Shredder Orpheus: A Mite-y Movie Mention
Shredder Orpheus (1990)
Action, Horror, Science Fiction
The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is brought to a dystopian future in which skateborders oppose Hades and Persephone’s cable network.
Reasons to Watch
- Orpheus is a skateboarding guitar player–a shredder that shreds… and his band is The Shredders
- Instead of a lyre, Orpheus has a prototype lyre-esque electric guitar designed by Jimi Hendrix
- Persephone is determined to leave no scenery unchewed
- The makeup for the dead keeps changing until it’s dropped altogether
The basic Eurydice story is a fun revision that is somewhat faithful in broad strokes. After that the film flails for a bit until settling on a version of Orpheus’ death that’s all but unrecognizable.