Thanatomorphose (2012)

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Avg Rating: 3.8 / 5. Voted: 4

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Directed by: Eric Falardeau
Starring: Kayden Rose (Girl), Davyd Tousignant (Boyfriend), Émile Beaudry (Other guy)
Country: Canada
Language: English
Runtime: 01:39:40
Genres: Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Maggots, Scars-Body Modification, Self-Harm

Plot – Spoilers:
A young woman lives alone and is visited on and off by her boyfriend who enjoys rough sex with her. Soon she starts noticing falling clumps of hair and bruises on her body. For some reason she doesn’t seek medical help and it is suggested that bruises are the regular afterglow of a session with her boyfriend.

But as the days roll by, she begins to disintegrate. Literally. First her nails fall off, then her little finger and so on. The more she gets disfigured, the more her cravings for sexual acknowledgement from the men around her.

Thanatomorphose follows a premise that has also been tackled in Guinea Pig 4. Decomposition while alive. In Guinea Pig there is a comedic element, but here, it’s pure rotting misery.

It’s quite possible that the whole thing is a manifestation of her extreme self-loathing. For example, there’s a scene where the two men vying for her body are fed pieces of her flesh by an unknown person. Whatever, this is one of those rare gorefests featuring a good actor and memorable at that.

5 thoughts on “Thanatomorphose (2012)

  • July 13, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    What the fuck did I watch lmfao

  • July 15, 2020 at 9:26 am

    I thought this movie was very smart, hear me out. Thanatomorphose is not a movie about a woman LITERALLY rotting. The ‘rot’ is supposed to be a metaphor for mental illness. In the beginning (and throughout) we see her unhealthy and abusive sex life, which we can assume is part of what ails her. Symptoms of mental illness are direct parallels to her rotting body. She quite literally puts herself into her art, she is hungry for sex to make her feel better, loses her job (possibly from avoidance), and even becomes too ill to get out of bed. You may have been asking yourself, “why didn’t she go to the hospital?” Sometimes people with mental illness, despite being in a critical and severe state, tend to invalidate their problems and try to patch themselves up all alone.

  • September 16, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    This film is an endurance test, some will make it and some will not. I can only compare it to Marian Dora’s ” Carcinoma ”, although in my opinion this film is worse as far as bodily fluids are concerned. Piss, Shit, Gore, Vomit are plentiful here as well as lots of maggots. If this not your cup of tea, stay well away. If yes, then enjoy.


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