Subconscious Cruelty (2000)

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Avg Rating: 3.6 / 5. Voted: 78

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Directed by: Karim Hussain
Country: Canada
Language: English (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:20:23
Genres: Anthology, Bizarre-Surreal, Cannibalism, Gore-Gruesome, Incest, Misc Paraphilias, Pissing,Sexual-Violence against Men, Sexual-Violence against Women, Religion, Self-Harm, Siblings, Torture, Voyeur

Plot – Spoilers:
An anthology of 4 short films by the same director. Early into it, we are advised to destroy our left brain – a fair idea, as attacking the movie with logical thinking dulls the experience.

(Massive Spoilers)
Notable Scenes include:
An eyeball extracted from a woman’s belly.
A Christ-like figure cannibalized alive by women and also sodomized with a staff.
A cock shredded by wire while being masturbated.
A man fellating a knife.
A woman fellating a plant that cums blood.
A newborn baby slaughtered and its mother drenched in the blood.

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manu too
manu too
June 26, 2020 11:36 am

this movie is only for people with strong stomach!
the most disturbing film of all time!!!
thank you.

manu

Mocata
Mocata
June 26, 2020 2:13 pm

This is such a great film. It certainly wont be for everyone due to the arty vibe but it’s a genuinely grotesque and beautiful experience. The first segment is especially disturbing.

Cineva
Cineva
June 26, 2020 10:22 pm

Worst movie…boring

Elliot Spencer
Elliot Spencer
June 27, 2020 5:47 am

Thanks for yet another effed movie, admins! You’ve been adding new titles frequently, ur hard work is much appreciated!

Producer: So what’s ur movie about?
Director: It’s complicated…

To keep it brief, there’s great artsy weird, like Der Todesking, then there’s garbage artsy weird, like anything by Marian Dora. I’d put this film somewhere in the middle, imo. Unique enough that I wouldn’t mind viewing another of this directors films.

Farid
Farid
June 27, 2020 8:21 am

Very, very cruelty Stuff and yes i like the Music, too!
Thx.

Heidi Attwood
Heidi Attwood
June 27, 2020 8:39 am

Made it through the first one, then big yawwwn.

Francesco Macchi
Francesco Macchi
June 27, 2020 11:08 am

Thank you very much guys, MAY THE GORE BE WITH YOU! \m/

Tom Roman
Tom Roman
June 30, 2020 6:37 pm

Thank you for posting this Admin.

It was too artsy-fartsy for me to sit through the whole thing. Some films with micro-budgets can bring a raw power to horror/drama films. This was NOT one of them.

Still, the parts I watched were not totally without merit. I did like the idea of spoken word put to film. Some of the film maker’s spoken/written thoughts or musings are interesting and some even strike deep, but there is no follow up to any one thought, so the randomness never gave me traction to dig deeper. After brief bits of drama-queen level self pity, became bored and forwarded to another part.

I would like to contrast this to Ari another film I saw on line this weekend, Aster’s Midsommer.

This was a film of unspoken thoughts, ideas and visions. I am sure that I DID NOT understand the film in it’s entirety, yet I was transfixed by each and every sequence. The terror was in what was not said and what is not perceived by the eye in the first viewing. Your eyes and ears are being deceived by light and sound while your mind is receiving a nasty jolt that may not hit you for hours or days to come. There was gore, but it was used sparingly and with great effect in a way that will stay with you for a long time. Not only did I sit spellbound through the movie, but I can’t wait to watch again to see the connections I missed the first time.

Sadly, I found Subconscious Cruelty to be two dimensional. I thought the ‘gore’ and visual cruelty was cheap, gratuitous and would only scare a five year old.

Still, it is important to judge for yourself the value of each attempt to reach that spot in our beings that keeps us coming back for more scares, more gore, more divergent ideas.

Thanks again admin.

sunny light of dead
sunny light of dead
July 6, 2020 2:13 pm

Great movie with psychological views and nightmares about human existance… Why this scripts don´t get enough money to become good productions?
I bet if we embrace our humanity as whole we shouldn´t have the painful questions in our society as the protagonist has.
Keep the great job, we love your page! <3

Zed Man
Zed Man
July 7, 2020 12:16 pm

I dont really know what to say about this one except for the fact that it was the most bizzare film I have seen for a while. If this is art, then I am artless because I did not get what it was trying to say. On the other hand there was good gore and the soundtrack was quite nice. I am glad I watched it though as I was aware of the controversy around it.

Tom Roman
Tom Roman
July 10, 2020 9:22 pm

E.S. “I thought Midsommar was a dogshit movie…”

Wow… brilliant.

Allyson Manno
Allyson Manno
July 19, 2020 8:24 pm

This movie is many miles better than “Angel’s Melancholy” because it knows exactly what it’s trying to be: shameless garbage meant to be viewed as an intense fever dream when you’re suffering from delirium. This film doesn’t waste any time when depicting its sadistic sexual debauchery and, like I said, this film knows that it’s trashy and exploitative, but its artsy vibe is interesting enough to carry its weight. Trying to logically interpret this movie would ruin the experience because it’s supposed to be ridiculous trash that makes little to no sense. The only two things I will say about this film is the second segment is kind of boring, even with the bleeding plants and the guy giving a blowjob to a knife, and the third segment was a little too on the nose with its anti-religious messages being force-fed to the audience. This is basically a Big Mac made with truffle oil and it’s one of my favorite movies ever.

Nobody
Nobody
September 29, 2020 2:37 am

I’d like to submit my comment in the form of a poem:

There is nudity
In Subconscious Cruelty
It is gory
Without a story
I can’t place blame in them
Since they’re Canadian. –Autographed copies of my poem are available in the lobby.

VladDraco
VladDraco
October 18, 2020 8:52 am

Very thought provoking. Brutal yet beautiful.

Ralph Nadir
Ralph Nadir
January 1, 2021 8:25 am

This is a movie made by 10 year old boys who think periods are when a lady screams and gushes blood from between her legs. Anything that happens that even could be remotely related to a vajiiine is FULL BODY SEX- even if it’s a literal baby fucking their mom. How do you get so buck-ass backwards as to think that a baby is fucking their way out of their own mom? This isn’t deep. It’s just stupid boys who can’t imagine a woman as being anything other than just a sex toy.

“What if women were people?” Sorry nope, just a vehicle for my Extremely Important Life Giving Essence Without Which Life Would Not Exist. A lone dude jerkin it to his sister is truly the only thing keeping humanity afloat.

The lighting, camera angles, and vocab of this movie can’t disguise how incredibly fucking stupid it is.

Carrion Perfume
Carrion Perfume
January 1, 2021 10:24 am

I watched this one a while back, and it’s still my favorite film I have discovered on this site so far. With films like this, all I care about is the experience of watching it. This was a unique experience unlike any other I have had from a film. I loved the way it was shot, the soundtrack was fantastic, and many of the images were potent enough that they have lingered with me since. It basically feels like a series of intrusive thoughts vomited up by a diseased id. I loved it.

JG
JG
January 3, 2021 6:29 pm

Saw it, and have no ideal what it was about. Were they trying to hard to be art, or perhaps just me.

Toast
Toast
February 9, 2021 10:17 pm

8/10. Putrid, yet entertaining.

Clara nunes
Clara nunes
May 21, 2021 8:32 pm

Lo pienso una cabeza a hacer película así , tiene ganas por en alguno tiempo lo praticar estos atos. Creo que sea su voluntad.Horrible. No hay como decir que esto sea una arte. El arte del demonio

Cheeky Chicana
Cheeky Chicana
July 5, 2021 12:59 am

The “Rebirth” short (performance art in the fields) is 5* for me. The rest is meh..

The_Silent_One
The_Silent_One
August 3, 2021 10:59 am

Now that’s what I’m talking about!
I do so love the serendipitous nature of EUM.
When my untethered soul finds the right film.
Thus feeding a certain inhumane appetite forbidden in a well ordered society.
This film is unlikely to satiate the majority of all watchers…
But to the few with whom it strikes a chord, The_Silent_One welcomes you to the shadows.

The White Horseman
The White Horseman
September 5, 2021 1:54 am

Just another pitiful excuse to make a porn movie. Pathetic. We disapprove!!!

coki
coki
April 21, 2022 3:21 am

I have been searching for this movie so many years thanks :DD

3Niar3
3Niar3
June 23, 2022 8:25 pm

Great ideas with a pretty bad rappresentation. The first part was super interesting, in fact I enjoyed the binomial of life and death, nature and humans. The middle part was absolutely trash, the last part was indeed nice but horrible effects and acting. Unique in is own way overall

Bambeemer
Bambeemer
July 14, 2022 6:04 pm

Wtf did I just watch

Aurelia
Aurelia
August 3, 2022 4:30 pm

wow! this was A E S T H E T I C and the music is great too!

MxMarvelous
MxMarvelous
September 9, 2022 6:19 am

This was…something. It should have been titled, “Blood and Cum”. A lot of this probably went over my head. I wouldn’t call it a bad film just…PREACHY. Glad I checked it off my list, though. Definitely a mindfuck of a movie.

J swissle
J swissle
October 4, 2022 2:12 am

god is in my cum. 1/10 stars.