128. National Lampoons Animal House
My fancy dress for next week sorted. Theme is COLLEGE FRAT PARTY
This has always been a Friedkin film that has intrigued me. I liked the idea of it more than watching it, needless to say my curiosity got the better of me. Burns (Pacino) is asked to go undercover to help solve brutal murders within New Yorks gay community. This operation sees Burns infiltrate the scene through s and m bars and nervously flirting with men to the point of him becoming jaded with his own reality as he spirals deeper and deeper into his task.
This is a good but middle of the road thriller and is most certainly is an acquired taste, you’ll see why with the opening scene. The film falls apart towards the climax of the film and I couldn’t help wonder that some post production tinkering went on. You’re left with an ambiguous look to the camera from Burns in the final scene which leaves you with the question of who really was the killer?
I have always loved Friedkins direction and this almost plays like a homosexual gialli, substituting the care free women for leather clad men.