stomachs. It's repulsive and vulgar and cannot be unseen. It's images will plague your mind like a disease. To summarise without much detail, its a film about lovers who collect human remains. They fuck corpses (rotten decomposing). The images are vivid and unrelenting. The camera never flinches and the viewer, if they persist, is invited to endure explicit acts of perversion. You feel guilty watching it and you desperately crave ANYTHING DISNEY. To this day Nekromantik is banned in almost every country. So why go to the effort of sourcing it? Because it's groundbreaking and it can be argued that there is artistic merit. I always argue that good films provoke an emotional reaction. It's good to be affected by cinema and I find films like this to be challenging. The film is full of irony and at the time of its release in the late 80s it served as a commentary of the state of censorship and fear of moral corruption. If it's a film that kindles your curiosity then approach it with the right frame of mind. You will never enjoy it but you may just find it demanding and complex. And just when you thought your vomit bag was full enough, Nekromantik 2 came along... pushing it further (if that's even possible). Don't worry, I won't post any reviews here. Its disgusting but far more self-satirical, much like Human Centipede 2 was to part 1.