Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Lilith Likes to Watch - We Are the Flesh


Title: We Are The Flesh
Year: 2016
Starring: Noé Hernández, María Evoli, Diego Gamaliel
Director: Emiliano Rocha Minter
Synopsis: A young brother and sister, roaming an apocalyptic city, take refuge in the dilapidated lair of a strange hermit. He puts them to work building a bizarre cavernous structure, where he acts out his insane and depraved fantasies. Trapped in this maddening womb-like world under his malign influence, they find themselves sinking into the realms of dark and forbidden behaviour. - Via Amazon
Why it is Notable: Fuck this movie.
Welcome to the second annual Halloween Trick & Treat! All through October, Lilith wanders through the horrific and the horny to find some of the best and unfortunately some of the worst of Halloween themed porno.

When I was a child, I really, really liked escargot. It was delicious. We were at a restaurant for my 8th or 9th birthday and my mom offered me one of her escargots. I took it, popped it in my mouth, and chewed it. My dad said "You know you're eating snails?"

I spat it out across the booth, cried, and never ate escargot again.

True story.

We Are the Flesh had a bunch of key words that made it sound like a winner. Infrared camera. Piss play. Post-apocalyptic. Con-non-con. Mind trip.

But, the end result was so revolting I could not enjoy myself at all.

That infrared camera work? Filmed in such a way that you could see every blemish, every pimple, on the actors' skin.

The piss-play? Done in such a filthy, primal way, and so punctuated that it wasn't entertaining.

The con-non-con? Less said about that, the better.

Post-apocalyptic? Mind trip? It ends with a crappy, shitty twist that left me feeling furious.

The scene that broke me was when a lady was masturbating and contorting so violently I was convinced she was simply going to reach up inside herself and start pulling out internal organs.

Art in metaphor is often an excuse for gross out film making - Jodorowsky this ain't. This is shock-cinema at some of its worse. It thinks it's being clever and it probably takes a lot of skill to make things this unsexy.

I resent it when things I enjoy are ruined for me.

Fuck this movie.

LILITH'S SCORE: 1/5

NEXT TIME: We continue Halloween Trick & Treat with something good, hopefully...



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