Wednesday, February 24, 2016
DVD Review: EXCESS FLESH (2015)
Directed by Patrick Kennelly
Distributed by Midnight Releasing
A lot of films sound like they are going to be extreme, or the trailer makes them up to be and then they let us down. EXCESS FLESH is NOT one of those films! This film was even more extreme and disturbing than I thought it would be!
Here is the plot synopsis from the film's official press release:
Jill is obsessed with her new roommate Jennifer, a promiscuous and sexy hotshot in the LA Fashion scene. New to the city and recently single, Jill is unable to keep up as she binges and purges to stay thin; eventually hating herself and everyone around her. Her jealousy and rage spiral out of control -- Jennifer has everything, and Jill wants to be just like her. If Jill can’t BE Jennifer, she must destroy her.
This film reminds me a lot of MARTYRS or INSIDE. Not in terms of plot, but in terms of the extremeness of the film. The film is very graphic and disturbing. Jill obviously has some very deep emotional and mental issues, and they all come to a head once she snaps and begins keeping Jennifer locked up in their apartment. Jill treats Jennifer in an extreme way, making her eat like a dog out of a bowl, or not letting her eat at all.
The film is very artistic at some points, and then very dirty and graphic at others. It has an interesting balance of beauty and repulsion, all mixed together. The acting is wonderful by all involved, especially by our two main characters. Both are very convincing as a captor and victim. The film also has an excellent soundtrack, with some "music" that is more of just noise and static at some points, which really highlights the disturbing scenes occurring on screen at the time.
I can't say enough good things about this film! This is a must see and a must have for any horror DVD collectors out there. EXCESS FLESH will be available via DVD and VOD March 8th, 2016! Check out the links below to stay up to date on news and DVD release info!
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to view the film's official website
CLICK HERE to view the film's official Facebook page