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ScreamCast 35: Nekromantik (1987)

We test our boundaries of taste with Jörg Buttgereit‘s disturbing corpse romance film, NEKROMANTIK. Nico from Cult Epics is along to help us navigate through the world of seedy art house, erotica and horror cinema.

Our Guest:

Nico B. (@CultEpics)

Nico is the founder of Cult Epics, a home video label specializing in the restoration and distribution of art house, erotica and horror cinema. He is also a filmmaker in his own right with films such as Bettie Page: Dark Angel and his notorious short film, Pig.

The Flick:

Nekromantik (1988)

Director: Jörg Buttgereit
Written By: Jörg Buttgereit, Franz Rodenkirchen
Starring: Bernd Daktari Lorenz, Beatrice Manowski, Harald Lundt

The controversial horror film that shocked the world in 1987, when it was banned in Germany, censored in Japan and simultaneously became a huge underground hit in the US (now long out of print.)

Nekromantik tells the story of Rob (Daktari Lorenz) who works at a street-cleaning Agency, and visits roadside accidents to clean up the scene. Incidentally Rob collects the body parts and shares them with his girlfriend Betty (Beatrice M.) When Rob presents a complete corpse taken out of a swamp, their undying love reaches its peak, but soon after Betty gets a more liking towards the corpse and leaves Rob, which takes him to the sick end of his destruction.

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