Thanatomorphose (2012)

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Avg Rating: 3.9 / 5. Voted: 67

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AKA:
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, Cannibalism

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 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.

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Sara
Sara
April 24, 2020 2:23 pm

Lmao Terrible movie….

ZoMo
ZoMo
July 13, 2020 9:45 pm

What the fuck did I watch lmfao

Keely
Keely
July 15, 2020 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.

Jimothy
Jimothy
Reply to  Keely
August 27, 2021 1:49 am

No. No.

This movie is next-gen emo screamo.

There is a 0% chance that this movie is about mental illness. The notes included with this movie compare this movie with a Guinea Pig entry, and the comparison is exact and succinct (almost a poetic exposition in cinematic understanding) minus the “respect” and honesty with which that franchise (Guinea Pig) expresses its themes.

This movie is not good. The author/director compares her experience to that of a corpse rotting and undergoing necrosis (of the tissues). Lol?

Personal experience is definitely relative. A word can do as much damage to some people as a sword can inflict on some resilient and pain-tolerant characters. However, and this is the important part, artistic perspective must position the exposition in comparison to the grander scheme of things. Is it just (or even adequate! :O) as an artist to compare this baffoonery to the reality of a body falling apart while remaining conscious?

“Who do you think you are?”
“You are a just a *** crazy whore!”
Body disintegrating.

That’s the narrative and it is an insult to horror as a genre. In my world, this is the sort of CONSTRUCTIVE criticism I wish people would supply me with. I hope I don’t hurt anyone’s feelings.

Will
Will
July 21, 2020 6:48 am

why?

Zed Man
Zed Man
September 16, 2020 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.

Chrisxmichael
Chrisxmichael
Reply to  Zed Man
November 12, 2020 1:07 pm

Was an interesting movie. I guess we’re all just dying to live.

Zarif
Zarif
September 27, 2020 5:09 pm

damn bro thats tuff

Adam
Adam
December 8, 2020 5:35 pm

I completely agree with what Keely said in their review above: this is an allegory of the main character’s deteriorating mental health. The gore is on point, the story heartbreaking. Not a great movie, but it seems to have resonated with me.

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
March 12, 2021 5:36 pm

Hmmmmmmm
An exercise this one… Compellingly good not essential but the lead woman was very good. Is it an allegory for mental health I don’t know.. the sculpture head is certainly allegorical… A dark miserable yet compelling film.

fred fat
fred fat
March 14, 2021 8:59 pm

even if your body is falling apart you still cant get an appointment at the hospital because of bloody Covid!
but her art work should do well

triplesevenoneverything
triplesevenoneverything
March 14, 2021 10:37 pm

I don’t really know what to say about this one. It’s not necessarily bad, just quite boring. I get the whole mental health allegory, but there are so many things that feel… Off. I don’t know how to put this into words.
I liked the final sequences though. Maybe if the whole movie was like the last 15 minutes I would have enjoyed it.
I hope what I wanted to say is clear, even if I very much feel like it isn’t ahah.

Robyn
Robyn
March 20, 2021 8:18 am

I’ve tried to watch this one twice before. Had to turn away or skip through it. Last time I made it through. I’m not surprised to see it here. Great site to find those effed up films.

Farfadet Kennedy
Farfadet Kennedy
March 20, 2021 12:02 pm

lol surpised to hear people talk québecois in this movie.

That butch
That butch
May 23, 2021 7:54 am

I agree this whole movie is a metaphor for mental health. Slowly, or as the movie presents- Fast deteriorating mental health that is reflected on her outside appearance. However that being said the amount of time is screamed at my phone “BITCH! Go to the fucking doctor!” was too much lol, But nonetheless i understood what the movie represents.

KingV1128
KingV1128
May 27, 2021 2:56 pm

Probably would’ve still hit it up and to the point she just outright melts ;}

RudiW
RudiW
May 28, 2021 5:37 pm

Idea was good. But overall it needed a higher budget. Acting was sometimes very bad and stopped me from getting attached. I couldn’t care less for the main character. She was flat from beginning, so i’ve just seen someone rotting without caring for her.

shuunami
shuunami
Reply to  RudiW
July 20, 2021 8:19 pm

I would instruct the actress to act flat and soulless if I wanted to represent a character whose miserable life is leading to deteriorating mental health. None of the side characters cared about her or her struggles, and I think us viewers aren’t supposed to either. Mentally ill people are empty and have nothing to offer to the world, the same way the world cannot provide satisfaction for their cravings. Hence why the natural outcome is to just disintegrate. This, of course, applies only if you choose to view this film as an allegory for mental illness, which I do.

ruby rain
ruby rain
August 27, 2021 8:10 pm

i can literally smell this movie,nothing else smells like decomp,very specific. k you can tell she got in right after she got out.her fucking pants still have the lines from being folded which wouldn’t be there after moving in them and actually wearing them.about the nail thing why did he get the damn blood on the walls it’s annoying.i stepped on a screw,which is worse,when i was 9 and it hurt and it felt like my damn foot was on fire.my mother told me to go and get my father from the garage in the middle of the night so it was dark and i was running so i stepped on that screw quite enthusiastically lol the whole thing went in and i was bleeding like a pig it’s like if you took a shower in the shoes except it’s blood it was fucking drenched lol anyway i didn’t go to the hospital cuz “you’re not gonna die “ lol i really didn’t die so it’s whatever but not a big deal i guess?lol.i like the soundtrack but that’s about it the movie is fucking boring .wtf “please stop” and not even a second later she goes and grabs his dick ????.wtf is wrong with is ass,looks like wrongly made dough ew.
she’s past the sack of potatoes look,now she’s a hippopotamus.
that kitchen fall was the epitome of dramatic ????.is the process of making dough called making dough cuz if it is that’s shocking .right,she’s has evolved once again this time she’s a fucking pad ????.i don’t understand why after she killed that dude there was mucus mixes with blood on the floor?why was he bleeding mucus?i know it’s mucus don’t fuckin lie to me

G!mmeD!sturb!ngSh!t
G!mmeD!sturb!ngSh!t
December 6, 2021 1:58 am

it’s gotta be the mould from the ceiling .

nonamenogame
nonamenogame
December 13, 2021 4:41 am

lol you know movies like this makes you disgust of the opposite sex XD i will never do it without condom and even that is not safe enough in certain circumstances.

Nekro
Nekro
February 4, 2022 6:03 am

muy mala

An_Oldboy
An_Oldboy
February 4, 2022 9:16 am

A film about transitioning. Not my cup of tea but if your part of the LGBT community you may enjoy it. 3/5 pronouns.

Ally Manno
Ally Manno
Reply to  An_Oldboy
February 11, 2022 2:29 am

What about this film makes you think it’s about transitioning? Genuine question, because that is the absolute LAST conclusion I would draw from it.

An_Oldboy
An_Oldboy
Reply to  Ally Manno
March 6, 2022 9:51 am

Maybe I’m taking the piss, or was me scoring it in pronouns (i.e., 3/5 pronouns) lost on you… or did you read my comment and watch it as you thought it was a film about transitioning lol

Pufferpunk
Pufferpunk
March 6, 2022 4:42 am

Fantastic, loved it! My kinda movie! Could actually feel her physical, emotional & physical pain, smell her rancid flesh. Great makeup & special effects.

Dont ask
Dont ask
March 6, 2022 5:31 pm

but why…

Lange
Lange
March 6, 2022 5:31 pm

Alors, quand il est sorti j’ai adoré. Je l’ai vu en salle. La métaphore de la dépression. Je l’ai regardé avec un pote qui lui s’est fait chier.
So when it came out I loved it. I saw it in theaters. Depression metaphor. I watched it with a friend who pissed him off.
Merci, thank pour ce site.

N05N
N05N
March 16, 2022 4:39 am

The movie itself is not bad. The Message behind it, is really good. The Actress is also good. But I think the Movie is just disgusting.

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
March 18, 2022 4:49 pm

Iubitul tipei seamana cu Srdan Todorovic ,din Srpski film.

Lyle
Lyle
August 4, 2022 11:09 pm

Life is hard

Ruana
Ruana
September 4, 2022 11:52 pm

I really thought she was going to still stand up and move until the last second. This bitch wouldnt die already.