We Are The Flesh (Tenemos Le Carne) Dir. Emiliano Rocha Minter, Mexico/France, 79 mins
Having seen the trailer for this independent Mexican production some time back, I was very curious to get around to watching it. Even better, I was able to go and see this one at QUAD in my home town of Derby on the big screen to get the full impact of this artistic, psychedelic and disturbing production. Mexican cinema is something I have always enjoyed a great deal, so I was certainly approaching this one with high expectations. Honestly, after watching the trailer I couldn't really have told you what it was all about, and I must admit I can still say the same having watched the movie.
So, back again, and this time we're counting down from five to one and giving you the finest of what Film Gutter enjoyed this year. To have Baskin – a film I rated 10/10 – missing out on the top five is a testament to the quality of the movies enjoyed this year, and all of the movies below were serious contenders for the top title. If you love your horror from the very edge, then all of these are well worth your time.
FILM GUTTER'S TOP TEN OF 2016 – PART ONE Well, 2016 was another epic year here at Film Gutter, with some phenomenal films to enjoy from the range of extreme classics as well as some stunning new releases. Last year's top ten list was hard enough to develop, but taking into account the fact that I dished out full marks to no less than six movies, this is going to be a seriously thorny task ahead. Once more into the breach then... The criteria, as always, is for movies watched in 2016 and not necessarily movies made or released in 2016. The ratings are also based on the overall quality of the film rather than its shock value or 'disturbingness'.
ILSA: SHE WOLF OF THE SS (1975) Dir. Don Edmonds, Canada/USA, 96 mins
Time for another delve and dive into the strange world that is Film Gutter, and this week we're travelling back in time just over forty years for one of the best-known entries in the short-lived but popular Nazispolitation subgenre. Sure, we still have the likes of Dead Snow and Nazis at the Centre of the Earth coming out these days, but there's not quite the sinister undertone and gruesome stylings that we 'enjoyed' in the 1970s.