Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Freaks and models are ways to get me to like a movie.
Staring: Cristina Raines, Chris Sarandon, Burgess Meredith, Eli Wallach, Jerry Orbach, Beverly D'Angelo, Jeff Goldblum, and Christopher Walken.
IMDB Plot Summary: A fashion model moves into a house inhabited (on the top floor) by a blind priest. She begins having strange physical problems, has trouble sleeping at night, and has some nasty flashbacks of her attempted suicide. She complains to the real estate agent of the noise caused by her strange neighbors, but finds out that the house is only occupied by the priest and herself, and ultimately discovers that she has been put in the house for a reason.
This is a weird movie. Cristina Raines is a young model in New York, who wants to live in a different apartment from her boyfriend Chris Sarandon and have some space but still be together. the first thing that struck me about this movie was the scene where this girl after her father's funeral she has a flash back to her suicide attempt caused by walking in on her elderly father in the middle of an orgy with fat women shoving cake into his wrinkled mouth. This made me think, "Hmm. this is twisted. i will enjoy this." as the girl is moving into her apartment she's told about the blind priest that lives on the top floor. she's getting settled when she meets Burgess Meredith he's a kind old man who always walks around with a canary on his shoulder and a cat in his hands. it was lovely. she later introduces herself to Beverly D'Angelo and her older female room mate, it becomes pretty obvious that Ms. D'Angelo and her room mate are lesbians, because she starts to masturbate in front of our leading lady. because as we know all lesbians can't stop masturbating in public. Later Burgess Meredith throws a party for his cat inviting everyone in the building is there except for the old blind priest. later that night she's woken up by what sounds like Andre the giant tap dancing on the floor above her, she talks to her super and the super tells her that the only person living in that apartment building is her and the old priest. Meanwhile there's a whole different story with Chris Sarandon Eli Wallach, Christopher Walken. Chris Sarandon was investigated after his wife committed suicide and Eli Waallach and Christopher Walken are not about to let him do it again. So Cristina Raines is randomly going unconscious and fell onto a window at her filming of a commercial. Jerry Orbach plays a pissy director and I’m sure the two scenes with Jeff Goldblum his voice was over dubbed. So she goes home after the accident on the set and hears the loud noises again and she goes up stairs in her nightie and with a knife and ends up cutting up her dead father with a knife. which is quite fantastic. Chris Sarandon is searching all over to find out what's happening to his girlfriend, he ends up breaking into a church to find the secret of the priest that lives up on the top floor. It seems that a group of people for hundreds of years, attempt suicide only to disappear and secretly change their names and become part of the clergy. This leads him to break in the old priests room and discover that the building is a gateway to hell, and that Cristina Raines is the next in line to guard it. Things start going to crazy as Burgess Meredith walks out with a legion of freaks. Some with make up some naturally deformed. And I'm telling you TV's penguin is the perfect Satan. It also has a naked Beverly D'Angelo eating the corpse of Chris Sarandon. then the ceremony is done and Cristina Raines has taken the old priests place and all is well.
The first place i heard of this film was it being mentioned by the Corey Feldman character in the burbs. There are some scenes that were truly disturbing, if you can find this movie rent it.