A few days ago…or longer if you are reading this from the far flung future, or next week (I’m a regular Criswell!) I reviewed one of my fav flicks I’ve laid eerie eyeballs on in a damn sight; namely Joe Meredith’s Teratomorph (which you can read my wicked words concerning said picture right here). In that revoltin’ review I mentioned there was more to the story contained in another film titled South Mill District…guess what I’m reviewing (here’s some hints…read the damn title of the review…now read the three words before “guess”…)
South Mill District details the story of two former test subjects (played by Meredith and Cidney Meredith) that were part of a program to combine human and alien DNA (via using mutated symbiotic giant spiders) courtesy of a shady organization known as EonCorp. A decade after an interplanetary war, these two wander the desolate landscape waiting for the final stage of the mutation raging within them to manifest.
Once again Writer/Director/Producer/Editor…hell he even designed the creatures, worked on the effects (along with Cidney, James Bell, and Toby Johansen) and scored the film…delivers a weird n’ wild world full of gore, vomit, and beautifully realized creatures (all brought to life with glorious practical effects work and one of my fav techniques; stop motion animation) that will make you skin crawl as we are treated to a world where humans, aliens, and spiders are slowly becoming one with highly disturbing results! And then there’s the birthing sequence…but you’ll just have to experience that one when you get the chance!
As with Teratomporph, South Mill District runs short at 25 minutes…that is not a negative; it just makes me crave so many more adventures in this nightmare landscape, so here’s hoping ol’ Joltin’ Joe Meredith gives us cats n’ creeps another heaping helping soon (although there is this bit of poison prose to fill the void)!
While it is currently out of stock, I have heard tale that South Mill District will be available here soon in the near future, and like Teratomorph I simply can not recommend this film enough, especially if you dig on body horror, extreme gore, and hand-crafted special effects that truly deliver the ghoulish goods!
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