Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Keep My Grave Open

(1976) *

Reclusive and eccentric Leslie Fontaine lives in a remote Southern mansion next to a cemetery with her never-seen brother, Kevin.  The incestuous siblings like their privacy and shun the outside world.  The abusive Kevin plays mind games with Leslie who only wants his “love” (shudder).  Meanwhile as a sword-wielding serial killer dressed like a civil war solider (?) slices up the denizens of their small community Leslie begins to wonder if her brother is responsible.

My rating might have been slightly higher had I not viewed a terrible copy from one of those 50-pack movie sets when I was desperate for something to watch.  Keep My Grave Open was directed by S.F. Brownrigg who is best known for the schlocky ‘Don’t Look in the Basement’ and ‘Don’t Open the Door’ films.  True those other films had some b-level charm Keep My Grave Open is somewhat of a bore-fest.  Although there are a few good sequences including a woman hiding in a small shed as she attempts to dodge a sword randomly poking through the walls, there is not enough here to sustain attention.  Perhaps a pristine copy of the film would make it more enjoyable but I’m guessing probably not.


AC said...

clearly not in the sbig category. sounds dreadful!

Octopunk said...

He should’ve stuck with “Don’t” titles. Like “Don’t Keep My Grave Open” or “Don’t Go in the Graveyard” or “Don’t Get Stabbed By That Sword."

Catfreeek said...

As in "don't" watch this movie.