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Came here from BOTW
vincepawloski23 April 2020
Gotta be one of the most hilari-bad movies of all time. Legitimately funny how awful this movie is. But I'll give it a 2 for the unintended laughs
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Highly Recommend
mamba_9229 December 2019
Like many I have been a fan of THINGS for years and when I saw that another movie Barry J Gillis was involved in (written and directed in this case) was getting a re-release I was very excited.

I had never seen or heard of Wicked World until recently and since THINGS is so iconic and culty I was not sure what to expect from this mystery film. I'm happy to say it did not disappoint. This movie is truly one of a kind and no doubt has much of the same magic and creativity that made THINGS such a hit while at the same time shows a more mature and experienced filmmaker.

I've been showing cult horror movies to my girlfriend for years now and this has easily been one of her favorites. Wicked World will be in my library for years to come. I highly recommend this movie
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BandSAboutMovies31 October 2021
Warning: Spoilers
I had the revelation that Things was only the torture test for this film, the gateway drug, the get past this excess to enter the doors of perception because Wicked World takes all the bonkers intensity of that film and somehow compounds it.

Grant Ekland (director Barry J. Gillis) is a cop who is haunted by the death of his girlfriend at the hands of a psychotic slasher named Harold (Eddie Platt). But now the system is letting Harold free - as he obsesses about how he hates his nurse, sliding boards, helicopters and life - and Ekland has the chance to end his life.

This is all cut around moments where Harold kills people and asks them if they want to live, including one girl who deadpans, "I'd like to become a famous actress! You can't kill me! I'm too young to die! A model! An actress!"

Also: Gillis loves the female behind, I can tell you that much.

This is the kind of movie that's inspired by a Black Sabbath song, that has a message at the beginning about boxer Arturo "Thunder" Gatti being drugged and murdered in Brazil. I have no idea what that has to do with anything that we see next, but when it comes to Gillis, I have learned to not ask.

Honestly, I've stared down some of the most aberrant movies the world has to offer and this one gave me reason to doubt my sanity. It's the kind of thing I hunt for, a movie that ends with a long rant about how we need microchips to control our impulses if we want to survive, as well as a great soundtrack by Marshall Law and some of the most jarring editing I've ever seen.

Toronto used to seem so polite. I didn't realize it had this movie in its orbit.
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Unlike anything you've ever seen.
iburntheairubreathe18 July 2022
This is a movie that is nearly impossible to describe in words... Barry J Gillis entertains in a way no other film maker can. Wicked World is full of odd choices in it's editing, sound design and storytelling, but all of it's missteps add to the film's charm and entertainment value.

If you are a fan of B-Movie horror, I could not recommend this film more. Watch it with friends, you won't be disappointed.
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