Sunday, 11 November 2012

30 Day Horror Challenge-Day 07: An incredibly twisted movie.

For the next 30 days, I will be giving my fingers short bursts of exercise by completing the 30 Day Horror Challenge, found here. Hopefully it will give you a bit of insight into what horror is for me. Don't forget to check back every day for a new instalment.

Day 06: An incredibly twisted movie.

Random mermaid. Casual discovery. Putting in a bathtub. Boils. Painting. Boils popping and the puss being used as paint. Borderline bestiality. Mermaid in a Manhole probably tops the list of twisted films. The basic premise is so interesting (a man finds a mermaid in the sewers, brings it back to his apartment to try nurse it back to health, but it gets more and more sick. He is fascinated and in love with it, and paints its portrait), but it is as a cheaply shot film as the fourth entry in the notorious Guinea Pig film series that twists a sadly poetic tale into one of complete macabre and disgust. Ever see Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, where we view the murders' home movies? This feels an awful lot like that. I shiver as I even remember the ooze of the mermaid's boils and sores... A truly twisted film in that it is so beautiful, but so repulsive at the same time. Not for the weak stomached, but one for the adventurous.