The Australian underground movie directed by Dave Jackson. A low budget slasher b- movie (funded by a crowfunding campaign on Kickstarter) stuffed with disgusting nonsense things despite being able to stage in a bold and delirious showcase, in the shade of every screen, the delusions and the modern obsessions of people for their animals, drooling in our faces a cross-section that, although pushed to the extreme, is not so distant from some contemporary psychopathies.
The catalysing killer cosplayer, Ted played by what was to be one of the producers of the film (Matthew C. Vaughan) is a catman, really a cat who, after the death of his beloved animal, unable to overcome his death, will begin to reap blameless women gathering in the conviction of being able to bring it back to life. The counterpart to this character is the yotuber Claire (Shein Denovan), a 'cat lady' that has returned from a rape that has seen the source of her views die in front of her: her cat. The two will give life to an unhealthy albeit empathic relationship son of pain, capable of aestheticizing the non-respect of the pain of others.
It tests the endurance of each of us that is ultimately reduced to a minimum. It is precisely on this note that the entire film is played, on the notion of tolerable / intolerable, regularly approaching the unacceptable but never setting foot there. This is perhaps the only subtlety that the film can show given that for the rest it is only a gruesome physical and psychological identification of the deceased cat. Excellent are the directorial findings openly inspired by the great masters of horrors Tsukamoto, Sato, Miike, Argento, Fulci but also Lynch, Haneke, Noah, Cronenberg. CSB is a marvel of the current Australian underground sick landscape. A film to cheer or hate.
Cat Sick Blues
director DAVE JACKSON
director of photography DAVE JACKSON
cast MATTHEW C.VAUGHAN, SHEIN DENOVN
words SILVIA GAIA MARCELLI
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