Twisted Minds - Underground Reviews

torsdag 29 mars 2018

ALICIA (1994)

Directed by: Jaume Balagueró
Written by: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Danae, Ana Luna, Elena Luna, Pedro Antonio Segura

Country: Spain
Style: Arthouse | Short
Runtime: 8min
DATE: 2018-03-29 | WRITER: CHRISTOPHER BOUCHIE SCREENSHOTS:

I went into this blind and was thoroughly impressed. I had no idea what to expect.

A girl, Alicia, I’m assuming, gets her period while masturbating, the blood spills out onto a picture of Jesus. That happens within the first thirty seconds.

She's then tortured by two latex and gas mask clad androgynous creatures who leak cum(?) from their mouths and inject her throat with something before guiding her through what appears to be an abandoned building where she ends up in a room that has a large nude woman with a space helmet on in a throne (leather chair). They present the girl to the space helmet woman, who cradles her like an infant while the gas mask creatures drill holes into her neck and stick their fingers and tubes into it. The space helmet woman proceeds to breast feed the girl blood while the gas mask creatures lurk around in the darkness. The girl escapes, the end.

All of this occurs while droning industrial sounds, what sounded like animals grunting, and heavy breathing are pouring through your speakers.

This was an incredible way to spend seven minutes. It’s similar to Begotten and PIG, but I wouldn’t consider it as overhyped as those. Still kind of obnoxiously #art though.

The gore-fx are very limited, but when they’re there, they’re there. The scene when the gas mask creatures are digging in Alicia’s neck is really on point. The space helmet woman’s body is covered in very realistic scars and there’s really no shortage of blood when it starts flowing from her nipples.

This was beautifully shot in black and white, the sets feel enormous and menacing. There’s no dialog, so what you get visually is kind of vital. Everything looks great though. It has such an eerie feel to it.

Anyway, Alicia is definitely a gem that more people should look into. It being as extreme and harsh as it is makes it even more surprising that there’s not a lot of hype about it.







MORE DETAILS:

Produced by: Joan Ginard
Cinematography by: Joan Babiloni
Editing by: Jaume Balagueró
Special Effects by: Jaume Balagueró
Music by: None
Language: None
Color: Black and white

Distributor: Tecla Sala



CHRISTOPHER BOUCHIE:

Writer for Twisted Minds. Crazy American guy, collaborates together with his homebro Crack Sizzlack and Four Twenty Film Reviews. Have a great knowledge about movies and music and has been on the track as long as he can remember. He has a huge VHS-collection and is responsible owner of the underground movie distribution label King of the Witches and has written and directed the feature film In Furs (2016).
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