Can You Handle the Twisted Intensity That is The Taint Teaser Trailer?


Oh, man. Drew Bolduc’s gleefully demented horror epic “The Taint” looks as if it were designed with yours truly specifically in mind. The teaser — which has been embedded below — has a definite Troma/early Peter Jackson vibe to it, so much so that I’ve watched the blasted clip no less than five times already. Granted, my taste in cinema differs greatly from most people who enjoy the art of filmed entertainment, but those of you who thrive on B-movie madness will surely find a metric ton of giddy delight in the provided teaser. It seriously makes me wish I didn’t already have plans during the weekend that it screens at the Dark Carnival Film Festival. Life sucks like that sometimes.

Here’s what the film is all about:

The water is tainted. The Taint poisons the minds of men. It turns them into raging misogynists: monsters who want nothing more than to crush women’s heads with rocks (or other objects).

When society is transformed into a land of sadistic violence and horrible brutality, it is up to Phil O’Ginny and his hot friend, Misandra, to combat the horrible evil that is “The Taint”. Can they survive a world brimming with castration and endless head crushing?!

“The Taint” is scheduled to screen at this year’s Dark Carnival Film Festival in Bloomington, Indiana. For more information about this impossibly cool gathering of cinematic oddities, please pay a visit to the official website. Thanks a bunch to Scott Schirmer for bringing this cinematic gem to my attention.

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)
  • The Strongest There Is

    Went to school with this kid. I am actually friends with him on facebook. I haven’t seen the taint yet but the release party is this weekend I believe. Call in favors if ya need em.

  • The Strongest There Is

    The online shop release is this weekend. Sorry, slip of the fingers.