Blood Simple (1984) M Emmett Walsh, Dan Hedaya, John Getz, Frances MacDormand
Tagline: Dead in the heart of Texas.
A chilling black "comedy" in the who-gets-to be-dead-next tradition.
It's been said that when blood is involved, nothing is simple.
Dark and oddball is quite a niche to be carved.
In a nut shell:
When you kill something, you might want to make sure that it stays dead.
This is the the first Indie film produced by the Coen brothers. Their movies are somehow always impossibly magical and bizarre, with more twists than a licorice stick.
Their trademark curve ball, when you expect a fast ball, is also in evidence in this debut motion picture. They are famous for exploring a dark universe where their characters are plunged into strange intrigue and an even stranger world which is forever revolving outside their grasp, with no way visible for them to cope, yet somehow they do... consequences be damned.
Greed and adultery and murder produce an icy concoction but some folks are mighty thirsty for this irredeemable brew and can hardly wait to chug it down. Chilled to the bone, of course.
Tense and facinating, gut wrenching and unpredictable.
Some hearts are beyond cold. Some are sub zero.
Dark as pitch and nastier than sin has a right to be.
Definately not a film for granny-O or the Cinderella set.