It stars a cast of giallo pros, it's directed by the man who made my favorite giallo film of all time TORSO - ; the majority of his films have never let me down and it begins with one of the most surreal dream sequences I have seen in quite a while. We also see a clock with no hands lying on the floor, as well as a close-up of a man's haunting and unusual deep-blue eyes. The dream ends with Jane dead, her stomach cut open and bloody, the ugly woman turning into a mannequin, as we then see a car's POV as it slams into a tree.
Great short movies are getting lost amidst thousands of unseen little pieces out there that never get distributed.
Synapse and Fantasia film festival attempt to correct this by releasing a compilation of the best and most striking sick little shorts from the past few years.
Hopefully, there will be more of these releases. Features 13 various shorts, of which at least a handful are guaranteed to be exceptional. Stay A mainstream, subtly surreal movie with some Lynchian aspirations.
A psychiatrist tries to help a strange and suicidal college student who for some reason knows he is going to kill himself in three days time. His girlfriend, who was also suicidal in the past, tries to help, but things become more and more confusing. The movie uses many great transitions and beautifully tricky cinematography and editing that reminded me of Robert Lepage, and many subtle odd touches such as multiple twins and triplets, time-bending and time-loops, some fantasy, or pants that are too short, to drop hints of what is to come.
The ending kinda ties it all together, but not necessarily in a logical sense, and you have to think about it as a right-brain, dream-logic, emotional experience driven by human needs to extract the factual details from the rest.
Because of all this, viewers of this movie either tend to wrongfully hype this movie's genius, or discard it as empty and confusing, but it's a good movie nevertheless and beautifully put together, subtly evading the twists that experienced movie-goers will easily predict by not allowing it to fit too neatly into these theories.
A good, albeit relatively inferior companion piece to Donnie Darko, but a slightly better variation of The I Inside. A man repeatedly kills his wife only to have her come back more annoyed than ever, a family man is hypnotised into thinking he's a bird with unfortunate consequences, teenage thieves deal with a homosexual complex, a maker of crazy commercials tries to deal with annoying coworkers and husbands, and a British hit-man asks his victims their function in life via a Japanese interpreter.
Visually stunning, very entertaining but with a flawed, overlong second halfand works at several levels, one being the connecting theme of karma and accepting things in life in order to survive. Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The A unique classic that set the standard for backwoods horror dementia and atmosphere, and which has never been duplicated since.
A group of youngsters, one disabled and prone to morbid interests and childish tantrums, stay unexpectedly at an old heirloom house, and encounter an extremely demented neighbour family with deranged obsessions for the meat industry and slaughter houses.
Avoids the Hollywood teenage-horror cliches, masterfully builds a horrific and brutal atmosphere mostly thanks to a great sound design and a unique gritty style of cinematography, as well as the horrific and brutal dementia of the family, and is still very disturbing and unrelenting today.
Features an unforgettable insane dinner scene with a killer great-grandfather, and it introduced Leatherface, his human-skin-mask, and his chainsaw. Threads Of all the movies about a nuclear holocaust, this one emerges not only as one of the best, but also as the most brutally, relentlessly and mercilessly realistic.
It is actually more of a 'documentary' than a movie, and that is one of its flaws. But the terror and horrors are indescribably intense and disturbing. It's a systematic British depiction of what will happen when a nuclear war breaks out, focusing on the residents of Sheffield England from days before the attack until over a decade later when humanity has been reduced to animalistic survivors with almost no hope.
The attack itself is riveting in its intense terror, and then it deteriorates from there. Forget The Day After or Testament; this one is backed by science and an educational narrative, and holds nothing back, except that its flaw is that it focuses masochistically only on the worst case scenarios, hopping from one nightmare scene to another relentlessly without giving us much time to get to know the characters and without developing much of a story.
Its power is undeniable, however, and has shaken many to their cores. I'm not usually a fan of anthologies or the popular triptych omnibus approach to releasing short movies, but this is the most successful and delightfully strange one yet.The story is open to interpretation, but a common view is this.
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It can turn an average human being insane and change his/her life forever. The Pit and the Pendulum Themes, Symbols, and Motifs Edgar Allan Poe THE CHAMBER EXAMPLE The Chamber itself is an instrument of fear.
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