>I am looking for films that follow the pattern of Robert Wiene's ORLAC'S
>HANDS (1924) or Maurice Renard's original novel: Somebody is influenced by
>organs he got from a transplantation, e.g. haunted by the evil spirit of the
>Of course, there are the "official" remakes: Mad Love, The Hands of Orlac
>(starring Christopher Lee), Hands of a Stranger (1962).
>Then there is Body Parts (1991, Jeff Fahey) and Blink (Madeline Stowe). I
>heard of some Italian horror films and a Tales From the Crypt-episode, as
>well as an episode from Carpenter/Hooper's Body Bags, but could not get a lot
>of information on this.
>I am trying to work out the influence Wiene's film had on the development
>of the thriller/horror genre as well as the implications/themes of this
>particular story: why is it so popular, what basic anxieties does it touch?
>Any suggestions are welcome.
I recently watched a really rotten film called LIFEBREATH (P.J.
Posner, 1997) featuring the one and only mr sad-eyes Luke Perry.
Looked like a TV movie, though. Horrid romantic story about mr. Perry
looking for girl to kill, so that his dying wife can have a lung
transplant. He finds a victim (a cold hearted real-estate broker),
kills her and gets a cold-hearted wife. Truly awful.
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