Bones

R, 96 minutes

 

The time is 1979. Jimmy Bones (Snoop Dogg) is respected and loved as the neighborhood protector. When he is betrayed and brutally murdered by a corrupt cop, Bones’ elegant brownstone becomes his tomb. Twenty-two years later, the neighborhood has become a ghetto, and his home has turned into a Gothic ruin. Four teens renovate it as an after hours nightclub, unknowingly releasing Jimmy’s tortured spirit. Its thrills and chills when blood spills when Jimmy’s ghost sets about its frightful revenge, his killers unaware of the gruesome fate that awaits them. With each new victim, the terror mounts, and Bones’ vengeance spins out of control, threatening everyone in his path, including his former lover, Pearl (Pam Grier). (2001, Ernest R. Dickerson, U.S., English, 96 min., R)

“Flavio Martinez Labiano’s silky blue cinematography owes plenty to Argento’s stained glass freak shows, deftly bridging gothic present and sepia-toned past.” — Ed Gonzalez, Slant

“As Jimmy, the rap star Snoop Dogg is every inch the sly, strutting. silky-voiced street hustler, casting malicious sidelong glances through narrowed eyes. His coldness makes him ultimately scarier than most conventional Hollywood monsters with their dripping fangs and slimy lizard fins.” — Stephen Holden, The New York Times


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