News about Serbian Film (aka Srpski film) have been floating around since it was screened at SXSW last week, and they’ve had one common theme: It is fucking horrifying. Not Friday the 13th horrifying, not even Hostel or Human Centipede horrifying. But so flat-out nightmarishly horrid that the weak-stomached should just avoid it altogether. Here’s the synopsis, according to IMBD:
Milos is a former porn star who is down on his luck financially. When he receives a call from his long-time movie actress partner Layla, he welcomes her call. Apparently she’s heard that a new film direct who wants to hire Milos to star in his “artistically-designed” porn film for a very generous price. He is easily lured form his semi-retirement by the lucrative offer, soon agreeing to meet the director is an isolated mansion.
As the filming progresses, Milo begins to suspect that the director’s intentions may be darker than mere pornography. As the film begins to de-evolve into a horrifically violent production, Milos finds escape may not be an option.
The blurb makes it seem pretty grim and nasty. What I’ve heard about it is far, far worse. I mean really, truly awful. I’ve gotten a pretty thorough description and it, particularly the ending, is mind-crackingly fucked up. As much as I enjoy horror movies and gore and violence, Serbian Film pushes the envelope farther than I’d probably care to see, to be honest. In fact, I think it probably takes that envelope, sets it on fire, and then uses it to burn down your house. With your family inside. That bad. Here’s the trailer, and just so there are no surprises:
IT IS VERY, VERY, VERY NSFW.
Still here? OK, here we go.