Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Howl (1969)


After being released from jail for political protests, Anita forsakes her schedule bound fiance only to embark on an extraordinary adventure with a man she's just met. The comically absurd fellow, whom she later christens "Coso", seems to invite haphazard incidents.

From encounters with a noxious motel employee and his talking rodent companion, who's establishment provides the viewer a glimpse at many sexual exhibitionists at play. To a tree dwelling cannibal family, who's leader has a fondness for 18th century powdered wigs.

And that is just the tip of the iceburg when it comes to describing the many odd characters rampant in this film. The first half is giggle worthy, while the later half of the film takes on a more political tone. Where our duo face a wind-up toy dictator, and lead a sanitarium revolt.

In Conclusion :

I enjoy surreal films for the subliminal imagery. And baffling plots riddled with hidden information, just waiting for the the viewer to decipher.

This film is as much of an adventure for the viewer as it is for our eccentric characters.
Highly reccomended!

Screen Captures: (All Screen Caps are taken by me, please do not use without my permission.)