Review: Manhattan Baby (1982)

I used all of my powers to figure out the plot in this movie. Finally I understood that the director fucked that shit up.

dvd“MANHATTAN BABY”
1982
Horror
Italy

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Christopher Connelly, Martha Taylor, Giovanni Frezza
Distributor: Shameless
Runtime: 85 mins
DVD REGION ALL

“I have to find out what it was that I saw in that tomb.”

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An American archeologist, his wife and daughter experience some trouble while in Egypt. He gets blinded by something in an ancient tomb, and his daughter gets an evil medallion from a blind woman(!). Back in New York the medallion opens a gate to the old Egypt. And something evil is lurking in that passage.

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Except for a cruel attack by some stuffed birds there was little in the gore department. After many gory movie treats in a row, Fulci serves this. A bit dissapointed I have to say. The story and plot in “Manhattan baby” is so confusing, I do not know what the hell is going on. Lots of close up eye-shots and a film that would make any editor wanting to kill himself. Good, and a bit recycled, score from Fabio Frizzi. Some nice scenery and good atmosphere helps the movie a bit. To bad, with more gore and structure to the story, this could easily have been one of the best Fulci films.

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