Wednesday, October 26, 2016


The Perfect Husband is a fairly straight forward tale of a husband going out of his mind. It's actually quite normal for Artsploitation who is my go-to label when I want to have my mind fucked with. This isn't as over the top as I'm used to seeing from them which isn't exactly what I wanted to see from this label. When I sit down to watch Artsploitation movies, I want my brain to hurt a little afterward. I want to be disgusted by the makeup or feel like I need to wash my brain out.

The Perfect Husband involves a long lead up to madness that eventually climaxes in a strong, homicidal rage by the titular husband. When he goes nuts, he's pretty damn good. It just takes you awhile to get there. The story is somewhat ordinary; we've seen this before and that means that there's very little to stand out. There's a distinct absence of gore and the movie is even light on the blood. There's nothing shocking. The ending does redeem a somewhat ordinary film with the husband's better half getting a wee bit icky (without giving too much away).

This release feels like an American movie and much less an independent, modern Italian Horror picture. Lucas Pavetto has been creating dark fantasy pictures for about ten years though none that I've had the chance to enjoy just yet. Perhaps this offering from Artsploitatoin will open up a new audience for him. The movie is shot quite well, and Pavetto definitely knows how to get a strong performance out of his actors.

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From Artsploitation:

Viola (Gabriella Wright) and Nicola (Bret Roberts) are going through a difficult period. The couple and their marriage are strained by a termination of pregnancy that has overwhelmed them unexpectedly. To overcome this crisis, they decide to spend a weekend in an old cottage in the woods,. But what was supposed to be a romantic weekend suddenly turns into a deadly nightmare as seething suspicion, maddening paranoia and blind rage explodes around them.

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