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Premutos: The Fallen Angel (1997)

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Premutos The Fallen Angel‘ is a German horror film with an emphasis on splatter and gore, and it contains a deep undercurrent of dark comedy. It was written and directed by Olaf Ittenbach, and its German title is ‘Premutos – Der gefallene Engel‘.

Olaf Ittenbach has managed to gather a cult following amongst gore-hounds, and his cinematic signature is low-budget films full of extreme gore and splatter.

Premutos: The Fallen Angel‘ actually features Ittenbach in the lead role as a man who starts investigating the legend of the fallen angels. He starts reading a book on Premutos, the first of the fallen angels, whose spirit still stalks the earth in human hosts, and (for reasons that we will leave you to discover yourself) he manages to accidentally summon Premutos who promptly proceeds to possess him, and he ends up leaving a trail of murder and undead corpses in his wake. Whoops!

This is often held up to be the best of Ittenbach’s splatter films, and after a relatively slow start the action on screen builds up to be a gore-fest on a par with Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive. There is literally ‘red’ everywhere.

‘Premutos: The Fallen Angel’ posters and box art

Premutos: The Fallen Angel (1997)

Nice arty cover for a DVD release, gives it a dark and gritty feel.

Premutos Der gefallene Engel

At the other end of the spectrum, this cover throws ‘art and design’ out the window and gives you exactly what you will be getting, a true stomach churning gore-fest. This is a real ‘give ’em what they want’ approach.

Premutos Der gefallene Engel

Premutos: The Fallen Angel (1997)

Watch the trailer for ‘Premutos: The Fallen Angel‘:

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