Friday, December 16, 2011
Free Movie Friday! John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns with Norman Reedus
John Carpenter's "Cigarette Burns" with the legendary actor Udo Kier and Norman Reedus is by far the best movie put out by the Masters of Horror Series.
"Cigarette Burns" is about a bankrupt movie theater owner who is hired by the eccentric film collector Mr. Bellinger to find the last remaining film reel of the legendary movie, "Le Fin Absolue du Monde" ("the Absolute End of the World"). It was only showed once, at the Sitges Festival, and it drove the audience into a killing frenzy. Kirby owes his father-in-law a ton of money, and feels guilt over the death of his wife. When he finds the film, it not only offers him a chance to pay off his debt, but get his dead wife back, even at the risk of damning his own soul.
Daryl Dixon fans who are starving for their fix of Norman Reedus need to watch this one! You may find his role as the main protagonist, Kirby, a bit subdued when compared to Daryl's redneck antics, but the obsessed movie theater owner has his own crazed charm about him that's pure gold.
By far, this is one of the best films that John Carpenter has done in a while.
Masters of Horror has the coolest song for the intro. I still can't find a copy of it for my iTunes though...
Watch "Cigarette Burns" below!