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BEGOTTON (1989) ** ½

This nearly silent (except for sound effects) surreal, black and white Eraserhead influenced film was the first movie by E. Elias Merhige, the director of Shadow of the Vampire.  The disturbing opening scene has “God killing himself” using a straight razor to rip his own guts out.  His children “Mother Earth” and “Son of Earth-Flesh and Bone” wander through a wasteland where they are ripped apart by a bunch of scavengers who look like mutant beekeepers.  The stark photography is excellent and the film has some unsettling scenes, but I think it would have worked better as a short film.  Merhige also directed Suspect Zero.

Tags: b, horror

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