Il fantasma di Sodoma

November 12th, 2010 by Perfesser Deviant

Il fantasma di Sodoma   Il fantasma di Sodoma aka Sodomas Ghost poster 84x120 reviews horror Director: Lucio Fulci
Writers
: Lucio Fulci & Carlo Alberto Alfieri
Release Year
: 1988
English title: Sodoma’s Ghost

Over the river and through the woods to Nazi’s house we go.

Students Mark (Claudio Aliotti), John (Sebastian Harrison), Paul (Alan Johnson), Celine (Maria Concetta Salieri), Maria (Jessica Moore), and Anne (Teresa Razzaudi) are on their way to Paris in a junky truck when the driver decides to take a short cut. They end up at this villa that was the scene of some serious Nazi debauchery in the past before it was blown up in an air raid. Unfortunately for all of the kids, the bombing didn’t take and the ghost villa is filled with ghost Nazis and their ghost whores….

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(Spoilers follow…)

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The kids do a whole bunch of stupid crap that means that they deserve death. First, they break into a house and begin looting. It would be one thing if the house was clearly derelict, but this one has living houseplants so the owners are probably only out for a short time. They spend the night in the house like Goldilocks and when the three Nazis show up to find who’s been sleeping in their beds, things get bad. All the usual stuff, most of which involves seducing people and generally acting insane. You know how it goes, as the Nazis – represented by Willy the Nazi (Robert Egon) – seem to want to toy with the people before killing them.

The problem with this movie is it’s just not sleazy enough. So, a sleazy Nazi film without sleaze? Yep, that’s all we have here. While it’s not entirely true that there’s no sleaze as actresses like to shuck their clothes to show us their very modest endowments – though most are small enough that it seems like Fulci did his casting calls at junior high schools – there’s no eroticism or sizzle with the sleaze. It just plain doesn’t feel sexy or even dirty. So, when the rest of the film is nothing more than a bunch of asses arguing or feeling sorry for themselves there’s precious little to enjoy here.

Yes, for a film about a scummy Nazi brothel that got hit by a bombing raid, the Nazis don’t seem particularly hostile to the intruders. No, these dead Nazis seem amused at the intrusion. I doubt that being killed in a violent explosion while I was in the middle of poking some Aryan honey would leave me in a good frame of mind. The problem is that Nazi ghosts are, at least, slightly interesting while the living people are as dull as hearing stories about someone else’s cat. Worse than being simply dull people that I’d like to see die because they lack all common decency, they’re annoying in that they whine and bitch and moan more than an entire cadre of overindulged pre-teen princesses.

Why do I keep coming back to girls of that age? Obviously that well is never dry.

It occurs that using that particular expression might seem less than wholesome when applied to young girls. Let me make it clear that it’s Fulci‘s fault. If he’d come through with the Nazi sleaze that I need to keep myself happy I’d not have the time to pick on young ladies. Instead this would be an endless collection of penis jokes. Such a shame that you all missed out on that, but blame Fulci.

 

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