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Apartment Zero

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  • Apartment Zero
  • Author: Martin Donovan and David Koepp
  • Director: Martin Donovan
  • Producer: Stephen J. Cole and Ezequiel Donovan
  • Year: 1988
  • Country: UK, Argentina
  • 124 minutes
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Set in modern day Buenos Aires, the film centers around a relationship between two emotionally crippled roommates. Adrian is a lonely sociopath who is forced to rent his insane mothers room due to poor ticket sales at his revival movie theater. Jack, the new roommate, appears normal enough at first but it soon becomes apparent that he is hiding something. As their friendship develops, Adrian suppresses his suspicions that Jack may be the government mercenary turned serial killer who has been terrorizing the city. The other eccentric residents of the building begin to worry as Adrian shows increasing signs that his mothers insanity may be hereditary. The shocking climax of this twisted tale of deceit, perversion and murder reveals the darker side of the human psyche

Qvamp says:

Though the two main characters have a relationship that is charged with sexual/intimate energy, they do not ever come out and say that it is a gay relationship. However, there is at least one bisexual male character, a gay pickup and a transsexual in this movie.

This movie is not for everyone, and attempts to show the real political environment of Buenos Aires at the time, as well as show the climate for queers there. It is an intense homoerotic psycho-drama.

Rating B
Queer Vampire Rating B+
Amount of Gay Content affection


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By: TraceWIII ( tracewiii@yahoo.com )
Overall Rating: A+     Queer thriller Rating: A+    

Based on a true story that still makes people in one South American nation shiver (from what I have read repeatedly), this movie has one of those incredible 'queer horror' scenes that made Hart Bochner the man I want to **** and kill me! He is a hitman trying to escape Buenos Aires. He goes to the airport and searches for someone who resembles him, whom he finds, then in a hotel room murders him (off-screen, damn it!) and takes his I.D. in his escape attempt. ****ing hot and horrifying! Trace Worthington III, Denton, Texas


By: halshot4u ( hep4hal@yahoo.com )
Overall Rating: B     Queer thriller Rating: A    

I rated the general portion a B because of the subject matter. Its part of life. I know becauise I've lived it' I have a socialpath living with me right now as I write this, hes in the other room.
The Queer horror rating of an A- is given as the movie was so well written and directed, it takes the viewer on a journey into reality.



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