Starring: Jason Vail, Nicholas Wilder, Sarah Schoofs, Kirstianna Mueller.
Plot: Family man Tom has seen something he can't forget, a mysterious video with an ugly secret that soon spreads into his daily life and threatens to dismantle everything around him.
My Review and Thoughts:
First off I have to say truly shockingly brilliant. I love this movie. I don't say that lightly. I don't say that often but I have to say this was an experience, an extraordinary experience of brilliance to the eyes, to the emotions, to the reality of what this movie entails.
I love movies with twisted plots. I love movies that showcase secrets, that showcase stuff that's not normal. Stuff that steeps deep into the darkness of the soul, to the subconscious mind seeking out weird, freakish, fetish type stories that linger.
What if you see something that makes something deep inside your mind open up that you thought you would never experience, that you thought you could not stoop so low to witness something so twisted and yet it seems you enjoy it.
What if you witness something that attracts and entertains and brings out emotions and sparks that you thought were not there, but deep down, it opened something.
Tom's friend Dan has brought a video, a DVD he sticks into the slot and pushes play and what has been seen as a snuff type video entertains something deep inside. Dan purchased the video online. Tom is curious because what he is seen cannot be unseen and what slowly starts to control his life, slowly starts to build up something, something that attracts, something so horrible he thought or imagined he could never be.
A truly haunting film. A film that makes you question deep inside your own mind if you saw something so extreme, something so odd, something so real, could you differentiate reality from false. Tom was your average every day worker, a wife, a kid, house, a daily routine like all other basic people but something changes after the video, for it has a awakened Tom in unthinkable ways.
This movie is very creepy, it got under my skin and into my mind. It's a psychological horror, mixed with drama and an edgier story.
This is a thought-provoking slowburn film that dare I say, mixes an erotic tension with a fetish mentality of snuff films.
A very unique independent film that steps into the dark side of edgier cinema with such classic's like Videodrome.
Gut is dark and morbid and very twisted for the mind. The direction is flawless, the script is absolutely brilliant and most of all the acting is right on. Each player makes you believe in there acting parts in vivid ways.
Elias is a new director and writer with great imagination and someone I sense becoming a new master of camera and script. If one sticks with cinema that is thick plotted and disturbingly original then I see a future of amazing cinema in Elias.
What's so weird about this movie is there is a dark erotic reality. There is a tense ordeal of pleasure in the idea of flesh. The movie Videodrome had a mix of pain with sex and entertainment, Gut is a mix of erotic urges through images of slicing the flesh and entering it.
A truly original and haunting disturbing film. Elias created a memorable piece of Independent cinema.
After each viewing Tom experiences deeper and darker settings. It builds his sex drive. Dan the computer horror movie nerd has also awoken a sleeping inner reality. He flirts, he becomes late for work and soon his life is altered as he watches hour after hour.
The twisted erotic nature, is a blatant eye fixation, an inner fetish that plays on the idea, when seen the mind wonders.
Jason Veil plays Tom. Veil gives a golden ticket of acting. I felt his pain, his desire, his haunting nature through the amazing performance he gives us. All the actors are flawless. I felt Tom's spiral downhill emotional ordeal, because Veil captured it in a believable way.
Nicholas Wilder gives us the goofy dorky character Dan that enters a situation and showcases the horror of the DVD found online. He makes his performance down to earth and gives a sad drama induced dilemma when he brings his only friend Tom into the loop he has created. Both Wilder and Veil work good together adding great believable chemistry to each character.
Truly a twisted tragic horror film of a sick demented erotic snuff film type nature that plays with the audience.
This is a modern, original, brilliant, shocking, stunning and very memorable movie. One that plays with your mind. One that attaches to your conscience. One that places you into a spiral of images and of a sadistic nature. The ending shocked me. I thought it was a brilliant film. I highly recommend it.
Elias created a film that I will recommend and also a film that will stick with me. Shockingly disturbing and truly a drama induced story, mixed with reality of horror. A believable horror that plays with the viewer in all it's twisted glory.