Scierwodziad (The Carcass) is a short 17-minute Polish horror from Talarkino, which is directed by Jakub Poltorak and edited by Ben Talar. Horror is a genre that isn't too common in Polish cinema (although Science Fiction is even more rare), so this film joins a fairly short list of movies from Poland that intend to frighten or creep out its viewers. Although I am not a fan of horror films in general, I found this short to be very enjoyable as the story is interesting and suspenseful.
The action, or interaction, of this movie deals with a young photographer (Leszek Zukowski) and an old man (Cezary Szczygielski) that isn't quite normal. The photographer rents a room from the old man to stay for a couple weeks, but it won't be a very pleasant stay. The title of the film and the tagline (He is dead - but he is ALIVE!) tell us all we need to know about where the story is heading.
The director was really able to push the actors into great performances that put us on the edge. Scierwodziad is shot in black and white, which adds a level of creepiness to the story. Furthermore, the music beautifully matches the mood the images create, so we really do have something interesting to watch. And don't worry -- the grotesque is kept off camera so even those who don't like horrors can enjoy it.
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