Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Cannibal

Wow, I just finished watching a movie that drifted on my Netflix account for months and was sent due to the fact that I wasn’t paying attention to my que, otherwise I would have continued to push it back in place because it didn’t SEEM amazing because I have been out of my movie loop… Well, this kicked me in the ass. This is a close story to the cannibal influenced murder by Armin Meiwes, and was damn impressive.



The plot of this movie is simply put and only documenting what is known during the time of the murder, so it is not in depth but rather straight to the point. Also a nice highlight to keep in mind is that this film is similar to Nekromantik in some style, especially because there is very limited dialogue as the movie is meant to be a visual piece.

In the movie you follow ‘The Man’ (who is meant to be Armin) place multiple online ads in attempt to find a person that understands his fetish for flesh and will allow him to kill and devour ‘The Flesh’. After many failed attempts, ‘The Man’ finally finds another gay interested man and after detailed discussion it is decided that they should meet and have their finale in Armin’s home, where they complete their desires.

This movie is not for the easily offended or homophobic because you will see a lot of blood, and a lot of dick… This is unfortunate because I know people that would love the gore in this film, but would turn their cheek at the first site of cock. Seriously, the gore in this film absolutely amazed me, and I am a total special effects critic. The gore alone is a solid reason to give this a view, but for a unique story you will have to go in with an open mind otherwise it will be hard to follow the plot. I was far from expecting what I was going to see because I did not know the story in detail, so for me it was very exciting as this was my first view of how things happened during the actual murder. If you are feeling open, watch it!

10 comments:

Caunedhiel said...

Awesome! I will add this to my queue. One of my all-time favorites is American Werewolf in London. A very simple story, but the makeup FX amazes me everytime!

Balberith said...

Yeah the effects are just amazing to me. Its not a splatter move through out, its more of a twisted love/fetish that leads to the gore ending. I won't spoil anything for you, and don't try and do it yourself either! Definitely give it a view with a clear mind, and if you don't know any of the background from the real crime then the movie is really great

Caunedhiel said...

Okay, I watched this last night & it was great! It doesn't surprise me a European director made this... an American one never would have touched this story. I really liked the story, it was a fresh spin. And it was based on true events! Pretty insane! It was like watching gay porn, so I can see why most people couldn't handle it. The gore in it really upset me (which surprised me). Maybe because I was not feeling well before I watched it? I know a few people who will LOVE this one!

Caunedhiel said...

Hey, what was I npot supposed to do myself?

Balberith said...

Haha I was saying not to read up on the story to much and spoil things for yourself. Yeah it was a little uncomfortable staring at dick every 10 seconds, but I would suspect it is close to the actual events so that is hopefully why gay cock was in my face throughout the film haha.

Yes, the death was ridiculously realistic... I still think that the actor was killed on screen because of how seamless the gore was haha.

Caunedhiel said...

LOL! I have a sick mind. So, I imagined you were telling me NOT to try this at home...filleting people. haha!

I couldn't find anything on the film, except for IMDB. The director is female, which is a nice surprise. Chris is dying to see this, by the way. I am saving it for him to watch. And, so far, this is the most vile piece I have watched. I've never used that to describe a horror film, either.

Balberith said...

Yeah it is definitely an unforgettable piece. Hopefully you get Nekromantik soon!

wintah said...

i wanna see! you should bring it next time you come over. we can watch it and when the boys wander upstairs for food and beer they'll think we're watching gay porn! lol!

Balberith said...

Yeah as long as you remind me I will bring it with mah HOPEFULLY this weekend

beedubelhue said...

This was just the right combination of gay and gore to effectively turn my stomach.In other words,it worked!Not to mention,the eater bore a striking resemblance to one of my friends.Terrible stuff.Great stuff.