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Outer Space (1999)

Not Rated | | Short, Horror | 1999 (Austria)
Footage from The Entity (1980) is edited into an abstract nightmare.

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A premonition of a horror film, lurking danger: A house - at night, slightly tilted in the camera's view, eerily lit - surfaces from the pitch black, then sinks back into it again. A young woman begins to move slowly towards the building. She enters it. The film cuts crackle, the sound track grates, suppressed, smothered. Found footage from Hollywood forms the basis for the film. The figure who creeps through the images, who is thrown around by them and who attacks them is Barbara Hershey. Tscherkassky's dramatic frame by frame re-cycling, re-copying and new exposure of the material, folds the images and the rooms into each other. It removes the ground from under the viewer's feet and splits faces, like in a bad dream. From the off, from outer space, foreign bodies penetrate the images and cause the montage to become panic stricken. The outer edges of the film image, the empty perforations and the skeletons of the optical sound track rehearse an invasion. They puncture the anyway ... Written by Sixpack Film <office@sixpackfilm.com>

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in outer space no one can hear you scream...
5 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

"Outer Space" is a film that definitely lives up to its title, for it really is out of this world. As a matter of fact, if I were to name any film I have ever seen that most closely resembles what space aliens likely consume for entertainment on a daily basis, I would easily pick this film. It takes found horror movie footage, and uses wild experimental techniques to further warp and distort the visuals on screen, creating one of the most chilling and atmospheric horror movies I have ever seen.

While not for every taste (or MOST tastes even), this film can easily be appreciated by those who have an interest in the more avant garde and dark sides of cinema.


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