• Released
  • February 11, 1988
  • 1 hr 46 min
  • Horror
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Epidemic Synopsis
Two filmmakers (Lars von Trier, Niels Vorsel) find ideas for a horror movie.
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80

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
Basically an experimental psychodrama, Epidemic has a pleasingly slapdash, underground quality that recalls early Fassbinder and Wenders --...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
Epidemic will never be confused with von Trier's great films. But it is an intriguing introduction to his later cinematic obsessions.
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60

Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
Aside from the Pirandellian games and some interplay of different film stocks there isn't much going on here, though von Trier rewards the...
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The scenes from Epidemic have the high-contrast look of a 1920s horror film, are in English (much of it badly dubbed) and feature images...
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