Saturday, December 13, 2008


United Kingdom 2008

MindFlesh is a psycho-sexual horror/thriller about obsession. Chris Jackson is a taxi driver with a childhood trauma. The trauma has made him a portal for obsessions to pass from the mind to the physical world and hence disrupt the world's multiple planes of reality. Extraterrestrials that police the universe threaten to kill Chris' friends unless he conquers his past

I can understand why they would market this as derivative of Cronenberg, but as a whole "Mindflesh" is an original and unique film all in it's own. As the summary of the plot above indicates it is a meta-physically, psychological horror charged thriller.
Despite how ambitious this film is and seems it does have quite a minimalistic style of developing it's cast. Really the other character's that are Chris's friends who's lives are at risk, are never really developed on a multi layered level. This is not by any means a bad thing, for the story does emphasize their importance in Chris's life but only with one aspect of their personal attributes being emphasized which for 2 of them are totally fucked up, ha. One being a co worker/friend paranoid to the max that his significant other is having an affair with the mental repercussions of such extreme mistrust. And another one of his friends is into lycra and cadavers on a erotic fantasy basis, (think of what Doug Buck has done with hedge clippers...)
Anyway, the main focus is really on Chris and his unique super sense of metaphysical
consciousness that at first intrigues him into a mild obsession but ultimately leads to unfathomable pain and near mental collapse.

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