Regardless of what you may think of Harmony Korine’s cinematic output, the guy has a natural gift for capturing the warped, the weird, and the truly disturbed. “Mister Lonely,” on the other hand, was a breath of fresh air, a lighter, more focused departure from his previous efforts, namely the 1997 cult freak-out “Gummo” and 1999’s “Julien Donkey-Boy.” However, the days of sane, well-adjusted cinema appear to be behind him, as the writer/director’s latest endeavor, the undeniably bizarre “Trash Humpers,” promises more unstable hijinks from the fringe of the American lower class. Rob Zombie ain’t got nothing on Harmony Korine.
Before we tackle the trailer, here’s the synopsis:
A film unearthed from the buried landscape of the American nightmare, TRASH HUMPERS follows a small group of elderly Peeping Toms through the shadows and margins of an unfamiliar world. Crudely documented by the participants themselves, we follow the debased and shocking actions of a group of true sociopaths the likes of which have never been seen before.
Since a picture is supposedly worth a thousand words, check out the stills and trailer below. If you’re one of the lucky individuals attending the Toronto International Film Festival this year, be sure to pencil this flick into your agenda. It should be interesting, if nothing else. You can investigate the “Trash Humpers” schedule by click right here.