Friday, July 23, 2010
Fucked up-ness 5/5
This short film is fucked. Like fucked to the 2nd power. The the horror equivalent of pi with limitless fucked up-ness. Pythagoras would have a hard time coming up with a new theorem in order to find something as equally as fucked up.
The film jarringly opens with the sounds of a car accident which then cuts briefly to the scene. We are then led to the inside of a hospital as patients and those not so fortunate to still be alive are wheeled through.
One of those not so fortunates is shown with a couple of morticians with one in particular, being far too enamored with his handiwork. Slicing open a man's chest and rearranging his innards, this is clearly someone who is overly interested in his subjects.
Returning to the scene later, we see him again, this time with a female corpse. Bodily defilement continues and when that does not satiate him, he goes one step further into full on copulation. And he takes pictures of his encounter for future reference. If that wasn't enough, he takes a souvenir from the women and whips it up in a blender when he gets home, then feeds it to his dog. Pan the camera to the same woman's picture and write-up in the obituary. El fin.
Apparently the film explores necrophilia in all its nastiness and brutishness. Its in your face from start to finish and its meant to be that way to convey those qualities. I couldn't help but think there was another subtext going on. Namely, the overall lack of respect for people. But maybe I'm looking too much into it. Oh and not a single word is uttered throughout the film which only adds to its overall creepiness.
What say ye brave souls who've kept your meal from coming up (or not) and gotten through this one?
Cortez the Killer