Best Of The Film Festivals Part 8

THE STOMACH2

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve added more films to my Best Of Festivals list, so it’s about time I got stuck back in. There is more festivals happening , which means we get a lot of weird and wonderful films.

I know I won’t cover every single film, and there will probably be ones that I’ve missed that deserve to be on this list, but take comfort in the fact that every one that I have written about is going to rock your socks.

 The Stomach

If a film is strange, then I kind of have a weird attraction to it. Even a single screen-shot can be enough to suck me in and make me foam at the the mouth – this is one of those films.

the-stomach-photo-01-630-thumb-630xauto-54757The plot sounds really fucking bizarre. It’s about a man (Medium/psychic) who charges people money to come and speak to their dead loved ones.

Yes, you may be thinking, what sounds so strange about that ?, I have seen a thousand films about people talking to dead folk..well, this one is a little bit different because, in order for you to be able to speak to your dead loved ones, you have to use some sort of telescope that is stuck in his mouth – they have to looks deep inside, to his stomach, because that’s where the dead like to go….is there anything else needed to sell you on this film ???…didn’t think so.

Here is the official plot from imdb

Frank’s had enough. A spirit medium whose unique and grotesque method of channeling the dead is putting his own life at risk, he wants out. But others, in this world and the next, have plans of their own. Part body horror, part crime thriller, part ghost story, The Stomach is a unique tale of Supernatural Noir.

The Stomach is not a feature-length and has a runtime of 15 mins…gonna be a very weird 15 mins.

Cartel Land

cartel land

Some of the most shocking docs I have seen have been about Mexico, a lot of them the same, dealing with the gangs and cartels. I also believe that there is also a very strong influence on this subject with a lot of the feature films film released.

Here is the official plot from imdb

CARTEL LAND is a classic western set in the 21st century, pitting vigilantes on both sides of the border against the vicious Mexican drug cartels. With unprecedented access, this character-driven film provokes deep questions about lawlessness, the breakdown of order, and whether it is just for citizens to take up arms to fight violence with violence.

hollow

Hollow

New Vietnamese horror which will be running at this years Dallas IFF. I have not read many reviews but the ones that I have read have been pretty good. I am a huge fan of Asian horror and it’s good to see Vietnam putting themselves on the map.

The film is about an 18-year-old girl who accidentally falls into a lake and drowns. When her uncle goes to pick up her remains and bring her home he finds her very much alive. When he takes her back to their village they begin to think that something sinister has taken control and possessed her body.

 

 

Turbo Kid

turbo kidI actually thought Turbo Kid was a kids film to begin with, thats why I never put it on any of the lists. I couldn’t have been more wrong,and I hold my hands up to making stupid mistakes all the time. This film looks like insane fun to watch…. and just look at that poster!!

Check out the official plot from IMDB   

It’s 1997. In a ruined post-apocalyptic world, the orphaned Kid survives on his own through drought-ridden nuclear winter, traversing the Wasteland on his BMX, scavenging for scraps to trade for a scant supply of water. When his perpetually chipper, pink-haired new best friend Apple is kidnapped by a minion of evil overlord Zeus, the Kid summons the courage of his comic book hero and prepares to deliver turbocharged justice to Zeus, his buzzsaw-handed sidekick Skeletron, and their vicious masked army.– Written by H.Z. of Sundance.

Apologies for only informing you now.

 

Part 9 will be up in a few days which will feature more awesome films from recent or upcoming festivals from across the globe.. Thanks for reading, have yourselves a wonderful weekend.

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