There have been few horror films in the past decade that have caused viewers to abandon theaters in disgust. ‘Kuso’, which premiered at Sundance, did just that.
The film, from deejay-turned-director Steven Ellison (aka Flying Lotus), is being hailed as the “grossest movie ever”. It only took “10 minutes of boil-bursting, pus-oozing revulsion,” for viewers to begin leaving, Variety reports.
I’ll start with the footage of an erect penis being stabbed. As with most footage of an erect penis being violently gored by a long steel rod, it’s certainly unexpected. A large chunk of the audience left my screening early, when a boil-covered woman choked a man with a strap until he covered half her face with semen that looked like a muted version of Nickelodeon slime.” The Verge reported. “But the walk-outs continued in a consistent stream up to the final scene. Some gross-out films are one-note, but ‘Kuso’ finds new ways to test viewers’ fortitude. Some folks stuck around after a woman chewed on concrete until her teeth disintegrated, but still peaced out when an alien creature force-yanked a fetus from another woman’s womb (accompanied by a ‘Mortal Kombat’ sound clip: ‘Get over here!’), then smoked the tiny corpse.”
The film chronicles the aftermath of an earthquake that has hit LA. But you wouldn’t know that from the trailer. The trailer consists of disturbing images, an inflatable sex doll, and people with nasty boil-covered faces. It’s like an acid trip gone terribly wrong. You can watch the trailer for yourself below, but don’t say we didn’t warn you.