Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man) (Demons '95) (Of Death, of Love)
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Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man) (Demons '95) (Of Death, of Love)
Achingly romantic and creepy-funny, this funereal fantasy from the director of La Chiesa (1989) is unlike any Italian film in memory. Rupert Everett plays Francesco Dellamorte, a lonely cemetery caretaker who just wants to get out of his small town of Buffalora. His assistant and sole companion, Gnaghi (played by famed French musician Francois Hadji-Lazaro) is an overweight cretin who speaks only in grunts, and the dead people outside are rising from their graves as zombies and trying to have him for breakfast. This situation, coupled with all his other problems, gives Francesco a real… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[it is] far closer to the hermetic enigmas of Last Year in Marienbad and the snowglobe microcosms of Citizen Kane than to more generic fare, and the result is an elegantly eccentric folly - playful, perplexing and paradoxical in equal measure."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"The film leans into modern comedy, but it also passes through moments of genuine longing and even existential crisis."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"a blend of zombie gore, sex scenes, and tongue-in-cheek comedy"
‑ Christopher Null,
"A confident, creepy little horror film with a winning sense of humor, a sure feel for outrageous imagery, and a healthy mean streak."
‑ Bryant Frazer, Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
"This over-rated film has developed an undeserved cult reputation, based on a handful of good elements; ufortunately, there is no plot, so all you need to see is the trailer or, at most, the first fifteen minutes."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"...[peppered] with one incomprehensible sequence after another..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Has a satirical undercurrent that's easy to miss; I think this is where the film is most intelligent."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Overrated gross-out film. Never too gross, and never too funny."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
""Cemetery Man" (1994) is a quirky blend of romance, lust, surrealism, horror, and black comedy which transcends the work of better-known Italian horror maestros like Dario Argento thanks to its grotesquely humorous bent."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Its appeal is mostly to an audience that can appreciate its gross-out camp humor and can overlook that it's a pointless exercise."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Like Shaun of the Dead as rewritten by Eugène Ionesco.... Has the surface qualities of a spoof, but none of its comfy core."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Gets my vote for the best Italian horror movie I?ve ever seen."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)