Directed by: Olaf Ittenbach
Starring: Olaf Ittenbach (Peter)
Country: Germany, European Cinema
Language: German (English Subtitles)
Genres: Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Rape-Violence against Women, Violence against Men, Serial Killers, Satanism, Religion
Plot – Spoilers:
The Burning Moon stars director Olaf Ittenbach as Peter, a disgruntled young man uninterested in work and living with his family whom he detests. After a run-in with his parents, Peter’s ordered to stay in and babysit his little sister. Hateful of the lockdown, he shoots up and begins telling his sister effed up tales designed to unnerve her. There are two tales here – the first one’s about a serial killer looking for love and the next one, a serial killing rapist priest.
The Burning Moon has some amateur acting going on – at times it looks like the crew brought in their family and friends who try hard to keep a straight face. Then there are those bit role actors who take their roles so seriously it’s almost comical – like the waiter at the restaurant when Julia and the killer are making small talk. But the odd thing with this flick is that every now and then it serves up an impressive and unexpected scene that makes it a worthwhile watch, especially if you’re into ’90s gore movies.