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Everyone, I believe, has tried one thing in their life drug related. Pills, LSD, a joint here or there, whatever tickled your fancy. Hell, I remember one time…
*** Disclaimer ***
I hate to cut your “trip” down memory lane short, but we at Bumscorner do not believe in drugs. You should all be ashamed!
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What if there was a drug out there that was such a great high that your face melted and your head blew up. That’s Incredible!! I got your attention now, huh?
Before you head down to your local back alley looking for such drug, I’m talking about the movie Ozone from Bumscorner fave J.R Bookwalter.
Taking a tip from a snitch cops Eddie Boone (James Black), and partner Mike Weitz (Tom Hoover) are ready to bust Ozone’s number one seller. Little did they know that the bust was a setup.
I’ve said it a thousand times before. Never trust a junkie.
Eddie is injected with the drug, Mike loses his life, and the drug dealer Richter gets away. After that things get weird. Eddie goes looking for his partner, and just can’t stop running into the weirdest people.
You see, people that use Ozone turn into mutated freaks. (Let’s call them zombies.) Everywhere that Eddie turns, he runs into all kinds of these freaks to get the answers he’s looking for. Hell, he even has to fight to the death ala Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome with one.
Two men enter!!! One man Leave!!!
Is it all a dream? Is it the drug? And who is this “Drug Lord”? These are all questions that try to get answered by closing credits. Was it a success? Almost, but not quite.
The plot is pretty straightforward and easy to follow, but at times throws you a “what the hell is that?”, or even the famous “What the hell was the point of all that?”
That really is the biggest issue that I had with this movie. One minute you’re following the story along, and then all of a sudden a woman gives birth to a devil baby. What? Exactly!
The special effects are good (especially for the budget) and there are some great gore scenes. Faces melt, the already mentioned devil baby plopping out, a head blows up, and morphing. Remember morphing? It used to be cool. (Remember, this movie was made in 93’.)
The acting is above your normal low budget video, but I have one complaint. I could have used more Tom Hoover. He was the best part of Polymorph! Here he had a scene for 4 minutes.
To sum this movie up in one word, I would have to call it “different”. This is a dark movie that took itself pretty seriously. Do not go into this movie for any comic relief, because there really isn’t much. If you are into a movie that is “different”, has a good story that falls apart at times, and has some impressive effect for such a low budget, check it out. For me, I enjoyed this. It really made my brain work...to keep up. 3 cans
Added: Wednesday, August 17, 2005
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