10/8/17

FOUR TWENTY FILM REVIEW: BEFOULED (2017)

Directed by: Z Smith
Written by: Z Smith
Stars: none


Year: 2017
Genrer: Arthouse, Documentary, Gore, Horror
Run time: ?min
My rating: 3.5 out of 5
REVIEW WRITTEN BY: CHRIS BOUCHIE.

Video mixtapes have always been essential to fans of extreme cinema. From the Amok: Assault Video and Video Scrambles of the past to current heavy hitters like the Abortion Bin and Whore Church, clip compilations have served generations with extreme gore since the dawn of home video. As an obvious fan of mixtapes, I was excited when I found out that Befouled was one and that we would be reviewing it.

Befouled, as a mixtape, isn't really anything new. It touches the typical bases, dead animals, dead people and surgical footage. What, I think, sets it apart from most other video mixtapes is it's droning electronic score, which sort of sucks you in and makes it easier to stare at the blobs of light that morph and mutate on the screen and the things that would normally be rough to sit through. As far as constructive criticism goes, it could've been a half hour shorter and just as potent but at an hour long it's something you can put on and zone out to. If I did drugs it probably would've been a lot of fun though. In the end, Befouled isn't going to change your life but it's worth checking out if you're interested in seeing what's inside of a dead lady or how far someone can shove a stick down a pigs throat.

That all being said, video mixtapes are so important to the extreme side of film, anyone who's making them should continue to make them no matter how they're received critically because they effect everyone who views them differently. Sometimes video mixtapes transcend being grimy little compilations and become pieces of art. Befouled is closer to that end of the spectrum.

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MORE DETAILS:

Produced by: Z. Smith
Cinematography by: ?
Editing by: Z. Smith
Special Effects by: ?
Music by: Z. Smith
Country: Canada
Language: none
Color: Color

Distributor: Rotten Cat Media | Gorellectors Films





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