In a bedroom, in a small house...terror grows. Bill is a man who wants to be a good father but finds the task a lot more demanding after he is bitten by his date. Now confined to his room with a strange growth on his shoulder, he must find away to survive. Passing closer to the point death with each minute, Bills family and friends only intensify the gruesome nightmare he is living. Written by
My family recently convinced me that I am a neanderthal when it comes to technology, so I've recently gotten an iPhone, a new 3G computer and just got a Twitter account--I am now tool cool. And in a very first for me, I learned about a short film from a tweet. It seems that Teller (of the Penn & Teller fame) suggested his followers try watching THE GROWTH--a short by the same guy responsible for the two wonderful ...AND TELLER shorts.
Well, I can really respect the film as it was well made--even if it doesn't have a lot of plot. The special effects are stunning and it's not a film you'll soon forget. The problem, however, is that the film is so grisly that it's NOT for the squeamish--as it has a lot of fake blood and other nastiness you just have to see to believe! The film is made without traditional dialog, per se. Instead, you hear a series of phone messages being left as a middle-aged man undergoes an amazing metamorphosis after being bitten by a lady he went out with at the insistence of a friend. I'd say more, but frankly it would spoil the film which is highly reminiscent of the old Japanese film ATTACK OF THE MUSHROOM PEOPLE (a.k.a. MANTANGO).
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