This past week I was a guest on the BladtCast podcast talking Halloween and horror movies (which you can listen to HERE) and one of the things that came up was this question so it fits perfectly for the Halloween Horror Movie Challenge.
Day Twenty-One – What is a film you really like but is hard to recommend to someone else?
A SERBIAN FILM (2010) d: Srdjan Spasojevic
This is one of those films that in some ways is really an amazing film but I can’t recommend that anyone watch it. Unless I know for sure you can handle it. I first saw this on the big screen at a rare screening (at a really great Horror Society event) at like 2am and it was unlike anything I had seen. A very in your face film that is as graphic as a film can be in its depiction of violence. And seeing it for the first time on the big screen only intensified the feeling.
The story of a former porn actor who is in need of money so he decides to do another film. The bizarre producer offers him a huge amount of money to be in it but he must not know what the film is about. Just show up and react to whatever happens. As things unfold we discover the producer’s type of porn films are actually snuff films.
The year it came out (or the year I saw it rather) it was one of my favorite films of the year because it is such a well made film. I remember reading in one review that said it looks like a David Fincher movie. It is shot well, acted well, the music is great. It is just as graphic as a film can be. And it goes to places that most films will never go.
A brilliant film that I really hope … most of you never see.