Deutsche Horrorfilme • Horror
Controversial German filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit (Nekromantik, Nekromantik 2) takes you into the twisted mind of a deranged sex killer in the last of his feature films to date, 1993's deeply disturbing Schramm.
Lothar Schramm, the so-called "Lipstick Killer", lies dying in a pool of blood and paint. As he expires, fragments of his life flash before his eyes - his uneasy friendship with the prostitute that lives next door (Nekromantik 2's Monika M); the brutal slaughter of a pair of doorstep evangelists whose bodies he poses in obscene fashion; his unhealthy pastime of hammering nails into his own manhood.
Told in an entirely non-linear fashion, Jörg Buttgereit's Schramm - with its nightmarish hallucinatory sequences involving severed limbs and gaping, sharp-toothed female genitalia - comes about as close as a film can get to transporting you directly into the world of a sick, disordered mind.