Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Taint

Director - Drew Bolduc (The Godening)
Starring - Drew Bolduc, Colleen Walsh (Phenomena: Probing the Paranormal), and Kenneth Hall
Release Date - 2010
Genre - Horror/Comedy
Tagline - "Kill woman"
Format - DVD (Personal Collection)

Rating (out of 5):

     It is truly amazing how many independent horror films that are made each year that goes unnoticed while shitty films like Twilight steal the show.  What makes it even worse is that most of the shitty independent films are able to get distribution deals with bigger companies and pollute the local video store with the garbage.  True, some great independent flicks are able to find distribution, however, a great deal do not.  This brings me to this particular film.  I normally grab most of my movies from and hardly order from anywhere else.  I changed my mind and decided to mix it up after my interview with director Nick Box in November.  He told me about this little flick and said it was "a true masterpiece."  After hearing that from him I had to have it.  I looked around and could not find it anywhere except for the films official site.  I ordered it and you're about to find out the rest.  
       The world is thrown in to chaos after an experimental male enhancement drug is placed in the water supply turning men in to horny misogynists hellbent on killing the world's female population.  We then meet our hero, if you want to call him that, Phil (Bolduc).  Phil enjoys the ladies, does not participates in gym class, and can deliver back alley abortions when the situation arises.  Phil, along with his hot companion, fight their way through an apocalyptic wasteland of exploding cocks, musclebound gym teachers, and a masked man without a face.
     Have you ever watched a movie and when it was over you had to re-watch it just to make sure you did not imagine it all?  Well I did and loved the film even more the second time around.  This movie is honestly one of the best independent flicks I have seen.  No it does not have a big production value nor a great cast but it does have originality and a brilliance that is hard to find in micro-budget films.  The acting is outlandish and over-dramatic giving the film that 80's grindhouse feel.  That does not mean the acting is good but it is a great way to hide amateurs lack of experience.  The actors (because most of the actresses are busy dying) did a great job at delivering their characters.  The characters are bigger than life and are definitely reminiscent of the 70's and 80's exploitation films.  In fact, while watching this is had the biggest urge to watch one of my favorite movies from my childhood, The Warriors.  The story is nothing award winning but it is a horror fan's wet dream (literally).  From beginning to end the viewer is treated to some great practical effects, a score that is a great tribute to 80's cinema, and non-stop action.  Overall, this is an amazing film that you honestly need to see.  Don't make me beg!


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