VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

MASTERS OF HORROR: HOMECOMING

V' 06

MASTERS OF HORROR: HOMECOMING

Joe Dante
USA, 2005
Fiction, 60min, OF

MASTERS OF HORROR: HOMECOMING

Joe Dante
USA, 2005
Fiction, 60min, OF

Actors: 
Jon Tenney
Robert Picardo
Thea Gill
Screenplay: 
Sam Hamm nach der Kurzgeschichte «Death and Suffrage» von Dale Bailey
Sound: 
Kris Fenske
Camera: 
Attila Szalay
Editor: 
Marshall Harvey
Composer: 
Hummie Mann
Ed Shearmur
Decoration: 
David Fischer
Costume: 
Lyn Kelly

Production: 
IDT Entertainment 2950 North Hollywood Way Burbank, CA 91505, USA T 818 748 4000 info@idtes.com
World Sales: 
IDT Entertainment 2950 North Hollywood Way Burbank, CA 91505, USA T 818 748 4000 info@idtes.com
Format: 
HD
Color

Homecoming is less a horror film than a sharply satirical comedy with tragic undertones. Dante has created a political parable with genuine emotional force as well as glinting moral clarity. Zombie films, of course, have long shown a peculiar affinity for political allegory, but Dante dispenses with suggestions and symbols: His protagonist is David Murch, a cynical political operative in a highly Bushian White House whose theatrical wish on a television talk show - that his older brother, a deceased Vietnam veteran, could come back to life to vote for our current illustrious leader - is unexpectedly granted. This isn't the first time that Dante has brought politics into his work, but with Homecoming, it is no longer a question of slyly smuggling meanings into genre pieces, but of a filmmaker openly speaking his mind on a red-hot subject, something that has seldom if ever happened in Hollywood. (Dave Kehr)