Soft Like Me 1996
26min | Short | 18 March 1998 (USA)
On a secluded prairie farm, adolescent boys labor in wheat fields for a sexually predatory warden and his farmhands, who threaten to feed them to a voracious beast if they ever disobey. The newly arrived Linus instantly catches the warden’s eye, and begins to receive secret visitations from a mysterious girl. The other boys tell Linus the legend of a special boy who fled the farm and became a glorious angel that will one day return to free them all. When Linus asks the girl if she is the angel, her answer is enigmatic. After the warden’s favorite boy dies, Linus is poised to become the next victim. The girl reappears and promises to help him escape, but with hope comes punishment.
Can I Be Your Bratwurst, Please? 1999
30min | Short, Comedy | 18 June 1999 (USA)
A stranger, Jeff Stryker from the Midwest arrives in Hollywood, rents a motel room, and becomes the major fantasy of the owner, his mother and all the other guests. Young and old, male and female, black and white: everybody finds him delectable. In the end, they invite him for a Christmas dinner.
Tarô no baka 2019
1h 59min | Adventure, Drama | 6 September 2019 (Japan)
Taro is a vagabond, a wanna-be, an urchin and not what anyone would call mainstream. He does not care. Do not even ask him about his background or age. He would not know and he would not bother. The man meets two others and he begins to experience a new set of conditions.
A Family Torn Apart 1993
1h 38min | Crime, Drama, Horror | TV Movie 21 November 1993
When young Brian Harrigan’s adopted parents are found lying murdered in the basement, it’s Brian’s adopted brother Daniel that becomes the main suspect, based on the testimony of Brian and Daniel’s kid brother Chris. But was it really Daniel he saw? As police investigation makes headway, slowly but surely an abysmal family drama unfolds.
Set in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia, The Devil All the Time follows a cast of compelling and bizarre characters from the end of World War II to the 1960s. There’s Willard Russell, tormented veteran of the carnage in the South Pacific, who can’t save his beautiful wife, Charlotte, from an agonizing death by cancer no matter how much sacrificial blood he pours on his “prayer log.” There’s Carl and Sandy Henderson, a husband-and-wife team of serial killers, who troll America’s highways searching for suitable models to photograph and exterminate. There’s the spider-handling preacher Roy and his crippled virtuoso-guitar-playing sidekick, Theodore, running from the law. And caught in the middle of all this is Arvin Eugene Russell, Willard and Charlotte’s orphaned son, who grows up to be a good but also violent man in his own right.
Brian is a disturbed child with sociopath tendencies dealing with a father who doesn’t love him, a mother unconvinced of his violent nature, and a newly adopted sister he believes is there to replace him. After a series of escalating violent incidents, he is bounced around from failed therapist to failed therapist, maturing into a young man still unable to escape his anger issues. When his life eventually falls apart by his own choices, Brian blames his series of failed therapists, embracing his dark nature and taking his revenge on everyone who ever wronged him – one by one, finally understanding that accepting who you are inside can be the best therapy.
The Black Fables 2015
As Fábulas Negras (original title)
1h 33min | Action, Fantasy, Horror | January 2015 (Brazil)
A group of kids embarks in a macabre adventure, full of characters from the Brazilian popular imaginary – the werewolf, a witch, a ghost, monsters and The Saci. With the anthological meeting between four of the most important names in the Brazilian horror: Rodrigo Aragao, Petter Baiestorf, Joel Caetano and Jose Mojica Marins, the eternal Coffin Joe.