Discopath (2013) reviews and overview

 

‘Disco isn’t dead, but you just might be’

Discopath is a 2013 Canadian comedy horror feature film directed by Renaud Gauthier (Aquaslash). The movie stars Jérémie Earp-Lavergne, Sandrine Bisson, and Ivan Freud. Original title: Discopathe

Plot:

In the mid-1970s, Duane Lewis is a man who transforms into a crazed serial killer whenever he catches the relentless rhythm of disco!

As Duane flees New York, desperate to escape the disco craze, his murderous tendencies explode again in a whirlwind of bloody violence and groovy beats…

Reviews:

“The gore effects are excessive and over the top, but the film as a whole is never as shower-inducingly off-putting as the movies Gauthier is trying to emulate. It’s a love letter to the kind of trash cinema young cinephiles in the VHS era often grew up with, with sharp, consistently funny writing and a game cast who aren’t afraid to come across as goofy.” Dork Shelf

“In spite of its flaws, Discopath still manages to be an extremely cool little movie. It is impossible for me not to like with its irresistible nostalgic genre charm aping the early 80’s golden age of the slasher sub-genre with much genuine love for it rather than coming off as something just faux lacking the authenticity that some so-called love letters do with no passion for the material.” Cinematic Shocks

“Perhaps writer-director Renaud Gauthier – who clearly has a lot of affection for his inspiration – could have sacrificed some of the super-styled slo-mo sequences in favour of characterisation. Or story. Or intentional humour. Or anything to distinguish his production beyond the flares and hair and boring gore.” Rock n Reel

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