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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Jeff’s Top 13 Horror Films of 2017: #8

#8
The Lure

In Warsaw, a pair of mermaid sisters are adopted into a cabaret. While one seeks love with humans the other hungers to dine on the human population of the city. It's a bloody mermaid musical from Poland! Ok so they are actually sirens, you know, like the ones from Greek mythology that sings sailors to their death? The Lure answers the question, what if Ariel was really a man eater and brought a friend to Poland on the quest for a meal and fell in love with a musician that would reject her because she was not like other girls? Lets add in psychedelic strip music and a seedy sea creature underworld and you have a horror musical that even Terrance Zdunich can appreciate. The film is in Polish, but there are plenty of subtitles to get us by. Although I personally found it very entertaining that many of the songs lyrics come out looking like bad google translations, what with feeling something in their kidneys and such. Or better yet, the happily sung song about sadness at a wedding. Much of this movie is being torn between humor and horror at regular intervals. To be honest I'm really hoping that Zdunich is in talks with the filmmakers to Americanize and take The Lure on the road. After all, Silver and Golden were headed this way before love got in the way. For the sake of experiencing a truly original twist on a well known story make sure you experience this once in a lifetime ode to fish love, a sick twist on the Disney tale, with ultimate sacrifice, and blood. The Lure should be ripping out throats and hearts everywhere.