Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Begotten (1990)

Director: E. Elias Merhige

Stars: Brian Salzberg, Donna Dempsey, Stephen Charles Barry

God disembowels himself with a straight razor. The spirit-like Mother Earth emerges, venturing into a bleak, barren landscape. Twitching and cowering, the Son Of Earth is set upon by faceless cannibals.

This is a very disturbing movie. The entire movie is visual. There is not any dialogue throughout the movie. It is just something to watch. This movie is not for everybody. The picture itself is poor quality. It is static and badly shot in black and white. This is done on purpose, so it is not a judgment on the movie at all.

The imagery in the movie is a bit disturbing when you realize what is happening. A figure is sitting in a chair or thrown cutting its own stomach open with a straight razor. That was a really strange scene. You hear nothing, but you seeing this going on in front of you.

This movie does not make much sense at all. If you never looked at the video box or looked it up online, then you would have no idea what this movie was about. I would not recommend this movie to anyone. It has no purpose at all. It is really interesting to look at, but that is all that it is. There is no real meaning to the movie. You do not want nightmares either. I watched this, so you don't have to.

Begotten (1990) Trailer
Begotten (1990) Full Movie

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