Crazy Lips Reviews
The psychics are really a cult dedicated to bringing a god of some sort to earth, and they're going to accomplish it through a regimen of sex, humiliation, and resurrecting the spirits of the headless murder victims. They come to dominate the family, but they also find out that the main character has her own psychic powers when the headless ghosts start killing for her. And then the woman does a bad musical number shortly after a detective has his head twisted at her behalf. Meanwhile, the psychic reveals that the brother is innocent and the killer is a woman... or maybe more than one woman. Soon, a secret task force is watching the family through their television set. The woman in the task force speaks English (more or less), likes large guns and sings "The Star Spangled Banner." It all culminates in a running karate battle that includes axes, baseball bats and a scalping when the brother shows up, and that monster-god is coming...
"Crazy Lips" is played for black humor as much as shock value. It's very much in the vein of Takashi Miike's "Visitor Q," and people who couldn't stomach that notorious flick should probably avoid "Crazy Lips" as well. The narrative style is bizarre, twisting and turning like some kind of half-lucid nightmare. There's a good deal of graphic violence, though much is left to the viewer's imagination via the strategic use of red flashes at key moments of potential gore (which is in limited supply in this film). There's also a lot of sexual innuendo and somewhat graphic sex scenes, so this is definitely not one for those who are shocked senseless by things like a mother and daughter holding their second daughter in place while forcing her to have sex with a dead man hanging by a noose. You have been warned!
If you can tolerate that sort of thing, though, "Crazy Lips" is a very good reality-gone-mad flick. It's not quite as well-done, nor as graphic, as "Visitor Q," but definitely worth a watch by those who enjoy watching things melt in a hallucinatory fashion.
A mother and 2 sisters seek the help of a psychic couple to prove that their brother hasn't followed their father's footsteps and become a murderer. Sounds fairly straight forward huh? Add to that kung fu, necrophilia, rape, a musical number, sexy dancing newscasters and lots of weirdness and most folks would be throwing their remote at the TV. Not me though, I quite dug it. Sure it's strange, but it's consistently entertaining and certainly unpredictable to say the least. Now I got to watch the sequel, Gore From Outer Space!
To cut to the chase-it's a masterpiece of disturbance.
This movie is over the edge of any I've experienced in years.
Shock and awe.
You and your movie comrades will laugh all the way through.
A movie not to be missed by late night horror fiends.
Well, for me it went wrong with the rape scenes. Not one, not two, not even three, but many rape scenes. These scenes serve no real purpose other than to amuse, and I'm sorry but I just can't find this entertaining.
Folks with an interest in the weirdest sort of thing cinema has to offer, and who are interested in exploitation/shock films might find this interesting. It's sort of like Takashi Miike at his strangest but without the talent. Everyone else should already have a pretty good idea from the first two paragraphs of this review that this is definitely not something they'd want to see.