Directed by: Timo Rose, Andreas Schnaas
Actors: Eileen Daly, Silke Freitag and Sascha Hartmann
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Description: Frank is a filmmaker who brings a group of actresses to a cabin in the woods to make a film. While there they stumble upon a book, a book that belongs to the Book Keeper. The book is in no way an ordinary book, as it brings demons to earth, and now Frank and his actresses are the only ones to stop them.
Review: This is the first of (currently) two movies that are directed by two of the biggest German splatter directors, Timo Rose and Andreas Schnaas. I’ve seen a bunch of their films, especially the films of Andreas Schnaas (Goblet of Gore) and “Unrated: The Movie” was bound to bring together some of their best qualities. But I think they both brought out the silliness this movie has. It’s really on a new level (or new low if you will). Hadn’t it been for the completely ridiculous comedy, who knows what a disaster this movie would’ve been. Now, it does work as a splatter, but it took atleast 50 minutes for the splatter to start, so the comedy saved it. If you remember “Evil Dead II”, you basicly know the beginning. It shows a book and a voice is telling you how bad it is. I think I also heard it referred to as “the book of the dead” at one point. And that’s not the only thing about the film that reminds you of that series, as it’s about a group of people in a cabin in the woods, and this evil book brings out demons. But all that is part of the fun if you ask me. It’s not the only movie reference you’ll find in the film either, as both Karl The Butcher from Andreas Schnaas’ series “Violent Shit” is one of the demons, and there’s also the fat zombie from “Zombi 2” and the incredible melting man. On to the story, it’s about Frank (Timo Rose), a homosexual independent film director who is on to make his first feature film along with a line of beautiful big breasted girls in a crappy house in the middle of nowhere. None of the actresses likes being near Frank because of how odd and slightly retarded he is, but also because he doesn’t seem to know much about making films. Which he really doesn’t either. Frank is the biggest comic relief in the movie, especially in one particular scene (one that happens before we know he’s gay) where he is masturbating while looking at a picture on his cellphone, and he moans the name “Andy”. This really made me giggle because I thought it was a fun and kinda hidden reference to Andreas Schnaas. But then we actually see the picture he is looking at, and it is in fact a picture of Timo Rose and Andreas Schnaas and couldn’t help myself but to burst out laughing. This was the moment where I knew how unserious this film really was. I mean, after the cartoon-ish Scooby Doo-sounds when they run and their boobs jump, of course. The comedy was however very hit and miss, sometimes it was really funny, but sometimes it just didn’t click.