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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.