Tourism is booming at the Pension Alpenrose. After a dying in an accident, Karin returns as one of the undeads. In a cinema owned by a Nazi widow where the past is mourned, she brings the dead back to life.
The Child of the Dead is a radical film about cannibalism. Using the "heimat" genre (a kind of family melodrama) as a reference, the film presents a cocktail of conventions found in literature, theatre and the horror/vampire genre. On the surface, it takes the form of silent film. This deliberately vulgar and clumsy horror comedy evokes an atmosphere of disorientation. Shot on Super 8, the image appears rough like a film from the old days. [JANG Byungwon]
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