Lucifer Valentine’s ”Vomit Gore” is a series I have no interest in seeing. The only reason I watched this was because a friend told me the Soska Sisters were in it and I had to see for myself. There is no record of it on their IMDB pages – which is understandable as no aspiring filmmakers with career ambition would want to associate themselves with what is essentially a fetish porn film. And yes, Jen and Sylvia Soska were present.
The plot? Well, much like the mind that created it, the plot was lost before it even began. It’s an incoherent, hallucinogenic nightmare of sorts; where pissing, puking, sex and gore all enter the same blender to concoct a nuclear cocktail sure to kill a few brain cells and make most people physically sick. But if I had to hazard an interpreted guess, it’s about the nightmares of a young woman as she enters Hell.
So, is this where I call ”ReGOREgitated Sacrifice” a pointless piece of trash not worth your time unless you’re a complete sicko? Not quite. Many have already and even though it’s not something I enjoyed, per se, dismissing it without acknowledging its merits would be dishonest of me. It contained so many moments that left me questioning my own sanity for watching it that it deserves credit. Furthermore, the gore effects are masterful; I’d go as far to say they’re the best I’ve ever seen. Or the worst -depending on how you view it. They’re so well done they’re sickening: it’s not something I would describe as fun, like say, FX from a splatter movie – but they have to be commended.
The film also contains a strange, hypnotic aura throughout; it’s arthouse for the scathouse and it’s very successful in its bid to be as unsettling as possible. It’s an unrelenting assault on the senses which challenges the viewer with every segment. I don’t consider this to be a good movie by any means, but Lucifer Valentine possesses a lot of talent and achieves exactly what he sets out to do. I have no doubt in my mind that he has a potential good film in him somewhere, but whether he decides makes it is up to him.
Kudos to Lucifer Valentine for creating something so balls-to-the-wall and courageous; this trilogy has encouraged stalkers and death threats sent his way. The gore is a triumph of FX and there’s plenty of insanity and WTF? moments worth noting – even applauding. However, it has too much shameless piss/puke pornography within it for my taste. 4/10
Written & Directed By:
Ameara Lavey, Lucifer Valentine, The Soska Sisters