Friday, July 2, 2010

Something to look forward to...

Finally, another horror movie with balls appears to be coming to our shores. Srpski Film (a.k.a. The Serbian Film) apparently wowed (and disgusted) everyone at the SXSW Film Festival in March - pushing the boundaries popularized by the new genre of Hostel-like horror films even farther. Mixing the shady side of the porno industry with the underground snuff-film world, the basic idea is not exactly new (anyone thinking Hardcore or 8mm here?), evidently however, the level of violence, gore, and all-around nastiness the film wallows in, is. Lots of taboos get burned in this one... seriously, read some of the reviews out there... necrophilia, infanticide, perverse torture, mutilation. It's a horror fan's fucking Golden Corral buffet. Screenwriter Srdjan Spasojevic bravely fielded questions after the film's Austin premiere, framing the movie as an angry reaction to the country’s rampant censorship laws (not surprisingly the film has yet to play in its native country). Sure, fine. Regardless of the creators' political stance, I'm always searching for movies with that "why-am-I-watching-this" vibe and this sounds like a winner. Check out the preview trailer on Bloody Disgusting (it's pretty solid) or look it up on IMDb. I'll still champion August Underground as the sickest thing I've ever seen on celluloid but bring on the the competition Serbia!

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