Antonio Trashorras Goes Giallo With BREED

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Antonio Trashorras Goes Giallo With BREED

Best known as the writer of Guillermo Del Toro's The Devil's Backbone Spanish film maker Antonio Trashorras is also an increasingly accomplished director in his own right. And with his latest directorial effort Trashorras indulges his love for classic giallo. With Cristina Pons in the lead Dos manos zurdas y un racimo de ojos manchados de gris - amusingly titled simply Breed in English - the film is twenty minutes of surreal, bloody mystery and horror with all the style and smarts that you'd expect. But don't take my word for it, we've got the entire film - English subtitled, no less - in the ScreenAnarchy Player below the break.

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nipseyrussellDecember 17, 2008 12:09 PM

i think i missed something....did something happen?

gishikinDecember 18, 2008 4:02 PM

Glad to see that people are still creating that fine genre of horror.This would fit well in the Silent Hill universe, along with Fulci there are also hints of Lynch and Argento.Any news if this will be released in DVD format? Maybe as an extra?

IEDPartyDecember 18, 2008 4:59 PM

Ending though, seems a bit ' phoned in ', in how it resorted to that
exhausted cop-out of ' it was all in her mind '. Or maybe we're not just reading this whole thing properly, yet.

Still, it's rather great. The director has even 'out-Suspiria ' Suspiria in some parts, in terms of technique. Especially in those stark red hallway scenes, where Trashorras, I figure, was able to distill and reduce those signature visual tropes, gut-wrenching surrealism, and the Goblin esque cues, into something more base-level bestial and horrifying. Real showcase of a horror guy knowing his stuff.

This is really a manual on how to do full-blooded giallo right in our time; in its substantive work and internalizing of values. Hope stuff like this would continue, and spark more films of such nature in years to come.

Tom CrowDecember 18, 2008 6:49 PM

Smart, bizarre and surreal. Very interesting filmaker. The film is more than a modern giallo "a la" Argento. Something like Fulci meets Lynch, with a bit of tongue in cheek and the flavour of Teruo Ishii, Nakawaga or Tsukamoto. And great ending! Another promising young latin director.