Art of the Dead (2019)

Here’s the IMDB description: “A collection of paintings unleash horror on an unsuspecting family corrupted by the seven deadly sins of greed, envy, gluttony, lust, sloth, pride, and wrath.”

Here’s the B&S About Movies description: The movie starts with a near-insane looking Richard Grieco screaming at his family about a painting, yelling “No respect for art!” and throwing his suit jacket about the room.

Oh yeah — they kind of made this movie for me.

Rolfe Kanefsky may sound like the name of a Paul Naschy character, but the writer and director is the son of Victor, who edited Ganja & Hess and Bloodsucking Freaks. His first movie was There’s Nothing Out There and he’s continued his career with all manner of movies that speak directly to me, like adaptions of Milo Manara comic books like Click and Butterscotch, as well as an entire series of Emmanuelle films that take her into space and into battle versus Dracula. He’s also found the time to write kids’ movies like Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon and family features such as Puppy Swap Love Unleashed.

Behold! What is that scratchy voice and who does it belong to? It’s Tara Reid! Man, if the Italian horror machine was still in full swing, she’d be getting menaced by leather-gloved maniacs and her legs groped by the undead. Such a shame!

Jessica Morris, who was once on One Life to Live, also shows up. She’s appeared in a bunch of streaming horror films as of late. Hey — don’t knock paying work.

This is a fine slab of complete ridiculousness and reaffirms my faith in the world. All movies should start out with Detective Dennis Booker blowing himself away.

You can watch this on Amazon Prime and Tubi.


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