The Iron Rose is the 1972 horror film directed by Jean Rollin. A man and a woman meet at a wedding reception. The next day, they go on a date to a cemetery. Everything goes smoothly at first, when they decide to exit; they are unable to find it. The couple searches everywhere for the gate, but just when they think they’ve found one, it turns out to be a dead end. The young woman panics and slowly starts to become more unhinged, wanting to become one with the cemetery. Will they find the exit in time?
Think of this movie as less a horror flick with a plot and more an atmospheric mood piece. That being said, it is actually pretty good. This is hardly any overt supernatural stuff in this movie. The viewer can make up their own minds whether the woman has been driven insane or that the graveyard has a mystical influence on her. You do have to feel sorry for her boyfriend as he ends up buried alive with her in the end. Honolulu horror fans should watch this movie.
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