Friday, 1 October 2010

Cannibal chic

Are horror movies getting sicker and sicker or is it just me? I admit I'm no horror fanatic. The last one I saw ("Wolf Creek") scared me so much I had to watch most of it through my hands.
But they do seem to be raising the bar further and further. Who actaully wants to see three hostages sewed together (mouth-to-arsehole) to form the titular 'character' in "The Human Cenipede"?
Here's my question: how many of you want to see Jorge Michel Grau's upcoming "We Are What We Are"? Never heard of it? Worry not, here's the charming synopsis sent me by the distributor ...

A middle-aged man dies in the street, leaving his widow and three children destitute. The devastated family is confronted not only with his loss but with a terrible challenge - how to survive. For they are cannibals. They have always existed on a diet of human flesh consumed in bloody ritual ceremonies... and the victims have always been provided by the father. Now that he is gone, who will hunt? Who will lead them? How will they sate their horrific hunger? The task falls to the eldest son, Alfredo, a teenage misfit who seems far from ready to accept the challenge... But without human meat the family will die. Shocking, bloody and deeply moving, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE is a remarkable reinvention of the horror genre - a visceral and powerfully emotional portrait of a family bound by a terrible secret and driven by monstrous appetites.

I hate to come over all Mary Whitehouse but ... boycott terror porn, I say.

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