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He Never Died (2015)

Review by CJ

Director:
Jason Krawczyk

Starring:
Henry Rollins, Kate Greenhouse, Jordan Todosey

Other notable appearances:
Booboo Stewart, Steven Ogg

Running time:
99 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Pulp Fiction, From Dusk Till Dawn, Planet Terror

 

Immortal cannibal Jack has his life turned upside down by the daughter he never knew he had. When his past catches up with her, Jack must decide whether or not to put aside his life of bingo and sleep to save her.

He Never Died feels like an homage to most of Tarantino’s films. It’s gritty, has very dry dark humour, doesn’t always answer the questions it creates, but is inexplicably enjoyable.

The dialogue is very funny and dry. In particular, Jack’s concisely worded and naive dialogue injects a lot of dark humour.

He Never Died has quite an interesting story with a decent plot twist, despite many things being shown but never explained and a lot happening with no real character or plot developments. I was left with far more questions about what happened in He Never Died than I started with, but it didn’t particularly affect my enjoyment of the film.

I don’t feel He Never Died has a lot of rewatch value, but it was an interesting film to see one. Well worth a look if you enjoy dark comedies with horror themes and a lot of graphic, but not particularly gratuitous, gore.

Rating:

“Have you seen a young lady with a lip ring in here today?”
“What’d she look like?”
“A young lady with a lip ring.”

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