Tôkyô Zankoku Keisatsu
“She is the only actress in the world who can look so beautiful just standing in the midst of a gushing spray of blood.”–Yoshihiro Nishimura on Eihi Shiina
“I wouldn’t say I liked being covered in blood… [but] I really love the surrealism and beauty of these scenes, while I’m getting covered . . . → Read More: 142. TOKYO GORE POLICE (2008)
Today being the 20th of April, there’s little that could be more appropriate to share than one of Larry Carlson’s captivatingly psychedelic shorts.
“Daily ritual, absurd cycle… Every character follows his predecessor… Always… Indefinitely…”-Director’s statement
CONTENT WARNING: This short contains brief cartoon nudity.
AKA Bathory: Countess of Blood
DIRECTED BY: Juraj Jakubisk
FEATURING: Anna Friel, Karel Roden, Vincent Regan, Hans Matheson, Deana Horváthová, Franco Nero
PLOT: Fictionalized chronicle of the life, loves, and political struggles of the infamous 17th century Hungarian countess.
WHY IT MIGHT MAKE THE LIST: Clashing cross-genre elements and facts interposed with fiction and . . . → Read More: CAPSULE: BATHORY (2008)
On his morning stroll, a man sees dogs attacking a clown’s shoes and people with their faces covered by apples in this short film made to promote an exhibition of Surrealist art at a gallery in Cheltenham. We’d like to credit the director but his or her name is (deliberately?) illegible in the credits.
. . . → Read More: SATURDAY SHORT: A WALK ON THE WEIRD SIDE (2008)
“Kasio Kristmas” features a man in a Conehead mask frantically dancing to a series of Christmas tracks recorded entirely using Casio instruments. Enjoy.
For songs, loops, and merchandise visit KasioKristmas.com.
“The look of the film is very Eastern European – something like what Jan Svankmayer might make, or David Lynch if he made animation – very dark and surreal.”–Bill Plympton, Idiots and Angels Director’s Statement
DIRECTED BY: Bill Plympton
PLOT: A loathsome man spends his days in a dingy, depressing bar where he . . . → Read More: 98. IDIOTS AND ANGELS (2008)
Speed Levitch, who appeared in the certified weird film, Waking Life, has gained a cult following since the mid 90′s for his unconventional philosophical ideas, and his ability to articulate them.
In “Epidermis” Speed refers to the city (as he often does) as a living and self-aware object that often goes unnoticed, and unappreciated. Whether . . . → Read More: SATURDAY SHORT: EPIDERMIS (2008)
A military squadron stationed in a desert landscape becomes aware that it is not alone. As days transpire, the sightings of unfamiliar beings becomes more common, and, to the dismay of the squad, the creatures don’t seem all that friendly.
In this short, two brothers attempt to steal a piece of artwork that was lost to a rich philistine who continually outbids them out of sheer spite. Predictably, stealing a shovel from an oaf proves to be much more difficult than candy from a baby.
CONTENT WARNING: “Dada” contains some mild, non-sexual nudity.
. . . → Read More: SATURDAY SHORT: DADA (2008)