Saturday, May 11, 2024

Worm Pornography

Ian Haig is one of the best people at bending your mind. His films  are a perfect mix of weird and normal that you completely buy and as such have your brain broken. 

Haig's latest film is WORM PORNOGRAPHY. The film is the ramblings of a damaged individual who is locked in a public restroom where he is slipping into madness while performing odd experiments. People and things are morphing into a shifting black void and worms, the result of a parasite trying to spread.

I can't really explain what this film is.  Haig's films defy classification. One part horror, one part experimental and one part art house they are one of a kind exercises in expanding the parameters of cinema, even if we are confined to a public toilet. Plot isn't what is important, rather experience is. Seeing an Ian Haig film is like being on a rollercoaster, I can tell you every thing that happens when you get on, but it's not the same as having the wind in your hair and feeling your stomach move inside you.

I am not going to lie and say this film is for everyone, its not. If you can't throw expectations aside then you are not going to click with this. Haig's films require an open mind and a willingness to engage. Having seen some of his earlier work I knew I had to be in a place to be there for the film. As a result I sat on the film for over two weeks until I was in the head space for the film. If you aren't sure then don't engage.

If are willing to see a film by a one of a kind artist give this film a look. Even if you don't like the film Haig is going to engage you. This is not a film that can just roll off your back. Its a film that will have you wondering what you just saw in the best in the best way.

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