Thanatomorphose (2012)



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

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.

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