Premutos - Der gefallene Engel Review

Movie: Premutos - Der gefallene Engel
By: Maniac E
Date: January 30, 2012

Ittenbach - The name for Gore Galore

Ever Wonder what could have happened if Peter Jackson and the legendary, Andreas Schnaas had gotten together to co-direct an outrageously morbid splatter-piece (with humorous dubbing) that would impress, if not shock even the most hardened of gorehounds? Me either, but if such a thing had ever happened, such a love-child of exploitation would have no doubt, been named 'Premutos. Der gefallene Engel’.

As it would turn out, Lucifer is not the only fallen Angel, in fact, he's not even the first. There have been two others. This apocalyptic tale revolves around the first to get a swelled head and turn on God. The Lord of the living-dead, Premutos has been summoned to wreak bloody havoc on humankind, off and on throughout history. Then there's Matthias. This poor guy has been plagued with traumatizing visions all week. Every time Matthias gets banged up, he's temporarily transported to certain era's involving Premutos, including the middle ages, the crucifixion and World War II. And considering how much the hapless Matthias gets banged up, it's been quite a week.


These flashbacks also speak of atrocities of the future, and when Matthias's homeless-looking/military-enthusiast father throws some book into the equation, Premutos's, somehow, is able to return to Earth (I never said it was coherent), along with the living dead, leading to the ultimate apocalyptic bloodbath, or at least something similar. Ittenbach must have thought a war with the living dead isn’t possible without any death to go along. Let this just be the thing he created and wanted to provide to us.


Then there's the gore, let's talk about that for a second. I, for one, am extremely impressed. We're talking non-stop, jaw-dropping gore, not quite as gory as Dead Alive, but what is? Actually, Premutos isn’t all that far off. Probably the 4th or 5th goriest movie I've seen. Cheap, and excessive to the point of cheesiness (not unlike the acting), and I wouldn't have it any other way. The effects are cruel looking and just nasty at some points. Ittenbach did go all balls out for this one.


There is so much gooey nastiness in this film, I don't even know where to begin. Body parts chopped, bitten and chewed. People gutted, heads and limbs loped off, people smacked around with their own limbs, faces and flesh torn off. Death by bullet (many exploding heads), throats slit, chainsaw after chainsaw, knife, machete and pickax (and normal axe). You name it, this flick has it, and the blood flows freely. If you consider yourself a gorehound, your collection will never be complete without Premutos.


Where the Burning Moon is a movie with a darker and more sinister feel to it, is this more of a movie where you can look at more lightly. Ittenbach uses a more funny undertone for this movie but what a swell little movie this is. Really, just a pitch-black delight, no matter how you look at it. As a long-time collector of the gory and the obscure, finding something this hardcore makes all that searching well worth it. As far as 90's B-horror goes, Premutos is just about as good as you're going to find, not that that's saying much, considering the 90's was the worst period in B-history, (the dark ages) if you will. For more morbid apocalyptic Horror, Burial Ground or Leif Jonker's Darkness should do just fine, although, neither are near as much fun as Premutos. I can't recommend this inept gore-fest enough.



Image quality

The image quality is poor to say the least. Colors look faded and blur into each other. Nothing really worth seeing here.


Well with the orginal Germany language track on here it still feels dubbed over and out of sync.


The disc has over an hour of extras including a two part begind the scenes and other Ittenbach trailers.


Well the movie isn't for everyone but it fits together the bad image quality and sound are just there for the complete picture. This is an over the top gorefest isn't about to hide anything. The Filmfreak release is alot better than the US release of this movie.



Premutos - Der gefallene Engel


Premutos - Der gefallene Engel


Olaf Ittenbach






Fidelis Atuma, Heiko Bender and Anke Fabre