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Movie Details

Title:   Mausoleum
Director:   Michael Dugan
Year:   1983
Genre:   Possession
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.10.05

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
09.10.05Alamo DowntownThis Screening is part of event: QT6
So after Beyond Evil pretty much sapped me of all my energy and logic, i was looking to Mausoleum to re-energize me. QT got up on stage and basically said that Mausoleum was the exact same as Beyond Evil but without the good acting.

uh oh.

Now, back in July when Lars and Harry put on an all-nighter horror-thon, the tantalizing unknown of which film they were going to show next kept me going, especially since Harry mentioned that the title of the last film was so amazingly perfect that it had to be great (the title was "Devil Fetus" and indeed, in a certain sense of the word, it was great). Tonight though... knowing i was going to have to be back here at 5pm to start Australian Night, and confronted with basically watching a worse version of the slow-moving movie i'd just sat through... well, I'd be lying if i said my fortitude wasn't tested. I started thinking about my bed with its memory foam, started thinking about that feeling i still get when i wake up to my alarm just to turn it off and go back to sleep. All this stuff started bubbling up as Mausoleum, which had even less of a plot than Beyond Evil, started playing.

Luckily, there was nudity.

Not only is there nudity but there were monstrous snapping breasts that ate a guy's pecs.

When QT, a guy who seems to love something about even the worst movies, says that he didn't give a shit what happened until the last 15 minutes of this movie... well, thoughts of McDonald's breakfast and being able to stretch my ass muscles out and get out of the damn seat started pulling my eyelids down.

There was one great scene in this movie though. There's a black housemaid that has to go up into the haunted-esque room and her lines are so awesome. something akin to "I ain't been this nervous since I been black", "There's some strange shit going on in this house","No more grievin, I'm leavin", and "I got religion."

Now... I did not fall asleep. I didn't. Not once. During the last fifteen minutes though, I was nodding and dazing pretty hardcore. These were the dark times of the night... the times when i thought my hardcoredness would fail me and i betray my love and fall asleep during a movie. Luckily, the movie ended and they were selling Redbull.

Looking back, there seems to be some pretty great elements to this movie... maybe if it was shown instead of Beyond Evil I would've responded more to it, but as it was i was a bit too tired to enjoy it.
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