United States | 2010 | Panos Cosmatos
Cult and midnight movies from the 70s & 80s (Kubrick, Carpenter, Cronenberg, et al.) are saluted in this psychedelic sci-fi head trip from the son of director George P. Cosmatos (Rambo: First Blood Part II). Set in 1983 at a prison-like compound that is part utopian commune, part mental institution, the film focuses on a malevolent doctor’s attempts to break through to one of his patients, a mute girl with psychic powers, via a variety of experimental drugs. A synthesizer score enhances the retro, fever dream visuals and wtf plotline. “A brilliantly executed lark.” –Village Voice.
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