Scary evil: eight charismatic maniacs from the world of cinema (part 2)
7. Maniac (Bloody harvest/FR. Haute tension, France, 2003) French Thriller directed by Alexander Azhe ("Mirrors", "the hills have eyes") in our collection — a kind of delicacy before dessert... This…

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Scary evil: eight charismatic maniacs from the world of cinema (part 2)

7. Maniac (Bloody harvest/FR. Haute tension, France, 2003) French Thriller directed by Alexander Azhe (“Mirrors”, “the hills have eyes”) in our collection — a kind of delicacy before dessert… This film is certainly not as popular as the above pictures, but is familiar to fans of the genre. With a fairly simple plot, initially resembling ordinary slasher, “Bloody harvest” has an original approach and a completely unexpected denouement.The maniac performed by F. Naon is too out of the list with his unpresentable appearance. As something are accustomed we, viewers, if not to frankly attractive psychopaths, like Bates and Bateman, then as least – to neat and well educated, as Dr. Lecturer:) Here same nor faces, pardon, nor skin: monster on rusty truck, obese, in smeared with blood overalls, with the face of, similar on bloated a potato, with lumps dirt under fingernails.Its atrocities are “drawn” too naturalistically, motives are unclear — at some point you catch yourself on feeling of deep disgust to everything happening on the screen. Nevertheless, it is impossible to break away.

F. Noon the role of a maniac
The diligent viewer will be rewarded with an unusual ending. “Blood harvest” touches not only on the popular topic of split personality, but also on same-sex love. This time it was as repulsive as the maniac’s face.8. Josef Hayter (The human centipede / the Human Centipede, 2009, the Netherlands) and the film, which garnered perhaps a record number of angry reviews from viewers. By the way, especially sensitive people experience a gag reflex, barely hearing the key essence of the story about how the mad doctor sewed three visiting tourists into a single organism in the literal sense- ” mouth to ass.” What about the audience? One authoritative critic, for example, refused to comment on the film, because he simply did not find what to say. Well, for a new word in the genre of horror say thank you to the Director and screenwriter Tom Six!So, two American tourists during a trip to Germany fall into the house of Professor Hayter (Dieter Laser). Their dialogue over drinking water in the living room of the owner of the house does not carry a special semantic load, which can not be said about the plans of the doctor. Having worked for many years as a surgeon, a specialist in the separation of Siamese twins in his later years became interested in the opposite idea-the connection. He had already tried to stitch three dogs together, and the demiurge’s appetite was in earnest in his mind.

A scene from the film in which Dr. Hayter, with German pedantry, explains to his guests exactly how he plans to connect them: the mouth of one person is sewn to the anus of another, the kneecaps are deformed, the digestive systems are combined into a single
To “Centipede” can be treated differently, it all depends on your psyche and cultural / aesthetic needs, but not to highlight the image of Joseph Hayter would be inexcusable. It seems that laser Is not an actor, but a real psychopath, so he gets used to the image of a crazy doctor (all the above characters are played by very good actors, but each of them is far from the degree of a 70-year-old German). Yes, he literally lives in the frame! In his immaculate white lab coat, his eyes fixed on her, in a sterile, lifeless environment where everything from expensive furniture to a jeweler’s manicured plot was part of a monstrous experiment.

Dieter Laser with the film’s Director Tom Six
Six himself said that the crimes of Nazi doctors, especially Josef Mengele, prompted him to create the image of Hayter. The “angel of Death” was the chief doctor of Auschwitz. He liked to “work” with children, on whom he conducted numerous experiments on changing eye color, amputation of limbs, castration of boys without anesthesia, as well as attempts to stitch twins. It is easy to guess that of his patients almost no survivors. And this is not some Dutch Thriller, which received an absurd continuation, but a real story. And that’s where the real horror is.Of course, the characters presented in our collection — only a small part of the army of film maniacs. So if you have personally impressed you characters from this category-welcome to the comments!

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