Monday, April 1, 2013

The Watch of Death.

El Reloj De La Muerte (aka "The Watch of Death") is the weirdest movie I've watched yet. The entire movie is a 1 hour & 40 minute schizophrenic experience shot on video. The entire movie is just unbelievably fucking weird. What were the filmmakers thinking (and sniffing) while making this!?

In Reloj De La Muerte, we meet a man named Alberto (Rodolfo Infante) who drinks a lot, has flings with all kinds of chicks (from work & outside of work!), loves to blow all of his hard-earned money on gambling and at home he yells at his wife (Rebeca Silva) & his chubby/good hearted son Juanito. One day after visiting fucked up dad at work, Juanito sees a mysterious-looking man in all black (Luis Aguilar) holding a 'precious watch' (plastic $5 dollar watch). The mysterious-looking man in all black looks directly at Juanito and then throws the watch in the middle of the street so that he can take it. Juanito then runs to the street to take the watch and is then runner over by a speeding car.

Alberto feels awful after the death of Juanito and he expects more terrible things to happen to him. Sure enough, a lot of bad things actually do happen to him— really bad & really weird things to be exact. All these things happen to Alberto because of that fucking watch his son had acquired right before his death. Now exactly what kind of bad & weird stuff is happening to Alberto? Well, he begins to see see bloody dead bodies in his bathroom, his employees turn into zombies, and he's almost killed by Batman, Catwoman & Penguin (seriously).

What's funny about Reloj De La Muerte is that despite all this ridiculously weird shit going on, it actually tries to be serious at times. After a hard drunken night, our main character Alberto walks into an alley and meets up with drug addicts—he lectures the addicts about the dangers of drugs & tells them they should do something meaningful in their life instead and to make up with anyone that they have betrayed. One of the drug users then stands up and says Alberto is right and that he will get off drugs so that he can go take care of his jefecita (mom). He even thanks Alberto for the lecture he gave. So preachy & serious, huh? Another serious moment is when Alberto is running around his neighborhood on fire and after some sort of rebirth/retribution—he ends up back home just fine and discovers that his wife was visited by an angel. They both then pray to Jesus Christ and start to feel better about themselves. I pretty much lost it there because I felt the movie was slowly turning Christian or somethin'. Now that I think about it, it's like almost every Xorge Noble movie I've watched has some sort of moral lesson to it. Was this intended perhaps?

El Reloj De La Muerte is definitely worth looking into because like I said before, it is a 1 hour & 40 minute schizophrenic experience shot on video. This experience is surely to be enjoyed by everyone that is into weird horror obscurities. Now do not let the lack of English make you turn away from the movie and just enjoy what you see on your screen and don't even worry about what they're saying. Also, don't acquire cheap watches from the streets or the Alameda Swap Meet because they might just fucking kill you. Seriously. 


If you're in love with the Terminator theme song then you're gonna enjoy El Reloj De La Muerte even more so since that song plays over & over through out the whole movie.