Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Conrad Brooks, Dave Workman, Jill Denny, Nathan Day
Director: Jerry Williams
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
A researcher investigating the tormented dreams of insomnia patients discovers a terrifying connection with all of her subjects. They all dream of a murderous clown called Purvos. Further research leads her to the horrifyi... more »
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AverageJoe | Tuscaloosa, AL | 09/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Now, don't get me wrong. This isn't a five star movie the way Star Wars or Frankenstein or even Night of the Living Dead is a five star movie.
Purvos was made for next to nothing and has all of the blemishes you might expect of a movie made on the very, very cheap. I'm giving it five stars, though, because it's fun. It's a hoot. It's very, very enjoyable if--and it's a big if--you love and appreciate fringe, seat of your pants cinema.
I've watched Purvos a couple of times and the second time I had nightmares directly related to the story, so I've got to say that the film reached me in a visceral way.
I urge you to check out clips on youtube before deciding whether you'd like to buy this film. If you like the clips, you'll like the movie.
Purvos simply fun, not a film-school example for a USC class
M. J. Zimmer | Kentucky United States | 07/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie can't help but bring a smile to your face, unless you are a beret-wearing/coffee shop-haunting film purist that must find meaning in every last frame of a movie.
Writer Director Jerry Williams, who is known for other works such as Misadventures in Outer Space and Zeppo, has his own style, which is a fusion of sci-fi, horror, comedy, and low budgets in the vein of things such as Troma. His opus Purvos is highly disturbing on many levels, with the themes of incest and the demented maniac in the clown-like mask (Okay, it does look a little like a scarecrow mask, but I'll not quibble.)
There are hot girls, fetish moments, disgusting come-uppance scenes (make sure you are not eating anything meaty towards the end of the film), and there are some solid actors in it such as Nathan Day.
No, it is highly probable that you will not see this film being discussed at length at a USC film class. So what. It's entertainment, and at the least it is a bit original in an age where Hollywood can't conceive of anything beyond a remake, a comic book movie, or a sequel.
have fun, keep it simple, and enjoy the mad, mad world of Jerry Williams.
LeviDevi "Bubman" | Frankfort, KY USA | 05/22/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The fact that I am the FIRST to rate this movie should tell you something. Basically, it's about incest, paranormal happenings, REAL bad acting, and masks. Where the clown part comes in escapes me. Purvos is played uninspiringly by Conrad Brooks who runs the acting gauntlet from A to A-minus. He has the screen presence of a can of corn. Of course if all you think an actor has to do to portray a serial killer is cry "mommy" and roll his eyes around, I guess he nailed that. This cheapie independent entry comes from Brain-Damage Video (and you will be if you watch any of their movies). Shot direct-to video, I'm sure the budget for the movie was probably $250.00.
Awful; plain awful. And for those of you who want even more needless knowledge, the movie was directed by Jerry Williams. Run time is 74 minutes and it is unrated. All copies should be pulled and the distributor of the film beaten over the head with them. Again, Amazon should think about "Zero" star ratings because this one doesn't deserve one-eighth of a star.