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Curdled ★★½ 1995 (R)

And you thought your job sucked. Tarantino-funded dark comedy arouses interest with that tag line alone. Gore-obsessed Gabriela (Jones) gets her dream job cleaning up blood and guts with the Post-Forensic Cleaning Service and becomes obsessed with serial killer to the rich Paul (Baldwin), who is keeping her company hopping with one beheading after another. Cultishly violent pic culminates in a tango by the gruesome twosome around a murder scene. Tarantino spotted Jones, starring in Brad-dock's original student short, while touring with “Reservoir Dogs” and borrowed her for “Pulp Fiction,” only to return the favor by exec producing this interesting feature debut. Soundtrack adds spice to the formaldehyde flavor. 87m/C VHS, DVD . Angela Jones, William Baldwin, Mel Gorham, Barry Cor-bin, Bruce Ramsay, Daisy Fuentes, Lois Chiles, Carmen Lopez; D: Reb Braddock; W: John Maass, Reb Braddock; C: Steven Bernstein; M: Joseph Julian Gonzalez.